Academics

 

Visual Fine Arts

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Associate in Arts
Program Coordinator: Sandra Jeknavorian - 860-215-9439

This 60-61 credit program is designed to provide both a strong basic foundation in the visual arts and a broad background in general education. For those students seeking a professional career, the Visual Fine Arts Program offers a transfer-oriented course of studies that leads to enrollment in an art school or other baccalaureate institution. Careers in commercial art, art education and fine arts are open to graduates with bachelors degrees. This program allows students to pursue education and gain personal enjoyment through the creative learning process.

VISUAL FINE ARTS CURRICULUM

 

Course ID Title of Course
Credits
SEMESTER I  
ART* K111 Drawing I
3
ART* K121 Two Dimensional Design
3
ART* K122 Three Dimensional Design
3
ENG* K101° Composition
3
IDS K105 First Year Experience
3
TOTAL
15
SEMESTER II  
ART* K101° Art History I
3
ART* K151° Painting I
3
ART* K161 Ceramics I
3
COM* K173° Public Speaking
3
GRA* K131 Digital Photography
3
  TOTAL
15
SEMESTER III  
ART* K102° Art History II
3
ART* K112° Drawing II
3
ART* K288° Portfolio Preparation I
3
GRA* K140° Publication Design
3
MAT* K137° Intermediate Algebra or higher
3
  TOTAL
15
SEMESTER IV  
ART* K152° Painting II
or or
3
ART* K162° Ceramics II
__________ Art or Graphic Arts Elective
3
__________ Liberal Arts, Art or Graphics Elective
3
__________ Natural Science Elective
3-4
__________ Social Science Elective
3
  TOTAL
15-16
GRAND TOTAL
60-61

° Course has a prerequisite. Students should check course description. 

Visual Fine Arts, Associate in Arts Degree
Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, students will be able to:

  1. effectively utilize the fundamental elements and principles of two-dimensional and three-dimensional design, color, composition, line, form, texture, pattern, value and space to arrange effective compositions and communicate ideas.
  2. demonstrate the skills and techniques necessary for studio art including the ability to safely use materials, tools and equipment specific to various media.
  3. demonstrate the ability to visually represent a conceptual idea.
  4. demonstrate the ability to follow a creative project from conception to completion.
  5. compile a comprehensive portfolio of work that reflects the breadth of their study and prepares them for transfer to a baccalaureate institution and knowledge of the process of presenting ones work to the public.
  6. possess desirable work habits, critical thinking, creative problem solving, good aesthetic judgment, self reliance and self discipline.
  7. be able to critique, speak and write about their own work and the visual arts of others using an informed visual vocabulary.
  8. demonstrate an understanding an appreciation of the relationship of works of art to the diversity of human culture, history and experience.