The A.A. in Art degree at LRCC offers a choice of two concentrations: Art Education and Studio Art. They share a core of 4 classes in studio foundations and history. Both tracks offer a strong arts foundation for entry into the field and several options for transfer to four-year programs.
The Art Education track provides students with a survey of studio art courses and art education courses. Students will spend time in elementary, middle or high school art classrooms, observing and interacting with students and teachers. Upon completion of the degree students will be prepared to teach art in a private setting or to transfer to a four-year institution to complete their Bachelor’s in Art Education and earn their teaching certificate.
Create a Portfolio
The curriculum presents students with a thorough exploration of a variety of art fundamentals, beginning with first year courses in Drawing, Design, and the History of Art. Building on these foundation experiences, the second year of the program continues these studies and extends them into the disciplines of Painting and Printmaking. In addition, a number of courses are available as art electives. The Senior Portfolio Project gives the student the practical skills to develop a professional portfolio for eventual transfer to a four-year institution of higher education, or for pursuit of a career in the visual arts, such as a studio apprentice, assistant to an artist or craftsperson, art gallery associate, or creating their own fine art business.
Students intending to transfer to a four-year program of study work closely with their advisor to identify the programs of interest to them. Students may then develop a course of study and a focused portfolio for admissions review by the selected four-year programs. To become eligible for transfer to a variety of four-year programs, students must successfully complete all general education coursework in addition to their Fine Arts program of study. Poor academic performance will affect transferability whether it is after one semester or upon completion of all degree requirements.