Fine Arts Option
Course Title Course Number Semester Taken Credits Prerequisites
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
College writing I ENG 111 3 ENG095 and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement.
College Writing II ENG 112 3 ENG 111
Individual / Society From Area 2 3
World View From Area 3 satisfied by program
Quantitative Thought From Area 4 3
Scientific View of the World From Area 5 4
Humanities From Area 6 satisfied by program
CONCENTRATION COURSES
VMA Freshman Seminar VMA 100 satisfies LCS requirement 3 ENG095 and MAT093
Visual Design: Composition and Color VMA102D 3
Drawing I VMA 104 satisfies Area 6 3 ENG095
Figure Drawing VMA 207 3 VMA 104
Introduction to Mass Media VMA 111 satisfies Area 3 3 ENG095 and MAT093
Arts History Prehistoric to Medieval VMA 112 3 ENG095 and MAT093
Arts History Renaissance to Contemporary VMA 113 3 ENG095 and MAT093
Visual Design: Form and Time VMA103 3 VMA102D
Painting I for Fine Arts VMA 221 3 VMA 104
Painting II for Fine Arts VMA 225 3 VMA 221
Observational Drawing VMA 226 3 VMA 204
Digital Photography Techniques VMA 261 3 VMA 102
Ideas in Art: Fine Arts Studio VMA 227 Fall 3 VMA 204 or VMA 222
Multilevel Studio VMA 228 Spring 3 VMA 227
Career Elective (2) 6
Total Credits 64

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Program Description

This program prepares students for transfer into a four-year studio intensive program in Fine Arts. A fine arts education provides students with a highly versatile skill set that can be translated into successful careers within and outside of the arts. Gaining technical mastery over the foundational basic elements of art and principles of design provides them the flexibility to produce compelling artwork in any medium; skills with obvious, translatable commercial value.

Career Outlook

Career tracks include: Fine Arts, Commercial Arts, Graphic Design, Photography, Sculpture/3-D Designer, Illustration, Animation, Filmmaker, Videography, Architecture/Interior Architecture, Fashion Designer, Art Therapy, Art Education, Art Criticism and Theory, Art Historian, Art Critic, Curator, Gallerist/Art Dealer, Video Game Designer, Audio/Visual Artist, Audio Technician, Web Designer, Display Designer, Product Designer and the list can go on. Students of all these tracks receive the same foundational curriculum within a typical Four-Year Art College.

Program Objectives

Building foundational skills such as: observational drawing, principles of design, color theory, concept development. production of a portfolio for acceptance/advanced placement into a four-year studio intensive B.F.A program