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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 3
ART209   Printmaking Techniques 3
ART125   History of Art: Stone Age to Gothic 3
ART100 Drawing I 3
ART101 Design I 3
Second SemesterCredits
ENL102   English Composition II 3
ART103   Painting I 3
ART200 Drawing II 3
ART136   Three Dimensional Design 3
ART134   History of Art: Renaissance to Modern 3
ART219   Portfolio Preparation 1
Third SemesterCredits
    Natural or Physical Science 4
    Behavioral & Social Science 3
    Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning 3
    Studio Art Elective 3
ART216   Life Drawing 3
Fourth SemesterCredits
    Natural or Physical Science 3 (or) 4
    Behavioral & Social Science 3
    Behavioral & Social Science 3
ART229   Painting II 3
ART201   Design II 3
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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Related Information:

ART135 Fashion, Textile and Fiber Art
ART139 Digital Photography
ART140 Introduction to Silkscreen Printing
ART226 Printmaking II

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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See also: What can I do with this major?


Scott Anderson
Phone 774.330.4335
Office Tilden Arts 211
Web Scott Anderson Art
Sarah Ringler
Phone 774.330.4355
Office Tilden Arts G16
Web Sara David Ringler Art

Adjunct Faculty
Phone:774.330.4410 | Office: Tilden Arts 217

Brian Bierig
Web Brian Bierig Graphic Design
Marie Canavas
Web Marie Canaves Art
Alison Caron
Web Alison Caron Designs
Brooke Mullins Doherty
Web Brooke Mullins Doherty Art
Nathalie Ferrier
Anne Flash
Web Anne Flash Art
Betty Carroll Fuller
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Elizabeth Hathon
Web Elizabeth Hathon Photography
Doug Ritter
Vicky Tomayko
Web Vicky Tomayko Art