Sep 26, 2021
Official Title of Major: Visual Arts Transfer - Art History and Museum Studies, A.A.
Award: Associate of Arts degree, A.A.
Total Credit Hours: 60
About the Department of 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
Visual Arts Transfer Program Core Courses
The program core for this degree consists of ART 100 (satisfied through the Arts & Humanities General Education Requirement as listed below); ART 106 (satisfied through the Technology Requirement as listed below); and ART 125 (satisfied through the Studio Art requirement as listed below).
Students must complete all of these courses with a grade of C or better.
English Composition: 6 credits
Arts and Humanities: 6 credits
Additional General Education Requirements: 3 credits
Area of Concentration: 29 credits
Art History Courses: 12 credits
Studio Art Courses: 9 credits
Technology Requirement: 3 credits
Electives: 5 credits
Recommend students check on transfer institution’s requirements. No more than 3 credit hours of physical activity courses may be used as electives.
All students in associate degree programs must satisfy the Diversity Requirement . In many cases, students may satisfy this requirement simultaneously as they satisfy a general education course requirement or with an elective.
Satisfied by ART 106 .
Unless they are in a degree that is exempt, all students in associate degree programs must satisfy the Wellness Requirement . In many cases, students may satisfy this requirement simultaneously as they satisfy a general education course requirement or with an elective.
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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