Award: Associate of Arts Degree
For more information: Contact Assoc. Prof. Kenneth
Jones, 443-412-2726, firstname.lastname@example.org; Prof. James
McFarland, 443-412-2247, email@example.com;
Asst. Prof. Heidi Neff, 443-412-2276, firstname.lastname@example.org;
or academic advising, 443-412-2301.
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The Art and Design program offers students an Associate of Arts degree and preparation to transfer with junior status to a B.A. or B.F.A. Art or Design program. This program prepares students with an intensive, hands-on, studio-based curriculum that stresses the development of art making skills and critical thinking. Classes are taught by professional, exhibiting artists who have expertise in their disciplines. This program also provides the community with the opportunity to study for personal enrichment.
The Digital Arts track focuses on the creation of artwork using digital and interactive media. Students investigate a broad range of disciplines including video, web, sound, animation, 3-D modeling, motion graphics and digital photography within the context of the fine arts. This interdisciplinary approach exposes students to evolving technologies and practices of using the computer as a rich and unique resource for image making, print and web design, time-based art and portfolio production. Graduates are prepared for further study in film and animation, the gaming industry, commercial art and photography, motion graphics, new media, and interdisciplinary arts.
Upon completion of the Associate of Arts in Art & Design degree students will be able to:
- Successfully transfer to a four-year institution.
- Communicate original content using discipline-specific concepts.
- Create art and design using multiple specialized techniques and processes.
- Evaluate art and design with an evolved and informed aesthetic judgment.
HCC graduates have successfully transferred to art schools and universities, both in and out of Maryland. Students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should check the requirements of that institution. If they are significantly different from the courses listed, students should consult with an advisor for academic guidance. Some art schools require portfolios for admission and financial aid consideration. HCC faculty are well-versed in these requirements and assist students in portfolio preparation.
More people are employed in the visual arts than in all of the performing arts and sports industries combined. Approximately 1,250,000 Americans work in the art and design industries, representing a total of one in 111 jobs. Artists who are trained to work on the computer are expected to be in particularly high demand as over 3/4 of jobs in arts-related fields use digital technologies. Art and Design graduates are offered educational opportunities and critical thinking skills that give them the flexibility to use their visual training in many related fields. Employment is usually secured by the presentation of a portfolio that shows evidence of appropriate skills and talent.
Recommended Course Sequence
* ART 213, Drawing II is a recommended transfer class to
many state schools including Towson University.
** History of Western Civilization I or II are
recommended as useful background courses
for Survey of Art History I or II.
FIELD TRIP STATEMENT
Courses in this discipline may require field trip(s).
Students who wish to pursue further study in art may, with instructor permission, enroll in Independent Study.