Award: Associate of Arts Degree
For more information: Contact Assoc. Prof. Kenneth
Jones, 443-412-2726, email@example.com; Prof. James
McFarland, 443-412-2247, firstname.lastname@example.org;
Asst. Prof. Heidi Neff, 443-412-2276, email@example.com;
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 Fine Art track gives students the opportunity to study a variety of traditional art making disciplines while building a strong artistic foundation. Students are taught fundamental art techniques and principles, and are encouraged to realize their individual artistic visions. The Fine Art track prepares students for continued studies in specific Fine Art disciplines such as Ceramics, Drawing, Fibers, Illustration, Painting, or Sculpture. The Fine Art track will also prepare students for further study in Arts Administration, Decorative Painting, Display Design, Fashion Design, Furniture Design, Medical Illustration, and Museum Studies.
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. It should be noted that artists with fine art degrees not only continue to become fine artists but are also well prepared to work in art-related fields. Opportunities for employment may also be found in arts administration, art criticism, art therapy, industrial design, theater set design, and public relations, among others. 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.