The Associate of Arts degree in 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.

Program Outcomes

  • Use creative thinking, innovation, inquiry, and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information.
  • Demonstrate effective development, interpretation, and expression of ideas through written, oral and/or visual communication.
  • Apply the manipulation and/or analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions.
  • Show the ability to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal.
  • Express intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities.
  • Integrate choices,actions, and consequences in ethical decision-making.

Critical Thinking Skills
Communication Skills
Empirical and Quantitative Skills
Teamwork Skills
Social Responsibility
Personal Responsibility
Intermediate skills in drawing.
Intermediate skills in painting.
Intermediate skills in 2-D and 3-D Design.
Intermediate skills in computer image-making.

Career Information

An Associate's degree in Art from Lamar State College Port Arthur will provide you with a solid foundation for your career in the industry of your choice. Potential career opportunities include but are not limited to Artist, Arts Administrator, Animator, Special Effects Artist, Art Director, Graphic Designer, Painter, Illustrator, and Photographer.


Program Information

Recommended Program of Study: Certificate
course title sch
First Semester
ENGL 1301 English Composition I  
MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics  
HIST 1301 United States History I  
ARTS 1303 Art History I  
ARTS 1316 Drawing I  
PSYC 1100/EDUC 1100 Learning Frameworks  
Second Semester
ENGL 1302 English Composition II  
BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications  
HIST 1302 United States History II  
ARTS 2316 Painting I  
ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation  
Third Semester
GOVT 2305 Federal Government  
PHYS 1315 Physical Science I Lecture  
PHYS 1115 Physical Science I Lab  
ARTS 1317 Drawing II  
XXXX X3XX Social/Behavioral Science  
Fourth Semester
GOVT 2306 Texas Government  
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking  
PHYS 1305 Elementary Physics I Lecture  
PHYS 1105 Elementary Physics I Lab  
ARTS 2317 Painting II  
ARTS 2348 Digital Art I  


Lamar University

A student completing the LSCPA curriculum is considered Core Complete.

No more than 60-66 semester credit hours (SCH) from LSCPA will be applied to a Bachelor degree at Lamar University.

An additional 60 SCH or more must be completed to satisfy the bachelor degree requirements.

Students may pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design or Studio Art or a Bachelors of Science in Graphic Design or Art Education.

A Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design or Studio Art will prepare Students for Graduate School.




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Associate of Arts


  • Dr. Blas A. Canedo-Gonzalez
  • Chair of Commercial Music, Visual and Performing Arts
  • Sam and Linda Monroe Performing Arts Center Building, Office 126
  • 409-984-6547

Two-Year Program

Academic Transfer Degree

Leads to a BFA degree in Graphic Design or Studio Art or a BS in Graphic Design or Art Education at a four-year college/university


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