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View Art : 003
View Art History (R): 059
View Graphic Design A.F.A.: 902A
View Studio Art A.F.A.: 910
View Specialized Art Certificate: 211A
View Studio Art Certificate: 212


The art curricula include four tracks leading to the A.A. in arts and sciences (art, art education, art history, and studio art), two tracks leading to the A.F.A. (graphic design and studio art), and two certificate curricula (specialized art and studio art).


Art :  003

Arts and Sciences A.A.
Revised: Effective Semester—Fall 2013

The basic art curriculum is designed to provide a foundation of general art courses supplemented by general education requirements. The core of skills provided by this foundation encourages a broad exposure to the arts and prepares students for advanced study and careers in many areas, including studio art, art education, applied design, museum studies, and art marketing.

The following curriculum offers basic art courses that will prepare the student for transfer, leading to a degree of bachelor of arts or bachelor of fine arts from a four-year college or university. Completion of all requirements for this track will lead to the award of the A.A. in arts and sciences. In keeping with the College’s commitment to serve the varied educational needs of the community, the art program accommodates students who seek careers in the arts, as well as those who want to strengthen established skills or find a means of self-expression.

Suggested course sequences for students planning to pursue advanced study in art or art education, follow.  All students should consult an adviser.

General Education Requirements
Foundation Courses    
EN 102 Critical Reading, Writing, and Research (ENGF)‡  3
  Health foundation 1
  Mathematics foundation 3 -4
  Speech foundation 3
Distribution Courses    
AR 101 Introduction to Drawing (ARTD) 3
  Humanities distribution* 3
  Behavioral and social sciences distribution†  3
  Behavioral and social sciences distribution†   3
  Natural sciences distribution with lab 4
  Natural sciences distribution with or without lab 3-4
Program Requirements
AR 103

Design Studio: 2 Dimensional

3
AR 104 Design Studio: 3 Dimensional 3
AR 107 Art History:  Ancient to 1400 3
AR 108 Art History:  1400 to Present 3
AR 114 Intermediate Drawing  

OR

   
AR 115 Figure Drawing I 3
AR 116 Digital tools for the Visual Arts 4
EN 101 Introduction to College Writing‡ 3
  200 level literature or writing course ** 3
AR electives (3)*** 9
Total credit hours 63-65

* A world languages course is strongly recommended.

† The two behavioral and social sciences courses must be in different disciplines.

‡  EN 101, if needed, for EN 102/109 or art elective

**  Students interested in pursuing advanced study in art should choose one 200 level literature or writing course from EN 201, EN 202, EN 204, EN 208, EN 209, EN 210, EN 211, EN 212, EN 213, EN 214, EN 215, EN 216, EN 217, EN 218, EN 220, EN 221, EN 223, EN 226, EN 227, EN 230, EN 231.   Student interested in pursuing advanced study in art education should replace the 200 level literature or writing course requirement with AR 123 or AR 221.

*** Students interested in pursuing advanced study in art should choose 9 credits of AR electives.  Students interested in pursuing advanced study in art education should choose 9 credits from AR 201, AR 121, and one course from AR 213, AR 214, AR 223, AR 224, AR 225, or AR 226.

Program Outcomes for the Arts & Sciences A.A. Degree -

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Express ideas creatively.
  • Employ the formal elements of design and drawing.
  • Demonstrate foundational skills and competency in a wide range of art media and techniques.
  • Solve visual problems in a manner that reflects individual creativity, technical expertise and an understanding of art in a historical context.
  • Appreciate the rich fabric of aesthetic that characterizes art from around the globe.
  • Express ideas about their personal artistic vision as well as write, speak with clarity about, and critically and analytically discuss the vision of others.
  • Display a work that reflects a dedication to process and the intelligent development of a personal aesthetic.
  • Appreciate the cultural resources available in museums and galleries in the Washington, D.C. area.
  • Develop a portfolio of artwork that reflects a high level of technical skill and conceptual engagement.

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Art History (R): 059

Arts and Sciences A.A.
Revised: Effective Semester -  Fall 2013

This track is designed for the student who is interested primarily in the historical and aesthetic aspects of the subject rather than in the production of art and who plans to transfer to a four-year program to pursue a degree in museum work, art research, or art history. Completion of all requirements for this track will lead to the award of the A.A. in arts and sciences.

A suggested course sequence for full-time students follows; part-time students should consult an adviser.

 

 

General Education Requirements
Foundation Courses    
EN 102 Critical Reading, Writing and Research (ENGF) 3
  Health foundation 1
  Mathematics foundation 3-4
  Speech foundation 3
Distribution Courses    
AR 101 Introduction to Drawing  (ARTD) 3
AR 103 Design Studio: 2 Dimensional (ARTD) 3
  Literature elective* (HUMD) 3
  Behavioral and social sciences distribution†  3
  Behavioral and social sciences distribution†  3
  Natural sciences distribution with lab 4
  Natural sciences distribution with or without lab 3-4
Program Requirements
AR 107 Art History:  Ancient to 1400 3
AR 108 Art History:  1400 to Present 3
EN 101 Introduction to College Writing ** 3
EN 122 Introduction to World Mythology

OR

   
  Art History Elective 3
  Art  history electives 6
  World language elective‡ 12
Total credit hours 62-64

* Course should be selected from humanities distribution list.

†  Must be taken from different disciplines. One multicultural course is required from art, humanities, or behavioral and social sciences distribution.

‡  French or German is recommended.

**  EN 101, if needed, for EN 102/109 or general elective.

Program Outcomes for the Arts & Sciences A.A. Degree  -  Art History

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate ability, verbally and in writing, to think critically and analyze historical and contemporary works of art from multiple cultures.
  • Employ chronology in the understanding of historical continuity.
  • Discriminate and differentiate works of art from different cultures and historical periods.
  • Employ discipline-specific vocabulary for a better understanding of cultural and conceptual interpretations.
  • Interpret symbolism in art for a deeper understanding of their layered meanings.
  • Recognize the cultural specific differences among varied materials and techniques

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Graphic Design A.F.A.: 902A 

Associate of Fine Arts  (School of Art + Design)
Statewide Program

Revised:  Effective Semester - Fall 2013

Students who plan to major in graphic design in the School of Art + Design will be assigned the temporary major code of 902A until they are officially admitted to the program.  Students may take preparatory courses and courses that fulfill General Education requirements during the waiting period.

This track is studio intensive, with two-thirds of the total credit hours in graphic design courses and one-third of the total credit hours in General Education courses. The program will prepare students for transfer to a four-year art institution to pursue a bachelor of fine arts degree.

All students should meet with their adviser to plan their program of study and transfer and career goals.  For more information on the School of Art + Design, see page 70.

General Education Requirements
Foundation Courses    
EN 102 Critical Reading, Writing, and Research (ENGF) 3
  Mathematics foundation 3-4
Distribution Courses    
AR 101 Introduction to Drawing (ARTD) 3
AR 103 Design Studio:  2 Dimensional (ARTD)  3
  Humanities Distribution 3
  Behavioral and social sciences distribution 3
  Natural sciences distribution with or without lab 3-4
Program Requirements
AR 104 Design Studio:  3 Dimensional 3
AR 107 Art History:  Ancient to 1400 3
AR 108 Art History:  1400 to Present 3
AR 114 Intermediate Drawing

OR

   
AR 115 Figure Drawing I 3
AR 116 Digital Tools for the Visual Arts 4
AR 275 Professional Practice for the Visual Artist 1
EN 101 Introduction to College Writing* 3
GD 210 Graphic Design I 3
GD 211 Graphic Design II 3
GD 220 Typography I 3
GD 221 Typography II 3
  Art Electives † 9  - 10
Total credit hours 62-65

* EN 101, if needed, for EN 102/109 or art elective

†  To meet the 9 -10 elective credits, select any AR studio course or GD 134, GD 135, GD 212, GD 214, GD 216, or GD 234.

Program Outcomes for the Graphic Design A.F.A. Degree

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate visual problem solving ability, employing technical skills, a comprehension of art’s historical context, and applications for contemporary work.
  • Demonstrate foundational skills and competency in a range of art media and techniques.
  • Express ideas creatively.
  • Employ the formal elements and principles of art and design.
  • Demonstrate the ability, verbally and in writing, to think critically about and analyze contemporary and historical design from multiple cultures and time periods.
  • Analyze and value the creative accomplishments of other people and cultures, past and present, in the field of graphic design.
  • Demonstrate competency in the use of traditional and digital graphic design tools.
  • Develop constructive, organized work habits and professional presentation skills.
  • Develop safe practices in the use of art materials and equipment.
  • Develop a portfolio of work that reflects a high level of technical skill and conceptual engagement.

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Studio Art A.F.A.: 910*

Statewide Program
Revised: Effective Semester —Fall 2013

This Collegewide track is studio intensive with two-thirds of the total credit hours in studio art courses, and one-third of the total credit hours in General Education courses.  The program will prepare students for transfer to a four-year art institution to pursue a bachelor of fine arts degree.

All students should meet with their advisor to plan their program of study as well as their transfer and career goals

Footnote: The Maryland Higher Education Commission designates some community college programs as statewide programs. A student may enroll in any of these programs at the same rates as in-county residents if his or her particular program is not offered by the local community college or if the student cannot enroll due to an enrollment limit. For more information on statewide programs, please see page 93 of the 2011-2012 print catalog.

 

General Education Requirements
Foundation Courses    
EN 102 Critical Reading, Writing, and Research (ENGF) 3
  Mathematics foundation 3-4
Distribution Courses    
AR 103 Design Studio: 2 Dimensional  (ARTD) 3
  Humanities distribution 3
  Behavioral and social sciences distribution 3
  Natural sciences distribution with or without lab 3-4
Program Requirements
AR 101 Introduction to Drawing 3
AR 104 Design Studio:  3 Dimensional 3
AR 107 Art History:  Ancient to 1400 3
AR 108 Art History:  1400 to Present 3
AR 114 Intermediate Drawing  

OR

   
AR 115 Figure Drawing I 3
AR 116 Digital Tools for the Visual Artist 4
AR 201 Painting I 3
AR 221 Sculpture I 3
AR 275 Professional Practice for the Visual Artist 1
EN 101 Introduction to College Writing† 3
  Craft Elective‡ 3
  Art Electives ** 9
  Printmaking elective† †
 

OR

 
AR 203 Photographic Expression I 3
Total credit hours 62-64

†  EN 101, if needed, for EN 102/109 or art elective
.‡  Select AR 121, AR 123, AR 227, or AR 229.
** To meet the 9 elective credits, select a minimum of 6 credits from an AR studio or art history course, and a maximum of 4 credits from
GD 134, GD 136, GD 120, GD 210, or GD 220.
††  Select AR 203, AR 213, AR 214, AR 223, AR 224, or AR 226.

Program Outcomes for the Studio Art A.F.A. Degree

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate visual problem solving ability, employing technical skills, a comprehension of art’s historical context, and applications for contemporary work.
  • Demonstrate foundational skills and competency in a range of art media and techniques.
  • Express ideas creatively. 
  • Employ the formal elements and principles of art and design. 
  • Demonstrate the ability, verbally and in writing, to think critically about and analyze contemporary and historical works of art from multiple cultures.
  • Analyze and value the creative accomplishments of other people and cultures, past and present.
  • Develop constructive, organized work habits.
  • Develop safe practices in the use of art materials and equipment
  • Develop a portfolio of artwork that reflects a high level of technical skill and conceptual engagement.

 

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Specialized Art Certificate: 211A

Revised:  Effective Semester -  Fall 2013

This certificate curriculum is designed for students who want intensive training in drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, or jewelry and metalsmithing. Students who complete this curriculum may continue study toward an associate's degree. Students should select one art history course and one specialized art area in consultation with an adviser in the Art Department.

Art History Requirement (3 credit hours)

Select:

AR 107 Art History I: Ancient to 1400 or

AR 108 Art History II: 1400 to Present, or 

AR 127 Art Appreciation (Art in Culture).

Drawing: 211A (select 12 credit hours)
AR 101 Introduction to Drawing 3
AR 114 Intermediate Drawing 3
AR 115 Figure Drawing I 3
AR 215 Figure Drawing II 3
AR 280A Studio Practicum 3
AR 281A Studio Practicum 3
AR 285A Individualized Art Workshop 3
Painting: 211B (select 12 credit hours)
AR 201 Painting I* 3
AR 202 Painting II 3
AR 205 Watercolor I* 3
AR 206 Watercolor II 3
AR 280B Studio Practicum 3
AR 281B Studio Practicum 3
AR 285B Individualized Art Workshop 3
Printmaking:  211C (select 12 credit hours)
Select two courses from the following:  6
AR 213 World Woodcut and Relief Traditions†  
AR 214 Printmaking: Lithography†  
AR 223 Lithography and Relief Printmaking†  
AR 224 Intaglio Printmaking  
Select two courses from the following:  6
AR 226 Monotype Workshop  
AR 280C Studio Practicum  
AR 281C Studio Practicum  
AR 285C Individualized Art Workshop  
Ceramics: 211D (select 12 credit hours)
AR 121 Ceramics I 3
AR 122 Ceramics II 3
AR 280D Studio Practicum 3
AR 281D Studio Practicum 3
AR 285D Individualized Art Workshop 3
Sculpture: 211E (select 12 credit hours)
AR 221 Sculpture I* 3
AR 222 Sculpture II 3
AR 280E Studio Practicum 3
AR 281E Studio Practicum 3
AR 285E Individualized Art Workshop 3
Jewelry and Metalsmithing:  211F(select 12 credit hours)
Select two courses from the following:  6
AR 123 Crafts  
AR 124 Enameling I  
AR 125 Enameling II  
AR 229 Jewelry and Metalsmithing  
Select two courses from the following:  6
AR 280G Studio Practicum  
AR 281G Studio Practicum  
AR 285G Individualized Art Workshop  
Total credit hours (for each area)  15
* Students must either complete the prerequisites (AR 115 and AR 103 for AR 201; AR 101 for AR 205; AR 103 and AR 104 for AR 221) or have them waived by consent of the department.

† Students may not receive credit for both AR 223 and AR 213 or AR 214.

Program Outcomes for All Specialized Art Certificate Areas of Concentration

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate visual problem solving ability, employing technical skills, a comprehension of art’s historical context, and applications for contemporary work.
  • Demonstrate foundational skills and competency in a range of art media and techniques.
  • Express ideas creatively.
  • Employ the formal elements and principles of art and design.
  • Demonstrate ability, verbally and in writing, to think critically and analyze contemporary and historical works of art from multiple cultures.
  • Analyze and value the creative accomplishments of other people and cultures, past and present.
  • Develop constructive, organized work habits.
  • Develop safe practices in the use of art materials and equipment.

This program is not approved for federal or state student financial aid. 

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Studio Art Certificate: 212

Revised:  Effective Semester - 2013

This certificate curriculum is designed to provide a strong foundation in art while offering an opportunity for generalized study. Students who complete this curriculum may continue study toward an associate's degree. Student should select courses in consultation with an adviser in the Art Department.

General Art Requirements (18 credit hours)
AR 101 Introduction to Drawing 3
AR 103 Design Studio:  2 Dimensional 3
AR 104 Design Studio:  3 Dimensional 3
AR 105 Color Theory and Application 3
AR 115 Figure Drawing I 3
Select one of the following:  3
AR 107 Art History:  Ancient to 1400  
AR 108 Art History:  1400 to Present  
AR 127 Art Appreciation (Art in Culture)  
Studio Art Electives (12 credit hours)
Select from the following courses: AR 112, AR 113, AR 114, AR 121, AR 122, AR 123, AR 124, AR 125, AR 201, AR 202, AR 203, AR 204, AR 205, AR 206, AR 213, AR 214, AR 215, AR 221, AR 222, AR 223*, AR 224, AR 225, AR 226, AR 227, AR 229, AR 280A–AR 280G, AR 281A–AR 281G, AR 285A–AR 285L.
Total credit hours  30
* Students cannot also receive credit for AR 213 or AR 214.

Program Outcomes for the Studio Art Certificate

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate visual problem solving ability, employing technical skills, a comprehension of art’s historical context, and applications for contemporary work. 
  • Demonstrate foundational skills and competency in a range of art media and techniques.
  • Express ideas creatively.
  • Employ the formal elements and principles of art and design.
  • Demonstrate the ability, verbally and in writing, to think critically about and analyze contemporary and historical works of art from multiple cultures.
  • Analyze and value the creative accomplishments of other people and cultures, past and present.
  • Develop constructive, organized work habits.
  • Develop safe practices in the use of art materials and equipment.

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