Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Foundation Year

Foundation Year

The purpose of the foundation year is to prepare visual art students for a seamless transition into higher-level course work. Art students interested in pursuing an associate degree in Studio Art, Graphic Design, or Photography are required to complete a common core of foundation art courses designed to provide art students with studio-based experience in the fundamental issues of art and design.

Below is a chart that represents the first year of study of each program offering an Associates in Fine Arts (AFA)

Semester 1 (Five Course, 15 Credits)
 

Graphic Design Track Studio Art Track Photography Track
ART 130, Drawing I ART 130, Drawing I ART 130, Drawing I
ART 122, 2-D Design ART 122, 2-D Design ART 122, 2-D Design
ART 124, 3-D Design ART 124, 3-D Design ART 133, Photography I
ENG 100, English Composition ENG 100, English Composition ENG 100, English Composition
COMM 111, Public Speaking COMM 111, Public Speaking COMM 111, Public Speaking

Semester 2 (Five Courses, 15 Credits)
 

Graphic Design Track Studio Art Track Photography Track
ART 123, Color Design ART 123, Color Design ART 123, Color Design
ART 131, Drawing II or ART 136 Drawing as Design Process ART 140, Painting I ART 124, 3-D Design
ART 208, Computer Illustration ART 124, 3-D Design ART 134, Photography II
ART 211, Digital Imaging ART 236, Digital Photography (Recommended) or ART 211, Digital Imaging ART 236, Digital Photography
Choose between ART 110, 111, 115, 116 ART 110, 111 Choose between ART 110, 111, 115, 116 (ART 116 is recommended)

Student Work

Drawing Course Work
ART 123 Color and Design Course Work
3-D Design Course Work
2-D Design Course Work