Associate of Arts - Emphasis in Visual Arts

Students completing an Associate of Arts (AA) degree at COM will meet the following requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 60 semester credit hours that must include all core curriculum and institutional core requirements, with the exception of certain Field of Study degrees.
  2. Maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average (GPA). Only credit-bearing College of the Mainland courses will be used to calculate a GPA.
  3. Completion of at least 25 percent of the credit hours toward this degree at COM.
  4. Satisfy TSI liability.

Full-Time Student Schedule

Program Description:

College of the Mainland’s Visual Arts Program offers courses dedicated to the creative growth of students as makers and visionaries. Classes include lecture courses in art history and art appreciation, as well as hands-on studio courses in ceramics, sculpture, painting, photography, design, drawing and digital media.  Courses emphasize design skills, relevant content development, originality, critical dialog, and portfolio development for academic transfer to four-year universities or schools of art. Students may also use COM art courses for personal enrichment, or as electives enhancing the creative thinking required by other disciplines in a highly competitive world.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1Semester Credit Hours
PSYC 1300
Psychology for Success
or Psychology for Success
3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
MATH 1332 Contemporary Math (Quantitative Reasoning) 3
ARTS 1311 Design I 3
Life and Physical SciencesSelect from Core Curriculum 4
 Semester Credit Hours16
Semester #2
ARTS 1316 Drawing I 3
ARTS 1303
Art History I
or Art History II
3
American HistorySelect from Core Curriculum 3
SPCH 1315
Public Speaking
or Interpersonal Communication
3
ENGL 1302 Composition II 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Semester #3
ARTSElective 3
Life and Physical SciencesSelect from Core Curriculum 4
Language, Philosophy and CultureSelect from Core Curriculum 3
PHED 1164 Introduction to Physical Fitness and Wellness 1
GOVT 2305 Federal Government Constitution & Topics 3
 Semester Credit Hours14
Semester #4
American HistorySelect from Core Curriculum 3
Social/Behavioral SciencesSelect from Core Curriculum 3
ARTSElective 3
ARTSElective 3
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours60

Part-Time Student Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1Semester Credit Hours
PSYC 1300
Psychology for Success
or Psychology for Success
3
ARTS 1311 Design I 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #2
Life and Physical SciencesSelect from Core Curriculum 4
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
 Semester Credit Hours7
Semester #3 (Summer)
American HistorySelect from Core Curriculum 3
 Semester Credit Hours3
Semester #4
ARTS 1316 Drawing I 3
American HistorySelect from Core Curriculum 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #5
ARTS 1303
Art History I
or Art History II
3
SPCH 1315
Public Speaking
or Interpersonal Communication
3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #6 (Summer)
ENGL 1302 Composition II 3
 Semester Credit Hours3
Semester #7
ARTSElective 3
Life and Physical SciencesSelect from Core Curriculum 4
 Semester Credit Hours7
Semester #8
Language, Philosophy and CultureSelect from Core Curriculum 3
GOVT 2305 Federal Government Constitution & Topics 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #9 (Summer)
PHED 1164 Introduction to Physical Fitness and Wellness 1
 Semester Credit Hours1
Semester #10
MATH 1332 Contemporary Math (Quantitative Reasoning) 3
ARTSElective 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #11
ARTSElective 3
Social/Behavioral SciencesSelect from Core Curriculum 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #12 (Summer)
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
 Semester Credit Hours3
 Total Semester Credit Hours60
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