Award: Associate of Arts Degree
For more information: Contact Prof. Chris Heard, 443-412-2350, email@example.com; or Advising, Career, and Transfer Services, 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 Photography Track is designed to train students in a broad range of photographic applications, including traditional black and white and color photography, digital photography and studio lighting, with an emphasis on technical fundamentals and the development of a personal artistic vision. This track prepares students for continued study in B.A. or B.F.A. programs at 4-year institutions, or for a career in various commercial fields of photography.
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.
Students should be aware that each transfer institution has unique curricular requirements. To facilitate transfer, students should consult with an academic advisor early in their studies at HCC and before selecting elective courses.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment is expected to grow about as fast as the average for all occupations. 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. News and commercial photographers are likely to face keen competition. Areas such as Internet publications, portrait photography, law enforcement and scientific and medical research photography should offer the best opportunities.
Recommended Course Sequence
* History of Western Civilization I or II are recommended as useful background courses for Survey of Art History I and II.
FIELD TRIP STATEMENT
Courses in this discipline may require field trip(s).
Students who wish to pursue further study in photography may, with instructor permission, enroll in Independent Study.