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Visual Arts AAA

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.

Associate of Applied Arts (AAA)

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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.


printer iconPrintable Advising Sheet

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  
ENG 112 College Composition II 3 ENG 111  
Mathematics or Science Elective (choose 1):
BIO 101 General Biology I
CHM 101 Intro to Chemistry I
ENV 121 General Environmental Science I
MTH 154 Quantitative Reasoning I
PHY 101 Intro to Physics I
3-4 See Placement Requirements See Note 2
Social/Behavioral Science Elective (choose 1):
HIS 101 Survey of Western Civilization I
HIS 102 Survey of Western Civilization II
HIS 111 Survey of World Civilization I
HIS 112 Survey of World Civilization II
HIS 121 United States History I
HIS 122 United States History II
PSY 200 Principles of Psychology
SOC 200 Principles of Sociology
3   See Note 2
Approved Elective (choose 1):
BUS 100 Introduction to Business
ENG 211 Creative Writing I
ENG 241 Survey of American Literature I
ENG 242 Survey of American Literature II
ENG 251 Survey of World Literature I
ENG 252 Survey of World Literature II
REL 230 Religions of the World
3   See Note 2
ART 101 History and Appreciation of Art I 3    
ART 102 History and Appreciation of Art II 3    
ART 121 Drawing I 3    
ART 122 Drawing II 3 ART 121  
ART 131 Fundamentals of Design I 3    
ART 132 Fundamentals of Design II 3    
ART 130 Introduction to Multimedia 4 ART 131 or ART 132  
ART 180 Introduction to Computer Graphics 3    
ART Elective (choose 1):
ART 153 Ceramics I
ART 203 Animation I
ART 217 Graphic Design I
ART 241 Painting I
ART 243 Watercolor I
ART Elective (choose 1):
ART 153 Ceramics I
ART 203 Animation I
ART 241 Painting I
ART 242 Painting II
ART 243 Watercolor I
ART 244 Watercolor II
3   See Note 3
ART Elective (choose 1):
ART 154 Ceramics II
ART 204 Animation II
ART 242 Painting II
ART 244 Watercolor II
ART 247 Painting Techniques for Illustrators
ART 248 Painting III
ART Elective (choose 1):
ART 153 Ceramics I
ART 241 Painting I
ART 245 Portrait Painting
ART 246 Figure Painting
ART 247 Painting Techniques for Illustrators
ART 249 Painting IV
ART 259 Landscape Painting
Communications Studies and Theatre Elective (choose 1):
CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking
CST 130 Intro to Theatre
CST 145 Stagecraft
CST 151 Film Appreciation I
CST 160 Improvisation I
Photography or Film Elective (choose 1):
ART 208 Video Techniques
PHT 105 Basic Photography
PHT 135 Electronic Darkroom
PHT 164 Intro to Digital Photography
ART 287 Portfolio and Resume Preparation 1 Majors only – Take in last semester See Note 4
Total Minimum Credits to Complete 60-61  


  1. Students are strongly encouraged to complete their SDV and ENG requirements first.
  2. Students should meet with their academic advisor to determine the best option to meet their goals.
  3. Must be a culminating experience course, the second in a sequence or higher.
  4. Student must develop a portfolio during their last semester of study.
  5. Students should regularly meet with their academic advisor and check their advisement report in MyTyler – SIS.
  6. 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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Division of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

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