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Associate in Arts

Visual Arts Concentration

The Visual Arts concentration provides necessary fundamental courses resulting in a quality portfolio of artwork ready for transfer. This concentration is a MassTransfer eligible concentration, providing transfer opportunities within the Massachusetts Public Higher Education system. Students may also choose to transfer to other colleges or universities to continue their Bachelor of Fine Art or Bachelor of Arts studies.

Students who are matriculated and place into developmental math and/or English are required to begin the course sequence in the first semester. Please see an advisor with questions.

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First SemesterCredits
ENL101 English Composition I
ART209   Printmaking Techniques
ART125   History of Art: Stone Age to Gothic
ART100 Drawing I
ART101 Design I
Second SemesterCredits
ENL102   English Composition II
ART103   Painting I
ART200 Drawing II
ART136   Three Dimensional Design
ART134   History of Art: Renaissance to Modern
ART219   Portfolio Preparation
Third SemesterCredits
    Natural or Physical Science 4
    Behavioral & Social Science 3
    Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning 3
    Studio Art Elective
ART216   Life Drawing
Fourth SemesterCredits
    Natural or Physical Science 3 (or) 4
    Behavioral & Social Science 3
    Behavioral & Social Science 3
ART229   Painting II
ART201   Design II
Total Credits 62–63

Capitol letter M to designate a milestone course Designates a Milestone course. A milestone course must be completed in the semester indicated to ensure that you remain on track to continue on in your program and graduate on time.

Note: The Associate in Arts degree does not indicate a specialized degree in a concentration. Students who complete this concentration will satisfy the requirements of MassTransfer. For additional information pertaining to degree requirements, please refer to Degree Requirements.

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Careers in the Visual Arts are constantly changing but could include electronic imaging, graphic design, illustration, teaching, museum and gallery work, display, advertising, and industrial design, as well as the areas of painting, printmaking, sculpture and performance art. It is recommended that students complete this concentration and transfer to complete a bachelor's degree.

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Contact the Department of Arts & Communication

Department of Arts & Communication
Location Tilden Arts 212
Phone 774.330.4325