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    The Degree: Associate in Science  -  74-75 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. This version of the Visual Arts program is designed to meet the specific requirements of the MassTransfer policy within the context of the GCC Visual Arts program.

    Your Next Step: Transfer to Umass 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 (21 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.)


    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 235 Figure Drawing (3 cr.)
    ART 241 Painting (3 cr.)
    ART 242 Painting and Drawing I (3 cr.)
    ART 243 Painting and Drawing II or ART 236 Figure Drawing II-A (3 cr.)



    Upper Level (3 credits)

    ART 224 Visual Concepts III (3 cr.)


    Art Studio Elective (3 credits)

    Any additional course coded ART


    Academic Requirements (35 credits)

    AHS 101 Art History Survey I (3 cr.)
    AHS 102 Art History Survey II (3 cr.)
    AHS 107 History of Modern Art (3 cr.)
    ENG 101, 103, or 105 English Composition I (3 cr.)
    ENG 112, 114, or 116 English Composition II (3 cr.)
    Three courses coded: ANT, ECO, EVS, HSV, POL, PSY, PSJ, or SOC (3 cr.)
    Mathematics: Any course coded MAT, other than 090, 094, 105, 106 (3-4 cr)
    Two courses coded: BIO, CHE, GEO, PHY, SCI, or EGR 105 (8 cr.)

  • Course Sequences


    Two Year Sequence
    Semester ART AHS ENG GEN. ED.
    1 ART 121, ART 131 and select 1: ART 151, ART 155, ART 161   ENG 101, 103, or 105 One course
    2 ART 123, ART 132 and select 1: ART 151, ART 155, ART 161 AHS 101 ENG 112, 114, or 116  
    Summer   AHS 107   Three courses
    3 Two concentration courses, ART elective and select 1: ART 151, ART 155, ART 161 AHS 102    
    4 ART 224 and two concentration courses     Two courses
    Three Year Sequence
    Semester ART AHS ENG GEN. ED.
    1 ART 121 and select 1: ART 131, ART 151, ART 155, ART 161   ENG 101, 103, or 105 One course
    2 ART 123 and select 1: ART 131, ART 151, ART 155, ART 161 AHS 101 ENG 112, 114, or 116  
    Summer   AHS 107 (take any summer)    
    3 ART 132 and select 1: ART 131, ART 151, ART 155, ART 161 AHS 102   One course
    4 Select 1: ART 131, ART 151, ART 155, ART 161 and a Concentration course     Two courses
    Summer   AHS 107 (take any summer)    
    5 Concentration course and an ART elective     Two courses
    6 ART 224 and two concentration courses      
    Four Year Sequence
    Semester ART AHS 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    
    Summer   AHS 107 (take any summer)    
    3 Select 1: ART 131, ART 151, ART 155, ART 161 and a Concentration course or ART 132 or Art Elective   ENG 112, 114, or 116  
    4 Select 1: ART 131, ART 151, ART 155, ART 161 and a Concentration course or ART 132 or Art Elective AHS 102    
    Summer   AHS 107 (take any summer)    
    5 Concentration course or ART 132 or Art Elective     Two courses
    6 Concentration course or ART 132 or Art Elective     Two courses
    Summer   AHS 107 (take any summer)    
    7 Concentration course or Art Elective     Two courses
    8 ART 224 and a Concentration course or Art Elective      

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