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Visual Arts/Fine Arts

Option offered through Liberal Arts

The Visual Arts option will approach sculpture, architecture, painting, and drawing from a dual perspective. Students will explore the history and appreciation of art in the classroom and develop introductory and advanced skills in a variety of media in the drawing and painting studio.
Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:
  • Apply formal creative issues including composition, balance, space, line, and form.
  • Apply skills associated with two-dimensional imaging.
  • Demonstrate use of diverse materials, various media, and techniques in foundation level drawing and painting studio activities.
  • Analyze the visual arts through art history.
  • Create a portfolio that demonstrated competency in the visual arts undertaken.

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First Year

First Semester

ENG 101 - English Comp I
FIA 109 - Introduction to Drawing
MAT 119 - Algebra
Modern Language
HIS 101 - Intro to Western Civilization I

Second Semester

ENG 102 - English Comp II
FIA 110 - Introduction to Painting
Modern Language
HIS 102 - Intro to Western Civilization II
Laboratory Science

Second Year

First Semester

ENG - 200 Level Literature Course
FIA 108 - Art Appreciation
FIA 115 - Fundamentals of Figure Drawing
PSY 101 - General Psychology
MAT 127 - Elementary Statistics OR
Laboratory Science

Second Semester

ENG 128 - Dynamics of Communication OR
ENG 129 - Public Speaking
PSY 102 - Psychology of Personality
FIA 116 - Fundamentals of Painting
FIA 225 - Fundamentals of Digital Imaging**
GOV 202 - American National Govt. OR
PHI 205 - Intro to Philosophy OR
ECO 201 - Principles of Economics I
FIA - Diversity Course*

* Students can take FIA 105, FIA 111, FIA 112or FIA 117 to fulfill the Fine Arts Diversity course requirement.
** Students who take FIA 225 Fundamentals of Digital Imaging must take FIA 224 Intro to Digital Imaging or receive permission of instructor.

Career Options

Graduates may transfer to four-year colleges or universities in a similar degree program or other areas of interest and are eligible to take advantage of the many transfer/articulation agreements UNION County College has with some of the top four-year colleges and universities in the country. See a transfer counselor for details.

Program Information

Type of Program: Associate in Arts Degree

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