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Fine Arts Option

Associate in Science -  Visual and Media Arts Department

The information below applies to students entering the program in fall 2017 and spring 2018. For the most accurate program requirements for your catalog year, please log in to BHCC Self Service to review your specific program requirements. Any questions? Prospective students should go to bhcc.edu/admissions and contact an admissions counselor. Current students should stop by or contact the LifeMap Commons on the Charlestown Campus - E-Building, Room E-235; Phone 617-228-2230 or email academicadvising@bhcc.mass.edu from your BHCC email.
Course Title Course Number Semester Taken Credits Prerequisites
College writing I ENG 111 3 ENG095 and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement.
College Writing II ENG 112 3 ENG 111
Individual / Society From Area 2 3
World View Area 3 satisfied by program
Quantitative Thought From Area 4 3
Scientific View of the World From Area 5 4
Humanities Area 6 satisfied by program
VMA Freshman Seminar VMA100 satisfies learning communities requirement 3 ENG095 and MAT093 or placement
Visual Design: Composition and Color VMA102 3 ENG095 and MAT093 or placement
Drawing I VMA 104 3 ENG095 or placement
Figure Drawing VMA 207 3 VMA 104
Introduction to Mass Media VMA 111 3 ENG095 and MAT093 or placement
Arts History Prehistoric to Medieval VMA 112 3 ENG095 and MAT093 or placement
Arts History Renaissance to Contemporary VMA 113 3 ENG095 and MAT093 or placement
Visual Design: Form and Time VMA103 3 ENG095 and MAT093 or placement
Painting I for Fine Arts VMA 221 3 VMA 104
Painting II for Fine Arts VMA 225 3 VMA 221
Observational Drawing VMA 226 3 VMA 207
Digital Photography Techniques VMA 261 3 VMA 102
Ideas in Art: Fine Arts Studio VMA 227 3 VMA207 or VMA225
Multilevel Studio VMA 228 3 VMA 227
Career Elective 3
Career Elective 3
Total Credits 64
Last Modified Date: April 5, 2017

Program Description

This program prepares students for transfer into a four-year studio intensive program in Fine Arts. A fine arts education provides students with a highly versatile skill set that can be translated into successful careers within and outside of the arts. Gaining technical mastery over the foundational basic elements of art and principles of design provides them the flexibility to produce compelling artwork in any medium; skills with obvious, translatable commercial value.

Career Outlook

Career tracks include: Fine Arts, Commercial Arts, Graphic Design, Photography, Sculpture/3-D Designer, Illustration, Animation, Filmmaker, Videography, Architecture/Interior Architecture, Fashion Designer, Art Therapy, Art Education, Art Criticism and Theory, Art Historian, Art Critic, Curator, Gallerist/Art Dealer, Video Game Designer, Audio/Visual Artist, Audio Technician, Web Designer, Display Designer, Product Designer and the list can go on. Students of all these tracks receive the same foundational curriculum within a typical Four-Year Art College.

Program Objectives

Building foundational skills such as: observational drawing, principles of design, color theory, concept development. production of a portfolio for acceptance/advanced placement into a four-year studio intensive B.F.A program