CURRICULUM GUIDE

Fine Art Foundation
Associate in Applied Arts Degree

Curriculum Code: 0271  (Effective Fall 2003 - Summer 2008)

This curriculum is designed for artists who wish to expand their creative
horizons or refine their artistic style.  The emphasis is on the exploration
of an artist's abilities through the use of traditional materials and
techniques.  Painting, drawing, printmaking, and watercolor are fine arts.  A
career in fine arts requires dedication, discipline, and sacrifice.  Success
can come slowly in this visual art, and most artists do their best work after
years of experience.  Fine artists are self-employed professionals who sell
their work through artist's representatives, galleries, art fairs, and juried
exhibitions.  Not all courses in this program transfer to all colleges. 
Students planning to transfer should see an academic advisor or counselor
before enrolling in any course.

Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course
prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section
for skills assessment and advising information.

Contact the Art, Design and Multimedia Program, Academic and Office Facility,
Room 314, telephone number (517) 483-1476.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 44 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
ARTS 102    Design & Communication                                           3
ARTS 103    3-Dimensional Design                                             3
ARTS 131    Drawing I                                                        3
ARTS 132    Figure Drawing (See Note 1)                                      3
ARTS 133    Surface Anatomy for Artists                                      3
ARTS 136    Figure Sculpture                                                 4
ARTS 140    Printmaking I                                                    4
ARTS 145    Screen Printing I                                                4
ARTS 190    Matting and Framing Techniques                                   1
ARTS 200    Painting I                                                       4
ARTS 204    Watercolor I                                                     4
HUMS 211    History of Art I                                                 4
HUMS 212    History of Art II                                                4

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                               TOTAL: 27-30 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                         10-13 Credits
(See "General Education Core Requirements" for information on how to fulfill
these requirements. Core area proficiency exams, where appropriate, are
available for each core area.)
            Communication Core Area (See Note 2)                             0
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area (See Note 2)         0
            Mathematics Core Area                                          3-4
            Science Core Area                                              4-5
            Writing Core Area                                              3-4

CHOICE 2:   Art                                                     17 Credits
ARTS 110    Special Topics in Fine Arts                                      1
ARTS 114    Oriental Watercolor                                              2
ARTS 132    Figure Drawing (See Note 1)                                      3
ARTS 137    Perspective Drawing                                              2
ARTS 141    Printmaking II                                                   4
ARTS 146    Screen Printing II                                               4
ARTS 151    Computer Graphics/Illustration                                   3
ARTS 171    Computer Graphics/Digital Imag                                   3
ARTS 195    Employ/Busn Issues for Artists                                   1
ARTS 201    Painting II                                                      4
ARTS 203    Figure Painting                                                  4
ARTS 205    Watercolor II                                                    4
ARTS 206    Advanced Watercolor                                              4
ARTS 221    Airbrush Techniques I                                            4
ARTS 267    Advanced Drawing                                                 3

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   71

1.    ARTS 132 must be taken once toward the requirements for this degree and
      may also be taken one more time toward Choice 2 requirements for a total
      of 6 credits.
2.    Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for
      this Core area.

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have
transferred in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill)
should contact an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.

I                 II                III               IV
ARTS 102          ARTS 103          ARTS 136          ARTS 190
ARTS 131          ARTS 132          ARTS 204          Lim.Ch.1
ARTS 140          ARTS 133          HUMS 212          Lim.Ch.2
ARTS 145          ARTS 200          Lim.Ch.1          Lim.Ch.2
Lim.Ch.1          HUMS 211          Lim.Ch.2