Associate of Arts with Art Emphasis

General

Program Description

As a predominately visual and image-conscious culture, the ability to effectively read the visual language of imagery has become a crucial social skill. To paraphrase Walter Benjamin, "Those who cannot interpret imagery will be the illiterate of the future".

With this in mind, the Visual Art Department at Hillsborough Community College is committed to cultivating an educated student body that recognizes and understands the power that images wield, in both historical and contemporary contexts, while also being able to command the foundations of that visual lexicon to their own ends and means.

The AA in Art is a pre-major for students who want to pursue a four-year college/university degree in such fields as Fine Arts, Art Education and Art History. The track offeres foundation courses in studio skills and studio methods. Major studies include, design, digital media, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture.

Suggested Course Sequence

Year I

FALL SEMESTER

  • ARH 1050 Art History I
  • ART 1201C Design Foundations

SPRING SEMESTER

  • ARH 1051 Art History II
  • ART 1300 Drawing I

Year II

FALL SEMESTER

  • ART 1203C Three-Dimensional Design
  • Specified Elective

SPRING SEMESTER

  • Specified Elective
  • Specified Elective

SPECIFIED ELECTIVES (choose three of the following)

  • ART 2400C Printmaking I
  • ART 2500C Painting I
  • ART 2600C Introduction to Digital Art
  • ART 2701C Sculpture I
  • PGY 2401C Photography I
  • ART 2301C Drawing II
Last updated December 2017

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