Overview

The Associate in Arts Degree (A.A.) with a Concentration in Art Studio concentration is designed to teach students the history, skills, and creative processes of professional artists. Students will learn about various art mediums in courses in design, drawing, and painting that will provide an interdisciplinary exploration of the visual, commercial, and industrial arts. The goal is to hone creative problem-solving skills that are valued in a wide range of creative careers including filmmaking, museum curation, publishing, and digital media.

Ever imagine designing a special effect for a major motion picture or choosing important art for ownership by a corporation or museum? Where do career dreams like video game animation, fashion illustration, or the production of hit TV commercials begin? Completing the Associate in Arts Degree (A.A.) with a Concentration in Art Studio provides the necessary foundation for these creative ventures as well as for employment as an art critic/writer, exhibition designer, art public programmer, visual arts archivist, and anything that involves design, drawing, and painting.

How to Enroll

To pursue this degree, you must apply to MTC using our online application.

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Sample Program Plan and Costs

Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Credits
Semester 1
(16 Credit Hours)
ENG-101 English Comp I

English Comp I

ID: ENG-101

Credit Hours: 3

This is a (college transfer) course in which the following topics are presented: a study of composition in conjunction with appropriate literary selections, with frequent theme assignments to reinforce effective writing. A review of standard usage and the basic techniques of research are also presented.

3
ART-101 Art History and Appreciation

Art History and Appreciation

ID: ART-101

Credit Hours: 3

This is an introductory course to the history and appreciation of art, including the elements and principles of the visual arts.

3
COL-105 Freshman Seminar

Freshman Seminar

ID: COL-105

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of the purposes of higher education and provides a general orientation to the functions and resources of the college. The course is designed to help freshmen adjust to the college community, develop a better understanding of the learning process, and acquire essential academic survival skills.

3
FRE-101 Elementary French I

Elementary French I

ID: FRE-101

Credit Hours: 4

This course consists of a study of the four basic language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing, including an introduction to French culture.

4
MAT-120 Probability and Statistics

Probability and Statistics

ID: MAT-120

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the following topics: introductory probability and statistics, including organization of data, sample space concepts, random variables, counting problems, binomial and normal distributions, central limit theorem, confidence intervals,and test hypothesis for large and small samples; types I and II errors; linear regression; and correlation. (Graphic calculator required)

3
Semester 2
(16 Credit Hours)
ENG-102 English Comp II

English Comp II

ID: ENG-102

Credit Hours: 3

This is a (college transfer) course in which the following topics are presented: development of writing skills through logical organization, effective style, literary analysis and research. An introduction to literary genre is also included.

3
FRE-102 Elementary French II

Elementary French II

ID: FRE-102

Credit Hours: 4

This course continues the development of basic language skills and includes a study of French culture. It streses the grammar and vocabulary necessary for fundamental communications skills.

4
ART-107 History of Early Western Art

History of Early Western Art

ID: ART-107

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a visual and historical survey of western art from the paleolithic age to the renaissance. The techniques, forms, and expressive content of painting, sculpture and architecture are studied within the context of the cultural environment which produced them.

3
ART-121 2-D Design Fundamentals

2-D Design Fundamentals

ID: ART-121

Credit Hours: 3

This foundation course covers the visual elements and principles of design including color theory. Projects in a variety of media focus on compositional organization and the development of design skills.

3
PSY-201 General Psychology

General Psychology

ID: PSY-201

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the following topics and concepts in the science of behavior: scientific method, biological bases for behavior, perception, motivation, learning memory, development, personality, abnormal behavior, therapeutic techniques, and social psychology.

3
Semester 3
(15 Credit Hours)
ENG-222 Poetry

Poetry

ID: ENG-222

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of poetry from several cultures. Emphasis is on the nature of the genre and appropriate reading strategies. It concentrates on analytical reading and writing skills to increase understanding and appreciation of poetry.

3
ART-108 History of Western Art

History of Western Art

ID: ART-108

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a visual and historical survey of western art from the renaissance through modern times. The techniques, forms, and expressive content of painting, sculpture, and architecture will be studied within the context of the cultural environment which produced them.

3
ART-111 Basic Drawing I

Basic Drawing I

ID: ART-111

Credit Hours: 3

This course provides an introduction to the materials and the basic techniques of drawing.

3
ART-212 Introduction to Watercolor

Introduction to Watercolor

ID: ART-212

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to the transparent american watercolor technique, emphasizing the creation of landscapes and still-life subjects that utilize appropriate brush techniques and proper color mixing for this medium.

3
SPC-205 Public Speaking

Public Speaking

ID: SPC-205

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to principles of public speaking with application of speaking skills. Students entering this course must be able to communicate clearly with American speakers of English.

3
Semester 4
(16 Credit Hours)
BIO-112 Basic Anatomy and Physiology

Basic Anatomy and Physiology

ID: BIO-112

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a basic integrated study of the structure and function of the human body.

4
ART-112 Basic Drawing II

Basic Drawing II

ID: ART-112

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers a study of the materials and basic techniques of drawing.

3
HIS-101 Western Civilization to 1689

Western Civilization to 1689

ID: HIS-101

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a survey of western civilization from ancient times to 1689, including the major political, social, economic, and intellectual factors shaping western cultural tradition.

3
ART-211 Introduction to Painting

Introduction to Painting

ID: ART-211

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to materials and techniques of painting.

3
ART-122 3-D Design Fundamentals

3-D Design Fundamentals

ID: ART-122

Credit Hours: 3

This foundation course introduces students to 3-D design concepts and basic sculptural materials. Projects address a variety of design problems unique to 3-D art forms.

3
      Total Credit Hours 63
      Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$11,844.00
Not including fees and equipment
Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Credits
Semester 1
(9 Credit Hours)
ENG-101 English Comp I

English Comp I

ID: ENG-101

Credit Hours: 3

This is a (college transfer) course in which the following topics are presented: a study of composition in conjunction with appropriate literary selections, with frequent theme assignments to reinforce effective writing. A review of standard usage and the basic techniques of research are also presented.

3
ART-101 Art History and Appreciation

Art History and Appreciation

ID: ART-101

Credit Hours: 3

This is an introductory course to the history and appreciation of art, including the elements and principles of the visual arts.

3
COL-105 Freshman Seminar

Freshman Seminar

ID: COL-105

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of the purposes of higher education and provides a general orientation to the functions and resources of the college. The course is designed to help freshmen adjust to the college community, develop a better understanding of the learning process, and acquire essential academic survival skills.

3
Semester 2
(7 Credit Hours)
FRE-101 Elementary French I

Elementary French I

ID: FRE-101

Credit Hours: 4

This course consists of a study of the four basic language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing, including an introduction to French culture.

4
MAT-120 Probability and Statistics

Probability and Statistics

ID: MAT-120

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the following topics: introductory probability and statistics, including organization of data, sample space concepts, random variables, counting problems, binomial and normal distributions, central limit theorem, confidence intervals,and test hypothesis for large and small samples; types I and II errors; linear regression; and correlation. (Graphic calculator required)

3
Semester 3
(7 Credit Hours)
ENG-102 English Comp II

English Comp II

ID: ENG-102

Credit Hours: 3

This is a (college transfer) course in which the following topics are presented: development of writing skills through logical organization, effective style, literary analysis and research. An introduction to literary genre is also included.

3
FRE-102 Elementary French II

Elementary French II

ID: FRE-102

Credit Hours: 4

This course continues the development of basic language skills and includes a study of French culture. It streses the grammar and vocabulary necessary for fundamental communications skills.

4
Semester 4
(9 Credit Hours)
ART-107 History of Early Western Art

History of Early Western Art

ID: ART-107

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a visual and historical survey of western art from the paleolithic age to the renaissance. The techniques, forms, and expressive content of painting, sculpture and architecture are studied within the context of the cultural environment which produced them.

3
ART-121 2-D Design Fundamentals

2-D Design Fundamentals

ID: ART-121

Credit Hours: 3

This foundation course covers the visual elements and principles of design including color theory. Projects in a variety of media focus on compositional organization and the development of design skills.

3
PSY-201 General Psychology

General Psychology

ID: PSY-201

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the following topics and concepts in the science of behavior: scientific method, biological bases for behavior, perception, motivation, learning memory, development, personality, abnormal behavior, therapeutic techniques, and social psychology.

3
Semester 5
(9 Credit Hours)
ENG-222 Poetry

Poetry

ID: ENG-222

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of poetry from several cultures. Emphasis is on the nature of the genre and appropriate reading strategies. It concentrates on analytical reading and writing skills to increase understanding and appreciation of poetry.

3
ART-108 History of Western Art

History of Western Art

ID: ART-108

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a visual and historical survey of western art from the renaissance through modern times. The techniques, forms, and expressive content of painting, sculpture, and architecture will be studied within the context of the cultural environment which produced them.

3
ART-111 Basic Drawing I

Basic Drawing I

ID: ART-111

Credit Hours: 3

This course provides an introduction to the materials and the basic techniques of drawing.

3
Semester 6
(6 Credit Hours)
ART-212 Introduction to Watercolor

Introduction to Watercolor

ID: ART-212

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to the transparent american watercolor technique, emphasizing the creation of landscapes and still-life subjects that utilize appropriate brush techniques and proper color mixing for this medium.

3
SPC-205 Public Speaking

Public Speaking

ID: SPC-205

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to principles of public speaking with application of speaking skills. Students entering this course must be able to communicate clearly with American speakers of English.

3
Semester 7
(7 Credit Hours)
BIO-112 Basic Anatomy and Physiology

Basic Anatomy and Physiology

ID: BIO-112

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a basic integrated study of the structure and function of the human body.

4
ART-112 Basic Drawing II

Basic Drawing II

ID: ART-112

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers a study of the materials and basic techniques of drawing.

3
Semester 8
(9 Credit Hours)
HIS-101 Western Civilization to 1689

Western Civilization to 1689

ID: HIS-101

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a survey of western civilization from ancient times to 1689, including the major political, social, economic, and intellectual factors shaping western cultural tradition.

3
ART-211 Introduction to Painting

Introduction to Painting

ID: ART-211

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to materials and techniques of painting.

3
ART-122 3-D Design Fundamentals

3-D Design Fundamentals

ID: ART-122

Credit Hours: 3

This foundation course introduces students to 3-D design concepts and basic sculptural materials. Projects address a variety of design problems unique to 3-D art forms.

3
      Total Credit Hours 63
      Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$11,844.00
Not including fees and equipment

Careers

Art Teacher

High School and College Art teachers create and use learning activities, assignments, and presentations to nurture and develop students’ artistic skills.

Requires a Master’s degree or higher in most cases.

Projected Job Growth

+9.4%

Average Annual Salary

$41,147

According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Educational Institutions

Careers

Illustrator

Illustrators create artistic and/or technical drawings for print and digital media. They can work in a variety of careers including graphic design, book illustration, and animation. Most illustrators pursue a postsecondary degree, usually at the Bachelor's or Master's degree level.

Projected Job Growth

+9%

Average Annual Salary

$18,895

According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Advertising Agencies
  • Animation Studios

What’s next after I complete this program?

Earn a Bachelor's Degree

Increase your career options by continuing your education at a four-year college. Much of the coursework from your associate’s degree from MTC can be applied toward a bachelor’s degree by another college or university.

Earn a Master’s Degree

Fine-tune your knowledge base to fit specific career ambitions. A master’s degree program allows you to focus on a specific concentration in the visual arts and to produce a substantial body of artwork.