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    The Degree: Associate in Science  -  63-64 credits

    The Program: Focuses on the development of critical, philosophical, visual, and technical skills in the visual arts. Students may concentrate in photography, video, computer arts, painting, drawing, and interdisciplinary arts. The program includes studio 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 seek entry-level employment. Your future career could include work in photography, video, design, computer graphics, illustration, art education, painting, museum curatorship, and arts administration.

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

  • Studio Requirements (39 credits)

    ART 121 Visual Concepts I (3 cr.)
    ART 123 Visual Concepts II (3 cr.)
    ART 131 Drawing Foundation (3 cr.)
    ART 132 Drawing II (3 cr.)
    ART 151 Photography Foundation (3 cr.)
    ART 155 Video Foundation (3 cr.)
    ART 161 Computer Arts Foundation (3 cr.)
    ART 290 Visual Arts Seminar (3 cr.)


    Computer Arts Concentration
    ART 263 Web Site Design (3 cr.)
    ART 280 Creative Coding (3 cr.)
    ART Elective (3 cr.)
    ART Elective (3 cr.)
    ART Elective (3 cr.)

    Photography Concentration
    ART 152 Film and the Darkroom (3 cr.)
    ART 251 Intermediate Photography I (3 cr.)
    ART 252 Intermediate Photography II (3 cr.)
    ART Elective (3 cr.)
    ART Elective (3 cr.)

    Video Concentration
    ART 255 Intermediate Video (3 cr.)
    ART 256 Intermediate Video II (3 cr.)
    ART Elective (3 cr.)
    ART Elective (3 cr.)
    ART Elective (3 cr.)

    Painting and Drawing Concentration
    ART 235 Figure Drawing (3 cr.)
    ART 236 Advanced Drawing (3 cr.)
    ART 241 Painting (3 cr.)
    ART 242 Painting and Drawing I (3 cr.)
    ART 243 Painting and Drawing II (3 cr.)

    Interdisciplinary Concentration
    ART Elective (3 cr.)
    ART Elective (3 cr.)
    ART Elective (3 cr.)
    ART Elective (3 cr.)
    ART Elective (3 cr.)



    Academic Requirements (24-25 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.)

  • Course Sequences


    Photography Two Year Sequence
    Semester ART AHS ACS ENG GEN. ED.
    Fall ART 121, ART 131, ART 151, ART 155     ENG 101, 103, or 105  
    Spring ART 123, ART 251, ART Elective AHS 101   ENG 112, 114, or 116  
    Summer   AHS 107      
    Fall ART 152, ART 161, ART 252   ACS 200   One course
    Spring ART 132, ART Elective, ART 290 AHS 102     One course
    Photography Four Year Sequence
    Semester ART AHS ACS ENG GEN. ED.
    Fall ART 121, ART 151     ENG 101, 103, or 105  
    Spring ART 123, ART 251     ENG 112, 114, or 116  
    Fall ART 155, ART 252 AHS 101      
    Spring ART 161, ART Elective AHS 102      
    Fall ART 131, ART 152        
    Spring ART 132 AHS 108 or Gen. Ed.     Up to one course
    Fall ART Elective AHS 108 or Gen. Ed. ACS 200   Up to one course
    Spring ART 290       One course
    Video Two Year Sequence
    Semester ART AHS ACS ENG GEN. ED.
    Fall ART 121, ART 131, ART 151, ART 155     ENG 101, 103, or 105  
    Spring ART 123, ART 255, ART Elective AHS 101   ENG 112, 114, or 116  
    Summer   AHS 107      
    Fall ART 161, ART 256 AHS 102 ACS 200   One course
    Spring ART 132, ART Elective, ART Elective, ART 290       One course
    Video Four Year Sequence
    Semester ART AHS ACS ENG GEN. ED.
    Fall ART 121, ART 155     ENG 101, 103, or 105  
    Spring ART 123, ART 255     ENG 112, 114, or 116  
    Fall ART 151, ART 256 AHS 101      
    Spring ART 131, ART Elective AHS 102      
    Fall ART 161 AHS 110 or Gen. Ed.     Up to one course
    Spring ART 132 AHS 110 or Gen. Ed.     Up to one course
    Fall ART Elective   ACS 200   One course
    Spring ART 290, ART Elective        
    Computer Arts Two Year Sequence
    Semester ART AHS ACS ENG GEN. ED.
    Fall ART 121, ART 131, ART 151, ART 161     ENG 101, 103, or 105  
    Spring ART 123, ART 132, ART 263 AHS 101   ENG 112, 114, or 116  
    Summer   AHS 107      
    Fall ART 155, ART 173, ART Elective   ACS 200   One course
    Spring ART Elective, ART 280, ART 290 AHS 102     One course
    Computer Arts Four Year Sequence
    Semester ART AHS ACS ENG GEN. ED.
    Fall ART 121, ART 161     ENG 101, 103, or 105  
    Spring ART 123, ART 263 or ART 280     ENG 112, 114, or 116  
    Fall ART 155, ART 173 AHS 101      
    Spring ART 131, ART 263 or ART 280 AHS 102      
    Fall ART 132 AHS 108 or AHS 110 or Gen. Ed.     Up to one course
    Spring ART 151, ART Elective AHS 108 or AHS 110 or Gen. Ed.     Up to one course
    Fall ART Elective   ACS 200    
    Spring ART 290       One course
    Painting & Drawing Two Year Sequence
    Semester ART AHS ACS ENG GEN. ED.
    Fall ART 121, ART 131, ART 151, ART 155     ENG 101, 103, or 105  
    Spring ART 123, ART 132, ART 161 AHS 101   ENG 112, 114, or 116  
    Summer   AHS 107      
    Fall ART 235, ART 241 AHS 102; ACS 200   One course
    Spring ART 236, ART 242, ART 290, ART Elective AHS 102     One course
    Painting & Drawing Four Year Sequence
    Semester ART AHS ACS ENG GEN. ED.
    Fall ART 121, ART 131     ENG 101, 103, or 105  
    Spring ART 123, ART 132     ENG 112, 114, or 116  
    Fall ART 151, ART 241 or ART 235 AHS 101      
    Spring ART 155, ART 242 or ART 236 AHS 102      
    Summer   AHS 107      
    Fall ART 161, ART 235 or ART 241        
    Spring ART 242 or ART 236       One course
    Fall     ACS 200   One course
    Spring ART 290, ART 243 or ART 237        
    Interdisciplinary Two Year Sequence
    Semester ART AHS ACS ENG GEN. ED.
    Fall ART 121, ART 131, ART 151, ART 155     ENG 101, 103, or 105  
    Spring ART 123, ART 132, ART 161 AHS 101   ENG 112, 114, or 116  
    Summer   AHS 107      
    Fall ART Elective, ART Elective AHS 102; ACS 200   One course
    Spring ART Elective, ART Elective, ART Elective, ART Elective AHS 102     One course
    Interdisciplinary Four Year Sequence
    Semester ART AHS ACS ENG GEN. ED.
    Fall ART 121, ART 131     ENG 101, 103, or 105  
    Spring ART 123, ART 132     ENG 112, 114, or 116  
    Fall ART 151, ART 155 AHS 101      
    Spring ART 161, ART Elective AHS 102      
    Summer   AHS 107      
    Fall ART Elective, ART Elective        
    Spring ART Elective       One course
    Fall     ACS 200   One course
    Spring ART 290, ART Elective        

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