Associate in Arts Degree

Visual Arts Concentration


The Visual Arts concentration provides necessary fundamental courses resulting in a quality portfolio of artwork ready for transfer and articulates precisely with the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth Fine Arts 2D Painting or 3D Sculpture. Students may also choose to transfer to other colleges or universities to continue their Bachelor of Fine Art or Bachelor of Arts studies.

Students who are matriculated and place into developmental math and/or English are required to begin the course sequence in the first semester. Please see an advisor with questions.

First Semester Credits
ENL101 M 3
ART209   3
ART125   3
ART100 M 3
ART101 M 3
Second Semester Credits
ENL102   3
ART103   3
ART200 M 3
ART136   3
ART134   3
ART219   1
Third Semester Credits
    Natural or Physical Science 4
    Behavioral & Social Science 3
    Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning 3
ART229   3
ART201   3
Fourth Semester Credits
    Natural or Physical Science 3 or 4
    Behavioral & Social Science 3
    Behavioral & Social Science 3
Studio Art Elective

ART135 Fashion, Textile and Fiber Art
ART139 Digital Photography
ART140 Introduction to Silkscreen Printing
ART226 Printmaking II

ART216   3
Total Credits 62–64

M Designates a Milestone course. A milestone course must be completed in the semester indicated to ensure that you remain on track to continue on in your program and graduate on time.

The Associate in Arts degree does not indicate a specialized degree in a concentration. Students who complete this concentration will satisfy the requirements of MassTransfer. For additional information pertaining to degree requirements, please refer to Degree Requirements.

Career Outlook

Careers in the Visual Arts are constantly changing but could include electronic imaging, graphic design, illustration, teaching, museum and gallery work, display, advertising, and industrial design, as well as the areas of painting, printmaking, sculpture and performance art. It is recommended that students complete this concentration and transfer to complete a bachelor's degree.

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Articulation Agreements
Upon completion of this concentration as outlined, students are guaranteed the transfer of credits to:

For details regarding these Articulations and Transfer Agreements and others, please visit