Fine Arts - Associate Degree

A grade of C- or better is required in the NM Common Core/General Education requirements and Art courses.

Total Credits Required for Degree: 60

Area I: Communication
ENGL 111GRhetoric and Composition4
COMM 265GPrinciples of Human Communication3
or COMM 253G Public Speaking
Select one from the following:3
Business and Professional Communication3
Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences3
Technical and Scientific Communication3
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 210GMathematics Appreciation3
or MATH 121G College Algebra
Area III: Laboratory Science
Select two courses from the Laboratory Sciences area of the NM Common Core list. 18
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Science
Select two courses from the Social/Behavioral Sciences area of the NM Common Core list. 16
Area V: Humanities/Fine Art
ART 295GIntroduction to Art History I 23
ART 296GIntroduction to Art History II 23
Select an additional course from the Humanities/Fine Arts area of the NM Common Core list. 13
Fine Arts Degree Requirements
ART 150Drawing I 33
ART 1552-D Fundamentals 33
ART 1563-D Fundamentals 33
ART 260Introduction to Painting3
ART 275Introduction to Ceramics3
Option Area
Ceramics/Sculpture or Drawing/Painting Option9
Total Credits60
1

A full list of NM Common Core Classes can be found in the General Information section of this catalog.

2

ART 295G Introduction to Art History I and ART 296G Introduction to Art History II can be taken in any order.

3

 It is recommended that students take Fine Arts core requirements, specifically ART 150 Drawing I, ART 155 2-D Fundamentals, ART 156 3-D Fundamentals, and begin pathway requirements in their first year.

Ceramics/Sculpture Option

ART 151Drawing II3
ART 265Introduction to Sculpture3
ART 276Ceramics I, B3
Total Credits9

Drawing/Painting Option

ART 151Drawing II3
ART 261Painting Methods, Techniques and Applications3
ART 262Aspects of Painting3
Total Credits9

Fine Arts MAP - Ceramics/Sculpture Option

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
ART 150 Drawing I 3
ART 155 2-D Fundamentals 3
ENGL 111G Rhetoric and Composition 4
Social/Behavioral Science G Course 1 3
 Credits13
Spring
ART 151 Drawing II 3
ART 156 3-D Fundamentals 3
ART 275 Introduction to Ceramics 3
ENGL 203G
Business and Professional Communication
or Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences
or Technical and Scientific Communication
3
MATH 210G
Mathematics Appreciation
or College Algebra
3
 Credits15
Second Year
Fall
ART 260 Introduction to Painting 3
ART 295G Introduction to Art History I 3
COMM 265G
Principles of Human Communication
or Public Speaking
3
Laboratory Science G Course 1 4
Social/Behavioral Science G Course 1 3
 Credits16
Spring
ART 265 Introduction to Sculpture 3
ART 276 Ceramics I, B 3
ART 296G Introduction to Art History II 3
Laboratory Science G Course 1 4
Humanities/Fine Arts G Course 1 3
 Credits16
 Total Credits60
1

 See degree requirements.

Fine Arts MAP - Drawing/Painting Option

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
ART 150 Drawing I 3
ART 155 2-D Fundamentals 3
ENGL 111G Rhetoric and Composition 4
Social/Behavioral Science G Course 1 3
 Credits13
Spring
ART 151 Drawing II 3
ART 156 3-D Fundamentals 3
ART 275 Introduction to Ceramics 3
ENGL 203G
Business and Professional Communication
or Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences
or Technical and Scientific Communication
3
MATH 210G
Mathematics Appreciation
or College Algebra
3
 Credits15
Second Year
Fall
ART 260 Introduction to Painting 3
ART 295G Introduction to Art History I 3
COMM 265G
Principles of Human Communication
or Public Speaking
3
Laboratory Science G Course 1 4
Social/Behavioral Science G Course 1 3
 Credits16
Spring
ART 261 Painting Methods, Techniques and Applications 3
ART 262 Aspects of Painting 3
ART 296G Introduction to Art History II 3
Laboratory Science G Course 1 4
Humanities/Fine Arts G Course 1 3
 Credits16
 Total Credits60
1

 See degree requirements.