Fine and Performing Arts AA – Art Option

Code: AA.FPA.ART

The Associate of Arts (AA.FPA.ART) degree program provides students with a solid foundation in the visual arts. Students take a series of courses in drawing, design, and art history as well as other studio art electives. In addition, students take general education courses in Humanities, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the history of art.
  • Apply the basic elements and principles of design.
  • Demonstrate the fundamentals of drawing.
  • Demonstrate skills specific to the materials and technologies of art.
  • Work creatively.

Recommended Semester Sequence

First Semester

MAT  Mathematics Elective*† 3-4
ART-122Two-Dimensional Design

3

ART-123Life Drawing I

3

-or

ART-124Drawing Fundamentals

3

COM-100Speech Communication

3

-or

COM-102Public Speaking

3

WRT-101English Composition I

3

Total Credit Hours:15-16

Second Semester

HIS  History Elective* 3
ART  Art History Elective‡ 3
MAT/CIS/INF  Mathematics or Computer Science or Information Technology Elective*† 3-4
  or  
  Free Elective† 3
  Studio Art Elective‡‡ 3
  Diversity Elective* 3
WRT-201English Composition II

3

Total Credit Hours:18-19

Third Semester

ART  Art History Elective‡ 3
  Natural Science Elective* 4
  Social Science Elective* 3
  Studio Art Electives‡‡ 6
Total Credit Hours:16

Fourth Semester

  Natural Science Elective* 4
ART  Studio Art Elective‡‡ 3
  Humanities Elective** 3
HIS  History Elective* 3
  Free Elective‡‡‡ 2-4
Total Credit Hours:15-17

General Education Requirements

Communication

COM-100Speech Communication

3

-or

COM-102Public Speaking

3

WRT-101English Composition I

3

WRT-201English Composition II

3

Total Credit Hours:9

History Electives*

Total Credit Hours:6

Humanities Electives**

  General Education Art History Electives‡  6
  One course selected from the following fields: Literature (LIT); Philosophy and Religion (PHR); World Languages and Cultures (LAN). 3

Total Credit Hours:9

Social Science Electives*

Two general education courses selected from the following fields, with no more than one course in any one field: Economics (ECO); Geography (GEO); Political Science (POL); Psychology (PSY); Sociology (SOC) and Anthropology (ANT).

Total Credit Hours:6

Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Technology

  Mathematics* 3-4
  Mathematics or Computer Science or Information Technology* 0-3
  Natural Science Electives* 8
Total Credit Hours:12-14

Diversity Elective*

Total Credit Hours:3

Total Credit Hours: 45-47

Program Requirements

ART-122Two-Dimensional Design

3

ART-123Life Drawing I

3

-or

ART-124Drawing Fundamentals

3

Free Electives‡‡‡

Total Credit Hours: 2-6

Total Credit Hours: 64-66

Specific Program Notes

*General Education Elective(s).

**General Education Electives in Arts, Literature, Philosophy & Religion, or World Languages.

†If a student's first-semester Mathematics elective is a 3-credit course, then s/he is required to select a second 3- or 4-credit elective in the second semester in Mathematics or Computer Science or Information Technology; and if a student's first-semester Mathematics elective is a 4-credit course, then s/he is required to take a 3-credit Free Elective in the second semester (which may be a second Mathematics elective).

‡Humanities General Education Electives in Art History include: Art102 History of Art and Visual Culture to 1400, Art103 History of Art and Visual Culture from 14001900, Art104 Modern Art, Art107 History of Photography, or Art110 Contemporary Art.

‡‡Studio Art Electives include: Art123 Life Drawing I, Art124 Drawing Fundamentals, Art127 Painting 1, Art181 Photography 1, Art184 Digital Photography, Art192 Computer 3D Animation I, Art189 Computer 2D Illustration, Art197 Computer Imaging, Art223 Life Drawing II, Art226 Letterform and Type, Art228 Painting II, Art229 Painting III, Art259 Computer Graphics for the Web Developer, Art260 Graphic Design I, Art281 Photography 2, Art287 Computer Layout I, Art288 Computer Layout II, Art290 Computer 2D Animation I, Art291 Computer 2D Animation II, Art292 Computer 3D Animation II, Art298 Interactive Multimedia.

‡‡‡Recommended: IST-123 Success 101.