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 may be comprised of courses from the core curriculum, institutional  requirements, and Fields of Study.
  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 last 15 credit hours toward this degree at COM, with the exception of reverse transfer.
  4. Satisfy TSI liability.

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.

Associate of Arts - Visual Arts

Full-Time Student Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1Semester Credit Hours
ARTS 1311 Design I 3
ARTS 1316 Drawing I 3
PSYC 1300 Psychology for Success 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
Select from one of the following: 4
Biology for Non-Science Majors I  
Physical Geology  
Introductory Chemistry I  
 Semester Credit Hours16
Semester #2
ARTS 2356
Photography I
or Graphic Design
3
ARTS 1312 Design II 3
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
ENGL 1302 Composition II 3
MATH 1332 Contemporary Math (Quantitative Reasoning) 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Semester #3
ARTS 2348 Digital Media 3
Select from one of the following: 3
Ceramics I  
Painting I  
Life Drawing I  
Select from one of the following: 4
Biology for Non-Science Majors I  
Physical Geology  
Introductory Chemistry I  
PHED 1164 Introduction to Physical Fitness and Wellness 1
ARTS 1303
Art History I
or Art History II
3
 Semester Credit Hours14
Semester #4
Select from one of the following: 3
Sculpture I  
Life Drawing I  
Ceramics I  
ARTS 1303
Art History I
or Art History II
3
PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking 3
GOVT 2305 Federal Government Constitution & Topics 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours60
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