This major prepares students to transfer to institutions offering specialized fine arts majors and related fields. Students develop skills in the production of various art forms and in proper use of tools, equipment and materials.
Studio Arts (SD)
(Effective Fall 2019)
- School of Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications
- Associate of Arts Degree (A.A.)
- More Information about Studio Arts
Possible programs students could transfer into at a four-year institution include the following: Studio Art (e.g., painting, sculpture, photography, and ceramics); Art Education; Art Therapy; Studio Assistant; Art History; Graphic Design; Industrial Design.
Recommended High School Subjects
Course work with strong emphasis on communication, analytical skills and aesthetics; geometry and training in art (desirable).
Special Equipment Needs
Students enrolled in this major will be required to purchase a Freshman Art Kit.
All entering students will be tested for English, math, and reading deficiencies. Students are expected to remediate any deficiencies as explained in this catalog (see http://www.pct.edu/catalog/PlacementTesting ).
This major is subject to the transfer standards established by the College (see http://www.pct.edu/catalog/TransferringCredits ). Exceptions must be approved by the school dean.
Program GoalsA graduate of this major should be able to:
- demonstrate conceptual and hand skills in the visual arts.
- describe and apply a variety of techniques using varied media.
- communicate clearly, visually, and verbally.
- identify models and theoretical concepts consistent with historical and art-related ideas.
- define the relationship of objective design criteria to a variety of content areas within the visual arts (i.e., drawing, painting, photography, and sculpture).
- describe narrative and design characteristics in artwork.
- analyze design and color as it relates to the visual arts.
- promote intellectual and artistic development through critical analysis.
Students must earn a grade of 'C' or better in all courses with an ART and PHO course designator to receive credit for their completion. Students earning a 'D' or below must retake courses in which they are deficient before those courses can be considered as meeting the prerequisite requirements for more advanced courses. Failure to achieve a grade of 'C' or above in a course, after the maximum attempts allowed by College policy, results in withdrawal from the major in which the course is required.
|FYE101||First Year Experience||1|
|ART107||Visual Literacy for Designers||3|
|CSC124||Information, Technology, and Society||3|
|ENL111||English Composition I||3|
|MMM||Math Elective (MTH151 or Higher)||3|
|ART109||Design and Color||3|
|ENL121||English Composition II||3|
|MNS||Math Elective (MTH153 or Higher)||3|
|ART202||Introduction to Three-Dimensional Design||3|
|SPC101||Fundamentals of Speech||3|
|SSP||Core Social Science Perspective||3|
|ART125||Art History: Ancient through 15th Century||3|
|ART135||Art History: 16th through 20th Centuries||3|
|SDE||Directed Elective - Art or Photography||3|
|CDP||Core Global and Cultural Diversity Perspective||3|
|SCL||Science Elective with lab||4|
A student must take a Cultural Diversity course to satisfy either the Social Science, Humanities or open elective.
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