STUDIO ART AND DESIGN A.S.

This is a transfer program for students planning a career in the visual arts.

Four concentrations are offered for Studio Art and Design students who wish to focus on specific media in their degree program. These concentrations are listed on the following page, along with courses required for completion. Students may select any studio course to fulfill studio elective requirements. Note: To earn the Studio Art and Design degree, it is not necessary to complete a concentration.

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PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

Studio Art and Design A.S. students will:

  • Create the illusion of form on a two-dimensional surface
  • Manipulate line and mass within a three-dimensional space
  • Compose positive and negative space on a two-dimensional surface
  • Utilize color mixing and color schemes
  • Proficiently use a variety of media
  • Illustrate the human figure
  • Communicate ideas and concepts visually
  • Understand the history of art
  • Become aware of career options
  • Continue your education at a 4-year institution

CAREER POSSIBILITIES

Advertisements, packaging, textiles, book covers, posters, furniture, architectural forms, and more are designed by professionals trained in studio art. Students will be encouraged to consider how to apply their skills to industry, freelance opportunities, or the creation of an artist-operated business.

TRANSFER INFORMATION

Students should contact their advisor and/or the Coordinator for Transfer and Articulation in the Centers for Student Engagement and Academic Advisement for information on transfer planning. Early consultation to plan the most appropriate course sequence will optimize transferability.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Students will complete traditional art foundation courses (drawing, painting, design, and art history) and explore studio disciplines in which they may concentrate upon transfer to a four-year institution. Emphasis is placed on the student’s creative and aesthetic development and the professional application of formal design skills.

Requirements for the Studio Art and Design A.S. program
COURSES CREDIT HOURS
FIRST SEMESTER
ART 101 Art History: Ancient to Gothic 3
ART 112 Two-Dimensional Design 3
ART 106 Expressive Drawing 3
ENGL 101 Freshman English I 3
MATH 102 Math 102 or higher 3
Physical Education 1
SUB-TOTAL 16
SECOND SEMESTER
ART 102 Art History: Renaissance to Modern 3
ART 104 Painting 3
ART 160 Life Drawing 3
ENGL 102 Freshman English II 3
General Education Social Sciences 3
Physical Education 1
SUB-TOTAL 16
THIRD SEMESTER
ART 113 Three-Dimensional Design 3
ART Art Elective 3
Art Elective 3
General Education Science 3
HIST 101
OR
HIST 102
OR
HIST 103
OR
HIST 104
OR
HIST 105
Western Civilization I
OR
Western Civilization II
OR
Pre-History and Early American History
OR
19th Century American History
OR
America in the 20th and 21st Centuries
3
Health 1
SUB-TOTAL 16
FOURTH SEMESTER
ART Art Elective 3
Art Elective 3
General Education Elective or Free Elective 3
General Education Elective or Free Elective 3
General Education Elective or Free Elective 3
SUB-TOTAL 15
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 63

Math, Science and Behavioral/Social Science Electives are designed to fulfill the following general education requirements: Mathematics, Natural Science, Social Science, and American History/Western Civilization. Please consult with an academic advisor for the appropriate courses.

General Education Requirement or Free electives are designed to fulfill the remainder of the College’s general education requirements when necessary.