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Art and Design

Description:

The Art and Design curriculum leads to the Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree for students planning to transfer to baccalaureate programs or accredited art schools after study at Community College of Philadelphia. This curriculum prepares students for either a B.F.A. (Bachelor of Fine Arts) or a B.A. (Bachelor of Arts) program.

The curriculum has been designed to be consistent with the foundation program of art schools and art programs at four-year colleges.  Because transferability is most important, students will develop skills accordingly and also prepare a comprehensive transfer portfolio. 

Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this program graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in basic foundation level 2D and 3D design concepts, including perceptual drawing.
  • Utilize learned technical studio and/or computer-based skills to realize and test visual ideas and concepts.
  • Use a wide range of materials and means of expression to communicate visual ideas.
  • Critically interpret and analyze visual concepts.
  • Identify associated terminology, historical practices and contemporary developments in order to demonstrate knowledge of the arts.
  • Create a comprehensive portfolio of original art work to demonstrate ability, talent and originality

Program Entry Requirements:

Students are required to take the College's placement tests at their time of entry. Students identified as needing developmental course work must satisfactorily complete the appropriate English and mathematics courses as a part of their degree program.

Program of Study and Graduation Requirements:

Students in the Art and Design curriculum must complete a series of General Education requirements that include English 101 and 102, college-level math, CIS 103, a Social Science and a Natural Science elective in addition to the program specific courses. English 101 and CIS 103 are expected to be completed within the first 30 credits. To qualify for the Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree in Art and Design, a student must complete a minimum of 63 credit hours as prescribed and attain a grade point average of 2.0 or better and no grade below "C" in any program core and directed elective course. 

Course Sequence:

Semester 1

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
ENGL 101 - English Composition I   3 credits ENGL 101
ART 105 - Drawing I   credits  
ART 125 - Design I   credits  
ART 111 - Three-Dimensional Design I   3 credits  
ART 150 - Introduction to Computer Art/Graphics   credits  

Semester 2

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
ART 106 - Drawing II ART 105 3 credits  
ART 126 - Design II ART 125 3 credits  
ART 112 - Three-Dimensional Design II ART 111 3 credits  
ART 103 - History of Art: Ancient to Renaissance   3 credits Humanities, Interpretive Studies
AM/Global Diversity
CIS 103 - Applied Computer Technology   3 credits Tech Comp

Semester 3

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
ENGL 102 - The Research Paper ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better 3 credits ENGL 102 Info Lit
FNMT 118 - Intermediate Algebra or MATH 137 - Geometry for Design   3 credits Mathematics
ART 290 - Portfolio Preparation ART 106ART 111ART 125 3 credits  
ART 207 - Drawing III ART 106 3 credits  
ART 104 - History of Art II: Renaissance to Modern   3 credits  
Directed Elective - choose ONE from list below:
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 or 4 credits  

Semester 4

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
ART 208 - Drawing IV ART 207 3 credits  
ADC 176 / HIST 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 - Gender and Society
  3 credits Social Sciences
Writing Intensive
BIOL 106 - General Biology I or
CHEM 103 - Fundamentals of Chemistry I (Non-Lab Based) 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 Natural Sciences
Directed Electives - choose TWO from list below:
ART 109 - Ceramics I or
ART 115 - Painting I or
ART 151 - Graphic Design 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 105 - Introduction to Digital Photography or
PHOT 151 - Digital Imaging 

For ART 151: ART 150
For ART 205: ART 103 or ART 104
For ART 209: ART 109
For ART 215: ART 115
For ART 251: ART 151

6 to 7 credits  

 

Minimum Credits Needed to Graduate:

63

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.

For More Information, Contact:

The Division of Liberal Studies, Room BR-21, 1700 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130, Telephone (215) 751-8450; or the College Information Center (215) 751-8010.