PURPOSE: This program provides a coherent set of university parallel courses corresponding to the first year of art foundation study in the visual arts. The program may be applied toward art education, art history, crafts, fashion design, filmmaking, graphic design, illustration, interior design, museum studies, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and other art-related fields. It also helps students develop the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary for careers in art and design.
By the completion of this program, students will be expected to demonstrate an introductory level of competency in the following skills:
- Critically evaluate personal studio art projects and those of other students through the process of critique.
- Assemble a portfolio of visual works and projects that can be used to demonstrate professional readiness.
- Write a professional resume, cover letter, and artist statement.
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students may need to complete placement tests in English and mathematics. Visit www.jtcc.edu/placement for all course placement options. If students have deficiencies in English, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should visit the Advising Center and returning students their faculty advisor for more information.
Text in italics and parentheses indicates approved course substitutions. Pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements can be found in course details.