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Art History and Museum Studies -Visual Arts Transfer (A.A.)

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TItle of Major: Visual Arts Transfer - Art History and Museum Studies, A.A.

Award: Associate of Arts degree, A.A.

Code: AA.VSL.ART-HIS-ME      

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.

Graduation Requirements

See Academic Regulations for college-wide Graduation Requirements .

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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

  • 3 credit hours
  • This course simultaneously satisfies the Arts and Humanities general education requirement and one of the Program Requirement for this degree.

  • One elementary or intermediate course in French, German, Italian or Spanish 3 credit hours  See  Arts and Humanities general education courses  for list of approved world language courses.

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.

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

 See General Education Requirements and degree program required courses  for a list of approved courses.

Recommend taking CTA 100  or CTP 103 . Both meet the computer technology general education, and computer competency requirements.

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: 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

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.

Computer Competency Requirement

Students may satisfy the Computer and Information Technology Requirement simultaneously as they satisfy the general education requirement for Computer Technology. See Computing and Information Technology Competency Requirement  for a list of approved courses.

Diversity Requirement

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.

Program Outcomes

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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