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.
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.
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|
|ENG 111-112||College Composition I-II||6|
|ART 101-102||History and Appreciation of Art I-II||6|
|ART 106||History of Modern Art||3|
|ART 121-122||Drawing I-II||8|
|ART 131||Fundamentals Of Design I||4|
|ART 287||Portfolio and Resume Preparation||1|
|Elective||Any on ART studio course||4|
|Fine Arts electives include any studio ART: ART 132, 241, 242, & 275|
First Year Fall
First Year Spring
Second Year Fall