Nov 29, 2022  
2022-2023 Catalog 
  
2022-2023 Catalog

Art with Areas of Concentration, AA


Award: Associate of Arts

Degree Code: CNCM (Ceramics Concentration) - 60 Credits

Degree Code: CNDP (Drawing and Painting Concentration) - 60 Credits

Degree Code: CNGD (Graphic Design Concentration) - 60 Credits

Program Description

The Associate of Arts in Art provides the foundation for transfer into a Bachelor of Arts (BA) program at a four-year college or university. It prepares students for initial employment or career advancement in the following areas: fine arts, illustration, commercial arts, K-12 art education, curatorial and museum studies, model making and special effects, 3-D digital arts, decorative arts, art therapy, advertising, graphic arts, animation, clay animation, art direction, arts administration, fashion design, interior design, or photography. Students should consult with the fine arts program coordinator and art faculty early in their academic program to determine which electives will best meet their needs.

Transfer Information

Cecil College has the following transfer agreements:  https://www.cecil.edu/student-resources/advising-transfer/transfer-agreements.  Additionally, transfer information is available at the ARTSYS website (The Articulation System of Maryland). Contact your advisor for detailed information.

Career Opportunities


Fine arts, illustration, commercial arts, K-12 art education, curatorial and museum studies, model making and special effects, 3-D digital arts, decorative arts, art therapy, advertising, graphic arts, animation, clay animation, art direction, arts administration, fashion design, interior design, or photography.

Required Courses


General Education Requirements Electives - Select 16 Credits


Please see Academic Advisor for elective selection.

  • MAT - Math Elective (M) - Credits: 3
  • SCI - Science Elective (S, SL) - Credits: 3
  • SCI - Science Elective with Lab (SL) - Credits: 4
  • SOC SCI - Social Science Electives (SS) - Credits: 6 1

Concentration Requirements and Electives - Select 29 Credits


Please see Academic Advisor for elective selection.

Areas of Concentration


Students may declare one or more areas of concentration in Ceramics, Drawing and Painting, and Graphic Design. It is recommended that students contact the fine arts program coordinator and art faculty to identify transfer institutions and art concentrations before selecting electives. Requirements for each concentration appear below.

Ceramics Concentration


Drawing and Painting Concentration


Concentration Electives - Select 11 Credits

Please see Academic Advisor for elective selection.

Art electives are chosen to tailor the program of study to specific transfer goals. It is recommended that students contact the fine arts program coordinator and art faculty before selecting art elective courses.

Graphic Design Concentration


Concentration Electives - Select 8 Credits

Please see Academic Advisor for elective selection.

Art electives are chosen to tailor the program of study to specific transfer goals. It is recommended that students contact the fine arts program coordinator and art faculty before selecting art elective courses.

Recommended Sequence


The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program as a full-time student. Developmental and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress. Students should consult their degree audit at MyCecil or an academic advisor for individual degree planning.

Fall I (16 Credits)


Spring I (15 Credits)


Fall II (14 Credits)


  • Concentration Requirements and Electives

Spring II (15 Credits)


  • Concentration Requirements and Electives

Program Learning Outcomes


Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Use visual problem solving and creative thinking skills to make works of art.
  • Proficiently work with a range of art media and techniques.
  • Professionally document and exhibit a body of work that demonstrates artistic voice, concept development, and technical skill.
  • Recognize the importance of the arts and interdisciplinary research.
  • Interpret visual art in its cultural context.

Additional Outcomes - Area of Concentration in Ceramics

Upon successful completion of this concentration, students will also be able to:

  • Proficiently work with a wide range of ceramic materials, tools, techniques, and processes to create work from concept to finished product.
  • Apply the elements and principles of design to communicate aesthetic and conceptual intent.
  • Professionally document a body of work that demonstrates artistic voice, concept, and technical skills in ceramics.

Additional Outcomes - Area of Concentration in Drawing and Painting

Upon successful completion of this concentration, students will also be able to:

  • Proficiently work with a wide range of drawing and painting materials, tools, techniques, and processes to create work from concept to finished product.
  • Apply the elements and principles of design to communicate aesthetic and conceptual intent.
  • Professionally document a body of work that demonstrates artistic voice, concept, and technical skills in drawing and painting.

Additional Outcomes - Area of Concentration in Graphic Design

Upon successful completion of this concentration, students will also be able to:

  • Discuss the roles of tools and technology in the creation, reproduction, and distribution of visual messages.
  • Use software programs, including applications such as modeling, animation, illustration, video, sound, photography, print and web authoring.
  • Apply the elements and principles of design to communicate aesthetic and conceptual intent.

Note


1 Courses must be from two different disciplines.