Associate in Arts with a Concentration in Fine Arts/Visual (FAV.AA)

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Associate in Arts

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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.

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General Requirements
English Composition3
Fine Arts / Humanities3-5
Natural Sciences7-10
Social Sciences6-7
Required Specialty Courses
ART 1510Basic Drawing3
ART 1520Basic Design3
ART 15601Art Appreciation 3
ART 2510Fundamentals of Figure Drawing3
ART 2520Advanced Drawing3
ART 2570Advanced Design3
ART 2600American Art3
Required Elective Courses
PHO 1220Fundamentals of Photography3
Complete 6 additional credits from the following ART courses:
Acrylic Painting3
Introduction to Ceramics3
Oil Painting3
Watercolor Painting3
Advanced Jewelry3
Figurative Sculpture3
Wheel Throwing I: Introduction to the Potter's Wheel3
Wheel Throwing II3
Wheel Throwing III3
Wheel Throwing IV3
Ceramics: Intermediate Hand-Building3
Ceramics: Advanced Hand-Building3
Ceramic Field Study3
Ceramics: Glaze Formulation3
Advanced Sculpture3
American Art3
Advanced Oil Painting3
Advanced Watercolor Painting3
Sculpture Welding3
Sculpture Casting3
Advanced Figure Drawing3
Advanced Sculpture Welding3
Total Credit Hours for Program-Related Courses55-63
Additional elective credits needed to meet requirements for an Associate in Arts degree. Must be completed from courses numbered 1000 - 29990-7
Total Credit Hours62-63

A minimum cumulative 2.00 grade point average (GPA) overall is required for graduation.