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Associate of Arts in Visual Arts Emphasis in Fine Art
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The Associate of Arts in Visual Arts Degree with emphasis in Fine Art enables students to pursue a career or interest in Fine Art. The degree provides grounding in art fundamentals and allows specialization in areas of particular interest. There is additional emphasis on a broad academic base needed to inform the artistic process and lay the groundwork for further study. The degree prepares the student to transfer to a four-year college, university or art school.

 

 

Art Studio Requirements (12 credit hours)

ART 104 Object Drawing 3 credits
ART 105 Drawing and Creativity 3 credits
ART 107 Two Dimensional Design 3 credits
ART 108 Three Dimensional Design 3 credits
ART 274 Typography* 3 credits
ART 276 Advertising Design* 3 credits

 

Art Studio Electives (Choose 9 credit hours)

ART 210 Life Drawing* 3 credits
ART 240 Painting 3 credits
ART ELECTIVE (200 level course) 3 credits

 

Capstone Course (2 required credit hours)

ART 290 Portfolio* 2 credits

 

History of Art (8 required credit hours)

ART 220 History of Art I* 4 credits
ART 221 History of Art II* 4 credits

 

Communications (9 credit hours)

COM 150 Public Speaking 3 credits
ENG 121 English Composition I* 3 credits
ENG 122 English Composition II* 3 credits

 

Humanities (choose 4 credit hours)

HIST 101 Western Civilization I: Ancient World to 1715* 4 credits

 

Mathematics (choose 4 credit hours)

MATH 151 College Algebra* 4 credits

 

Social Science (choose 8 credit hours from 2 different prefixes)

PSY 101 Psychology* 4 credits
SOC 120 Principles of Sociology* 4 credits

 

Natural Science (choose 4 credit hours with labs)

BIO 121 General Biology I* 4 credits
Total: 60 credits
*Course has a prerequisite

 

Scope & Sequence

Fall 1 Winter 1 Fall 2 Winter 2
ART 104 ART 105 ART 220 *ART 210
ART 107 ART 108 ART 240 ART 221
*ENG 121 COM 150 *PSY 101 *ART 200 level elective
*MATH 151 *ENG 122 *SOC 120 *ART 290
 *HIST 101  *BIO 121

*Course has prerequisite
Effective: Fall 2013
Current as: 12/15/2016

 

 

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Degree Information

The Associate of Arts in Visual
Arts Degree with emphasis in
Fine Art enables students to
pursue a career or interest in
Fine Art. The degree provides
grounding in art fundamentals
and allows specialization in areas
of particular interest. There is
additional emphasis on a broad
academic base needed to inform
the artistic process and lay the
groundwork for further study.
The degree prepares the student
to transfer to a four-year college,
university or art school

Artists use a variety of different mediums to create works of art for appreciation, exhibition and sale, or for commission. In addition to paintings, prints and drawings, artworks are formed from a broad range of media including pottery, glassware, textiles, sculptures, wood, jewelry and much more. The possibilities are limitless.

This major is the starting block for students wishing to pursue art education or post-secondary art education, or for those entering the fields of architecture and art illustration.

Typically, craft and fine artists are self-employed, and they often hold other jobs on the side. There are a range of related careers in fine arts such as artist assistants, archivists and exhibition designers. In addition to studios, the artist’s place of work can include art and craft fairs, art museums, galleries, auction houses, etc.

Although formal training is not required, those who earn a Bachelor or Master in Fine Arts, can improve their skills and job prospects according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The BLS reports that the median hourly wage of craft and fine artists is $20.90 based on the most recent information provided.

The profession is expected to grow by five percent through 2020, and is greatly affected by the economy, as art purchases are optional.


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Artists have an imagination and passion for creativity. They have an eye for beauty and express their feelings through their work. Once created, their broader success lies in getting their work noticed through those who can help them promote their artwork to collectors and people who work in galleries. However, not all artists have their work in galleries. Artists may create artwork for advertising, textbooks, graphic design, and the web.

 

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