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Visual Arts - A.A. Degree (Transfer)

AN ARTS AND SCIENCES AREA OF CONCENTRATION

APPLICATION CODE 326

For curriculum information, contact the Arts and Humanities Division - HVPA-200 - 443-518-1480.

This curriculum is designed as a guide for students planning to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts. The main emphasis in this area of concentration is the development of fundamental principles, conceptual abilities, and technical skills demonstrated in a student’s transfer portfolio. Students are advised to check the requirements of the institution to which they intend to transfer.

Suggested Semester 1

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL 121College Composition

3

ARTS 100Foundations in Visual Arts

1

ARTS 101Two-Dimensional Art and Design

3

ARTS 102Three-Dimensional Art and Design

3

Gen Ed Core Arts & Humanities Core Group A

3

Gen Ed Core Mathematics Core Course

3


    Suggested Semester 2

    Course NumberTitleCredits
    ARTS 103Drawing I: Observation and Invention

    3

    ARTS 260Survey of Western Art: Prehistory to Middle Ages

    3

    ARTS 104Digital Fundamentals

    3

    OR

    ARTS 105Time-Based Media

    3

    Gen Ed Core Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Group A

    3

    Gen Ed Core Science Core Course

    3

    Students should choose the appropriate course based on their intended transfer institution. ARTS 104 transfers to Towson and UMCP; ARTS 105 transfers to UMBC.

    Suggested Semester 3

    Course NumberTitleCredits
    ARTS 190Foundations Portfolio

    1

    ARTS 261Survey of Western Art: Renaissance to Present Day

    3

    Gen Ed Core Science Core Course (must include lab)

    4

    Core Elective Any General Education Core Course

    3

    Elective Elective*

    3

    *Electives - Select from the following courses according to transfer plans for a particular area of study:

    Course NumberTitleCredits
    ARTS 200Painting I

    3

    ARTS 210Drawing II: Observation and Composition

    3

    ARTS 220Photography: Digital I

    3

    ARTS 222Photography: Film I

    3

    ARTS 230Printmaking I

    3

    ARTS 240Ceramics I

    3

    ARTS 250Digital Methods: Illustration and Compositing

    3

    ARTS 251Digital Methods: Structure and Message

    3

    Total Credit Hours: 60

    The Arts & Humanities Core requirement may alternatively be fulfilled by completing a World Language Sequence plus one of the following courses: SPCH 151THET 102THET 103THET 202THET 241, or WMST 193. Students who choose to complete a World Language Sequence are not required to complete General Education Core Electives.

    A graduate should be able to

    1. Identify, understand, evaluate, and apply ethical reasoning as it applies to visual and commercial arts.

    2. Develop and demonstrate self-confidence, motivation, risk-taking abilities, visual literacy, and perceptual awareness as it applies to visual art.

    3. Develop and demonstrate self-confidence, motivation, and risk-taking as it applies to creating and outputting digital art through image creation and manipulation software, design and layout software, standard and wide-format printers, and the Internet.

    4. Analyze and demonstrate historical perspective as it relates to art history from ancient to contemporary art and culture from around the world.

    5. Effectively critique, examine, and discuss the content and meaning of one’s own body of work as well as that of others.