2018-2019 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

ART 1110DESIGN: 2D

3

ENGL 1010ENGLISH COMPOSITION I

3

MATH 1000PROBLEM SOLVING

3

POLS 1000AMERICAN & WYOMING GOVERNMENT

3

HMDV 10051st YEAR SUCCESS

1

Total Credit Hours:16

Freshman Year - Fall Semester Notes: 

  • Problem Solving (MATH 1000) can be replaced by other MATH courses that meet the general education math requirement.
  • Freshman Year - Spring Semester

    ART 1130DESIGN: COLOR

    3

    ART 2005DRAWING II

    3

    ART 2410CERAMICS I

    3

    ENGL 1020ENGLISH COMPOSITION II

    3

    APPROVED SOCIAL SCIENCE COURSE

    3-4

    WORKSHOP/STUDIES IN ART

    1

    Total Credit Hours:16-17

    Freshman Year - Spring Semester Notes: 

  • Approved Social Science Course can be fulfilled by Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 1200), World History Since 1750 (HIST 1330), General Pschology (PSYC 1000), or Intro to Women's Studies (SOC 1080).
  • Sophomore Year - Fall Semester

    ART 1150PHOTOGRAPHY I

    3

    ART 2010ART HISTORY I

    3

    APPROVED ART COURSE

    3

    MAJOR AREA COURSES

    6

    WORKSHOP/STUDIES IN ART

    1

    Total Credit Hours:16

    Sophomore Year - Fall Semester Notes: 

  • Approved Art Course can be fulfilled by Digital Imaging I (ART 1178), Sculpture I (ART 1310), Painting I (ART 2210), or Ceramics II (ART 2420).
  • Major Area Courses Art electives are dependent upon eventual major. See content advisor for appropriate course selection.
  • Sophomore Year - Spring Semester

    ART 1120DESIGN: 3D

    3

    ART 2020ART HISTORY II

    3

    APPROVED ART COURSE

    3

    WORKSHOP/STUDIES IN ART

    1

    BIOL 1003CURRENT ISSUES IN BIOLOGY

    4

    HMDV 2411ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENT

    0

    Total Credit Hours:14

    Sophomore Year - Spring Semester Notes:

  • Approved Art Course can be fulfilled by Painting II (ART 2220) or Ceramics II (ART 2420). 
  • Total Credit Hours: 62-63

    Please note that a total of 64 credits are required to graduate with an Associate of Arts degree.