Visual Arts, AA

Program Overview

Plan of Study in Visual Arts

The Associate in Arts degree in Visual Arts provides first- and second-year art and general education courses leading to the bachelor of arts degree. It is intended for students planning a career in art education, museum or gallery work, reporting and writing about art, and the numerous careers supplying services by and for artists such as art dealer, art consultant, art insurance agent or lawyer, commercial printer, typographer, and art therapist. Students enrolling in this curriculum are urged to meet with an academic advisor each semester to review course selections and transfer plans.

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Program Requirements

Major courses

ARTS 1623Survey of Art-Renaissance to Rococo

3 Credits

ARTS 1633Survey of Art-1800 to Present

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Supplemental courses

ARTS 1503Basic Drawing

3 Credits

ARTS 1513Two Dimensional Design

3 Credits

ARTS 1603Drawing II

3 Credits

ARTS 1813Three Dimensional Design

3 Credits

Choose one

ARTS 2513Painting

3 Credits

ARTS 2523Painting II

3 Credits

ARTS 2533Ceramics I

3 Credits

ARTS 2553Photography

3 Credits

ARTS 2643Computer Art

3 Credits

ARTS 2563Photography II

3 Credits

ARTS 2573Introduction to Printmaking

3 Credits

ARTS 2583Color Photography

3 Credits

ARTS 2613Figure Drawing

3 Credits

ARTS 2623Figure Drawing II

3 Credits

ARTS 2713Introduction to Sculpture

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:15

A portfolio review is generally required by transfer institutions for studio courses in individual media.

Communications

ENGL 1613English I

3 Credits

ENGL 1623English II

3 Credits

SPCH 1553Introductory Speech

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:9

A minimum grade of C is required in ENGL 1613 and ENGL 1623.

Laboratory Science

Laboratory Science Courses

8 Credits

Total Credit Hours:8

Two courses, one from the life sciences and one from the physical sciences. View Laboratory Science course options.

Mathematics

Choose one

MATH 1713Finite Mathematics

3 Credits

MATH 1774Statistics

4 Credits

MATH 1834Calculus for Business & Social Science

4 Credits

MATH 1704Contemporary Mathematics

4 Credits

MATH 2515Calculus & Analytic Geometry I

5 Credits

Total Credit Hours:3-5

Humanities

HUMS 1513Introduction to Humanities

3 Credits

 

ARTS 1613Survey of Art-Caves to Cathedrals

3 Credits

or

ARTS 1643Non-Western Art

3 Credits

 

HIST 1513Western Civilization to 1648

3 Credits

or

HIST 1533Western Civilization 1648 to Present

3 Credits

 

Humanities Elective

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:12

View Humanities elective options.

Regarding ARTS 1613 - Because colleges divide historical periods differently, completing the entire Survey of Art sequence at one college is strongly recommended.

The following may not also be used to meet general education requirements at some institutions: ARTS 1613, HIST 1513, HIST 1533.

Social and behavioral science

PLSC 1513American Government

3 Credits

Social and Behavioral Science Courses

6 Credits

Total Credit Hours:9

View Social and behavioral science course options. One course must have a prefix other than PLSC.

Elective

Elective

2 Credits

Total Credit Hours:2

Choose 2 credit hours from any transfer-level elective area. Appropriate electives have a first digit of 1 or 2 and a second digit of 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9 in the KCC course number.

Total Credit Hours: 64

Suggested Course Sequence

Fall semester

ARTS 1503Basic Drawing

3 Credits

ARTS 1513Two Dimensional Design

3 Credits

ARTS 1613Survey of Art-Caves to Cathedrals

3 Credits

ENGL 1613English I

3 Credits

Laboratory Science Course

4 Credits

Spring semester

ARTS 1603Drawing II

3 Credits

ARTS 1813Three Dimensional Design

3 Credits

ARTS 1623Survey of Art-Renaissance to Rococo

3 Credits

ENGL 1623English II

3 Credits

Social and Behavioral Science Course

3 Credits

Fall semester

ARTS 1633Survey of Art-1800 to Present

3 Credits

PLSC 1513American Government

3 Credits

HUMS 1513Introduction to Humanities

3 Credits

Humanities Elective

3 Credits

Social and Behavioral Science Course

3 Credits

Mathematics Elective

3-5 Credits

Spring semester

SPCH 1553Introductory Speech

3 Credits

Laboratory Science Course

4 Credits

Humanities Course

3 Credits

Art Elective

3 Credits

Elective

2 Credits