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