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Art - Visual Arts

Associate in Arts

Minimum of 61 credit hours
The mission of the Visual Arts Program is to provide the fundamental knowledge essential to art majors planning careers in a wide range of visual art disciplines. The program has a large number of approved support electives, making it very diverse and flexible, and allowing students to design an art program that fits their personal educational goals. Students who earn an associate degree in Visual Arts are prepared to continue studying at a four-year institution. After graduating, they can become teachers, art critics, museum directors and curators, art gallery directors, painters, sculptors, ceramists, jewelers, art historians and photographers, or work in film/video, fashion design, interior design, animation, art therapy, illustration, print making and graphic/visual communications. Graphic Communications students who wish to transfer to a four-year institution should enroll in the Visual Arts program for an Associate in Arts degree.

  • Course Sequence
    Course ID Course name Credits Type Min Gd
    Suggested Freshman 1st Semester
    SCL 1001 SUCCESS IN COLLEGE AND LIFE 1 Life Skills  
    ART 1013 ART HISTORY SURVEY I 3 Gen Ed  
    ART 1123 DRAWING I 3 Major  
    ART 1213 FOUNDATIONS I: DESIGN AND COLOR 3 Major  
    ENGL 1113 ENGLISH COMPOSITION I 3 Gen Ed  
    PHYS SC ANY PHYSICAL SCIENCE CHOSEN FROM ASTR, PHYS, CHEM, OR GEOL SUBJECT AREAS 3-4 Gen Ed  
    Suggested Freshman 2nd Semester
    ART 1023 ART HISTORY SURVEY II 3 Gen Ed  
    ART 1233 DRAWING II 3 Major  
    MATH 1503 CONTEMPORARY MATHEMATICS OR Gen Ed  
    MATH 1513 COLLEGE ALGEBRA FOR BUSINESS, LIFE SCIENCES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES OR Gen Ed  
    MATH 2013 INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS 3 Gen Ed  
    ENGL 1213 ENGLISH COMPOSITION II 3 Gen Ed  
    GEN ED GEN ED ELECTIVE 3 Gen Ed  
    Suggested Sophomore 1st Semester
    ART 1243 FOUNDATIONS II: 3D DESIGN 3 Major  
    ART 2013 PAINTING I 3 Major  
    HUM HUMANITIES ELECTIVE 3 Gen Ed  
    HIST 1483 U.S. HISTORY TO THE CIVIL WAR OR Gen Ed  
    HIST 1493 U.S. HISTORY SINCE THE CIVIL WAR 3 Gen Ed  
    SUPP GUIDED SUPPORT ELECTIVE 3 Support  
    Suggested Sophomore 2nd Semester
    GEN ED GEN ED ELECTIVE 3 Gen Ed  
    POLSC 1113 AMERICAN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT 3 Gen Ed  
    BIO BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE 3-4 Gen Ed  
    SUPP GUIDED SUPPORT ELECTIVE 4 Support  
    ART 2821 PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT AND PRESENTATION 1 Major  
  • Course Grouping

    Major Courses: (16 Credit Hours) Visual Arts: ART 1123; ART 1213, ART 1233; ART 1243; ART 2013; ART 2821

    General Education Courses: (37 credit hours) English: ENGL 1113; ENGL 1213; History: HIST 1483 or HIST 1493; Political Science: POLSC 1113; Sciences: *Three to four credit hours of general education Biological Science; three to four credit hours Physical Science; one of the science courses must include a lab component; Humanities: ART 1013, ART 1023 and 3 credit hours any HUM elective; Mathematics: MATH 1503 or MATH 1513 or MATH 2013; Six hours of Gen Ed Electives chosen from Psychology, Social Science or Foreign Language.

    Life Skills Courses: (1 credit hour) Life Skills: SCL 1001

    Support Courses: (7 Credit Hours) Guided Support Hours: any course with the Art prefix; CAT 1253; CAT 1513; ENGL 2103; and any course with a DMD prefix; HUM 2233; JB 2643; PHIL 2343; PSY 1503; PSY 2163; and SOC 2173.

  • Program Notes

    Notes: This program is designed for students planning to continue their education at a four-year college or university. See University Parallel/Transfer Programs in the general information section of the catalog.

  • Course Descriptions

    Art

    ART 1013 - ART HISTORY SURVEY I
    Prerequisites: ENGL 1113
    3 CREDITS

    Art History Survey I is a study of the arts, artists and their cultures from Prehistoric through the Early Renaissance. The student will analyze the artistic styles and identify visually the style, its time, its characteristics and the artists important to that period. The student also will analyze the social and art issues which led to the development and evolution of art styles throughout history.

    ART 1023 - ART HISTORY SURVEY II
    Prerequisites: ENGL 1113
    3 CREDITS

    Art History Survey II is a study of the visual arts, artists and their cultures from the Early Renaissance to the present. The student will analyze artistic styles and identify visually the style, its time, its characteristics and the artists important to that period. The student also will analyze the social and art issues which led to the development and evolution of art styles throughout history.

    ART 1123 - DRAWING I
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0106 or adequate placement score
    3 CREDITS

    Drawing I will develop the students understanding of the basic concepts of drawing and their powers of observation. Students will work with various media utilizing a variety of sources and environments.

    ART 1213 - FOUNDATIONS I: DESIGN AND COLOR
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3 CREDITS

    The student will learn to recognize, analyze and apply the elements and principles of 2D design and color in the pictorial arts by studying design and color theory.

    ART 1233 - DRAWING II
    Prerequisites: ART 1123
    3 CREDITS

    Drawing II will continue to develop the students’ understanding of the concepts of drawing. Students will continue to develop their skills in media by using a variety of sources and environments. They will demonstrate the proper application of advanced linear perspective, the depiction of complicated shapes and figures as well as the ability to convey emotion.

    ART 1243 - FOUNDATIONS II: 3D DESIGN
    Prerequisites: ART 1213
    3 CREDITS

    The student will compare, evaluate, and analyze three-dimensional visual art forms. By using a variety of materials and processes, the student will complete a series of studio assignments to demonstrate basic technical ability and an understanding and appreciation of the interaction of form in space and ways to manipulate it. Readings, writings, and participation in a coursework exhibition are required.

    ART 2013 - PAINTING I
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0106 or adequate placement score
    3 CREDITS

    Painting I will develop skills in opaque painting, stressing form and content, visual appreciation and individual expression. After an introduction to the different methods of mixing and applying paint, the student will study various styles and techniques of painting.

    ART 2821 - PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT AND PRESENTATION
    Prerequisites: All required major courses, ART 1013, ART 1023
    1 CREDIT

    The student and instructor will make a critical analysis of the student’s work done over the duration of the program to identify any deficiencies. The student will address any deficiencies and develop a portfolio. The portfolio will present works of art in a professional format, either framed, matted, as slides, or in digital form, whichever is most appropriate to the student’s area of concentration. The student will also write a well developed artist’s statement.

    Biological Science

    BIO - BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE
    Prerequisites: None
    3 CREDITS

    Biological Science

    Electives

    GEN ED - GEN ED ELECTIVE
    Prerequisites: None
    3 CREDITS

    General Education elective

    HUM - HUMANITIES ELECTIVE
    Prerequisites: None
    3 CREDITS

    Humanities elective

    PHYS SC - ANY PHYSICAL SCIENCE CHOSEN FROM ASTR, PHYS, CHEM, OR GEOL SUBJECT AREAS
    Prerequisites: None
    3 CREDITS

    Any Physical Science chosen from ASTR, PHYS, CHEM, or GEOL subject areas

    SUPP - GUIDED SUPPORT ELECTIVE
    Prerequisites: None
    3 CREDITS

    Guided Support elective

    English

    ENGL 1113 - ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3 CREDITS

    The student will write well-developed compositions which demonstrate the principles of unity, coherence, and organization and which contain specific details and vivid language. The students will locate library material and incorporate researched materials into compositions.

    ENGL 1213 - ENGLISH COMPOSITION II
    Prerequisites: ENGL 1103 or ENGL 1113 taken within the last year, with strong encouragement for immediate continuation.
    3 CREDITS

    In this advanced writing course, students will create essays that explore and evaluate a variety of issues and perspectives suggested by fiction, poetry, drama, essays, and other types of cultural texts. Students will refine and augment the writing techniques they learned in ENGL 1113 or ENGL 1103 to develop well- reasoned, well-structured arguments in a clear, fluid, and engaging prose style.

    History

    HIST 1483 - U.S. HISTORY TO THE CIVIL WAR
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3 CREDITS

    After analyzing events in American history from 1400 to 1870 in such areas as revolution, geographic and social mobility, political reform, government precedents and war, the student will be able to identify patterns of present day mobility, describe governmental operations in his society and help resolve conflict in society based on the students search for change, precedents, and conflict in the American past.

    HIST 1493 - U.S. HISTORY SINCE THE CIVIL WAR
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3 CREDITS

    After analyzing events in American history from 1870 to the present in such areas as political reform, industrialization, urbanization, ethnic acculturation and war, the student will be able to identify meaningful changes in his society, identify equal rights in that society, and help resolve conflict in this society based on the students search for change, equal rights and conflicts in the American past.

    Mathematics

    MATH 1503 - CONTEMPORARY MATHEMATICS
    Prerequisites: MATH 0403 or adequate math placement test score. Pre or Co-requisite ENGL 1113 or ENGL 1103
    3 CREDITS

    A study of the mathematics needed for critical evaluation of quantitative information and arguments (including logic, critical appraisal of graphs and tables); use of simple mathematical models, and an introduction to elementary statistics.

    MATH 1513 - COLLEGE ALGEBRA FOR BUSINESS, LIFE SCIENCES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
    Prerequisites: MATH 0403 or adequate math placement test score; ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3 CREDITS

    The student will demonstrate an understanding of the general concepts of relation and function and specifically of polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions; the ability to solve systems of equations by utilizing matrices and determinants; and the ability to solve practical problems using algebra.

    MATH 2013 - INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS
    Prerequisites: MATH 0403 or adequate math placement test score; ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3 CREDITS

    The student will solve problems applying the concepts of random sampling, elementary probability, testing hypotheses, descriptive measures, chi-square, regression and correlation, and analysis of variance.

    Political Science

    POLSC 1113 - AMERICAN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3 CREDITS

    A study of the principles, structure, processes and functions of the United States federal government.

    Success in College and Life

    SCL 1001 - SUCCESS IN COLLEGE AND LIFE
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0106 or adequate reading/writing assessment scores
    1 CREDIT

    Students will learn best practices for academic, career, and personal success. Students will discover their individual strengths, interests, and values to create a personalized plan; select and utilize resources that are applicable to their growth and success; and engage as active and responsible members of the academic community. This course should be taken during a student's first semester of college work at Oklahoma City Community College and is a required course in degree plans to satisfy the Life Skills requirement.

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