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Fine Arts Certificate

The template below is for students declaring a major for the catalog year 2018-19. The Advising Sheet Archive contains printable advising sheets for the catalog years 2016-17, 2017-18, and 2018-19. Students already with a declared major should view their advising report in SIS for appropriate course selection.

Certificate (C)

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


This program provides a coherent set of university parallel courses corresponding to the first year of art foundation study. 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 may need to complete placement tests in English and mathematics. Visit for all course placement options. If students have deficiencies in English, 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 ART 131 or ART 132  
ART 287 Portfolio and Resume Preparation 1 Majors only – Taken during last semester See Note 2
Total Minimum Credits to Complete 33  


  1. Students are strongly encouraged to complete their SDV and ENG requirements first.
  2. Student must develop a portfolio during their last semester of study.
  3. Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their advisement report in MyTyler – SIS.

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Division of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Chester: 804-706-5086
Midlothian: 804-594-1509


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