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Liberal Arts: Fine Arts option (A.A.)

This program provides a focus on the basic principles of visual design and concepts as explored primarily through Design, Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, and Sculpture.  Courses in Digital Photography and other studio areas are also offered.  The requirements of Art History and other liberal arts courses support the student in developing a comprehensive view of the human experience.  The program transfers well to a four-year institution.  It is recommended that students confer with a transfer counselor early on in their experience at Asnuntuck.

2.0 GPA required

Download the Liberal Arts – Fine Arts Option Program Requirement Degree Worksheet.

Course Number
Title Credits
ART* 123 Design I 3
ART* 101 or ART* 102 Art History I or Art History II 3
  Choose two courses from the following:
ART*, DGA*, or THR* 107
ART* 100 Art Appreciation 3
ART* 111 Drawing I 3
  Foreign Language
(two sequential semesters of language)

Students can be waived from the foreign language requirement with the following documented qualifications. If waived, students will need to substitute 6-8 Liberal Arts credits to replace the foreign language requirement. Note: these options reflect policy of Asnuntuck Community College only. Options may differ with other postsecondary institutions, including minimum grade restrictions.

1. Three sequential years of one language in high school, with a minimum C grade in the third year.
2. Two sequential years of one language in high school and one second-level college language course in the same language, with a minimum C grade in the second-level language course.
3. Demonstration of equivalent competency of a language other than English.

+ENG* 101 Composition 3
+ENG* 102 or +ENG* 103 Literature & Composition or Composition II 3
COM* 173 or THR* 110 Public Speaking or Acting I 3
HDEV 101 First Year Experience• 3
  •Students may be waived from the HDEV 101 requirement if they have attained 12 or more credits, with a minimum 2.5 GPA from either 1) a college/university previously attended or 2) Asnuntuck Community College and now desire to enter a Liberal Arts program of study. If waived, a three credit course must be chosen from the Liberal Arts Electives to meet the total credit count for the degree program.
SOC* 190 Self and Others: Dynamics of Diversity 3
  Choose one course from: ANT*, PSY*, SOC* 3
  Choose one course from: ECN*, POL* 3
  Choose one course from: HIS*  

+One Math course MAT* 140 or above


Science Elective


  One Lab Science elective 4
  Open Elective
ART*, DGA*, or THR*107 recommended
  Open Elective 3-4
  Total Credits Required: 61

+ Prerequisite required

updated 5/4/18

Program Outcomes:

The Fine Arts Option provides students a strong foundation in the visual arts through hands-on practice within art historical and conceptual frameworks. Upon successful completion of the Option, graduates are able to: use multiple studio art methods, tools, and media to create works of art; demonstrate an historical understanding of selected artists, aesthetic movements, and cultural influences; appreciate, evaluate, and critique works of art, including the work of peers; communicate effectively; creatively problem-solve; work collaboratively and in diverse contexts; understand the complexity of human cultures; plan and organize small to large projects; lead and manage workgroups; and exhibit computer and technical literacy.

Transfer Opportunities:

Students transfer successfully to the Connecticut State Universities and are able to utilize transfer equivalencies and advising resources. The transfer counselor can always be consulted when transferring. Past students have transferred to Central Connecticut State University, Elms College, Springfield College and University of Hartford.

Employment Information:

In addition to the benefit skills like creativity and problem solving bring to any career field, an education in the fine arts prepares students for jobs in art museums and galleries, graphic design firms, media organizations, education, advertising and as freelance or self-employed artists. Some potential career possibilities include: Art Critic/Writer, Art Teacher, Curator, Designer, Exhibit Preparator, Gallery/Museum Attendant, Illustrator, Painter, Photographer, Potter, Printmaker, or Sculptor.

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This is primarily a transfer degree for students interested in completing General Education core courses and transferring to a Baccalaureate institution.

Program Coordinator

Michael Demers