Art and Design

Graduates of the Art and Design program transfer to nationally-renowned art programs at colleges such as the Rhode Island School of Design and Tyler School of Art at Temple University.

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Bring Your Creative Vision to Life

Our Art and Design program will help you explore a range of media, increase your practice skills and sharpen your sense of design. You will learn basic visual skills, elements and principles of design, and specific characteristics of several media while gaining a broader perspective through art history and theory. Throughout the program, you will learn progressively advanced levels of drawing, and of black-and-white, color and three-dimensional design. In addition to a strong Liberal Arts core, this program also includes elective courses in ceramics, painting, graphic design and photographic imaging, all held in spacious, well-lit studios, plus hands-on activities like manual and computer-based techniques. Art and Design's cornerstone course, portfolio development, is where you will learn how to impressively showcase your work, which is necessary in order to transfer to a bachelor's degree program.

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Commercial and Industrial Designers* – est. salary $56,223
Graphic Designers* – est. salary $57,927
Multimedia Artists and Animators* – est. salary $40,476

EMSI Data, 2017; Philadelphia Metropolitan Statistical Area; *these jobs may require a bachelor's degree or higher.

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Courses and Completion Sequence

The following courses and sequence of courses is designed for the optimal success and completion of the Art and Design degree/certificate. Any alterations should be discussed with your academic advisor.

Semester 1

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
ENGL 101 - English Composition I 3 credits Art and Design majors are expected to take ENGL 101, ART 105, ART 111, ART 125, and ART 150 within the first 15 credits in order to properly progress through the program. ENGL 101
ART 105 - Drawing I 3 credits   Major Course
ART 125 - Design I 3 credits   Major Course
ART 111 - Three-Dimensional Design I 3 credits   Major Course
ART 150 - Introduction to Computer Art/Graphics 3 credits   Major Course

Students must maintain a "C" average in all program-specific courses.

  • This program is designed for students who plan to transfer to a bachelor's degree program after earning their associate's degree
  • Follow this course schedule each semester and you'll earn your associate’s degree in two years
  • Make sure you discuss your first semester schedule and your educational plan with an advisor or counselor when you register.

Semester 2

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
ART 106 - Drawing II 3 credits ART 106 must be completed in the second 15 credits. Major Course
ART 126 - Design II 3 credits ART 126 is only offered in the Spring semester. Major Course
ART 112 - Three-Dimensional Design II 3 credits   Major Course
ART 103 - History of Art I 3 credits ART 103 fulfills the General Education American/Global Diversity and Interpretive Studies requirements. Major Course American Global Diversity and Interpretive Studies
CIS 103 - Applied Computer Technology 3 credits CIS 103 must be completed in the second 15 credits.
CIS 103 fulfills the General Education Technical Competency Requirement.
Students may elect to test out of this course.
Tech Competency

Semester 3

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
ENGL 102 - The Research Paper 3 credits   ENGL 102 Info Literacy
FNMT 118 - Intermediate Algebra 3 credits Students may take any math class including or higher than FNMT 118, but we recommend MATH 137. Mathematics
ART 290 - Portfolio Preparation 3 credits ART 290 is only offered in the Fall semester Major Course
ART 207 - Drawing III 3 credits ART 207 is only offered in the Fall semester Major Course
ART 104 - History of Art II: Renaissance to Modern 3 credits   Major Course
ART 109 - Ceramics I or
ART 115 - Painting I or
ART 151 - Graphic Design I
or
PHOT 101 - Introduction to 35mm Film Camera and Darkroom Techniques
or
PHOT 151 - Digital Imaging
3 credits Students must select the first of three opportunities for directed electives. Directed Elective

Semester 4

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
ART 208 - Drawing IV 3 credits    
HIST 176/ADC 176 - Philadelphia History: Architecture and Planning or
ANTH 112 - Cultural Anthropology or
GEOG 103 - Cultural Geography or
HIST 102 - United States History: The 19th Century or
HIST 103 - United States History: The 20th Century or
HIST 121 - Global History I or
HIST 122 - Global History II or
SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology or
SOC 115 - Women and Men in American Society
3 credits Students must take a Social Science course that fulfills the Writing Intensive General Education Competency.
The following courses are recommended: ADC 176, ANTH 112, HIST 102, HIST 103
Social Science Elective Writing Intensive
BIOL 106 - General Biology I or
CHEM 103 - General Chemistry I or
CHEM 105 - Inquiry into Chemistry or
PHYS 101 - Revolutionary Concepts in Physics or
EASC 111 - Environmental Conservation or
PHYS 107 - Matter and Energy or
PHYS 108 - Descriptive Astronomy
3 or 4 credits Students must take a Natural Science from the included list on the left. Natural Science
ART 109 - Ceramics I or
ART 115 - Painting I
or
ART 205 - Modern American Art
or
ART 209 - Ceramics II or
ART 215 - Painting II
or
ART 251 - Graphic Design II or
PHOT 101 - Introduction to 35mm Film Camera and Darkroom Techniques or
PHOT 151 - Digital Imaging
3 credits For the second and third directed elective, students can select anything from the list on the left.
ART 205 and 251 are currently only offered in the Spring semester.
Directed Elective
ART 109 - Ceramics I or
ART 115 - Painting I or
ART 205 - Modern American Art
ART 209 - Ceramics II or
ART 215 - Painting II
or
ART 251 - Graphic Design II
or
PHOT 101 - Introduction to 35mm Film Camera and Darkroom Techniques
or
PHOT 151 - Digital Imaging
3 credits   Directed Elective
  • Congratulations, this is your final semester! Don’t forget to complete your graduation application.
  • Meet with an advisor when registering for your classes
  • Finalize your transfer plans:
  • Take advantage of our scholarship opportunities for transferring students and apply for a scholarship
  • Visit Career Connections to learn about internships and your future career possibilities

General Education Requirements:

All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request For Course Substitution Of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College’s general education requirements is also available.

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