Mar 03, 2024
The purpose of the art curriculum is twofold: 1.) to provide the necessary educational background for the art major, art minor or the student interested in elective courses in the field of art, and 2.) to provide training opportunities for employment in the area of advertising art.
Fine Arts is now a Field of Study - students will take 24 hours of art curriculum and 36 hours of core classes.
Students who wish to transfer to a university to attain a baccalaureate degree in art are encouraged to consult with a faculty advisors since degree requirements vary considerably at different institutions. The transfer guide outlined below will satisfy the recommended course requirements of most universities. It meets all requirements for the Associate of Arts degree.
Students who wish to pursue the two-year program in Design Communication should refer to the program of study outlined in the Technical Education Division section.
Each student taking art courses is required to keep a portfolio of his/her work during a semester and present the portfolio for criticism before a final grade is issued by the instructor. The letter grade “C” will be the minimum prerequisite grade for continuing studio courses in sequence.
Art majors may not transfer more than 30 semester credit hours in art or more than one-half of the art credits required for the baccalaureate degree. If any courses are transferred to a four-year college or university or if such courses are not specified in the degree program being pursued by the student at the four-year college or university, the courses may be counted as electives in the college or university degree curriculum. If the number of such courses exceeds the electives permitted in the student’s degree program, credit for such courses will be recorded on the student’s transcript but will not replace courses within the minimum hours required for the degree being pursued. Students planning to draw heavily upon the courses in the list of electives are advised to consult the catalog of institution to which they plan to transfer. Always confer with your appointed advisor about such matters. Non-art majors may take art classes as an elective without the required prerequisite provided permission has been granted by the course instructor.
Faculty advisors are Professors Allison Black, Kara Donatelli, Chris Adams, and Kristy Kristinek.
Suggested Transfer Guide
- ARTS 1317 - Drawing II
ARTS Elective (3 hours)***
Life and Physical Science Core***
Speech Communication (SPCH 1311, SPCH 1315, or SPCH 1321)***
Language, Philosophy, and Culture Core (3 semester hours)***
*Although not a requirement, students are strongly encouraged to take EDUC 1100 during the first semester of enrollment.
**Studio Art electives include: ARTS 2316, ARTS 2317, ARTS 2323, ARTS 2324, ARTS 2341, ARTS 2346, ARTS 2347, ARTS 2356, and ARTS 2366.
***Consult faculty advisor for proper choice of courses.
Required Art classes include: ARTS 1311 Design I, ARTS1312 Design II, ARTS 1316 Drawing I, ARTS1317 Drawing II, Art History II is strongly encouraged.