Jul 25, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog 
2024-2025 Catalog


Location(s): Elkhorn Valley Campus

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Award: Associate in Arts Degree
Academic Focus Area: Creative Arts and Design

The Art program combines the acquisition of traditional art skills learned through conceptual and visual experience as well as electronic technologies. This degree prepares students to enter a four-year fine arts program.

Graduation Requirements
To earn this degree, a student must complete all required courses.
Total credit hours required: 94.5 - 96.0

Recommended Full-Time Curriculum Plan

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Major Requirements - 40.5 credits

Elective Requirements - 18.0 - 19.5 credits

Note: When selecting electives, students should check for required prerequisites to design a complete academic plan.

Select 18.0 - 19.5 credit hours from the following.

General Education Requirements - 36.0 Credits

The following are General Education requirements for the Art Associate in Arts degree. Students may not use the same course to satisfy more than one degree requirement.

*To optimize credit transfer, please select general education course options for Critical Thinking/Creativity and Social/Cultural Awareness and Scientific Inquiry from the Transfer Course list and consult with your MCC advisor and an advisor at the institution you are planning to transfer to for more specific requirements. 


3 Courses needed     13.5 credit hrs.


1 Course needed     4.5 - 5.0 credit hours


2 courses needed     9.0 credit hours

Select 1 Humanities and 1 Social Sciences course from the General Education course options in the current course catalog.



1 Course needed     4.5 - 6.0 credit hrs.

Select 1 course from the Natural Sciences General Education courses in the current course catalog.


1 Course     4.5

Select one of the following courses.

Recommended Full-Time Curriculum Plan


The following plan is designed to be the most direct path to degree completion and is based on a fall quarter start. Students are expected to meet with their student success navigator or advisor to plan a customized course schedule that meets their specific needs. For more information or assistance with registering, please call 531-622-2400. 

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

  1. To provide a core foundation of studio courses for students pursuing degrees in visual arts
  2. To prepare students for advanced study and careers in the arts
  3. To foster an appreciation of art and an awareness of issues in the local and international arts community
  4. To enhance student learning with opportunities for developing a body of artwork for educational and professional purposes
  5. To expose students, faculty and the local community to arts-related events
  6. To direct a program of visiting artists, designers and other creative professionals
  7. To establish meaningful connections with other disciplines across the colleges
  8. To provide an environment where students can develop an individual voice and confidence in their creative and professional abilities
  9. To provide an environment where creativity is cultivated through interdisciplinary study
  10. To provide community members with an opportunity for continuing education in the arts
  11. To enrich the community with arts related education, exhibitions and events

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