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Associate of Arts | Learning Competencies

Associate of Arts

First Year

  Course Title Credits
  ART 1110*  Foundation: Two Dimensional (Fall Only)
  ART 1050  Beginning Drawing 
GenEd: AA/CA  ART 2010*  Art History I (Fall Only) 3
GenEd: CS  COLS 1000 Introduction to College Success: First-Year Seminar 
GenEd: CW  ENGL 1010*+  English I: Composition 
      Semester Credits 15 
  Course Title Credits
  ART 1120*  Foundation: Three Dimensional (Spring Only)
  ART 1130 Foundation: Color  3
  ART 2410  Ceramics I 
GenEd: AA/CA  ART 2020*  Art History II (Spring Only)
GenEd: QR  MATH 1000+ OR HIGHER  Problem Solving 
      Semester Credits 15 

Second Year

  Course Title Credits
  ART 2210 Beginning Painting 
  ART 2310  Sculpture I 
    Choose from approved elective courses. First-year world-language recommended.^  3-4
GenEd: STEM    Choose from approved STEM courses. 
GenEd: WY    Choose from approved U.S./Wyoming Constitution courses.  3
      Semester Credits 16-17
  Course Title Credits
    Choose from approved elective courses. Second-year world-language recommended. 3-4
    Choose from approved elective courses.^ 
    Choose from approved elective courses.^ 
GenEd: LAB    Choose from approved Lab Science courses.  4
GenEd: CV  CO/M 2010* Public Speaking  3
      Semester Credits 16-17

Total Credits: 62-64

*This course has at least one prerequisite. Check the Course Descriptions section of the catalog to see the course prerequisites.

+If the placement test score is not adequate for course enrollment, students must complete the appropriate developmental course(s) before enrolling. These courses may increase the total number of program credits. Students should review their math and writing placement with their advisor before planning out their full program schedules.

^Program Comments

Students interested in transferring to another institution should take two semesters of a world-language (SPAN 1010 and SPAN 1020, or FREN 1010 and FREN 1020).

Program Electives – Consult your faculty advisor for recommendations.

ART 2005 3 credits Drawing II
ART 2050 3 credits Life Drawing I
ART 2075 3 credits Illustration
ART 2080 3 credits Drawing III
ART 2320 3 credits Sculpture II
ART 2350 3 credits Metals I
ART 2420 3 credits Ceramics II
ART 2430 3 credits Ceramics III

Learning Competencies

  1. Facilitate the development of the knowledge, skills and motivation that will enable students to pursue learning experiences on their own, both in general education and in art.
  2. Achieve optimum development of students' aesthetic awareness and its relationship with their other academic, vocational and leisure-time skills.
  3. Develop a solid foundation of art knowledge, skills and attitudes needed for successful transfer to a four-year institution and/or art institute.
  4. Introduce students to the language of the visual arts through exposure to a variety of media, vocabulary, history, theory, and materials.
  5. Enable students to apply visual techniques and vocabulary necessary to design 2-D and 3-D works of art based on foundational ideas presented in art history and theory.
  6. Provide students with hands-on experiences with studio materials and instruction so that they are able to develop individual solutions to studio situations that can apply to day-to-day problem-solving skills.