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2016-2017 Catalog 
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Arts and Sciences Transfer, Arts and Humanities, Fine Arts, Visual Arts Option, A.A.

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Award: Associate of Arts degree, A.A. (code AA.ART.VISUAL)

Total Credit Hours: A minimum of 60 credit hours.

Visual Arts and Humanities

Purpose: For students interested in pursuing professional training, transferring to a four-year institution or gaining personal enrichment by concentrating in visual arts.

Range of Occupations

Occupations can be explored further through the virtual Careers Center.

Planning Tool: Two-Year Sequence of Courses

AACC faculty developed the following sequence of courses to encourage greater success in each student’s program of study.  This sequence incorporates all of the student’s admissions requirements for this degree and provides the student with essential notes to guide their success.  It is recommended that students view and save this as they plan courses for this degree.


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General Education Requirements: 31-37 credits

An approved list of general education courses can be found in the General Education Requirements and degree program required courses  section of the catalog. Choose general education courses from the following topics:

English: 3-6 credits

Arts and Humanities: 6 credits

Biological and Physical Sciences: 7-8 credits

At least one lab science required. See General Education Biological and Physical Sciences Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

Interdisciplinary Studies, Computer Technology or Mathematics: 3-4 credits

See General Education Requirements for a list of approved courses.

Health/Fitness/Wellness: 3 credits

See General Education Health/Fitness/Wellness Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

Mathematics: 3-4 credits

See General Education Mathematics Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

Social and Behavioral Sciences: 6 credits

Must select two different disciplines. See General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

Program Requirements: 23-29 credits

Additional Requirements

Computer Competency Requirement

See Computing and Information Technology Competency Requirement  for a list of computer requirement courses.

Diversity Requirement

Students may satisfy the diversity requirement simultaneously as they satisfy the arts and humanities, social and behavioral sciences, biological and physical sciences general education requirements, health/fitness/wellness or elective requirement. See Diversity Requirement  for a list of approved courses.

Related Educational Opportunities

Continuing Education and Workforce Development Offerings

Additional courses, credentials and/or certifications may be available through the AACC School of Continuing Education and Workforce Development.

Transfer Agreements

Agreements may exist for this program of study. To access agreements, go to Transfer Services

Program Outcomes

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

  • Demonstrate a conceptual understanding and an ability to manipulate the elements of design using the principles of design.
  • Demonstrate an ability to record the observable world through the use of a variety of drawing materials.
  • Demonstrate growth and maturation in personal artistic expression.
  • Demonstrate the ability to skillfully use different media to solve design problems and express a personal point of view.
  • Demonstrate the effective use of new technologies used to express visual ideas.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of specific scientific and mathematical formulas in the making of artworks.
  • Demonstrate an ability to research a topic in art and to present a thoughtful analysis of the information gleaned from the research.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the primary historical periods and cultural trends in art.
  • Demonstrate the ability to think critically and to use that skill to talk and write about art.
  • Develop a professional portfolio of work, suitable to present at interviews for both transfer and job-related activities.

This program aligns with all the college’s core competencies. For a full list of Core Competencies, click here.

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