Art Transfer/Fine Arts Transfer

Degree offered

Associate in Arts in Art Transfer (Art/Fine Arts Concentration)

Credits required 65

Dean

Ulli K. Ryder, ulli.ryder@bristolcc.edu

Program contact

Erik Durant, Coordinator of and Assistant Professor in Art, erik.durant@bristolcc.edu

Program Code: AT

Concentration Code: ATF

Program Goals Statement

This program provides a strong foundation in art to prepare students for transfer into senior institutions and a career in the visual arts. Students work within a structured curriculum that emphasizes visual perception, technical skills, and an artistic philosophy geared toward individual success. Following a common one-year foundation program, students choose advanced courses to focus on their individual goals and build a strong portfolio.

Program Information

  • The Art program has approximately 180 students and 20 dedicated faculty of working artists and designers. The program offers a strong individual support system for students.
  • Some studio art courses are offered only one semester per year. It is recommended that students take developmental courses, science, and math in the summer.

Additional Information

Sequencing Complete all Studio Foundation program courses before taking any Advanced Studio courses.

Scheduling restrictions

Take ART 101 in the fall semester of your first year, as well as ART 201 and ART 211 in the fall semester of your last year.

After BCC

  • Graduates transfer to four-year institutions and major in subjects such as painting, sculpture, printmaking, art history, art education, and other related fields.
  • BCC participates in the statewide MassTransfer program and has developed many program-to-program transfer articulation agreements which guarantee admission and credit transfer. For a complete listing of eligible MassTransfer programs and current BCC articulation agreements, visit the Transfer Affairs website at www.BristolCC.edu/transfer

Infused General Education Competencies

Multicultural Perspective, Oral Communication, Technical Literacy

Degree Requirements

General Courses

ART 105Survey of Art History I: Ancient through Renaissance Art

3 credits

ART 106Survey of Art History II: Modern Art

3 credits

ART 205Topics in Contemporary Art

3 credits

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Choose one of the following

MTH 119Fundamental Statistics

3 credits

MTH 125Modern College Mathematics

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Choose one of the following

PHL 101Introduction to Philosophy

3 credits

PHL 152Ethics: Making Ethical Decisions in a Modern World

3 credits

SOC 101Principles of Sociology

3 credits

SOC 212The Sociology of Social Problems

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Elective Courses

See General Education Competency Courses, Scientific Reasoning and Discovery for course listings.

Scientific Reasoning and Discovery Elective - Lab

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:0-4

Studio Foundation

ART 101Visual Art Colloquium

1 credit

ART 111Drawing I

3 credits

ART 112Drawing II

3 credits

ART 121Two-Dimensional Design

3 credits

ART 122Two-Dimensional Design II

3 credits

ART 131Three-Dimensional Design

3 credits

ART 132Three-Dimensional Design II

3 credits

ART 151Digital Photography

1 credit

Total Credit Hours:20

Advanced Studio

ART 201Careers in the Visual Arts

2 credits

ART 211Drawing III

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:5

In addition to ART 201 and ART 211, choose five advanced studio electives from the following

ART 212Drawing IV

3 credits

ART 216Introduction to Illustration

3 credits

ART 221Painting I

3 credits

ART 222Painting II

3 credits

ART 226Printmaking: Relief

3 credits

ART 227Printmaking: Intaglio

3 credits

ART 231Sculpture

3 credits

ART 236Figure Sculpture I

3 credits

ART 251Photography II: Digital

3 credits

ART 256Photography I

3 credits

ART 257Photography II: Darkroom

3 credits

ART 260Computer Graphics

3 credits

CED 210Cooperative Work Experience

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Students may also choose advanced studio electives from the Graphic Design advanced program courses

Recommended Course Sequence – Fall Semester I

ART 101Visual Art Colloquium

1 credit

ART 111Drawing I

3 credits

ART 121Two-Dimensional Design

3 credits

ART 131Three-Dimensional Design

3 credits

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

ART 105Survey of Art History I: Ancient through Renaissance Art

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence – Spring Semester 2

ART 112Drawing II

3 credits

ART 122Two-Dimensional Design II

3 credits

ART 132Three-Dimensional Design II

3 credits

ART 151Digital Photography

1 credit

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

ART 106Survey of Art History II: Modern Art

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence – Fall Semester 3

ART 211Drawing III

3 credits

ADV. ART ELECTIVE

3 credits

ADV. ART ELECTIVE

3 credits

ART 201Careers in the Visual Arts

2 credits

ART 205Topics in Contemporary Art

3 credits

MTH 119Fundamental Statistics

3 credits

Or

MTH 125Modern College Mathematics

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence – Spring Semester 4

ADV. ART ELECTIVE

3 credits

ADV. ART ELECTIVE

3 credits

ADV. ART ELECTIVE

3 credits

Lab Science Elective

4 credits

And

PHILOSOPHY ELECTIVE

3 credits

Or

SOCIOLOGY ELECTIVE

3 credits

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