2021-2022 Catalog & Student Handbook 
    Jun 27, 2022  
2021-2022 Catalog & Student Handbook

Visual Arts, AAA

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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:

  1. Critically evaluate personal studio art projects and those of other students, applying the process of critique.
  2. Write a professional resume, cover letter, and artist statement introducing themselves, their art, and their artistic philosophies.
  3. Gauge measurements of linear perspective and proportion, in relation to drawing.
  4. Create artwork from both from direct observation and abstract/conceptual representation.
  5. Execute a body of artwork showing introductory level mastery of a particular medium to emphasize artistic focus.
  6. Assemble a portfolio of visual works and projects.



Required Courses

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 should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their degree progress by accessing advisement reports in the Student Information System (SIS) in the myTyler portal or the Academic Planner in Navigate.

Students must develop a portfolio during their last semester of study.

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