Fine Arts Concentration
Course Title Course Number Semester Taken Credits Prerequisites
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
College Writing I ENG111 3 ENG095 or placement and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
College Writing II ENG112 3 ENG111
Individual/Society From Area 2 3
World View From Area 3 satisfied by program
Quantitative Thought From Area 4 3 MAT097 or placement
Scientific View of the World From Area 5 4
Humanities From Area 6 satisfied by program
CONCENTRATION COURSES
VMA Freshman Seminar VMA100 satisfies LCS requirement 3 ENG095 and MAT093
Visual Design: Composition and Color VMA102D 3 ENG095 and MAT093
Drawing I VMA104 3 ENG095
Figure Drawing VMA204** 3 VMA104
Introduction to Mass Media VMA111 3 ENG095 and MAT093
Art History Prehistoric to Medieval or Art History Renaissance to Contemporary VMA112 or VMA113 3 ENG095 and MAT093
Visual Design: Form and Time VMA103D 3 VMA102D
Painting I VMA122 3 ENG095 and MAT093
Painting II VMA222** 3 VMA122
Career Elective see note* 3
Behavioral Science Elective 3
Social Science Elective 3
Lab Science Elective 4
Literature Elective 3 pre/co-req ENG111
Literature Elective 3 pre/co-req ENG111
Mathematics Elective 3 MAT097 or placement
Total Credits 65

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*Note: Select the career elective from VMA courses.

**Note: See Department Chair for course waiver.

Concentration Overview

This concentration prepares students to transfer to four-year colleges or universities offering fine arts degrees. Graduates of this concentration may qualify to transfer using benefits of MassTransfer to a four-year state college or University of Massachusetts campus. For current information on eligible programs, visit www.mass.edu/masstransfer.

Career Outlook

Graduates of this concentration qualify to transfer to bachelor’s degree-granting colleges or universities. Potential careers in the visual arts, which vary according to the chosen major, include teaching, museum work, illustration, medical and scientific illustration, advertising and printing, photography, and merchandise display.

A bachelor’s degree is the minimum requirement for entry into these fields. Graduate work may be necessary, as well.

Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:

  • Develop a portfolio in preparation for transfer to a four-year college or university. 
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the techniques of drawing and painting. 
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of color theory.

 

Students enrolling in this degree program can earn World Studies Emphasis Certification simultaneously. See page 173.