Visual Arts

Program Learning Outcomes

1.  Students will apply critical thinking skills using the formal elements and principles of design in two-dimensional media.

2.  Students will apply critical thinking skills using the formal elements and principles of design in three-dimensional media.
 
3.  Students will demonstrate their ability to develop a theme using media as a means of personal expression.
 
4.  Students will demonstrate their research of their surroundings using Art Historical References, with an emphasis on composition and context.
 
5.  Students will demonstrate their ability to create a digital artwork portfolio.

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Field of Study - 18 credit hours
Fine Arts Foundation 1
ARTS 1311Design I3
ARTS 1312Design II3
ARTS 1316Drawing I3
ARTS 1317Drawing II3
ARTS 2348Digital Media3
Fine Arts Elective 1
Select one of the following:3
Painting I
Painting II
Sculpture
Printmaking
Metals
Ceramics I
Ceramics II
Photography I (Fine Arts Emphasis)
Photography II (Fine Arts Emphasis)
STC Core Curriculum - 42 credit hours
Complete 42 credit hours of required Core Curriculum including the following: 2,342
Creative Arts Elective
Art History I
Language, Philosophy & Culture Elective
Art History II
Total Credit Hours60

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Recommended Course Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
HIST 1301
United States History I
or Mexican-American History I
3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
ARTS 1316 Drawing I 3
ARTS 1311 Design I 3
 Credit Hours12
Spring
HIST 1302
United States History II
or Mexican-American History II
3
ENGL 1302 Composition II - Rhetoric 3
ARTS 1317 Drawing II 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 3
 Credit Hours12
Summer
GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3
Speech Elective - Component Area Option - Core Curriculum 3
Recommended
 
Introduction to Speech Communication  
Public Speaking  
 Credit Hours6
Second Year
Fall
Mathematics Elective - Core Curriculum 3-4
Recommended
 
Contemporary Mathematics  
College Algebra  
Life and Physical Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 4
ARTS 1312 Design II 3
ARTS 1303 Art History I 3
Component Area Option - Core Curriculum (if required) 1
 Credit Hours14
Spring
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
ARTS 1304 Art History II 3
Life and Physical Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 4
Fine Arts Elective - Field of Study 1 3
ARTS 2348 Digital Media 3
 Credit Hours16
 Total Credit Hours60