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

Program Description

This curriculum teaches students the fundamental concepts, principles and techniques related to drawing, painting and sculpture while also providing a strong liberal arts and humanities background.

Working closely with the program advisor and art faculty, students build a portfolio of art work that exhibits proficiency in the studio arts. It will be reviewed by the program advisor prior to graduation. This portfolio can be used for either transfer or career purposes.

Students in the Studio Arts curriculum should work closely with their faculty advisor to choose electives and determine the specific requirements of transfer institutions offering programs in the studio arts.

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 two- and three-dimensional media;
  3. Understand fundamental black, white and color 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;
  6. Understand the significance and application of art historical styles, cultures, artists and relevant vocabulary in art and design;
  7. Begin to identify personal and aesthetic values; and
  8. Create a career, transfer or personal portfolio of 12 to 20 art images that demonstrates a broad understanding of studio art skills and critical thinking.
 Requirements (61-62 Credits)
 College Core Requirements (24-25 Credits)
 ENG 101 Composition 3 credits
 ENG 102 Literature and Composition 3 credits
 MAT 136 Intermediate Algebra 4 credits (or higher level MAT 3-4 credits)
 COM 173 Public Speaking 3 credits
 CSC ELE  Computer Elective 3-4 credits (100-level or higher) 3 credits
 HUM ELE  Humanities Elective 3-4 credits 3-4 credits*
 SCI ELE Science Elective 3-4 credits 3-4 credits*
 SOC ELE  Social Science Elective 3-4 credits 3 credits*
 Major Requirements (34 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 111 Drawing I 3 credits
 ART 112 Drawing II 3 credits OR ART 113 Figure Drawing I  3 credits
 ART 131 Sculpture I 3 credits
 ART 141 Photography I 3 credits OR ART 250 Digital Photography 3 credits
 ART 151 Painting I 3 credits
 ART 121 Two-Dimensional Design 3 credits
 ART 109 Color Theory 3 credits
 ART 290 Portfolio Preparation I 1 credit
 ART ELE  Art Elective  3 credits
 Liberal Arts and Sciences Electives (3 Credits)
 Open ELE  Open Elective  OR ART 292 Cooperative Education Work Experience 3 credits
 Recommended Sequence of Study
 Semester 1
 ENG 101 Composition 3 credits
 MAT 136 Intermediate Algebra 4 credits (or higher level MAT 3-4 credits)
 ART 111 Drawing I 3 credits
 ART 121 Two-Dimensional Design 3 credits
 CSC ELE  Computer Elective 3-4 credits (100-level or higher) 3 credits
 Semester 2
 ENG 102 Literature and Composition 3 credits
 COM 173 Public Speaking 3 credits
 ART 100 Art Appreciation 3 credits
 ART 131 Sculpture I 3 credits
 ART 112 Drawing II 3 credits OR ART 113 Figure Drawing I 3 credits
 Semester 3
 ART 101 Art History I: Prehistoric to the 14th Century 3 credits
 ART 109 Color Theory 3 credits
 ART 141 Photography I 3 credits OR ART 250 Digital Photography  3 credits
 SCI ELE Science Elective 3-4 credits 3-4 credits*
 SOC ELE  Social Science Elective 3-4 credits 3 credits*
 Semester 4
 ART 102 Art History II: Modern Art 3 credits
 ART 151 Painting I 3 credits
 ART 290 Portfolio Preparation I 1 credit
 HUM ELE  Humanities Elective 3-4 credits 3-4 credits*
 Open ELE  Open Elective  OR ART 292 Cooperative Education Work Experience 3 credits
 ART ELE  Art Elective  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.