Fine Arts

The Associate of Arts Fine Arts degree at Grayson College is designed for transfer to four-year institutions and is part of the Arts & Humanities Career Pathway.  All students are advised to counsel with the university/college of their choice to determine which courses offered at Grayson College are applicable to that institution's bachelor's degree in their desired major.


 

Associate of Arts - Fine Arts

Subject Semester Hours
ENGL 1301 (Composition I) 3
American History Core 3
Mathematics Core 3
Arts Elective** 3
Arts Elective** 3
Communication Core: SPCH 1311/1315/1321
3
American History Core 3
ARTS 1301: Creative Arts Core 3
Arts Elective** 3
Arts Elective** 3
Government/Political Science Core 3
Life & Physical Science Core 3
Life & Physical Science Lab (CAO) 1
Social/Behavioral Science Core 3
Component Area Core 3
Arts Elective** 3
Government/Political Science Core 3
Component Area Option 1
Language, Philosophy, & Culture Core 3
Life & Physical Science Core 3
Life & Physical Science Lab (CAO) 1
Fine Arts Elective** 6
total: 60

*Please review your Student Planner or contact your Student Success Coach/Faculty Mentor to review which courses may be used to fill this degree requirement.

**ARTS1303/1304/2346/2316/2347/2317 Art History I/Art History II/Ceramics/Painting/Ceramics 2/Painting2

Students earning an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, or Associate of Arts in Teaching Degree at Grayson College must complete 42 hours of a state mandated Core Curriculum in addition to major courses and electives in their particular area of interest. Following are the Core Curriculum Component Areas. List of allowable courses within each component area.

Component Areas Required Hours
010 Communication  6
020 Mathematics 3
030 Life and Physical Sciences 6
040 Language, Philosophy, and Culture 3
050 Creative Arts 3
060 American History 6
070 Government/Political Science 6
080 Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
090 Component Area Option 6
Total 42

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A chronological analysis of the historical and cultural contexts of the visual arts from prehistoric times to the 14th century.

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A chronological analysis of the historical and cultural contexts of the visual arts from the 14th century to the present day.

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An introduction to the fundamental terminology, concepts, theory, and application of two-dimensional design.

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An introduction to the fundamental terminology, concepts, theory, and application of three-dimensional design.

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Introduction to the creative media designed to enhance artistic awareness and sensitivity through the creative and imaginative use of art materials and tools. Includes art history and culture through the exploration of a variety of art works with an emphasis on aesthetic judgment and growth.

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Drawing and painting for non-art majors.

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Studio art course that introduces the fundamental principles, materials, and techniques of painting.

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Studio art course that furthers the study of the principles, materials, and techniques of painting.

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Studio art course that introduces the analytic study of the human form and the figure’s potential for compositional and expressive use in drawing.

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A studio art course that introduces basic building, throwing, and other techniques as it relates to the design and production of ceramic sculpture and pottery.

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Studio art course that introduces the fundamental principles, materials, and techniques of watercolor and other water-based media.

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An instructional program designed to integrate on-campus study with practical hands-on work experience. In conjunction with class seminars, the individual student will set specific goals and objectives in the study of studio art and/or art history.

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Last updated: 02/04/2021