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    The Degree: Associate in Science  -  66-68 credits

    The Program: Focuses on the development of critical, philosophical, visual, and technical skills in the visual arts. Students select a concentration in either Photography, Video, Computer Arts, or Painting & Drawing. The program includes foundation experiences in diverse media and required courses in liberal arts and art history.

    Your Next Step: Transfer to a four-year art college or professional institution or seek entry-level employment. Your career may include work in photography, video, web site design, 3D computer graphics, fine arts, commercial art, art education, museum curatorship, arts administration, or illustration.

    Questions concerning the program can be addressed to the Art Department chair:

  • Studio Requirements (39 credits)


    Foundation Level (18 credits)

    ART 121 Visual Concepts I (3 cr.)
    ART 123 Visual Concepts II (3 cr.)
    ART 131 Drawing Foundation (3 cr.)
    ART 151 Photography Foundation (3 cr.)
    ART 155 Video Foundation (3 cr.)
    ART 161 Computer Arts Foundation (3 cr.)


    Intermediate Level (12 credits)

    Computer Arts Concentration
    ART 263 Web Site Design (3 cr.)
    ART 268 3D Computer Graphics (3 cr.)
    ART 269 3D Animation (3 cr.)
    ART 290 Projects in Media (3 cr.)

    Photography Concentration
    ART 152 Film and the Darkroom (3 cr.)
    ART 251 Intermediate Photography I (3 cr.)
    ART 273 Image and Text (3 cr.)
    ART 290 Projects in Media (3 cr.)

    Video Concentration
    ART 255 Intermediate Video (3 cr.)
    ART 256 Intermediate Video II (3 cr.)
    ART 273 Image and Text (3 cr.)
    ART 290 Projects in Media (3 cr.)

    Painting and Drawing Concentration
    ART 132 Drawing II (3 cr.)
    ART 235 Figure Drawing (3 cr.)
    ART 241 Painting (3 cr.)
    ART 242 Painting and Drawing I (3 cr.)



    Upper Level (3 credits)

    ART 224 Visual Concepts III (3 cr.)


    Art Studio Electives (6 credits)

    Any two additional courses coded ART


    Academic Requirements (27-29 credits)

    ACS 200 Professional Art Practices (3 cr.)
    AHS 101 Art History Survey I (3 cr.)
    AHS 102 Art History Survey II (3 cr.)
    Any additional course coded AHS (3 cr.)
    ENG 101, 103, or 105 English Composition I (3 cr.)
    ENG 112, 114, or 116 English Composition II (3 cr.)
    One course coded: ANT, ECO, EVS, HSV, POL, PSY, PSJ, or SOC (3 cr.)
    One course coded: ACS, AHS, ART, ASL, BIO, CHE, DAN, EGR, ENG, FLK, FRE, GGY, GEO, HIS, HUM, LAT, MAT 100 or higher, MUS, PCS, PHI, PHY, SCI, SPA, or THE other than ART 120-299, ENG 094, 095, ENG 090, English Composition I and English Composition II (3-4 cr.)
    Any course from the list of General Education Electives on pages 52-53 in the college catalog other than those coded ART (3-4 cr.)

  • Course Sequences


    Two Year Sequence (Fall Start)
    Semester ART AHS ACS ENG GEN. ED.
    Fall ART 121 and select 2: ART 131, ART 151, ART 155, ART 161     ENG 101, 103, or 105 One course
    Spring ART 123 and select 2: ART 131, ART 151, ART 155, ART 161 AHS 101   ENG 112, 114, or 116  
    Summer   AHS 107 or Gen. Ed.     One to two courses
    Fall Two concentration courses and an ART elective AHS 102 ACS 200    
    Spring ART 224 and two concentration courses and an ART elective AHS elective or Gen. Ed.     Up to one course
    Two Year Sequence (Spring Start)
    Semester ART AHS ACS ENG GEN. ED.
    Spring ART 121 and select 2: ART 131, ART 151, ART 155, ART 161     ENG 101, 103, or 105 One course
    Fall ART 123 and select 2: ART 131, ART 151, ART 155, ART 161 AHS 101   ENG 112, 114, or 116  
    Summer   AHS 107 or Gen. Ed.     One to two courses
    Spring Two concentration courses and two ART electives AHS 102      
    Fall ART 224 and two concentration courses AHS elective or Gen. Ed. ACS 200   Up to one course
    Three Year Sequence (Fall Start)
    Semester ART AHS ACS ENG GEN. ED.
    Fall ART 121 and select 1: ART 131, ART 151, ART 155, ART 161     ENG 101, 103, or 105 One course
    Spring ART 123 and select 1: ART 131, ART 151, ART 155, ART 161 AHS 101   ENG 112, 114, or 116  
    Fall One concentration course and select 1: ART 131, ART 151, ART 155, ART 161 AHS 102     One course
    Spring One concentration course, an ART elective and select 1: ART 131, ART 151, ART 155, ART 161 AHS elective or Gen. Ed.     Up to one course
    Fall One concentration course AHS elective or Gen. Ed. ACS 200   Up to one course
    Spring ART 224 and one concentration course and an ART elective        
    Three Year Sequence (Spring Start)
    Semester ART AHS ACS ENG GEN. ED.
    Spring ART 121 and select 1: ART 131, ART 151, ART 155, ART 161     ENG 101, 103, or 105 One course
    Fall ART 123 and select 1: ART 131, ART 151, ART 155, ART 161 AHS 101   ENG 112, 114, or 116  
    Spring One concentration course and select 1: ART 131, ART 151, ART 155, ART 161 AHS 102     One course
    Fall One concentration course, an ART elective and select 1: ART 131, ART 151, ART 155, ART 161 AHS elective or Gen. Ed.     Up to one course
    Spring ART 224 and one concentration course AHS elective or Gen. Ed.     Up to one course
    Fall One concentration course and an ART elective   ACS 200    
    Four Year Sequence
    Semester ART AHS ACS ENG GEN. ED.
    1 ART 121 and select 1: ART 131, ART 151, ART 155, ART 161     ENG 101, 103, or 105  
    2 ART 123 and select 1: ART 131, ART 151, ART 155, ART 161 AHS 101   ENG 112, 114, or 116  
    3 One concentration course and select 1: ART 131, ART 151, ART 155, ART 161        
    4 One concentration course and select 1: ART 131, ART 151, ART 155, ART 161 AHS 102      
    5 One concentration course or ART elective AHS elective or Gen. Ed.     Up to two courses
    6 One concentration course or ART elective AHS elective or Gen. Ed.     Up to two courses
    7 One concentration course or ART elective   ACS 200    
    8 ART 224 and one concentration course or ART elective        

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