Dec 07, 2021  
College Catalog 2021-2022 
  
College Catalog 2021-2022

Visual Art, A.S.


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CONTACT

Felice Caivano, 413.552.2193, fcaivano@hcc.edu

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Visual Art program prepares students for transfer leading to a BA or BFA degree and continued studio practice. Students successfully completing the Visual Art program will produce a portfolio of two-and three-dimensional artwork that demonstrates an understanding of form and content. This will include effective use of the elements and principles of art making to convey the dynamics of figure/ground relationships, expression of volumetric structure, and spatial qualities of value and color, among other skills and concepts. Students will also develop strategies for visual communication and personal artistic expression. In Art History classes, students will look intensely at works of art and consider their cultural and social significance.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • work with a broad range of materials and techniques
  • apply the fundamentals of two- and three-dimensional design to projects
  • solve visual problems
  • think creatively
  • communicate visually
  • employ various methodologies (formal, iconographic, and contextual) in order to discuss and analyze objects from the history of art
  • talk critically about works of art, including their own
  • appreciate the power images exert over us and better navigate the visual world

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 26-27 CREDITS


PROGRAM ELECTIVES: 13 CREDITS


  • ART Elective Credit(s): 3
  • ART Elective Credit(s): 3
  • ART Elective Credit(s): 3
  • ART Elective Credit(s): 3
  • General Elective Credit(s): 11

TOTAL: 60-61 CREDITS


NOTES

1Any course in the catalog is acceptable.

This program qualifies for MassTransfer, which guarantees credit transfer to Massachusetts state colleges and universities. MassTransfer will also grant students automatic acceptance to certain state colleges and universities by achieving the minimum grade point average and the HCC degree.

Depending on course selection, 50% of this program can be completed online.  Go to Online Learning  for more information.

(H031)

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