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