Mar 03, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Visual Art, AA (VART-AA)

Location(s): Asnuntuck, Gateway, Housatonic, Manchester, Middlesex, Naugatuck Valley, Northwestern Connecticut, Norwalk, Quinebaug Valley, Three Rivers, Tunxis

CT State Community College Catalog 2023-2024

  • New students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2023 will begin as students of Connecticut State Community College under this catalog. 
  • Continuing students from one of the 12 community colleges will be transitioned into a CT State program in this catalog as of the start of the Fall 2023 term.
  • The policies, courses and programs described are applicable as of the Fall 2023 term and may be updated as circumstances require.

The Visual Art Program is designed to expand the student’s creative potential through a series of studio courses and academic electives. Students explore a range of media, solve visual problems, build formal, technical, and conceptual skills. The program prepares students for transfer to four-year programs in art. Additionally, the Photography Option prepares students for entry level positions in photography.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates should be able to: 

  • Integrate skills, techniques, and the safe use of materials and equipment necessary for studio art creation.
  • Combine an understanding of art, design concepts, critical thinking, and problem solving in order to apply these skills to art processes using a variety of media.
  • Communicate and critique art and concepts using specific art vocabulary.
  • Apply a strong fine arts foundation and high quality, relevant coursework in preparation for career or transfer.
  • Analyze and evaluate the historical and cultural context of selected works of art.
  • Develop an understanding of the principles and elements of two- and three-dimensional design and their applications to various studio disciplines.

Visual Art General Education Core (21-23 credits)

Visual Art Electives (15 credits)

Directed Studio Art Electives* (Choose two 6 contact hour courses) Credits: 6

Directed Studio Art or Graphic Design or Digital Graphics Electives* (Choose two 6 contact hour courses) Credits: 6

Open Elective Credits: 3

Total Credits: 60-62