Liberal Arts and Sciences A.A., Advisement Sequence in Art and Design: Fine Arts

Program Description

This curriculum is intended for students planning to transfer to a four-year institution that offers programs in art education, art history or fine arts. The curriculum provides a strong liberal arts background with emphasis on the humanities, art history and the fundamentals of the visual arts. Students in the Fine Arts curriculum should work closely with the faculty advisor to choose their electives and to determine specific requirements of transfer institutions in their intended area of specialization.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Understand and apply fundamental design elements and principles;
  2. Use a variety of studio art media;
  3. Understand fundamental black, white and color media concepts and applications;
  4. Apply fundamental drawing skills to design and studio problems;
  5. Use critical, analytical and aesthetic thought processes, and communication skills specific to the discipline; and
  6. Understand the significance and application of art historical styles, cultures, artists and relevant vocabulary in art and design.
 Requirements (60-64 Credits)
 College Core Requirements (27-30 Credits)
 ENG 101 Composition 3 credits
 ENG 102 Literature and Composition 3 credits
 MAT 136 Intermediate Algebra 4 credits (or higher level math 3-4 credits)
 CSC ELE  Computer Elective 3-4 credits (100-level or higher) 3 credits
 HIS ELE History Elective  3 credits
 COM 173 Public Speaking 3 credits
 SCI ELE Science Elective 3-4 credits 3 credits*
 HUM ELE  Humanities Elective 3-4 credits 3-4 credits*
 SOC ELE  Social Science Elective 3-4 credits 3 credits*
 Major Requirements (18 Credits)
 ART 100 Art Appreciation 3 credits
 ART 101 Art History I: Prehistoric to the 14th Century 3 credits
 ART 102 Art History II: Modern Art 3 credits
 ART 109 Color Theory 3 credits
 ART 111 Drawing I 3 credits
 ART 121 Two-Dimensional Design 3 credits
 Liberal Arts and Sciences Electives (15-16 Credits)
 HUM ELE  Humanities Elective 3-4 credits 3-4 credits*
 SOC ELE  Social Science Elective 3-4 credits 3 credits*
 LAS ELE Liberal Arts Elective   3 credits 3 credits
Liberal Arts Elective (200 level) 3 credits*
 Open ELE  Open Elective  OR ART 292 Cooperative Education Work Experience 3 credits
 Recommended Sequence of Study
 Semester 1
 ART 100 Art Appreciation 3 credits
 ENG 101 Composition 3 credits
 MAT 136 Intermediate Algebra 4 credits (or higher level math 3-4 credits)
 CSC ELE  Computer Elective 3-4 credits (100-level or higher) 3 credits
 ART 121 Two-Dimensional Design 3 credits
 Semester 2
 ART 111 Drawing I 3 credits
 COM 173 Public Speaking 3 credits
 ENG 102 Literature and Composition 3 credits
 HIS ELE History Elective  3 credits
 SCI ELE Science Elective 3-4 credits 3-4 credits*
 Semester 3
 ART 101 Art History I: Prehistoric to the 14th Century 3 credits
 ART 109 Color Theory 3 credits
 HUM ELE  Humanities Elective 3-4 credits 3-4 credits*
 SOC ELE  Social Science Elective 3-4 credits 3 credits*
 LAS ELE Liberal Arts Elective   3 credits 3 credits*
 Semester 4
 ART 102 Art History II: Modern Art 3 credits
 HUM ELE  Humanities Elective 3-4 credits 3-4 credits*
 SOC ELE  Social Science Elective 3-4 credits 3 credits*
 LAS ELE Liberal Arts Elective   3 credits (200 level) 3 credits*
 Open ELE  Open Elective  OR ART 292 Cooperative Education Work Experience 3 credits
 Note:

* One IDS ELE  Interdisciplinary Elective  course is needed to fulfill Core Curriculum requirements. This course may be selected from Humanities, Science or Social Science areas.