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PART-TIME PATHWAYS (3 to 5 years) are available for most degrees. To qualify to take college-level classes, some students may be required to take college preparation classes first.


Course Title Credits Milestone Pre-req Schedule tips
ART111 Drawing I 4 ☑
ENG101 English Composition I 3
ANT101/PSY101 Behavioral Science Elective 3
ART109 Two Dimensional Design 4 Global Awareness
Public Presentation
HIS111/HIS121 History Elective 3


Course Title Credits Milestone Pre-req Schedule tips
ART108 Three Dimensional Foundations 4 Public Presentation
ART112 Drawing II 4 ☑ ART111
ENG102 English Composition II 3 ENG101
HIS112/HIS122 History Elective 3
ART Art Elective 3/4
CREDITS: 17-18


Course Title Credits Milestone Pre-req Schedule tips
ART104 Art History from Prehistory to Early Renaissance 3 ☑ Global Awareness
Information Literacy
Written Communication
ART214 Figure Drawing 4 ☑ ART111
ART231 Painting I 4 ☑ Global Awareness
ART Art Elective 3/4
SCI Science Elective (must be lab) 4
CREDITS: 18-19


Course Title Credits Milestone Pre-req Schedule tips
ART105 Art History from Renaissance to Present 3 ☑ Global Awareness
Information Literacy
Written Communication
ART235 Portfolio for Art 1 ☑
ART Art Elective 3 ART232 Recommended
LIT Literature Elective 3
MAT Math Elective 4


Program Snapshot

  • Prepares you for transfer to a 4-year school
  • Mixture of classroom and studio/lab based learning
  • Required foundation courses for all focus areas are ART111, ART108, ART109, and ART235.
  • Campus gallery exhibiting international visiting artists and student work
  • Strong foundation courses in Art, Design, Photography and Multi-Media
  • Access to state of the art Digital Technology
  • Part-time and full-time
  • Classes mainly on Haverhill campus
  • Internship option-If this option is chosen, you must have reliable transportation
  • The Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics project Visual Arts growth to 2024 is up 6 percent; Photographer Job Outlook, Fine Artist Job Outlook, Art & Design Job Outlook

Helpful Hints

Visual Arts students are educated in the primary Foundation courses needed for any Art degree program. The students learn how to document their coursework for their web-based and standard Portfolios.

Milestone Courses

Milestone courses are the most important for success in the program, should be taken in the sequence shown, and may require certain grades or other outcomes for your continued progress toward graduation. They may also cover most, or all the six core skills required for graduation.


You are encouraged to use this pathway checklist with an advisor as a worksheet when planning your progress toward a degree or certificate. This checklist is not your academic transcript and it is not official notification of completion of degree or certificate requirements.

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