(Effective Fall 2019)

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.

Career Opportunities

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

Remediation Strategies

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 ).

Program Goals

A 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.

Performance Standards

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.


First Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
FYE101 First Year Experience 1 .50 1.50 S REQ
ART107 Visual Literacy for Designers 3 2 3 M REQ
ART180 Drawing 3 2 3 M REQ
CSC124 Information, Technology, and Society 3 3 S REQ
ENL111 English Composition I 3 3 S REQ
MMM Math Elective (MTH151 or Higher) 3   S MMM
Second Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
ART102 Two-Dimensional Design 3 2 3 M REQ
ART109 Design and Color 3 2 3 M REQ
PHO150 Digital Photography 3 2 3 M REQ
ENL121 English Composition II 3 3 S REQ
MNS Math Elective (MTH153 or Higher) 3   S MNS
Third Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
ART122 Painting 3 2 3 M REQ
ART202 Introduction to Three-Dimensional Design 3 2 3 M REQ
SPC101 Fundamentals of Speech 3 3 S REQ
SPC201 Interpersonal Communication 3 3 S REQ
SCI Science Elective 3   S SCI
SSP Core Social Science Perspective 3   S SSP
OEA Open Elective 3   S OEA
Fourth Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
ART125 Art History: Ancient through 15th Century 3 3 M REQ
ART135 Art History: 16th through 20th Centuries 3 3 M REQ
SDE Directed Elective - Art or Photography 3   M SDE
CDP Core Global and Cultural Diversity Perspective 3   S CDP
SCL Science Elective with lab 4   S SCL
OEA Open Elective 3   S OEA

A student must take a Cultural Diversity course to satisfy either the Social Science, Humanities or open elective.