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Courses & Requirements

The Associate in Arts: General Studies: Art degree is designed to provide students who have an interest in art and design with a focus on a specific area of the arts, as well as allow those who would like to explore and experience the breadth of the arts with more flexibility. This degree will also prepare those who wish to continue their educational goals, by pursuing an appropriate Bachelor degree, with the foundation needed to be successful. A minimum of 66 credits is required to graduate with the Associate in Arts degree.

Starting in the Fall of 2014, any student enrolled in an associate degree program who is new to NECC and has no academic history at the college, must take at least one course designated as intensive in each of NECC’s six core academic skills in order to graduate. In most cases, the program’s core required courses include these intensive courses. Plan to see an advisor for more complete information about this graduation requirement.

Courses Credits Comments
ART108 Three Dimensional Foundations 4  
ART109 Two Dimensional Foundations 4  
ART111 Drawing I 4  
ART235 Portfolio for Art 1 Prerequisites
ENG101 English Composition I 3  
ENG102 English Composition II 3 Prerequisites
Courses Credit Comments
Behavioral Science Electives 3 ANT101 or PSY101
History Electives 6 HIS111 and HIS112
HIS121 and HIS122
Literature Elective 3 Recommended: LIT212 or LIT202
Math Elective 3 MAT111 or higher
Science Electives 8 Must be a lab science
Art Electives 25 ART104 or higher, OR COP101 or higher
Focus Recommendations Courses
Fine Arts focus ART104, ART105, ART112, ART121, ART214, ART231, ART Elective
Multimedia focus ART141, ART151, ART152, ART250, ART Elective
Photography focus ART121 OR ART 130, ART122, ART141, ART152, ART222, ART Elective
Graphic Design/Visual Communications focus ART112, ART140, ART141, ART142, ART143, ART220, COP101 or higher or ART Elective


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