Art AA Pathway Curriculum

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AA.ART (60 credit hours)

This curriculum is from the current college catalog and is meant to provide prospective students an example of courses taken in this degree/certificate.  It is not intended to be used for graduation requirements.  Students should consult an advisor for graduation information.

This pathway is for students who want to pursue a four-year college/university degree in such fields as fine arts, art education, art history, and design. The track offers foundation courses in studio skills and studio methods. Major studies include design, drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, photography, and graphic art. Depending upon personal development, students may choose to work in a variety of art media or concentrate in a specialized area.

Attention all Visual and Performing Arts Students:
Due to the sequential nature of arts tracks, beginning your chosen track of electives in your first semester of study is imperative. Postponement of arts electives will result in additional time spent to complete the curriculum. Therefore, it is strongly suggested that students avoid taking electives outside their designated track in order to avoid potential financial aid or graduation issues.

YEAR I – First Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
*ARH 1050 Art History I 3
*ART 1201C Visual Studies Foundations I 3
†ENC 1101 English Composition I 3
  Mathematics CORE General Education 3
†CGS 2100  Computer Information Technology and Literacy 3

YEAR I – Second Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
*ARH 1051

Art History II

*ART 1300C Drawing I 3
†ENC 1102 English Composition II 3
  Mathematics General Education 3
  Physical Science General Education 3-4

YEAR I – Third Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours

†Behavioral Science General Education CORE

†SPC 1608 Public Speaking 3
  Biological Science General Education 3-4

YEAR II – First Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours

†Humanities General Education CORE

*ART 1203C Visual Studies Foundations II 3
  *Art Specified Elective 3

†AMH 2020 Modern American History or †POS 2041 American Government


YEAR II – Second Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours

*ART 2301C Drawing II


IDS 2891 Connections

  Behavioral Science/History/Economics General Education CORE 3
  Humanities General Education 3
  **Art specified elective 3

*Select 6 credit hours from the following art specified electives:

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ART 2400C Printmaking I 3
ART 2500C Painting I 3
ART 2600C Digital Art 3
ART 2701C Sculpture I 3
Art 2750C Ceramics I 3
PGY 2401C Photography I 3

NOTE 1: The list is a guideline. Consult an advisor or counselor for general education and recommended courses/electives for this pathway.

NOTE 2: †IDS 2891, Connections is required for graduation.

NOTE 3: Common Course Prerequisites recommended by the State for successful transfer to the university are marked with an asterisk (*).

NOTE 4: The associate in arts degree may be awarded upon satisfactory completion of 60 credit hours. Students are advised to complete the above-planned program in order to transfer into a similar program at senior institutions.

†Courses symbolized by a dagger (†) are offered online in addition to the traditional delivery method. Online availability may vary by academic term.

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