May 15, 2021
TItle of Major: Visual Arts Transfer - Art History and Museum Studies, A.A.
Award: Associate of Arts degree, A.A.
Total Credit Hours: 60
Visual Arts and Humanities
Purpose: Prepares students for transfer to a four-year program in art history, museum studies or education. Upon completion of the bachelor’s degree, students with teaching certification will be eligible for a job as an art history teacher at a secondary institution (middle or high school). Those who wish to teach at a post-secondary institution (college or university) or work at a museum should pursue at minimum a master’s degree after graduation from the four year school.
Planning Tool: Two-Year Sequence of Courses
Arts and Humanities: 6 credits
Program Requirements: 9 credits
Students must complete all of these courses with a grade of C or better.
Area of Concentration: 17-23 credits
Required Course: 3 credits
Choose two courses from the following: 6 credits
Electives: 8-14 credits
Recommend students check on transfer institution’s requirements. No more than 3 credits hours of physical activity courses may be used as electives.
Students may satisfy the diversity requirement simultaneously as they satisfy the arts and humanities, biological and physical sciences, social and behavioral sciences or health/fitness/wellness general education requirements or elective requirements. See Diversity Requirement for a list of approved courses.
ART 220, ART 228 and ART 229 all meet this requirement.
Upon successful completion of the Art History & Museum Studies Concentration, students will be able to:
- Describe the evolution of art over time.
- Analyze the ways that culture and technology impact art.
- Compare and contrast different ways that art is virtually and physically presented.
- Apply principles of art curation and criticism in written and verbal formats.
- Create original works of art analysis.
- Apply aesthetic theories in the evolution of art.
- Describe the role of Art Historians in society today.
This program aligns with the college’s core competencies.
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