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Fine Arts Concentration

Associate in Arts

This curriculum map contains the new General Education Requirements and applies ONLY to students entering the program beginning fall 2019. Current students should log in to BHCC Self-Service to review their specific program requirements or contact LifeMap/Advising for more information. Prospective students should go to bhcc.edu/admissions and contact an admissions counselor.
Semester 1 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
VMA-100 VMA Freshman Seminar
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Satisfies Learning Community Requirement

Prerequisites: ENG-095 and MAT-093 or placement

VMA-104 Drawing from Observation
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

This course meets the General Education requirement for Creative Work.

(Formerly Area 6)

Prerequisites: ENG-095 or placement

GenEd-QPS Quantitative Problem Solving
3-4

This course meets the General Education requirement for Quantitative Problem Solving.

(Formerly Area 4)

Choose one course from Quantitative Problem Solving Menu

Prerequisites: MAT-097 or MAT-098 or placement

VMA-112 Art History: Prehistoric to Medieval
VMA-113 Art History: Renaissance to Contemporary
3

Prerequisites: ENG-095 and MAT-093 or placement 

ENG-111 College Writing I
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for Academic Discourse.

(Formerly Area 1)

Prerequisites: ENG-095 and ESL-098 or RDG-095 or placement

Total Credits:
Semester 2 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
VMA-102 Visual Design: Composition and Color
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisites: ENG-095 and MAT-093 or placement

VMA-103 Visual Design: Form and Time
Elements of Form
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisites: ENG-095 and MAT-093 or placement

GenEd-SR Scientific Reasoning
4

This course meets the General Education requirement for Scientific Reasoning.

(Formerly Area 5)

Choose one course from Scientific Reasoning Menu

GenEd-E General Education Elective
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

This course meets the General Education requirement for General Education Elective.

Choose one course from the General Education Community and Cultural Contexts Menu.

ENG-112 College Writing II
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for Research Writing.

(Formerly Area 1)

Prerequisites: ENG-111

Elective Literature Elective
3

Choose one LIT course

Pre/co-requisites: ENG-111

Total Credits:
Semester 3 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
VMA-221 Multimedia Paint and Theory
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Offered in the fall only

Prerequisites: VMA-104

VMA-111 Introduction to Mass Media
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for Community & Cultural Contexts.

(Formerly Area 3)

Prerequisites: ENG-095 and MAT-093 or placement

Elective-1 Career Elective
3

Choose one VMA course not already required for this program.

Elective-2 Behavioral Science Elective
3

Choose one PSY or SOC course

Elective-3 Social Science Elective
3

Choose one HIS or GOV or PHIL or GEO course

Total Credits:
Semester 4 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
VMA-207 Figure Drawing
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Course offered in the spring only

Prerequisites: VMA-104

VMA-225 Painting Concepts
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Course offered in the spring only

Prerequisites: VMA-221

Elective-1 Lab Science Elective
4

Choose one 4-credit AST or BIO or CHM or GIS or ENV or PHY course

Elective-2 Math Elective
3-4

Choose one college-level MAT course

Prerequisites: MAT-097 or MAT-098 or placement

Elective-3 Literature Elective
4

Choose one LIT course

Pre/co-requisite: ENG-111

Total Credits:
Last Modified Date: May 28, 2019

Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:

  • Develop a portfolio in preparation for transfer to a four-year college or university.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the techniques of drawing and painting.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of color theory.

Career Outlook

Graduates of this concentration qualify to transfer to bachelor’s degree-granting colleges or universities. Potential careers in the visual arts, which vary according to the chosen major, include teaching, museum work, illustration, medical and scientific illustration, advertising and printing, photography, and merchandise display.

A bachelor’s degree is the minimum requirement for entry into these fields. Graduate work may be necessary, as well.