This two-year art curriculum leads to an associate of applied arts degree in art and design. 

For department information or additional degree requirements, go to the Art and Design department page.

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Total Credits Required 60
General Education 24
EN 111 College Composition I [EFFC] 4
EN 211 College Composition II [EFFC] 4
Human Expression Elective* 4
Choose 12 credit hours from the following categories: 12
    Quantitative Reasoning Elective (4 cr.)
    Social Responsibility in a Diverse World Elective (4-8 cr.)
    Integrative Thinking Elective (4 cr.)
    Perspectives on Society Elective (4 cr.)
    Scientific Inquiry Elective (4 cr.)

Major Courses** 24
AD 101 Process and Design 4
Art History Elective chosen from the following: 4
     AD 110 Ideas in Art and Design History (4 cr.)
     AD 230 History of World Art: Ancient to Medieval (4 cr.)
     AD 240 History of World Art: Renaissance to Modern (4 cr.)
     AD 260 Why America Looks This Way (4 cr.) [HUME]
Foundations Studio  
2D Studio selected from AD 117, AD 119, or AD 120 4
3D Studio selected from AD 111, AD 116, AD 122, AD 123, or AD 124 4
Digital Studio selected from AD 112, AD 118, or AD 134 4
AD 270 Concepts and Culture [INTT] 4

Art and Design Electives*** 8
100 and 200 level courses

*Courses used for General Education must be selected from the approved list of courses in the bulletin.

**AD 181 may not be used for Art and Design electives or art history credit.

***For students that may later pursue a BA, BS, or BFA degree, a 100 and 200-level course sequence in a concentration is recommended (for example, the illustration concentration would include AD 119 and 219). Concentrations include ceramics, computer art, digital cinema, drawing/painting, graphic design, human centered design, illustration, metalsmithing/sculpture, photography, and woodworking/furniture design.