CURRICULAR GUIDE

Fine Art Foundation
Associate in Applied Arts Degree

Curriculum Code: 0271  (Effective Fall 2002 - Summer 2007)

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.

General education is an important part of this program and includes a
mathematics competency requirement.  To fulfill the mathematics competency
requirement, students may need to complete specific course work in
mathematics.  See the General Education Core Requirements section for
information on how to fulfill these requirements.

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    2-Dimensional Design                                             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: 26 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                             9 Credits
(See the "GENERAL EDUCATION" section above)
            Writing Core Area                                                3
            Speech Communication Core Area                                   3
            Science/Technology Core Area                                     3
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area (See Note 2)         0
            Mathematics Competency (See the General Education Core
            Requirement section on how to fulfill this mathematics
            requirement.  Course work may be needed.)

CHOICE 2:   Art                                                     17 Credits
ARTS 110    Special Topics in Fine Arts                                      1
ARTS 114    Oriental Watercolor                                              2
ARTS 132    Figure Drawing                                                   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/Photography                                    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                                                   70

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