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An Associate of Arts degree is an undergraduate degree that is usually completed in two years. The degree gives students basic knowledge about their chosen field, so they can go on to further their studies or seek employment.

Students who pursue a Master generally spend one to two years in the enhanced study of their chosen field. This program is taken after receiving a bachelor’s degree, and available areas of study include science, law, technology, finance, social sciences and the arts.

The United States of America is a large country in North America, often referred to as the "USA", the "US", the "United States", "America", or simply "the States". American colleges are funded by "tuition" charged to the student, which is often quite expensive, very commonly reaching into the tens of thousands of dollars per year.

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Glendale Community College

Course curriculum for either programs involves a wide spectrum of topics ranging from history of art, structure and principles of design, image generation and combination ... [+]

We offer a full certificate, with 7 areas of specialization.

Motion Graphic Design (2d digital animation) Animation Design 3d Digital Modeling 3d Texturing 3d Character Setup and Animation Digital Sculpture Video Game Design

Industry professionals will be teaching classes in all areas. All specialty areas are intended to be taken over a 4 semesters (for most students two years) and are aimed at providing students with entry level artist skills.

Career Summary

Animators use drawings, illustrations, software programs, and electronic tools to create visual imagery and affects for films, commercials, mobile devices, video games, and other forms of media. In the process, they may develop storyboards, plan and script animated narrative sequences, and assist with production coordination. Most animation artists work in motion picture, television, game design, and advertising industries. Animation has evolved into a truly global business. Top-quality animation is produced throughout the world in countries like Spain, France, Korea, Australia, and Russia. As a result, it has become a highly competitive job market, in which animation artists are judged by their portfolio, demonstrating their individual style, vision, and skills level. It is very much a “show me what you can do” profession. While natural talent and creative ability are an absolute must, they are only the starting point on the road to success. Whereas originally, animations technique were based on hand-drawn cells, nowadays, animation is largely dominated by computer-generated imagery (CGI). Therefore, specialized software knowledge and skills are essential for practically all jobs in the visual arts... [-]

USA Glendale
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Richard Bland College of William & Mary Global Student Success Program

The Richard Bland College of William & Mary Global Student Success Program (GSSP) is equivalent to the first two years of a bachelor’s degree program. ... [+]

The Richard Bland College of William & Mary Global Student Success Program (GSSP) is equivalent to the first two years of a bachelor’s degree program. The GSSP consists of for-credit coursework and provides an academic and cultural bridge from your high school experience to studying at a U.S. university.

Upon successful completion of the GSSP, you will receive your associate degree and will be eligible to transfer to one of 40+ well-ranked colleges and universities in Virginia, such as William & Mary, University of Virginia or Virginia Tech.

Program benefits: RBC student from day one No SAT or ACT required for admission Receive academic credits toward your undergraduate degree Small class sizes and additional student support provided Upon successful completion, you will be eligible to transfer to one of 40+ universities in Virginia GSSP: Associate of Arts degree - 4 semesters - Sample Program ... [-]
USA Petersburg
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Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
Jefferson State Community College

The mission of the Liberal Arts Department is to offer courses and programs that will provide a quality educational experience. The Liberal Arts Department is divided int ... [+]

Liberal Arts Mission Statement

The mission of the Liberal Arts Department is to offer courses and programs that will provide a quality educational experience. The Liberal Arts Department is divided into two areas-Humanities and Social Sciences.

The Humanities area of this department is dedicated to providing valuable learning experiences in the liberal arts tradition. The department is committed to offering those courses which will present the student an excellent opportunity to pursue moral, creative, and philosophical interests. Courses within this curriculum include art, music, religion, and philosophy.

The Social Science area of this department also acknowledges the liberal arts tradition. It is committed to creating a learning environment of self-awareness along with a sense of growth and development. Courses in this curriculum include anthropology, geography, history, political science, psychology, and sociology.... [-]

USA Birmingham Pell City Clanton
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Full-time
2 years
Campus
Online & Campus Combined
Valencia College

This transfer plan is designed to help you prepare to transfer to a Florida public university as a junior to complete a four-year Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Industr ... [+]

This transfer plan is designed to help you prepare to transfer to a Florida public university as a junior to complete a four-year Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Industrial & Systems, Electrical/Electronics, Industrial/Manufacturing, Geomatics, Construction, Computer, Aerospace, or Civil Engineering.

The courses within the transfer plan are placed within the General Education requirements and/or the elective credit requirements to earn your Associate in Arts degree; students can only earn one Associate in Arts degree. Please note that the specific university chosen for transfer may have additional requirements than those listed here. For specific transfer information, meet with a Valencia advisor to review your transfer plans, and check the transfer institution catalog for specific degree requirements. Students are strongly encouraged to take electives that relate to their intended Bachelor’s degree program.... [-]

USA Orlando
January 2020
Full-time
2 - 4 years
Campus
Lake Tahoe Community College

The Culinary Arts program at Lake Tahoe Community College represents both traditional and contemporary approaches to culinary arts education. It is our goal to prepare in ... [+]

Overview

The Culinary Arts program at Lake Tahoe Community College represents both traditional and contemporary approaches to culinary arts education. It is our goal to prepare individuals for rewarding careers in the food service profession while serving the foodservice industry by providing a trained and knowledgeable workforce. We take a grounded approach to culinary arts as expressed our mission:

The mission of the Culinary Arts program is to be of service to students and to the community of the Lake Tahoe basin by providing an education that is both practical and vocational in nature while serving as a source of self-enrichment.

While there is a strong emphasis in preparing students for the practical realities of careers in the food service industry, our Culinary Arts program departs from traditional, more vocationally oriented schools. Our unique program emphasizes both a serious academic approach and a spiritual, personal relationship to the Culinary Arts. The food service industry has matured to a point that requires its practitioners to have higher-order thinking skills to go along with the performance skills. Our program strives to meet this "real world" need while fostering a passion for food and cooking in our students.... [-]

USA South Lake Tahoe
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Delaware County Community College

The Associate of Fine Art degree program in graphic design teaches students how to develop design concepts and aesthetically arrange type and image in order to plan and p ... [+]

The Associate of Fine Art degree program in graphic design teaches students how to develop design concepts and aesthetically arrange type and image in order to plan and produce intelligent visual communication solutions to client problems or self-authored work.

Visual communication skills are developed within the constraints of time, budget, and technology. These solutions may include a variety of print based and digital media materials.

The Associate in Fine Arts degree program in graphic design will challenge students and prepare them to transfer to a four-year Bachelor of Fine Art programs while still supporting students who seek career positions such as entry-level designers, freelance designers, and print production artists.... [-]

USA Philadelphia
September 2019
Full-time
2 - 3 years
Campus
Hawaii Tokai International College

HTIC offers an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree program with a major in Liberal Arts. The Liberal Arts Program introduces students to various fields of knowledge, includin ... [+]

HTIC is an accredited liberal arts junior college, awarding the Associate in Arts degree. Based on the concept of the learning community, the Liberal Arts Program emphasizes active learning techniques, critical thinking, cross-cultural understanding, and integrated learning in a highly supportive setting. The low ratio of students to faculty in the classroom affords students with an optimal learning environment.

The Liberal Arts Program

The Liberal Arts Program offers an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree program that introduces students to various fields of knowledge, including the arts and humanities, language, social sciences, natural sciences, and mathematics. The program emphasizes the development of learning, critical thinking, and communication skills to foster a broad intellectual understanding of the individual and society, the natural environment, issues in the arts and humanities, and self-awareness.... [-]

USA Kapolei
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Full-time
2 years
Campus
Snow College

Snow College Visual Arts offers a dynamic general education curriculum designed to provide all students with a holistic understanding of the principles of art which fashi ... [+]

Visual Arts Department

Snow College Visual Arts offers a dynamic general education curriculum designed to provide all students with a holistic understanding of the principles of art which fashion the visual world around us. Emphasis is placed on teaching the fundamentals of art, development of creative and critical thinking skills, understanding historical context, and the exploration of media. It is the goal of the department to instill non-major students with a sensibility and lifetime appreciation for the visual arts.

AFA Degree

For majors, the Associate of Fine Arts in Visual Studies is a unique interdisciplinary studio arts degree. The AFA degree provides students with fundamental competencies in artistic practice, critical thinking, and creative problem-solving. These core themes are applied to the material, process, historical context, concept, and critical theory. The program utilizes innovative practices and technologies in the visual arts and creative industry while fostering professional networks and engaging in dialog with communities on a global level. Students, in collaboration with faculty, design a curricular emphasis specific to their professional career goals. The entrepreneurial and professional practices component of this degree prepares students for success at every level. Students completing this competitive and demanding AFA program will leave with a keenly developed sensibility and skill set and are prepared to successfully transfer to a senior institution and engage with an evolving creative industry.... [-]

USA Ephraim
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Boyce College

For those looking to be trained in ministry, our two-year associate's program provides a convenient and affordable route toward a Bible degree. ... [+]

Flexible

For those looking to be trained in ministry, our two-year associate's program provides a convenient and affordable route toward a Bible degree.

Convictional

Of the total 60 hours in the program, 47 are dedicated to subjects related to ministry and theology.

Affordable

Members of a Southern Baptist Church can complete the entire two-year degree for less than $23,000.

Learning Outcomes Students will be able to demonstrate a knowledge of the Bible, interpret Scripture’s original meaning, and apply Scripture to contemporary situations. Students will be able to integrate systematic and historical theology into a larger biblical framework. Program of Study Course Credits ... [-]
USA Louisville
August 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Henry Ford College

The Associate of Arts in Graphic Design provides a comprehensive foundation of study, emphasizing the development of theoretical, practical, and technical skills within t ... [+]

Description

The Associate of Arts in Graphic Design provides a comprehensive foundation of study, emphasizing the development of theoretical, practical, and technical skills within the Graphic Design field.

The program uses sequential courses that build and develop skills in a range of studio classes. Offers courses in print, front-end web design, and motion graphics. Elective courses are included to add experience in related tracks such as digital photography, illustration, and animation. Employs computer applications and tools as well as design techniques to assist the student in developing the range of skills necessary to compete in the multi-media field of graphic design.

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USA Detroit
January 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Parkland College

Are you ready to expand your mind? Literature students discover the complexities of love, fear, courage, and the whole range of human emotions and motivations in the stor ... [+]

Are you ready to expand your mind? Literature students discover the complexities of love, fear, courage, and the whole range of human emotions and motivations in the stories, plays, poems, and novels they read in literature classes.

Why study Literature?

Literature examines human life in varied ways, from considering our need to write to pondering why we're here. Many students say that discussing literature in class provides one of the best learning experiences in their college careers. The activities in a literature class - reading, writing, discussing, thinking critically about texts and ideas - prepare students for the work world and for life. But beyond that, studying literature enriches our lives, truly a central goal of higher education. Take the opportunity while you are in college to discover the deepest mysteries of the human heart. That's what happens in a literature course.... [-]

USA Champaign
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Lorain County Community College

Careers in psychology typically require at least a bachelor’s degree. You can begin your education at LCCC by earning the associate of arts in psychology – transfer pathw ... [+]

Associate of Arts in Psychology – Transfer Pathway

Careers in psychology typically require at least a bachelor’s degree. You can begin your education at LCCC by earning the associate of arts in psychology – transfer pathway, which may provide you with the necessary coursework for transfer to a four-year college or university.

All colleges and universities have general education requirements that are specific to their own institution. This is why it is critical to first check with your selected transfer institution to confirm the transferability and applicability of specific courses you choose to take at LCCC. Taking as many of your required courses here at LCCC will usually result in substantial financial savings.... [-]

USA Elyria
August 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
North Iowa Area Community College

Are you interested in transferring to a four-year college or university and earning a bachelor’s degree? Students may wish to earn an Associate of Arts and apply their st ... [+]

Are you interested in transferring to a four-year college or university and earning a bachelor’s degree? Students may wish to earn an Associate of Arts and apply their studies toward a bachelor’s degree in a business-related field at a four-year college or university. Students need courses that will facilitate their transfer to four-year institutions of their choice. Please consult with a NIACC counselor for assistance in determining a schedule to meet your goal. The Business Division’s highest priority is to assist students in reaching their individual educational goals. Each instructor is dedicated to providing the highest quality instruction to facilitate this process.

First Semester ENG-105 Composition I MAT-102 Intermediate Algebra* BCA-101 Intro to Computers Humanities class Elective SDV-199 College Essentials Second Semester ENG-106 Composition II MAT-140 Finite Math (if needed) OR MAT-121 College Algebra Social Science class Science class ACC-111 Intro to Accounting (if needed) OR elective Third Semester ACC-121 Principles of Accounting I ECN-120 Principles of Macroeconomics MAT-156 Intro to Statistics PHI-105 Intro to Ethics SPC-112 Public Speaking Fourth Semester ACC-122 Principles of Accounting II ECN-130 Principles of Microeconomics MAT-161 Business Statistics Humanities class General Education Elective* ... [-]
USA Mason City
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Hesston College

After two years at Hesston College, you will have earned an Associate of Arts degree in business and completed 60 college ... [+]

Four-year Business Transfer - also Accounting, Economics

After two years at Hesston College, you will have earned an associate of arts degree in business and completed 60 college credit hours. Your Hesston education will provide you with the strong educational foundation that you will need for upper-level studies and degrees in accounting, finance, economics, business management or administration, international business, sales or marketing.

What to anticipate in the Hesston College Business Program

At Hesston, we are committed to providing you with the personalized attention and relationships you deserve from your professors. There are no teacher assistants, only well prepared and experienced professors who focus all of their time and energy on first and second-year students. They are available to provide a listening ear or give counsel in class scheduling or career planning.... [-]

USA Kansas City
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Full-time
4 years
Campus
Richfield University

Richfield College’s Associate of Arts in Business Administration with option in Accounting degree program provides a solid foundation of ... [+]

Associate of Arts (AA) Degree in Business Administration with option in Accounting

Richfield College’s Associate of Arts in Business Administration with option in Accounting degree program provides a solid foundation of academic disciplines in management, business communications and practices, information management, and business ethics with a specialization in accounting.

Career Opportunities

The program graduates learn to perform important accounting tasks such as recording and posting business transactions, handling payroll, inventory, accounts receivable and payables. With the foundation knowledge in business administration, the graduates can contribute to the office supervision and management and successfully handle business operations that require the use of accounting information and resources.... [-]

USA Los Angeles
September 2019
Campus
Online