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GCC 2013-14 Academic Catalog

Art/Visual Arts (ava)


Associate in Science

66-68 credits

Required courses

The degree

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.

Your next step

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.


More info

Please note that transfer to many four year colleges and universities will require the completion of four semesters of World Languages. Four sequential semesters of World Language classes from GCC will fulfill any UMass-Amherst language requirement.

Learn more

Program coordinator

Paul Lindale, Office: S217, (413) 775-1241,

Related links

For a list of courses that can be taken online, refer to

Associate in Arts (AA) degrees

Associate in Science (AS) degrees


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