Catalog Year 2017/2018

Art Area of Concentration within the A.A. in Arts & Humanities

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.

Two Year Course Rotation


Wendell Poindexter
Program Manager

Karen Santelli
Academic Office Manager

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Art Area of Concentration within the A.A. in Arts & Humanities  
  • 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

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  (PH 101 Introduction to Philosophy or PH 205 Ethics) 3

Biological & Physical Sciences

Two courses, one of which must be a lab science  (GenEd course list) 7

General Education Elective (Select from GenEd course list)


PE/Health Requirement


Concentration Courses

AR 102–Three Dimensional Art and Design 3
Choose two of the following (satisfies cultural competence requirement):
AR103 The History of Art: Non-Western or
AR104 The History of Art: Prehistoric to Early Renaissance or                  
 AR105 The History of Art: Renaissance to Modern      

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, AR104, AR105, AR107, AR108, AR113, AR114, AR115, AR203, AR204, AR207, AR213



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 Counseling & Advising Office 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. For more information, visit the Career & Transfer Center, Enrollment Services Building, J-201, 301.846.2471.