Catalog year 2016/2017

Area of Concentration within the Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Arts and Sciences Transfer

Enables the student to explore and develop areas of concentration which may lead to an associate in arts degree, transfer to a four-year college program or to pursue individual artistic directions.

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Two Year Course Rotation


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  • Students must complete their credit English and Mathematics within the first 24 credits.
  • One general education course must meet the cultural competence graduation requirement. 
  • CORE: The General Education CORE is that foundation of the higher education curriculum providing a coherent intellectual experience for all students. Students should check with an advisor or the transfer institution (ARTSYS) before selecting General Education CORE requirements.
Course Credits


EN 101–English Composition 3


Mathematics Elective (GenEd course list) 3/4

Social & Behavioral Sciences 

Two courses selected from different disciplines (GenEd course list) 6

Arts & Humanities

AR 101–Two Dimensional Art and Design 3
​Communications Elective (GenEd course list) 3
Humanities Elective (GenEd course list) 3

Biological & Physical Sciences

Two courses, one of which must be a lab science  (GenEd course list) 7/8
General Education Elective (Select from GenEd course list) 3

PE/Health Requirement


Area of Concentration

AR 102–Three Dimensional Art and Design 3
AR 104–Survey of Art I (satisfies the cultural competence requirement) 3
AR 105–Survey of Art II 3
AR 106–Drawing I 3
CMM 131–Dark Room Photography I 4


Students should check with an advisor or transfer institution (ARTSYS) before selecting electives. Depending on the transfer institution and area of concentration recommended electives:

AR103 Survey of Non-Western Art
AR107 Drawing II
AR108 Painting I
AR113 Pottery I
AR114 Pottery II
AR115 Introduction to Color Theory and Design
AR203 Sculpture
AR204 Illustration I
AR207 Introduction to Watercolor I
AR213 Intermediate Sculpture

Total 60
Students will be able to:
  1. To recognize the elements of design and technique of a work of art.
  2. To analyze and critique works of art within their cultural and historical context.
  3. To produce works of art in a variety of media.
  4. To demonstrate and appreciate the creative process through research, development and execution.
The Career & Transfer Center has a variety of print and electronic resources available to help with transfer planning. ARTSYS, a computerized articulation system created especially to help community college students transfer to Maryland four-year institutions is available, as well as College Source and College Board. College Source also allows students to view college catalogs from across the nation.