Studio Arts Option
Associate in Science - Visual and Media Arts Department
|Course Title||Course Number||Semester Taken||Credits||Prerequisites|
|GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES|
|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||MAT097 or placement|
|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|
|Elements of Form||VMA103||3||ENG095 and MAT093 or placement|
|Drawing from Observation||VMA104||3||ENG095 or placement|
|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|
|Elements of Time||VMA118||3||ENG095 and MAT093 or placement|
|Figure Drawing||VMA 207||3||VMA 104|
|Multimedia Paint and Theory||VMA 221||3||VMA104|
|Painting Concepts||VMA 225||3||VMA 221|
|Studio Portfolio||VMA 227||3||VMA207 or VMA221|
The program offers foundation training for artists, photographers, media-creators and studio designers by providing traditional/ digital based art instruction and conceptual ideation towards individual expression. 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. Graduates of this option may qualify to transfer using benefits of Mass Transfer Pathways to a four-year state college or University of Massachusetts campus.
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, which 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 et cetera. Students of all these tracks receive the same foundational curriculum within a typical Four-Year Art College.
- 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