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.
Students are required to satisfy placement at the time of admission. Students identified as needing developmental course work must satisfactorily complete the appropriate English and mathematics courses as a part of their degree program.
Students in the Art and Design curriculum must complete a series of General Education requirements that include English 101 and 102, a quantitative reasoning course, a cultural analysis and interpretation course, and a scientific reasoning course in addition to the program specific courses. English 101 is 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.
* Some colleges and universities require a mathematics course above FNMT 118. In that case, students who are FNMT 118 ready should take MATH 137 instead of FNMT 101. Students who are FNMT 118 ready who intend to transfer to Temple University should take FNMT 118, which is the prerequisite for MATH 161. Please visit the transfer agreements web page for more information and consult with an advisor when selecting a quantitative reasoning course.
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.
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.