Art/Visual Arts (MassTransfer)

  • Overview
Focuses on the development of critical, philosophical, visual, and technical skills in the visual arts. Students select a concentration in either Photography, Video, Computer Arts, or Painting & Drawing. The program includes foundation experiences in diverse media and required courses in liberal arts and art history. This version of the Visual Arts program is designed to meet the specific requirements of the MassTransfer policy within the context of the GCC Visual Arts program.
Curriculum documents

To plan degree completion, see the course descriptions in the academic catalog which specify the planned semester(s) in which required classes are to be scheduled.

This is just one way you might complete the Art/Visual Arts (MassTransfer) program in 4 semesters over 2 years of full-time study, or 8 semesters over 4 years of part-time study. (Sample course sequences assume that all pre-requisites have been satisfied and the student is prepared for college-level work.) For a detailed list of required courses, optional electives and program information, download the Art/Visual Arts (MassTransfer) program description from our official academic catalog.

Course descriptions are also available in the catalog. Find courses

Sample 2 Year Sequence of Courses
Fall 1Spring 1SummerFall 2Spring 2
ART 121
ART 131
ART 151 or ART 155 or ART 161
ENG Comp. I
Gen. Education course
ART 123
ART 132
ART elective
AHS 101
ENG Comp. II
AHS 107 (take any summer)
Gen. Education course
ART elective
ART 151 or ART 155 or ART 161
AHS 102
Gen. Education courses (2)
ART 151 or ART 155 or ART 161
ART elective
Gen. Education courses (2)
Sample 4 Year Sequence of Courses
Fall 1Spring 1Fall 2Spring 2
ART 121
ART 131 or ART 151 or ART 155 or ART 161
ENG Comp. I
ART 123
ART 131 or ART 151 or ART 155 or ART 161 or ART 132
AHS 101
ART 131 or ART 151 or ART 155 or ART 161 or ART 132
ENG Comp. II
ART 131 or ART 151 or ART 155 or ART 161 or ART 132
AHS 102
Fall 3Spring 3Fall 4Spring 4
ART 131 or ART 151 or ART 155 or ART 161 or ART 132
ART elective
Gen. Education course
ART elective
Gen. Education courses (2)
ART elective
Gen. Education course
Gen. Education courses (2)

Student learning outcomes

Students completing a course of study in this program will be able to:

What’s next

Transfer to a four-year art college or professional institution or seek entry-level employment. Your career may include work in photography, video, web site design, 3D computer graphics, fine arts, commercial art, art education, museum curatorship, arts administration or illustration.