Fine Arts Associate in Arts - Liberal Arts/Fine Arts Associate in Arts

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The Concentration in Fine Arts offers Liberal Arts students with a foundation in fine arts, designed to facilitate transfer into a four-year fine arts program. A variety of studio experiences in two and three-dimensional mediums are offered as well as art history and the inclusion of digital media electives.  The program is designed to develop traditional technical skills in studio art, while inspiring creative problem solving, the ability to express visual thinking in oral and written work, the ability to critique art as well as self-assess, an awareness of contemporary culture, and the exploration of personal artistic expression. The program will prepare students for transfer into a degree in studio art, art education, art history or digital art. Several articulation agreements currently exist for transfer into four-year BFA programs at New England institutions. The student will responsible for purchasing the necessary art supplies, a list of which will be provided with the syllabi of each course. 

Requirements

This program requires work with a variety of art materials in a lab setting. Students must therefore be able to:

  • Physically hold and utilize art materials such as but not limited to paintbrushes, pencils and x-acto knives.
  • Have enough vision to safely use the materials noted as well as visually inspect their own work and that of other’s.
  • Remain seated or standing for focused activity at a work station for a minimum of 2 hours at a time.

Transfer Credit Policy

In addition to Great Bay transfer credit policies, Liberal Arts and Science courses will be considered for transfer regardless of when they were taken as long as they meet minimum grade requirements.

See individual department policies for program exceptions on general education requirements. In the case of English and math course transfers, it may be recommended that the student take portions of the Accuplacer Placement Test to demonstrate the skill level required for success in subsequent classes within the program.

Transfer of a course to this institution does not guarantee transfer of that same course to subsequent institutions. SAT testing may be required by some transfer institutions.

 

General Education Courses

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
FYE101G First Year Seminar 1 0 1
Classroom 1, Lab 0, Total 1
ENGL110G College Composition I 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
ENGL214G Introduction to Creative Nonfiction 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Lab Science Elective 8
Classroom , Lab , Total 8
Math Elective 8
Classroom , Lab , Total 8
Social Science Elective 9
Classroom , Lab , Total 9
Three ARTS (ARTS choices are: ARTS117G, ARTS127G, ARTS137G, ARTS225G, ARTS230G, ARTS124G, or ARTS235G)
 
Total Credits 42

Technical Core Courses

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
ARTS123G Drawing I 2 3 3
Classroom 2, Lab 3, Total 3
ARTS223G Drawing II 2 3 3
Classroom 2, Lab 3, Total 3
One Art History (Choose from ARTS117G, 127G or 137G)
 
ARTS125G Visual Language 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Total Credits 12

Concentration Elective Courses

Choose 4

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
ARTS117G Art History I 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
ARTS127G Art History II 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
HUMA137G Contemporary Art History 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
ARTS225G Watercolor Painting 2 3 3
Classroom 2, Lab 3, Total 3
ARTS220G Painting I 2 3 3
Classroom 2, Lab 3, Total 3
ARTS230G Introduction to Printmaking 2 3 3
Classroom 2, Lab 3, Total 3
ARTS124G Art, Design, and Color 2 3 3
Classroom 2, Lab 3, Total 3
ARTS126G Typography 2 3 3
Classroom 2, Lab 3, Total 3
ARTS235G Sculpture and 3D Form 2 3 3
Classroom 2, Lab 3, Total 3
One DGMT elective course
 
Total Credits 12

Total Overall Credits : 66

Still not sure?

Contact one of the Program Faculty or an Admissions Representative to learn more about the program.