AA, Fine Arts

Art History

AA/AS degrees are designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university.  TMCC has transfer agreements with the following institutions.

  • University of Nevada, Reno 

The Associate of Arts, Fine Arts, Art History allows the department of visual and performing arts to serve those students seeking either to transfer into a baccalaureate program in art history and/or to work in an art gallery setting. This program stresses critical analysis of art, knowledge and awareness of a variety of artistic traditions, visual literacy, and oral and written communications skills. Students also graduate with hands-on experience planning and executing an art exhibition in the Introduction to Gallery Practices course.

Outcomes

Graduates of the Associate of Arts - Art History Emphasis program will be able to:

  1. Analyze the formal qualities of works of art and various Fine Arts media using art historical terminology. 
  2. Interpret and discuss art works orally and in writing in the context of culture, society, and individual identity.
  3. Identify and differentiate the works of diverse artists as well as various styles and art movements.
  4. Draw relationships and compare art works in meaning and style.
  5. Acquire basic practical skills essential to working directly with art works.

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
Humanities3
Mathematics3
Required:
Fundamentals of College Mathematics (or higher)
Science6
Recommended:
Introduction to Environmental Science
Social Science3
Recommended:
American Experiences and Constitutional Change
Introduction to American Politics
Survey of U.S. Constitutional History
Additional College Requirements
Diversity[3]
Requirement satisfied by ART 270
Foreign Language0-14
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions[3]
Recommended:
American Experiences and Constitutional Change
Introduction to American Politics
Survey of U.S. Constitutional History
Degree Requirements
ART 100Visual Foundations3
ART 209Introduction to Gallery Practices1
ART 260Survey of Art History I3
ART 261Survey of Art History II3
ART 265Introduction to Contemporary Art3
Select 1 of the following 4 studio art classes3
Drawing I
Introduction to Printmaking
Introduction to Digital Photography
Sculpture I
Electives
The following courses are recommended as electives:6-23
Survey of African, Oceanic, & Native American Art
Special Topics in Art History
Field Study
Portfolio Emphasis
Introduction to Ethics
Introduction to the Philosophy of the Arts
Bioethics
Contemporary Moral Issues
General Internship Program
Any other transferable course. 3
Total Units60
Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
ART 100 Visual Foundations 3
ENG 101
Composition I
or Composition I for International and Multilingual Students
3
Foreign Language 6 4
Humanities 5 3
MATH 120 Fundamentals of College Mathematics 5 3
 Semester Total16
2nd semester
ART 260 Survey of Art History I 3
ENG 102
Composition II
or Composition II For International and Multilingual Students
3
Foreign Language 6 4
Studio Art 5 3
Social Science/U.S. and Nevada Constitutions 5 3
 Semester Total16
3rd semester
ART 261 Survey of Art History II 3
Foreign Language 6 3
Science 5 3
Electives 5 6
 Semester Total15
4th semester
ART 209 Introduction to Gallery Practices 1
ART 265 Introduction to Contemporary Art 3
ART 270 Women in Art 5 3
Foreign Language 6 3
Science 4 3
 Semester Total13
 Total Units60