Bunker Hill Community College

Bunker Hill Community College

Studio Arts Option

Associate in Science Professional Studies - Visual and Media Arts

This curriculum map contains the new General Education Requirements. 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 Expand
VMA-100 VMA Freshman Seminar
3

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

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
3

Prerequisite: 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 Expand
VMA-205 Inventive Drawing
3

Prerequisite: VMA-104

VMA-207 Figure Drawing
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Spring only

Prerequisite: VMA-104

VMA-111 Introduction to Mass Media
3

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

(Formerly Areas 2 and 3)

Prerequisites: ENG095 and MAT093 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

ENG-112 College Writing II
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for Academic Discourse.

(Formerly Area 1)

Prerequisite: ENG-111

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

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Fall only

Prerequisite: VMA-104

VMA-118 Elements of Time
3

Prerequisites: ENG-095 and MAT-093 or placement

Elective Career Elective
3

Career Electives:

  • VMA-106
  • VMA-135
  • VMA-261
  • VMA-123
  • VMA-124
  • VMA-130
VMA-112 Art History: Prehistoric to Medieval
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for Creative Work.

(formerly Area 6)

ENG-095 and MAT-093 or placement

GenEd-E General Education Elective
3

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

Choose a course from the General Education Creative Work, Community/Cultural Contexts, Scientific Reasoning and Elective menus. 

Total Credits:
Semester 4 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req Expand
VMA-227 Ideas in Art: Fine Arts Studio
3

Spring Only

Prerequisites: VMA-207 or VMA-221

VMA-225 Painting Concepts
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Spring only

Prerequisites: VMA-221

Elective Career Elective
3

Choose one VMA course not already required for the program.

VMA-113 Art History: Renaissance to Contemporary
3
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

Total Credits:
Last Modified Date: May 3, 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.
  • Adapt the fundamental elements and principles of design to individual aesthetic.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in Drawing, painting, and creating works in traditional as well as digital technologies and experimental forms.
  • Apply the basic principles of color theory.
  • Combine conceptual and critical thinking skills as applied to Studio Art

Career Outlook

Graduates of this option qualify to transfer to bachelor’s degree-granting colleges or universities. Potential entry level careers in the visual arts, which vary according to the chosen major, may include: Fine Arts, Commercial Arts, Graphic/visual 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 more. Students of all these tracks receive the same foundational curriculum within a typical four-year art college.