Fine Arts

Associate in Arts

Credits Required: 61/62

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Fine Arts majors should have basic knowledge and skill in two-dimensional and three-dimensional areas of study. As a student, students will: develop visual communication skills; demonstrate an understanding of technical, perceptual, and conceptual skills; use principles of design; use color theory; use current technology as it applies to the arts; analyze and render 2D forms via line, value and perspective; and use art history to develop visual arts vocabulary and critical thinking skills.

Graduates are prepared to transfer to a bachelor's degree program as a junior in a participating four-year institution. 

Program Outcomes:  

Graduates will be able to

  1. Identify historically significant art movements and art works.
  2. Discuss the cultural relevance of historically significant artworks.
  3. Demonstrate a mastery of basic drawing techniques using the mediums of pencil, charcoal, ink, and conte crayon.
  4. Demonstrate a basic mastery within the fundamental drawing genres of still life, landscape, portrait and figurative representation.
  5. Demonstrate a mastery of basic two-dimensional design principles.
  6. Demonstrate a mastery of the fundamentals of painting in oils, including basic color theory.
  7. Demonstrate a mastery in the oil painting genres of still life, portrait, landscape, and abstraction.
  8. Demonstrate a mastery of basic principles in three-dimensional design.
  9. Create a digital presence by presenting artworks in a digital medium. 
  10. Actively manifest art skills into a business setting.
  11. Organize a professional showing of artworks in a cooperative manner.  


Curriculum - 1st Year

First Semester - 15 Credits

CIST 100Introduction to Information Tech 3.00
FINE 101Art History I 3.00
FINE 110Drawing 3.00
FINE 210Two Dimensional Design 3.00
WRIT 101English Composition 3.00

Second Semester - 15/16 Credits

COMM 201Public Speaking 3.00
FINE 102Art History II 3.00
FINE 111Painting 3.00
FINE 205Three Dimensional Design 3.00
MATH 126Statistics 4.00
 TAOC Category Three - 3/4 credits 

Curriculum - 2nd Year

Third Semester - 16 Credits

FINE 115Digital Imaging 3.00
 TAOC Category Four - 4 credits 
 TAOC Category Five - 3 credits 
 TAOC Category Six (LITR, MUSI, or PHIL) - 3 credits 
 TAOC Category Five or Six (LITR, MUSI, or PHIL) - 3 credits 

Fourth Semester - 15 Credits

VISC 240Digital Portfolio 3.00
BUSM 108Entrepreneurship 3.00
 Elective (FINE, FILM, or VISC) or FINE Internship - 3 credits 
 Elective (FINE, FILM, or VISC) or FINE Internship - 3 credits 
 TAOC Category Six (LITR, MUSI, or PHIL) - 3 credits