Mar 21, 2018  
2017-2018 College Catalog 
2017-2018 College Catalog

Foundations in Art & Design, AAS

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Minimum Credits: 60
Contact Hours: 70-78


The mission of the AAS degree with an emphasis in Art and Design is to graduate problem solving, critical thinking innovators and creative communicators skilled in the core principles of visual literacy as well as experience with a variety of media and art forms and the development of a strong portfolio of artwork necessary for today's artists. Kirtland's Art Department offers two tracks of emphasis within the AAS for students to build a portfolio concentrating in their area of expertise to use to transfer onto a 4-year program or begin a career in the art world. Students within the various tracks will be able to develop portfolios in one or more of these media markets or Bachelor of Fine Arts programs.

Fine Art and Illustration: Freelance Artist, Photographer, Concept Illustrator, Medical Illustrator, Jewelry Design and Gallery Artist in Drawing, Painting, Photography or Sculpture.

Graphic Design and Digital Media: Graphic Design, Furniture Design, Interior Design, Product Design and Transportation Design


General Education Requirements: 16-18 credits

Choose one concentration:

Choose either Fine Art & Illustration or Graphic Design & Digital Media

Suggested sequencing of courses for Fine Art and Illustration

Suggested sequencing of courses for Graphic Design and Digital Media

Minimum credits required for degree (with concentration): 60

Students should seek additional information and/or advising from their academic advisor. For an appointment, please call (989) 275-5000, ext. 280.

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