Art - Studio Track Pathway Associate in Arts

For Fall Term 2021, we are offering in-person, hybrid, remote and online courses.  
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Traditional face-to-face classes held on campus on set days and times. Masks/cloth face coverings and other precautions are strongly recommended.

Blending creativity and instructive coursework, this program offers you the opportunity to express yourself artistically through multiple mediums, develop your technical skills and build a portfolio of work. The curriculum is designed to prepare students to transfer to art school or a university by paralleling the first two years of a four-year degree program.

Getting Started: Spring Term 2022

Sept. 30:  Financial Aid


Jan. 3:  Application


Jan. 10:  Classes Begin

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  • Affordable tuition: Earn a state university education at about half the cost.
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  • Online degree option: The courses for our A.A. degree are offered in person and online, so you can study when and where you want. 
  • Seamless transition: With your A.A. degree, you can stay at Seminole State to continue your progress toward a bachelor’s degree in a high-demand field.
  • Guaranteed transfer: Earn your A.A. here, and take advantage of guaranteed admission to UCF or one of Florida’s other state universities for your bachelor’s.
  • More than 100 University Transfer Pathways: Take prerequisite courses for majors in various fields from accounting to theater.
Art Studio Pathway
Type: Associate in Arts
Major Code: ART-STUD
CIP: 1192401010
Educational Pathway: ART-STUD

Program Description

Available Course Course Not Offered Spring 2022
This course is an integrated study of the main developments of the visual art forms (architecture, sculpture and painting) from Paleolithic man to the Early Renaissance. World art will be integrated into the content. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
This course is an integrated study of the main developments of the visual art forms (architecture, sculpture and painting) from the 16th century to the present. World art will be integrated into the content. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
This course provides an investigation into the dynamics of various organizing principles while exercising both traditional and contemporary media. Students explore the visual elements and fundamental principles of design in order to determine the constructs of order. Elements of visual literacy are also used to explore issues of symbol and human communication. Process and development are emphasized. This course is suitable for both the art major and non-art major. Lab fee required.
This course involves the formal understanding and manipulation of the basic organizing principles of the three-dimensional world (point, line, plane, mass, volume, density and form). Students learn how to create and construct three-dimensional situations using basic hand tools and inexpensive, readily available materials. Three-dimensional design also involves the relationship of perceptual issues to manipulation of three-dimensional situations. This course is suitable for both the art major and the non-art major. Lab fee required.
While acquiring various hand skills, the student addresses traditional and contemporary problems of representation and composition. Observation, analysis and organization are the basis for draftsmanship. This course includes studies of line, plane, mass, volume, perspective, chiaroscuro, form and density. Additionally, students are introduced to a wide variety of drawing media. This course is suitable for both the art major and the non-art major. Lab fee required.
The student uses skills gained in Drawing I to explore the development of a personal vision with regard to drawing concepts and visual composition. Color is introduced along with a painterly attitude toward depicting observational form. Drawing of the human figure is introduced with an emphasis on gesture, visual analysis and anatomy. Drawing skills are adapted into contemporary artistic concerns including the use of series. Lab fee required.
This course approaches the representation of the human figure through the study of structure, proportion, scale, anatomy and life qualities. Emphasis is on the act of seeing, recording and interpreting. Live models are used with an exploration of dry and wet media. Recommended for art majors and animation majors. Lab fee required.
This course is an introduction to technical and formal issues in acrylic and/or oil painting. This course is designed to assist the student in developing a visual language by emphasizing conceptual form, structure and content of the work produced. Students explore different methods of achieving visual dexterity with a focus on technique as it applies to meaning. A historical context to painting as a serious art form is introduced. This course is suitable for both the art major and the non-art major. Lab fee required.
This course provides an investigation into the dynamics of various organizing principles while exercising both traditional and contemporary media. Students explore the visual elements and fundamental principles of design in order to determine the constructs of order. Elements of visual literacy are also used to explore issues of symbol and human communication. Process and development are emphasized. This course is suitable for both the art major and non-art major. Lab fee required.
This course involves the formal understanding and manipulation of the basic organizing principles of the three-dimensional world (point, line, plane, mass, volume, density and form). Students learn how to create and construct three-dimensional situations using basic hand tools and inexpensive, readily available materials. Three-dimensional design also involves the relationship of perceptual issues to manipulation of three-dimensional situations. This course is suitable for both the art major and the non-art major. Lab fee required.
While acquiring various hand skills, the student addresses traditional and contemporary problems of representation and composition. Observation, analysis and organization are the basis for draftsmanship. This course includes studies of line, plane, mass, volume, perspective, chiaroscuro, form and density. Additionally, students are introduced to a wide variety of drawing media. This course is suitable for both the art major and the non-art major. Lab fee required.
The student uses skills gained in Drawing I to explore the development of a personal vision with regard to drawing concepts and visual composition. Color is introduced along with a painterly attitude toward depicting observational form. Drawing of the human figure is introduced with an emphasis on gesture, visual analysis and anatomy. Drawing skills are adapted into contemporary artistic concerns including the use of series. Lab fee required.
This course approaches the representation of the human figure through the study of structure, proportion, scale, anatomy and life qualities. Emphasis is on the act of seeing, recording and interpreting. Live models are used with an exploration of dry and wet media. Recommended for art majors and animation majors. Lab fee required.
This course is an introduction to the basics of printmaking. Technical presentations will familiarize the student with intaglio, relief, silkscreen processes and concepts of image-making. Students experience the artistic growth of imagery and technique while learning the use of tools, techniques and machinery used in printmaking. Emphasis is placed on the unique image-making properties of the processes explored. Use of the computer to explore photographic printmaking is introduced. This course is suitable for both the art major and the non-art major. Lab fee required.
The student will use skills gained in Printmaking I to further explore technical and aesthetic issues related to the intaglio, relief and silkscreen processes. Use of the computer as it relates to printmaking is further explored. Contemporary issues of printmaking and visual art are addressed. Lab fee required.
This course is an introduction to technical and formal issues in acrylic and/or oil painting. This course is designed to assist the student in developing a visual language by emphasizing conceptual form, structure and content of the work produced. Students explore different methods of achieving visual dexterity with a focus on technique as it applies to meaning. A historical context to painting as a serious art form is introduced. This course is suitable for both the art major and the non-art major. Lab fee required.
The student uses skills gained in Painting I to explore a personal vision with regard to painting concept and image development. Discovery, individual voice and focus will be used to promote the student's interests through specific projects. This course considers contemporary issues in painting with an emphasis on movements and attitudes prevalent in the post-World War II art world. Lab fee required.
This course is an introduction to the techniques, materials, history and theory of fresco painting. Lab fee required.
This course is an introduction to techniques and a variety of content and expression available to the ceramic hand-builder. The emphasis is to enable the student to realize dimensional imagery in clay from sculpture to pottery. The complete ceramic process is introduced. Students are encouraged to create individual expressions. This course is suitable for both the art major and the non-art major. Lab fee required.
This is an intermediate-level course where the student explores the ceramic process ranging from sculpture to pottery. This course further develops techniques and a variety of content and expression available in both wheel thrown pottery and hand-building. Assignments are used to explore the connection among potential functions, aesthetics and concepts. Students are encouraged to give expression to a personal statement within the ceramic process. Lab fee required.
This course is scheduled for the individual student who wishes to explore special ceramics topics in greater depth than is possible in existing ceramics courses. The student must present a learning contract to the faculty member who is to direct the work. This course may be taken two times for credit. Lab fee required.
In this course topics of current interest are presented in group instruction. Lab fee required.
This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to apply classroom theory to practical, work-related applications. Seminars may be a component of this course and regular contact with the assigned faculty advisor is required. Students may earn internship credits based on the completion of the required work experience and satisfactory completion of assignments including, but not limited to, seminars and a project. This course may be repeated based upon the student’s academic program.
This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to apply classroom theory to practical, work-related applications. Seminars may be a component of this course and regular contact with the assigned faculty advisor is required. Students may earn internship credits based on the completion of the required work experience and satisfactory completion of assignments including, but not limited to, seminars and a project. This course may be repeated based upon the student’s academic program.
This is an art travel/study course combining preparation on campus, travel and study. Content is variable depending on the program in which the student enrolls and the specific topics to be covered. Students must be 18 years of age on or before departure.
**All courses except ARHX050 and ARHX051 require a 'C' or higher.
Total Credits: 60

General Education Core Course. Denotes that a class is a State of Florida General Education Core Course. Please refer to this catalog's Graduation Requirements section for specific requirements on the General Education Core Courses.

Per Florida Statute 1007.25, “Beginning with students initially entering a Florida College System institution or state university in 2014-2015 and thereafter, coursework for an associate in arts degree shall include demonstration of competency in a foreign language.” Please refer to this catalog's Graduation Requirements section for specific requirements on Foreign Language Proficiency.

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Tuition and Fee Comparison*

 Seminole StateUFFSUUCF
Tuition and Fees$3,131$6,380$6,538$6,379
Room and Board-0-$10,400$11,472$10,300
Books and Supplies$1,000$810$1,000$1,200
Total$4,131$17,590$19,010$17,879

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* Tuition costs are based on Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 terms, with 15 credit hours per term for in-state students. Dorm fees, meal plans and book expenses are estimates based on information provided on each university's website. Lab fees and other fees that may be assessed at the time of registration may be viewed in the College fee schedule. As Seminole State is a commuter college with no residence halls on its campuses, costs for room and board are not calculated.

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