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Studio Arts, Associate in Fine Arts


Effective: Spring, 2017

The Studio Arts program stresses a concentration in both Painting and Drawing but allows students to utilize a diversity of mixed media to be infused within tradtitional approaches of the genre.  Students in this program will be encouraged to explore and develop a variety of techniques within a range of media.  Personal growth and the development of both technical skills and conceptual ideation will be encouraged.

The Associate in Fine Arts Degree in Studio Arts will prepare students to transfer into a 4-year Bachelor of Fine Arts  program.  Students will be provided with all foundation-level studio courses as well as a broad choice of art history courses.

The Associate of Fine Arts in Studio Arts is awarded upon  sucessful completion of the ART course sequence with a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in all ART courses. An ART course with a grade lower than "C" must be repeated.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of visual literacy in regard to drawing and or painting utilizing perceptual means.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of visual literacy in regard to the understanding and application of the elements and principles of two and three dimensional design principles.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of visual literacy in regard to the understanding of the dynamics of basic color theory including the manipulation of hue, value and chroma.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of visual literacy in regard to the manipulation of the concept of the picture plane.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of visual literacy in regard to understanding of the forms and concepts associated with the history of art.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of visual literacy in conjunction with the application of digital technology and or digital photographic technology.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of visual literacy in the application of objective and non-objective subject matter in addition to utilizing traditional figurative motifs.
  • Practice critical thinking skills through the production and evaluation of artwork.
  • Produce a portfolio of artworks that demonstrates all of the above principles.

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Second Semester (15 credits)

CoursesCredits
ART 140 - Painting I3
ART 131 - Drawing II3
ART 123 - Color and Design3
ART 111 - Art History II to Art from the Renaissance through Contemporary Times3
Electives
Any transferable Diversity and Social Justice designated SOC course 3 credits

Fourth Semester (16 credits)

CoursesCredits
ART 144 - Figure Painting3
COMM 111 - Public Speaking3
ART 233 - Portfolio Preparation3
ART 145 - Watercolor Painting3
Electives
Any tranferable Scientific Inquiry designated Science course 4 Credits

Total Credits: 61


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