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Contact: Wendell Poindexter, Program Manager
301.846.2513

Art Area of Concentration within the A.A. in Arts & Humanities The Art Area of Concentration enables students to experience hands-on learning in art history, 2D design, drawing, acrylic, oil and watercolor painting, color theory, illustration, sculpture, and pottery. Students will learn to appreciate the creative process and develop their talents under the guidance of experienced instructors who are professionals in their field.

Guided Pathway to Success (GPS)
Suggested schedules map your path to degree completion. Full-time student: Follow the green semester blocks in order. Part-time student: Follow the blue course sequence at your own pace. Students should meet with an advisor each semester to carefully select and sequence courses based on their specific academic goals and interests.

Students who take fewer than 15 credits each semester or who require developmental English or
math coursework will need additional semesters to complete their degrees. Summer and January term classes may help students to make faster progress. General Education CORE courses can often be taken in any semester. One course must be designated as a Cultural Competence course. A minimum of nine credits must be taken at the 200 level. Refer to the college catalog for course details and the list of General Education and Cultural Competence classes.   

Students are strongly recommended to consult an FCC advisor to select elective courses. Students planning to transfer may also reference ARTSYS, the Maryland Articulation System.

1Recommended First Semester

1 Gen Ed Core ENGL 101 - English Composition   3 Credits
2 Gen Ed Core Mathematics Gen EdMathematics Elective (Gen Ed course list)   3/4 Credits
3 Concentration ARTT 101 - Foundations of Studio Art I   3 Credits
4 Gen Ed Core Humanities Elective (Gen Ed course list)   3 Credits
5 Concentration ARTT 103 - History of Art: Non-Western, or ARTT 104 - History of Art: Prehistoric to Early Renaissance, or ARTT 105 - History of Art: Early Renaissance to Modern   3 Credits

2Recommended Second Semester

6 Gen Ed Core Communications Elective (Gen Ed course list)   3 Credits
7 Concentration ARTT 102 - Foundations of Studio Art II   3 Credits
8 Gen Ed Core Biological & Physical Sciences Elective w/lab (Gen Ed course list)   4 Credits
9 Concentration ARTT 106 - Drawing I   3 Credits
10 Gen Ed Core Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective (Gen Ed course list)   3 Credits

3Recommended Third Semester

11 Concentration ARTT 103 - History of Art: Non-Western, or ARTT 104 - History of Art: Prehistoric to Early Renaissance or ARTT 105 - History of Art: Early Renaissance to Modern   3 Credits
12 Gen Ed Core Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective (Gen Ed course list) (in a different discipline from first)   3 Credits
13 Gen Ed Core Arts Elective (Gen Ed course list)   3 Credits
14 Gen Ed Core Biological & Physical Sciences Elective (Gen Ed course list)   3/4 Credits
15 Gen Ed Core Gen Ed Elective (Gen Ed course list)   3 Credits

4Recommended Fourth Semester

16 PHED/ HLTH/ NUTR Physical Education, Health, or Nutrition RequirementPhysical Education, Health, or Nutrition Requirement   1/3 Credits
17 Concentration Choose an elective in ARTT or GRPH in consultation with an advisor (credits may vary to fulfill 60 credits for degree)*   4 Credits
18 Concentration Choose an elective in ARTT or GRPH in consultation with an advisor (credits may vary to fulfill 60 credits for degree)*   3 Credits
19 Elective Choose an elective in ARTT or GRPH in consultation with an advisor (credits may vary to fulfill 60 credits for degree)*   3 Credits
20 Program Requirement Choose an elective in ARTT or GRPH in consultation with an advisor (credits may vary to fulfill 60 credits for degree)*   3 Credits
Take within the first 24 credits Fall Only Spring Only Summer Only

Milestone Course - take within recommended credit range to stay on track for completion

Available Online

Note: Courses offered online may not be available every semester. Please see the course schedule to confirm course formats.
Take within the first 24 credits Fall Only

Spring Only Summer Only

Milestone Course - take within recommended credit range to stay on track for completion

Available Online

Note: Courses offered online may not be available every semester. Please see the course schedule to confirm course formats.
* Elective recommendations:
ARTT 100 - Introduction to the Creative Arts, ARTT 103 - History of Art: Non-Western, ARTT 107 - Drawing II, ARTT 108 - Introduction to Color Theory & Design, ARTT 110 - Introduction to Watercolor I, ARTT 113 - Pottery I, ARTT 114 - Pottery II, ARTT 204 - Illustration I, ARTT 205 - Illustration II, ARTT 206 - Introduction to Figure Drawing, ARTT 207 - Painting I, ARTT 208 - Painting 208, ARTT 210 - Sculpture, ARTT 220 - Intermediate Sculpture, GRPH 111, GRPH 112, GRPH 131, GRPH 132


Learning Outcomes:
  • To recognize the elements of composition, design and technique of a work of art.
  • To analyze and critique works of art within their cultural and historical context.
  • To produce works of art in a variety of media.
  • To demonstrate and appreciate the creative process through research, development, and execution.
2019-2020 Curriculum Pathway
2019-2020 Course Rotation

*Course Renumbering Reference (for use with Pathways prior to 2019-2020)

2018-2019 Curriculum Pathway

2017-2018 Curriculum Pathway

2015-2017 Curriculum Pathway

 
* For curriculum information from earlier academic years, please refer to the archives of the FCC Academic Catalog.
For related non-credit continuing education and workforce development programs, see Personal Enrichment Arts. While continuing education and workforce development courses do not provide academic credits, participants experience affordable, flexible and rewarding programs, with select courses offering industry recognized training for licensure and career certification at the state and national level.

Students can transfer the equivalent of 60 credits to any four-year institution in Maryland. To find more information about how credits will transfer from Frederick Community College to a state four-year institution visit ARTSYS or consult a College advisor.

Compare Transfer Options

Art Transfer Pathway 2019-2020
Previous Transfer Options - Art Transfer Pathway 2018-2019


Frederick Community College has articulation agreements with the following institutions, allowing students a seamless transfer experience. Students who plan to transfer should speak with an advisor or program manager from their chosen transfer institution before selecting elective courses.
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Craft and Fine Artists
$48,960.00/yr • +6%*
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Fashion Designers
$72,720.00/yr • +3%*
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Multimedia Artists and Animators
$72,520.00/yr • +8%*
*Median pay, projected job growth or decline from 2016-2026. Data source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018 Edition.
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