2019-2020 College Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Visual Arts, AAA
PURPOSE: This two-year degree prepares students to create, exhibit, and market artwork. This degree is offered at the Midlothian Campus.
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 and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should visit the Advising Center to discuss course placement and returning students their faculty advisor for more information. Student must develop a portfolio during their last semester of study.
CREDENTIALS: An Associate of Applied Art degree is a major in an area related to the visual arts such as film, photography, and visual arts that takes two years for full-time students to complete.
TRANSFER INFORMATION: This program is not intended for transfer. Students desiring to transfer should consult their academic advisors and their intended transfer institutions for specific direction in program and course selection. More information can also be found at www.jtcc.edu/academics/transfer.
PROGRAM OUTCOMES: By the completion of this program, students will be expected to demonstrate an intermediate level of competency in the following skills:
- Critically evaluate personal studio art projects and those of other students, applying the process of critique.
- Write a professional resume, cover letter, and artist statement introducing themselves, their art, and their artistic philosophies.
- Gauge measurements of linear perspective and proportion, in relation to drawing.
- Create artwork from both from direct observation and abstract/conceptual representation.
- Execute a body of artwork showing introductory level mastery of a particular medium to emphasize artistic focus.
- Assemble a portfolio of visual works and projects.
- SDV 101 - Orientation to Discipline 1 credit Additional Course Option: SDV 100 .
- ENG 111 - College Composition I 3 credits
- ART 101 - History and Appreciation of Art I 3 credits
- ART 121 - Drawing I 3 credits
- ART 131 - Fundamentals of Design I 3 credits
- ART 180 - Introduction to Computer Graphics 3 credits
- ENG 112 - College Composition II 3 credits
- ART 102 - History and Appreciation of Art II 3 credits
- ART 122 - Drawing II 3 credits
- ART 132 - Fundamentals of Design II 3 credits
- ART 130 - Introduction to Multimedia 4 credits
- ART 153 - Ceramics I 3 credits Additional Course Options: ART 203 , ART 217 , ART 241 , ART 243 .
- ART 203 - Animation I 4 credits Additional Course Options: ART 153 , ART 241 , ART 242 , ART 243 , ART 244 .
- CST 100 - Principles of Public Speaking 3 credits Additional Course Options: CST 130 , CST 145 , CST 151 , CST 160 .
- BIO 101 - General Biology I 4 credits Additional Course Options: 3-4 credits CHM 101 , ENV 121 , MTH 154 , MTH 161 , PHY 101 .
- ART 208 - Video Techniques 3 credtis Additional Course Options: PHT 105 , PHT 135 , PHT 164 .
- PSY 200 - Principles of Psychology 3 credits Additional Course Options: SOC 200 , HIS 101 , HIS 102 , HIS 111 , HIS 112 , HIS 121 , HIS 122 .
- ART 154 - Ceramics II 3 credits Additional Course Options: ART 204 , ART 242 , ART 244 , ART 247 , ART 248 .
- ART 245 - Portrait Painting 3 credits Additional Course Options: ART 153 , ART 203 , ART 246 , ART 247 , ART 249 , ART 259 .
- ENG 241 - Survey of American Literature I 3 credits Additional Course Options: ENG 242 , ENG 251 , ENG 252 , REL 230 , BUS 100 , ENG 211 .
- ART 287 - Portfolio and Resume Preparation 1 credit
Total Minimum Credits to Complete: 60
Pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements can be found in course details.
Students are strongly encouraged to complete their ENG, MTH, and SDV requirements first.
Students must develop a portfolio during their last semester of study.