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Catalog 2013-2014 
Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Arts and Sciences: Art, AA

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No. of Credits: 61
Contact: R. Brown, Chair, Communication, Arts, and Humanities Division

This associate of arts program option** is designed for students with a specific academic interest in art. This option prepares students for a specific concentration at a four-year Maryland state college or university.

The following is a sample list of occupations for which such a pathway might be appropriate: actor, artist, theatre director, dancer, journalist, editor, musician, teacher, civil service employee, lawyer, architect, librarian, historian, public relations, and museum/art gallery curator.

The maximum number of credits accepted in transfer from other institutions to this program is 45.

Career Opportunities:

artist, art historian, high school or college art faculty, photographer, photojournalist, photo editor, architect, illustrator, graphic designer, printer, museum or art gallery curator, curatorial consultant, estate art appraiser, corporate curator, art dealer, and architectural conservationist

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will...

  1. Demonstrate their understanding of the design elements and principles of visual art common to all media.
  2. Discuss, Describe, critique, and analyze visual art.
  3. Demonstrate aesthetic and technical proficiency in the visual arts.
  4. Demonstrate their knowledge of the roles that the visual arts play in culture.
  5. Create, organize and present a developed portfolio.

Required Courses and Recommended Sequence:

The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program. College Prep and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress. Course availability within the program sequences is specifically intended for full-time students who begin their course work with the fall semester. Students should always consult their online program evaluation or an academic advisor to better understand typical course availability and individual program planning.

Third Semester

Fourth Semester

Sample Schedule for Art History:

Sample Schedule for Studio Arts:

Sample Schedule for Photography:


* Courses requiring a prerequisite

** Program option

*** special criteria for required general education courses

**** Pending MHEC approval

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