Requirements for the A.S. Degree

Common Core Requirements Credits
REQUIRED CORE: 1A: ENGL-101, English Composition I 3
  ENGL-102, English Composition II 3
REQUIRED CORE: 1B: Mathematical & Quantitative Reasoning (Select one course from I.B) 3
REQUIRED CORE: 1C: Life & Physical Sciences (Select one course from I.C) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2A: World Cultures & Global Issues (Select one course from II.A) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2B: U.S. Experience in Its Diversity (Select one course from II.B) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2C1: Creative Expression (Select one course from 2C1)
Recommended: select from area different from concentration
3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2D: Individual & Society (Select one course from 2D) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2E: Scientific World (Select one course from 2E) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D or 2E: (select one course2) 3
Subtotal 30
Requirements for the Major
Six (6) credits from:
ARTH-100 Introductory Survey of Art
ARTH-101 History of Art I
ARTH-115 Modern Art
ARTH-116 American Art
ARTH-117 History of Photography
ARTH-120 Contemporary Art
ARTH-126 History of Asian Art
ARTH-202 History of Art II
14-20 credits from:
ARTH-115 Modern Art
ARTH-116 American Art
ARTH-117 History of Photography
ARTH-120 Contemporary Art
ARTH-126 History of Asian Art
ARTH-128 History of African Arts
ARTH-150 Art Administration
ARTS-121 Two-Dimensional Design
ARTS-122 Three-Dimensional Design: Introduction to Sculpture
ARTS-130 Art for Teachers of Children I
ARTS-131 Art for Teachers of Children II
ARTS-132 Introduction to Art Therapy
ARTS-141 Introduction to Photography
ARTS-151 Drawing I
ARTS-161 Painting I
ARTS-182 Sculpture
ARTS-186 Ceramics I
ARTS-191 Introduction to Video Art
ARTS-192 Web-Animation
ARTH-225 History of Graphic Design
ARTH-251 Art Curating
ARTH-252 Art Institutions and the Business of Art
ARTS-221 Color Theory
ARTS-242 Advanced Photographic Skills
ARTS-243 Digital Photography
ARTS-252 Drawing II
ARTS-253 Illustration
ARTS-262 Painting II
ARTS-263 Painting III
ARTS-270 Printmaking: Relief and Stencil
ARTS-271 Printmaking: Intaglio
ARTS-286 Ceramics II
ARTS-290 Advertising Design and Layout
ARTS-291 Electronic Imaging
ARTS-292 Design for Desktop Publishing
ARTS-293 Design for Motion Graphics
ARTH-380 Gallery Internship I
ARTH-381 Gallery Internship II
ARTS-343 Large Format and Studio Photography
ARTS-344 Photography as Fine Art
ARTS-345 Creating The Documentary Image
ARTS-346 Color Photography
ARTS-348 Photographing People
ARTS-349 Illustration and Fashion Photography
ARTS-380 Artist Apprentice Internship I
ARTS-381 Artist Apprentice Internship II
ARTS-382 Special Problems in Studio Art I
ARTS-383 Special Problems in Studio Art II
ARTS-390 Portfolio Project in Studio Art
Subtotal 21-23
Additional Major Requirements
SP-2113 Speech Communication3 3
HE-101
or
HE-102
Introduction to Health Education

Health Behavior & Society
1-2
One course in PE-400 or PE-500 series or DAN-100 series 1
Laboratory Science4 BI-132, BI-171, CH-102, CH-111, CH-121, ET-842, PH-112 0-1
Subtotal 5-7
Electives
Free electives 0-3
Subtotal 0-3

Total Credits Required

60

1 Recommended: select from area different from concentration (ARTH-100—ARTH-128 including ARTH-202 & ARTH-225, or DAN-111, or MU-110 , or MU-120, or SP-471, or SP-472, or TH-111).

2 Recommended: select course from 2C in concentration discipline.

3 Students who have taken SP-211 in the Common Core are recommended to take a Foreign Language course; or HI-110, HI-11, HI-112; or a Social Sciences course.

4 Students who have taken a STEM Variant course in the Common Core 1C have fulfilled this requirement.

All students must successfully complete two (2) writing-intensive classes (designated “WI”) to fulfill degree requirements.

Sections of the following courses denoted as “WI” may be taken to partially satisfy the Writing Intensive Requirement: ARTH-100, ARTH-101, ARTH-120, ARTH-202; MU-110; SP-142, SP-433, SP-275, SP-434, TH-111, TH-120, TH-221, DAN-111, BI-140, BI-202, GE-101, GE-125, CH-101, CH-102, CH-110, CH-111; MA-301, MA-321; ECON-101, ECON-102, SOCY-101, SOCY-230, SOCY-275, PLSC-101, PLSC-180, PSYC-101, PSYC-220, PHIL-101, PHIL-130, PHIL-140; HI-110, HI-111, HI-112, HI-127, HI-128; LF-401, LG-401, LI-401, LS-402; HE-102; PH-110

Recommended Course Sequence

The number of credits you take each year will determine when you graduate. To graduate on time, you are strongly encouraged to enroll in at least 30 credits toward your degree during the calendar year, including fall and spring semesters and winter and summer sessions.

A.S. Degree in Art: Art and Design Concentration- Catalog Year 2016-17

The journey through the arts is as varied and various as the individuals taking it. One learning experience informs the next in ways that are unpredictable, unexpected and transformative. It is therefore imperative that students seeking to complete the AS Degree in Art with a concentration in Studio Art consult with their advisor each semester to plan the sequence of classes for the following semester. That said, there are important foundation courses that should be taken by all Studio Art majors on which to build their later learning experience. The following chart shows the recommended art courses that might be taken in a given semester.  

Fall Semester #1

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

ENGL-101 English Composition I

 (Required Core 1.A.: English Composition)

3

Pre-req.: BE-112/205 and 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or exemption

MA 321 Mathematics in Contemporary Society

 (or other selection from Required Core 1.B. - Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning)

3

Pre-req.: MA 10 or passing score on the CUNY math placement exam, or exemption

Flexible Core 2. A, B, C, D, or E: ARTH 100 Introductory Survey of Art recommended

3

Co-req. for ARTH 100.: BE-112/205 and 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or exemption

Major: ARTS 121-Two Dimensional Design

3

none

Major: Any ARTS-100 series.

3

none

Total credits for the term

15


Spring Semester #1

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

ENGL-102 English Composition II

(Required Core 1.A.: English Composition)

3

Pre-req.: ENGL-101 or placement

Flexible Core 2.B. U.S. in Its Diversity: select one course

3

Check pre-requisites and co-requisites for individual courses

Major: Any two ARTS-100 or 200 series course s

6

None, or check pre-requisites and co-requisites for individual 200-series courses

Flexible Core 2.C. Creative Expression (Recommended: select from area different from concentration, from DAN 111, MUS 110. 120, 140, 141, 180; SP 274, 275, 321, 471,472; TH 111, or 120)

OR ARTH course as described in Fall #2 below

3

Check pre-requisites and co-requisites for individual courses

Total credits for the term

15

Fall Semester #2

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

ARTH course from 101, 115, 116, 117, 120, 126, or 202

ARTH 101 and 115 offered in Fall; ARTH 120, 126, and 202 offered in Spring

OR

Flexible Core 2.C. as described in Spring #1 above

3

Pre-req. for ARTH 101, 115, 116, 120, 126, 128: BE-112/205 and 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or exemption

Pre-req. for ARTH 202 is ARTH 100 or 101.

Major: Any ARTS elective in consultation with department adviser

2-3

Check pre-requisites and co-requisites for individual courses

SP 211 Speech Communication (if SP 211 is taken to fulfill 2.B., students are recommended to take one course in Foreign Languages or HIST-110, HIST-111, or HIST-112, or a Social Science course from ANTH, CRIM-101 or 102, ECON, SOCY, PLSC, or PSYC)

3

Pre-req.: for SP-211: remedial speech if required; for Foreign Language course: placement; for Social Sciences courses: BE-122/226 if required; for HIST courses: ENGL-101

HE-101 Introduction to Heath Education or HE-102 Health, Behavior and Society

1-2

Students who are required to take BE-111, 112 or BE-201, 203, 205, or BE-121 or BE-225 must take HE-101; students may not receive credit for both HE-101 and 102; Co-req.: for HE -102: BE-122 /226 if required

Major: ARTS 390 Portfolio Project in Studio Art

1

Pre-req.: 15 credits in Studio Arts, ARTH 100 or 101 and one other ARTH elective

 (Required Core 1.C.: Life and Physical Sciences: CH-106 Chemistry and the Arts (STEM) recommended. If a non-STEM course is selected from 1.C., student must register for additional Science Laboratory Course)

3-4

Co-req.: for Non-STEM 3-credit Science courses: Science Laboratory Course: BI-132, BI-171, CH-102, CH-111, CH-121, ET-842, or PH-112

Science Laboratory Course  - (students who take a STEM 4 credit course for 1.C. have met this requirement)

0-1


Total credits for the term

14-16

Spring Semester #2

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

One course in PE-400, PE-500, or DAN-100 series

1

Major: ARTS elective in consultation with department adviser

3-4

Check pre-requisites and co-requisites for individual courses

Flexible Core 2.E. - Scientific World - select one course

3

Check pre-requisites and co-requisites for individual courses

Flexible Core 2. A. - World Cultures and Global Issues: select one course

3

Check pre-requisites and co-requisites for individual courses

Flexible Core 2. D. - Individual & Society - select one course

3

Check pre-requisites and co-requisites for individual courses

Free electives

0-3

Check pre-requisites and co-requisites for individual courses

Total credits for the term

14-16

Total credits required for the A.S. in Art: Art & Design Concentration

60

Notes:

  1. All students must complete two (2) WI designated classes to fulfill degree requirements.
  2. Students must complete one course from each of the flexible core categories (2.A., B., C., D., and E.) and one additional course from any one of the categories.
  3. Students in degree programs must complete any required remedial speech courses before graduation.
  4. Students take 21-23 credits in the Major, in consultation with department adviser

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Student Learning Outcomes for Academic Programs

A.S. in Art: Art and Design Concentration - Catalog Year 2017-18

General Education Outcomes

  1. Communicate effectively through written and oral forms
  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions
  3. Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life
  4. Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning
  5. Discipline specific outcomes: A robust general education is founded on the knowledge, concepts, methods and perspectives that students gain through study of the social sciences and history, the natural sciences, the arts and the humanities. These disciplinary studies stimulate intellectual inquiry, global awareness, and cultural and artistic appreciation; they equip students to make informed judgments and engage with life beyond the classroom.
    1. Apply concepts and perspectives from history or the social sciences to examine the formation of ideas, human behavior, social institutions, or social processes and to make informed judgments
    2. Apply concepts and methods of the natural and physical sciences to examine natural phenomena and to make informed decisions
    3. Apply aesthetic and intellectual criteria to examine or create works in the humanities and the arts and to make informed judgments

Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate a progressive understanding of the various elements and basic interrelated processes of creation, interpretation, and execution within their discipline
  2. Form and defend fundamental value judgments about works of art within the area of concentration
  3. Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives
  4. Integrate personal observation and objective criticism in the evolution of their artistic work
  5. Use the principles inherent in form, function and expression at various levels of experience to deconstruct, construct and reconstruct aesthetic product
  6. Apply increasingly sophisticated design principles to various media and visual forms
  7. Exercise a value judgment about the works of individual artists

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