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.
Program Requirements and Special Conditions
Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students must also complete placement test (or equivalent) in English and mathematics, and scores will be used for appropriate course placement. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should see a counselor and returning students their advisor for more information.
|1st Semester||Credits||Standard Course Options|
|ART 101 History and Appreciation of Art I||3|
|ART 111 Introduction to the Arts I||3|
|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|
|ART 287 Portfolio and Resume Preparation||1||See Note 2.|
|Total Credits For Program||32|
Notes and Additional Curriculum Options
- Part-time students should consult their faculty advisors regarding appropriate course sequences.
- Student must 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).
*Programs not eligible for financial aid.
**Programs related to science, technology, engineering, mathematics and health (STEM-H).
***Programs related to science, technology, engineering, mathematics and health (STEM-H) and not eligible for financial aid.
Pending approval. Approval expected during 2015-2016 academic year.