The associate degree in Fine Art introduces the technical and conceptual skills to individuals preparing for a professional career in the visual arts. The program emphasizes mastering technical processes, understanding the role of cultural history as an influence upon artistic expression, developing verbal and visual communication skills, and the importance of creative and original thinking.
Requirements for Graduation:
The student is required to complete a series of foundation courses, which are a common studio experience for all art majors. Foundation courses must be successfully completed by the end of the first semester of sophomore year. Foundation courses teach basic skills, provide a technical foundation on which to build, develop creative and problem-solving skills, and help identify professional and studio interests. The student is also required to participate in the Sophomore Portfolio Review.
To be eligible for graduation, students majoring in Fine Art must complete a minimum of 68 credits, achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.0, satisfy the College’s residency requirements, and complete the General Education Requirements of the College. Courses used to complete General Education Requirements may not be taken on a pass/fail basis. The student is required to earn a 2.0 or higher in all major courses.