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Visual Arts AAA

Associate of Applied Arts (AAA)

C Career & technical education programs for job training Career & technical education programs for job training = Career & technical education programs for job training, guided by Advisory Committees

Purpose

In addition to developing their creative abilities, students gain experiences with the tools and processes associated with various visual arts media and learn about the exhibition and marketing of artwork.

Program Requirements and Special Conditions

Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students must also complete placement tests (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 visit the Advising Center and returning students their faculty advisor for more information.

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Required Courses CR. Pre-requisite Courses Approved Course Substitutions
SDV 101 Orientation to Visual and Performing Arts Programs 1   SDV 100
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 See Placement Requirements  
ART 101 History and Appreciation of Art I 3    
ART 180 Introduction to Computer Graphics 3    
ART 121 Drawing I 3    
ART 131 Fundamentals of Design I 3    
ENG 112 College Composition II 3 ENG 111  
ART 102 History and Appreciation of Art II 3    
ART 122 Drawing II 3 ART 121  
ART 132 Fundamentals of Design II 3    
ART 130 Introduction to Multimedia 4    
MILESTONE: Complete ART 287 to earn Fine Arts Certificate
Mathematics or Science Elective 3 See Placement Requirements See Note 2
ART Elective 3   See Note 3
ART Elective 3   See Note 4
Communications Studies and Theatre Elective 3    
ART Elective 3   See Note 3
ART Elective 3   See Note 3
General Elective 3    
Photography or Film Elective 3   See Note 5
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3   See Note 6
ART 287 Portfolio and Resume Preparation 1 Majors only – Taken during last semester See Note 7
Total Minimum Credits to Complete 60  

Notes

  1. Students are strongly encouraged to complete their SDV, ENG, and MTH requirements first.
  2. The mathematics/science elective requirement can be satisfied by courses with the following prefixes: BIO, CHM, ENV, GOL, MTH, NAS and PHY. Students should consult with their faculty advisors to determine the best option.
  3. Acceptable art electives include the following: ART 138, ART 153, ART 154, ART 180, ART 203, ART 204, ART 217, ART 218, ART 231, ART 232, ART 241, ART 242, ART 243, ART 244, ART 245, ART 246, ART 248, ART 249, ART 259. Students should consult with their faculty advisors about other options.
  4. Must be a culminating experience course (2nd in a sequence or higher): ART 154, ART 204, ART 218, ART 232, ART 242, ART 244, ART 248 or ART 249. Students should consult with their faculty advisors about other options.
  5. Approved ART or CST courses may be used to satisfy the photography or film elective. Students should consult with their faculty advisors to determine the best option.
  6. The social/behavioral science elective can be satisfied with the following prefixes: ECO, GEO, PLS, HIS, PSY, and SOC.
  7. Student must develop a portfolio during their last semester of study.
  8. Related Award – Fine Arts Certificate (C)
  9. Students should regularly meet with their academic advisor and check their advisement report in MyTyler – SIS.
  10. Transfer to Four-Year Colleges and Universities – This program is not intended for transfer. Students desiring to transfer should consult their academic advisors and their intended transfer institution for specific direction in program and course selection. Required courses for any major at four-year institutions may vary.

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