The program of Fine Arts at Germanna Community College is designed to develop the basic knowledge and skills leading to a career in the arts, while also serving the needs of individuals seeking personal enrichment of creative abilities. Coursework includes a thorough exploration of two-dimensional concepts, mediums, tools and applications necessary to the creation of quality artwork. The study of historical and contemporary art issues and theory equips the student with the ability to communicate effectively in the language of art and to investigate meaningful concepts of self-expression. Upon completion of the program, graduates will have prepared an artist’s statement, resume and a portfolio of visuals beneficial for presentation to potential employers, bachelor programs, gallery representation or other professional art opportunities.

Occupational Objectives

Employment opportunities include positions in museum or gallery settings, studio assistantship or other entry-level careers that require a creative mind. Other possible career paths that may require further education or experience include: Product designer (a wide spectrum from fabric patterns to jewelry making), fashion designer, art historian, interior decorator, set and prop designer, medical illustrator, arts writer or critic, book or publication illustrator, art therapist, museum administrator, furniture designer, photographer, videographer, art educator, or studio artist.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the general requirements for admission to the College, all entering students will be required to take placement tests in math, writing, and reading to aid in placing students in the appropriate courses. Students who do not meet required placement levels must enroll in developmental studies courses.

Fine Arts  Curriculum:

Total Minimum Credits 32
Program RequirementsDescriptionCredits
ENG 111-112College Composition I-II6
ART 101-102History and Appreciation of Art I-II6
ART 106History of Modern Art3
ART 121-122Drawing I-II8
ART 131Fundamentals Of Design I4
ART 287Portfolio and Resume Preparation1
ElectiveAny on ART studio course 4
Fine Arts electives include any studio ART: ART 132, 241, 242, & 275 

Suggested Scheduling:

First Year Fall

ENG 1113
ART 1013
ART 1063
ART 1214
ART 1314
Total Credits17

First Year Spring

ENG 1123
ART 1023
ART 1224
ART Elective 4
Total Credits14

Second Year Fall

ART 2871
Total Credits1