The visual and performing arts department at John Tyler has turned out graduates who’ve gone on to become working artists and successful transfer students. Learn more about the arts at Tyler.
This program provides a coherent set of university parallel courses corresponding to the first year of art foundation study. It is intended for students who plan to transfer into a baccalaureate degree program in the visual arts. The program may be applied toward majors in art education, art history, crafts, fashion design, filmmaking, graphic design, illustration, interior design, museum studies, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and other art-related fields. It also helps students develop the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary for careers in art and design.
Admission Requirements and Special Conditions
A high school diploma (or equivalent) and satisfactory scores on college placement tests (or equivalent) in English and mathematics are required. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental courses to prepare students for the curriculum.
|1st Semester||Credits||Standard Course Options|
|ART 101 History and Appreciation of Art I||3|
|ART 111 Introduction to the Arts I||3||ART 112|
|ART 121 Drawing I||3|
|ART 131 Fundamentals of Design I||3|
|ENG 111 College Composition||3|
|2nd Semester||Credits||Standard Course Options|
|ART 102 History and Appreciation of Art II||3|
|ART 122 Drawing II||3|
|ART 132 Fundamentals of Design II||3|
|ART 133 Visual Arts Foundation||4|
|ENG 112 College Composition II||3|
|Total Credits For Program||31|
Notes and Additional Curriculum Options
- Part-time students should consult their faculty advisors regarding appropriate course sequences.
- Students who plan to transfer into a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) program may need to develop a transfer portfolio during their last semester of study.
For additional information on this program, please contact the Division of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences: 804-706-5086 (Chester Campus) or 804-594-1509 (Midlothian Campus).