Associate of Arts Degree - Fine Arts

Location: RDMT 334U
Phone: 775-673-7291
Fax: 775-674-4853
Website: http://www.tmcc.edu/vparts

The Associate of Arts–fine arts degree is primarily for the student who is planning to make a career in the fine arts. The emphasis is in studio art with an awareness of art history and fine art communication skills. The Associate of Arts – fine arts degree is a transferable degree satisfying lower-division university requirements for a baccalaureate degree in fine arts.

Degree Outcomes

Students completing the degree will:

  • Acquire specific practical fine arts skills.
  • Acquire the supportive and theoretical information necessary to sustain and forward techniques in the studio arts.
  • Transfer to a baccalaureate program or become a professional in the studio arts or in a related field.
 

AA/AS degrees are designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university.  

To earn an AA/AS degree, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (see requirements for graduation.)
  2. Complete a minimum of 15 units within the college.
  3. Satisfy General Education requirements for the AA/AS.
  4. Have no financial or library obligation to the college.
General Education Requirements
English3-6
Must include ENG 102 or ENG 114 1
Fine Arts3
Required:
Women in Art 2
Humanities3
Mathematics3
Fundamentals of College Mathematics (or higher)
Science6
Social Science3
Recommended:
American Experiences and Constitutional Change
Introduction to American Politics
Survey of U.S. Constitutional History
Additional College Requirements
Diversity[3]
Required:
Women in Art 2
Foreign Language0
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions 2[3]
Recommended
American Experiences and Constitutional Change
Introduction to American Politics
Survey of U.S. Constitutional History
Degree Requirements
ART 100Visual Foundations3
ART 101Drawing I3
ART 141Introduction to Digital Photography3
ART 209Introduction to Gallery Practices1
ART 260Survey of Art History I3
ART 261Survey of Art History II3
ART 288Photography of Art and Artifacts3
ART 298Portfolio Emphasis2
Emphasis Requirements 312
Select 12 units total from the following sequences
Ceramics Emphasis:
Ceramics I
Ceramics II
Drawing and Painting Emphasis:
Drawing II
Life Drawing I
Painting I
Painting II
Photography Emphasis:
Photography II - Photographic Lighting
Printmaking Emphasis:
Introduction to Printmaking
Sculpture Emphasis:
Ceramics I
Sculpture I
Elective Requirements3
Select 3 units from each of the following:
Photography I
Photography III
Introduction to Contemporary Art
Independent Study
Special Topics in Studio Art
Total Units60
1

If you place into ENG 102 or ENG 114, the additional 3 required units will become elective credit.

2

Course may also count toward degree requirements. Please consult with Academic Advisement.

3

 See Fine Arts Faculty Advisor for sequencing of fine arts requirements.

Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
ART 100 Visual Foundations 3
ART 101 Drawing I 3
ART 260 Survey of Art History I 3
ENG 101 Composition I 3
Mathematics 4 3
 Semester Total15
2nd semester
ART 141 Introduction to Digital Photography 3
ART 209 Introduction to Gallery Practices 1
ART 261 Survey of Art History II 3
Emphasis 5 3
ENG 102 Composition II 3
Science 4 3
 Semester Total16
3rd semester
ART 288 Photography of Art and Artifacts 3
ART 298 Portfolio Emphasis 2
Emphasis 5 3
Social Science/U.S. Nevada Constitutions 4 3
Science 4 3
 Semester Total14
4th semester
ART 270 Women in Art 3
Emphasis 5 6
Elective 5 3
Humanities 4 3
 Semester Total15
 Total Units60
4

See approved General Education list for the AA/AS Degree.

5

See program recommendations or requirements.