Associate in Arts with a Concentration in Fine Arts/Visual (FAV.AA)
Associate in Arts
Arts and Communication
This associate degree provides the student with directed experience in a variety of art media and philosophies from which the student will produce a portfolio of work designed to assist in obtaining an art related job and/or provide the basic art foundation that will allow the student to proceed to a four-year institution with a maximum of transferable credits. Art related careers exist in business and industry, such as assisting in display, creating sets, props, backgrounds, models, special effects for movies, television and theater. Activities in the area of self-employment include merchandising one’s own work in jewelry, sculpture, painting, and ceramics, preparing work for sale in juried exhibitions, one person exhibitions, art fairs and galleries. The program provides generalized experiences to assist the student to specialize if they so desire.
Graduating from this program qualifies the student for the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) endorsement. Students should work closely with an OCC counselor to identify courses from the MTA List which apply to the endorsement and to select courses that will satisfy the intake requirements of the intended transfer institution.
All courses that satisfy MTA requirements must be completed with a grade of "C" (2.0) or higher. All courses comprising the 62 credits required for the degree must be completed with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
Because transferability of credits varies with colleges and universities, programs, and departmental majors, students are urged to discuss their program plans with an OCC counselor and an advisor at the intended transfer institution.
|Fine Arts / Humanities||3-5|
|Required Specialty Courses|
|ART 1510||Basic Drawing||3|
|ART 1520||Basic Design||3|
|ART 15601||Art Appreciation||3|
|ART 2510||Fundamentals of Figure Drawing||3|
|ART 2520||Advanced Drawing||3|
|ART 2570||Advanced Design||3|
|ART 2600||American Art||3|
|Required Elective Courses|
|PHO 1220||Fundamentals of Photography||3|
|Complete 6 additional credits from the following ART courses:|
|Introduction to Ceramics||3|
|Wheel Throwing I: Introduction to the Potter's Wheel||3|
|Wheel Throwing II||3|
|Wheel Throwing III||3|
|Wheel Throwing IV||3|
|Ceramics: Intermediate Hand-Building||3|
|Ceramics: Advanced Hand-Building||3|
|Ceramic Field Study||3|
|Ceramics: Glaze Formulation||3|
|Advanced Oil Painting||3|
|Advanced Watercolor Painting||3|
|Advanced Figurative Sculpture||3|
|Advanced Figure Drawing||3|
|Advanced Sculpture Welding||3|
|Total Credit Hours for Program-Related Courses||55-63|
|Additional elective credits needed to meet requirements for an Associate in Arts degree. Must be completed from courses numbered 1000 - 2999||0-7|
|Total Credit Hours||62-63|
Course may be used to meet MTA Fine Arts/Humanities requirement if completed with a grade of "C" (2.0) or higher.
A minimum cumulative 2.00 grade point average (GPA) overall is required for graduation.