2019-2020 Catalog

Art Foundation, Associate of Arts

The Visual Art Foundation Program introduces concepts of creativity using design, drawing, painting and ceramic manipulating techniques to explore the visual basics of the design elements: line, shape, space, texture, value, color and mass. This course work is a stepping stone that ensures a student will be provided the fundamental building blocks of art endeavors, enabling them to pursue  a four year degree, and beyond, in the arts. Students successfully completing the Art Foundation courses with their portfolios, often receive scholarships to pursue their area of choice, while gaining entry nationwide into a four year program at a third year level. These same students have gone on as teachers, professors, interior designers, architects, graphic designers, animators, jewelers, ceramic artists, painters and sculptors, photographers. Graduates have also included arts administrators, art historians and art therapists. The fundamentals of the Visual Art Foundation provide a key to success in the arts.   

Degree Requirements

Freshman Year - Fall Semester

ART 1005DRAWING I

3

ENGL 1010ENGLISH COMPOSITION I

3

ART 1110DESIGN: 2D

3

MATH 1000PROBLEM SOLVING

3

US & WYOMING CONSTITUTION

3

HMDV 10051st YEAR SUCCESS

1

Total Credit Hours:16

Freshman Year - Fall Semester Notes: 

  • In addition to ENGL 1010, students may be required to also take ENGL 1011 (2 credits) due to placement, adding 2 additional credits to their graduation total.
  • MATH Requirement can be met with any college level MATH course (MATH 1000 or higher). College level STAT courses may also fulfill this requirement.
  • US & Wyoming Constitution can be fulfilled by U.S. to 1865 (HIST 1211), U.S. From 1865 (HIST 1221), Wyoming History (HIST 1251) or American & Wyoming Government (POLS 1000).
  • Freshman Year - Spring Semester

    ART 2005DRAWING II

    3

    ENGL 1020ENGLISH COMPOSITION II

    3

    ART 1130DESIGN: COLOR

    3

    Career Course

    4

    APPROVED SOCIAL SCIENCE COURSE

    3

    Total Credit Hours:16

    Freshman Year - Spring Semester Notes: 

  • Meet with advisor to determine Career Courses that will meet future requirements. 
  • Approved Social Science Course can be fulfilled by any ANTH, PSYC, SOC, or HIST course not used elsewhere.
  • Sophomore Year - Fall Semester

    ART 2010ART HISTORY I

    3

    ART 1115INTRODUTION TO DIGITAL MEDIA

    1

    APPROVED ART COURSE

    3

    APPROVED ART COURSE

    3

    Career Course

    3

    Career Course

    3

    Total Credit Hours:16

    Sophomore Year - Fall Semester Notes: 

  • Approved Art Course can be fulfilled by ART 1150, ART 1160, ART 1178, ART 1310, ART 2210, ART 2220, ART 2410, ART 2420, or workshops.
  • Meet with advisor to determine Career Courses that will meet future requirements.
  • Sophomore Year - Spring Semester

    ART 2020ART HISTORY II

    3

    ART 1120DESIGN: 3D

    3

    BIOL 1003CURRENT ISSUES IN BIOLOGY

    4

    APPROVED ART COURSE

    3

    Career Course

    3

    HMDV 2411ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENT

    0

    Total Credit Hours:16

    Sophomore Year - Spring Semester Notes:

  • BIOL 1003 can be replaced with CHEM 1000 (Introductory Chemistry) or GEOL 1000 (Physical Geology).
  • Approved Art Course can be fulfilled by ART 1150, ART 1160, ART 1178, ART 1310, ART 2210, ART 2220, ART 2410, ART 2420, or workshops.
  • Meet with advisor to determine Career Courses that will meet future requirements.
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    Total Credit Hours: 64