Drawing/Painting

Award: Associate of Art
Degree Code: ADPZ
Number of Credits: 67-70

Program Description

This program option prepares students for transfer to a four-year institution to pursue a BA in Art or a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. Students will create an artistic portfolio of work to transfer, seek initial employment or to develop skills in the following areas: art and design, art education, arts administration, illustration, fine arts production, exhibition and sales.

The computer literacy requirement will be met throughout the course work in the degree program.

Transfer Information

Cecil College has articulation agreements with Maryland and regional institutions. Click on "Transfer Opportunities" in MyCecil under the Advising Tab for a list of transfer pathways. In addition, transfer information is available through ART​SYS (The Articulation System of Maryland). Contact your advisor for detailed information.

Required Courses

General Education Requirements
Number Title Credits
ART 101 Fundamentals of Design [H] 3
ART 130 Drawing I [H] 3
ART/HST 141 or
ART 150
Survey of Art History [H/I]
Art Appreciation and Museum Studies [H]
3
CHM 109 Chemistry and Art 1 [SL] 4
EGL 101 Freshman Composition [E] 3
EGL 102 Composition and Literature [H] 3
MAT Math Elective [M] 3-4
SCI Science Elective [S/SL] 3-4
SOC SCI Social Science Electives 2 [SS] 6
Program Requirements
Number Title Credits
ART 105 Illustration, Materials and Techniques 3
ART 110 Color [H] 3
ART 140 Painting I [H] 3
ART 152 or
ART 160
Sculpture [H]
Beginning Ceramics [H]
3
ART 180 or
VCP 101
Basic Photography [H]
Photography I
3-4
ART 230 or
ART 240
Drawing II [H]
Painting II [H]
3
ART 231 or
ART 232
Portrait Drawing
Figure Drawing
3
ART 293 Professional Portfolio Production 3
Program Electives — Select 12 Credits
Number Title Credits
ART 132 Landscape and Nature Drawing 3
ART 141 Survey of Art History [H] 3
ART 142 Landscape and Nature Painting 3
ART 150 Art Appreciation and Museum Studies [H] 3
ART 152 Beginning Sculpture [H] 3
ART 160 Beginning Ceramics [H] 3
ART 169 Ceramics/Majolica Glaze Painting 3
ART 230 Drawing II [H] 3
ART 231 Portrait Drawing 3
ART 232 Figure Drawing 3
ART 240 Painting II [H] 3
ART 241 Portrait Painting 3
ART 272 Silk Screening 3

Recommended Sequence

The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program as a full-time student. Developmental and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress. Students should consult their degree audit at MyCecil or an academic advisor for individual degree planning.

Fall I (18-19 credits)
ART Program Elective
ART 101 Fundamentals of Design
ART 105 Illustration, Materials and Techniques
ART 130 Drawing I
EGL 101 Freshman Composition
MAT Math Elective
Spring I (16 credits)
ART 110 Color
ART 140 Painting I
ART 152 or
ART 160
Sculpture
Beginning Ceramics
Fall II (18-19 credits)
ART Program Elective
ART Program Elective
ART/HST 141 or
ART 150
Survey of Art History
Art Appreciation and Museum Studies
ART 230 or
ART 240
Drawing II
Painting II
SCI Science Elective
SOC SCI Social Science Elective
Spring II (15-16 credits)
ART Program Elective
ART 293 Professional Portfolio Production
ART 231 or
ART 232
Portrait Drawing
Figure Drawing
ART 180 or
VCP 101
Basic Photography
Photography I
SOC SCI Social Science Elective

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Describe visual concepts and express them using appropriate artistic vocabulary in written and oral presentations
  • Demonstrate creativity in visual, technical, and conceptual problem-solving
  • Apply technical skills and competency in a wide range of art media and techniques
  • Solve visual problems in a manner that reflects individual creativity, technical expertise, and an understanding of historical and contemporary art
  • Demonstrate a work ethic that reflects a dedication to process and the intelligent development of a personal aesthetic
  • Write and speak with clarity, think critically and analytically, and express one’s ideas about a personal artistic vision and the vision of others
  • Use the critique process and self-reflection to develop a fine art professional portfolio for transfer or career development
  • Demonstrate proficiency working with a wide range of materials and tools, techniques, and processes pertaining to drawing and painting to create work from concept to finished product This includes knowledge of dry media, paint and surfaces
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of design, color concepts, media and formats, and the ability to apply them to a specific aesthetic intent
  • Demonstrate comprehension of art with a historical and contemporary context
  • Professionally document and exhibit a body of work that demonstrates artistic voice, concept, and technical skills in drawing and painting

Career Opportunities

Fine artist, art instructor, art director, designer, illustrator, museum or gallery director, curator.

 

1 Another General Education Science with Lab will be accepted.
2 Courses must be from two different disciplines.​​​​​