The Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer with a focus in art includes courses that form a foundation for this major and meets lower-division general education requirements at all Oregon public universities. The College's art curriculum includes courses in art history, two-dimensional and three-dimensional design, graphic design, drawing, illustration, painting, sculpture, digital and darkroom photography, ceramics, jewelry, and metalwork.
Statewide General Education Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of general education courses, students will be able to:
Arts & Letters
- Interpret and engage in the arts & letters, making use of the creative process to enrich the quality of life; and
- Critically analyze values and ethics within a range of human experience and expression to engage more fully in local and global issues.
- Identify and analyze complex practices, values, and beliefs and the culturally and historically defined meanings of difference.
- Explain the relationship between human behavior and health.
- Use appropriate mathematics to solve problems; and
- Recognize which mathematical concepts are applicable to a scenario, apply appropriate mathematics and technology in its analysis, and then accurately interpret, validate, and communicate the results.
Science or Computer Science
- Gather, comprehend, and communicate scientific and technical information in order to explore ideas, models and solutions and generate further questions;
- Apply scientific and technical modes of inquiry, individually, and collaboratively, to critically evaluate existing or alternative explanations, solve problems, and make evidence-based decisions in an ethical manner; and
- Assess the strengths and weaknesses of scientific studies and critically examine the influence of scientific and technical knowledge on human society and the environment.
- Apply analytical skills to social phenomena in order to understand human behavior; and
- Apply knowledge and experience to foster personal growth and better appreciate the diverse social world in which we live.
- Engage in ethical communication processes that accomplish goals;
- Respond to the needs of diverse audiences and contexts; and
- Build and manage relationships.
Writing and Information Literacy
- Read actively, think critically, and write purposefully and capably for academic and, in some cases, professional audiences;
- Recognize and articulate the need for information, and then locate, evaluate, and ethically utilize that information to communicate effectively; and
- Demonstrate appropriate reasoning in response to complex issues.
While this program has no formal entrance requirements, individual courses may have prerequisites which must be met prior to enrollment.
|Course ||Title ||Credits |
|WR 121||Academic Composition||4|
|WR 122||Argument, Research, and Multimodal Composition||4|
|or WR 227|| Technical Writing|
Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree after transfer should consider completing three terms of a 200-level language course. The 100-level language courses will count as electives. The 200-level language courses can be applied to partially fulfill the arts and letters requirement.
Students pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree should consider taking two terms of Western art history and one of non-Western art history. ARH courses can be applied to partially fulfill the arts and letters requirement.
Students pursuing transfer to an upper-division arts school or program will typically be required to have completed core foundational art courses. Recommended foundational art courses are ART 115 Basic Design: 2-D, ART 116 Basic Design: Color, ART 117 Basic Design: 3-D, and ART 131 Beginning Drawing; these courses can be applied to partially fulfill the arts and letters requirement.
Successful transfer to an upper-division arts school or program is usually based not only on transcripts but also on the student’s portfolio. Students seeking transfer to an accredited art school in Oregon or elsewhere are encouraged to work closely with their advisors to build that portfolio and to take ART 197 Portfolio Development.
Students pursuing transfer to an upper-division arts school or program will typically have a discipline emphasis. Recommended courses based on emphasis:
|ART 121||Ceramics: Introductory Hand Building||3|
|ART 122||Ceramics: Introductory Wheel Throwing||3|
|ART 190||Figurative Clay Sculpture||3|
|ART 253||Ceramics: Intermediate Ceramics||3|
|ART 291||Mold Making for Ceramics and Sculpture||3|
|ART 293||Outdoor and Public Sculpture||3|
|ART 297||Capstone Project||1|
- Students must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA to earn a COCC certificate or degree.
- Options for additional standards:
- All courses in the program must be completed with a grade of C or higher