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    The Degree: Associate in Science  -  65-66 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. This version of the Visual Arts program is designed to meet the specific requirements of the MassTransfer policy.

    Your Next Step: Transfer to a four-year university or liberal arts college or seek entry-level employment. Your future career could include work in photography, video, design, computer graphics, illustration, art education, museum/gallery curatorship, and arts administration.

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

  • Studio Requirements (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.)


    Studio Electives (9 credits)

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

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

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



    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


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

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