Associate of Arts (A.A.)

Studio Art

Students painting pictures in class.
Studio Art

Dr. Michelle Davis
Chair of General Education and Developmental Studies
Education Annex Building, Office 133
(409) 984-6341
davisml1@lamarpa.edu
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Program Description

The Associate of Arts degree in Studio Art curriculum is designed for students who plan to work toward a traditional Bachelor of Arts degree or a professional Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. It also is recommended for students who are undecided about majoring in art but who would like to explore their artistic abilities. 

Associate of Arts Studio Art Degree Plan
Course Number Title SCH
Core Curriculum Courses 42
BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications 3
ARTS 1303 or ARTS 1304 Art History or
Art History II
3
ARTS Courses 12
  Total Hours 60

Contact

Dr. Michelle Davis
Department Chair
409-984-6341
davisml1@lamarpa.edu

ARTS Course Descriptions

ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation -- 3 Hours
A general introduction to the visual arts designed to create an appreciation of the vocabulary, media, techniques, and purposes of the creative process. Students will critically interpret and evaluate works of art (painting, sculpture, architecture) within formal, cultural, and historical contexts.

ARTS 1303 Art History I -- 3 Hours
A chronological analysis of the historical and cultural contexts of the visual arts from prehistoric times to the 14th century.

ARTS 1304 Art History II -- 3 Hours
A chronological analysis of the historical and cultural contexts of the visual arts from the 14th century to the present day.

ARTS 1311 Design I -- 3 Hours
An introduction to the fundamental terminology, concepts, theory, and application of two dimensional design creating a visual interpretation of cultural expression.

ARTS 1312 Design II -- 3 Hours
An introduction to the fundamental terminology, concepts, theory, and application of three dimensional design in creating a visual interpretation of cultural expression.

ARTS 1316 Drawing I -- 3 Hours
A foundation studio course exploring drawing with emphasis on descriptive, expressive and conceptual approaches. Students will learn to see and interpret a variety of subjects while using diverse materials and techniques which promote the appreciation of cultural expression. Course work will facilitate a dialogue in which students will engage in critical analysis and begin to develop their understanding of drawing as a discipline.

ARTS 1317 Drawing II -- 3 Hours
A studio course exploring drawing with continued emphasis on descriptive, expressive and conceptual approaches. Students will further develop the ability to see and interpret a variety of subjects while using diverse materials and techniques which promote the appreciation of cultural expression.  Course work will facilitate a dialogue in which students will employ critical analysis to broaden their understanding of drawing as a discipline.
Prerequisite(s): ARTS 1316.

ARTS 2311 Design III -- 3 Hours
Elements and principles of arts using two and three dimensional concepts
Prerequisite(s): ARTS 1311 or ARTS 1312.

ARTS 2316 Painting I -- 3 Hours
Exploration of ideas using painting media and techniques, creating a visual interpretation of cultural expression leading to an appreciation of works of the human imagination.

ARTS 2317 Painting II -- 3 Hours
Further exploration of ideas using painting media and techniques creating a visual interpretation of cultural expression leading to an appreciation of works of the human imagination.
Prerequisite(s): ARTS 2316.

ARTS 2323 Life Drawing I -- 3 Hours
Basic study of the human form.
Prerequisite(s): ARTS 1317.

ARTS 2348 Digital Art I -- 3 Hours
Studio art courses that explore the potential of the computer hardware and software medium for their visual, conceptual, and practical uses in the visual arts which express the human condition across cultures.

ARTS 2349 Digital Art II -- 3 Hours
Studio art courses that further explores the potential of the computer hardware and software medium for their visual, conceptual, and practical uses in the visual arts.