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Associate of Art Degree

The A.A. Art program provides students with both a broad-based liberal arts education and a strong foundation in the visual arts. Art students learn technical skills and the basic principles of drawing, design, and color. Students may also elect courses in painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography, art history, and graphic design. Students develop competency in studio arts, an appreciation of the role of visual art in society, and an understanding of the works of past and present major artists. This transfer program is designed for students interested in a career in the arts but not necessarily as working artists. Many career opportunities in the arts require a broad liberal arts education along with studio competency. Some of these professions include: art conservation, museum studies, and curatorial studies.

Graduates of the A.A. Art program should be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in the basic materials and techniques of drawing, design and color theory;
  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the style and significance of major art works from the past;
  • Discuss and analyze major issues facing the art world today;
  • Apply an understanding of the basic elements of design in-volved in analyzing and critiquing works of art;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to select, prepare describe and exhibit arts works for exhibition.



General Education Core Requirements Credits
  Written and Oral Communications 9
  Mathematics 3
  Natural Science 7-8
  Technology 3
  Social Science (PSY 101 recommended) 6
  Arts and Humanities (ART 101 recommended) 9
  History 6
  Diversity 3
  Total General Education 46-47
Program Courses  
  ART 110 Design 3
  ART 112 Color: Practice and Theory 3
  ART 120 Drawing I 3
Select six credit hours from the following: 6
  ART 121 Drawing II  
  ART 122 Figure Drawing  
  ART 220 Painting  
  ART 222 Sculpture I  
  ART 224 Ceramics  
  ART 240 Portfolio Preparation  
  ART 252 Introduction to Modern Art  
  PHO 102 Black & White Photography  
  PHO 103 Color Photography  
  PHO 115 History of Photography  
  GDD 101 Intro to Computer Graphics
  Total 15
  Total Required for Degree 61