Studio Art

Associate in Arts

The Studio Arts degree emphasizes the exploration of the various modes of fine and digital art, with special attention placed upon the development of a portfolio and it prepares the student for transfer to a four-year institution or art school. This degree can lead to a baccalaureate in fine arts or art education. Careers in fine arts studio practices, graphic design, education and various related fields can be pursued with this study.

For information, contact area coordinator, Dr. Augustine Nigro, at (609)343-5022/anigro@atlantic.edu.

Upon Completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Apply studio practices in both two and three dimensional media;
  • Apply basic design skills to original works of art;
  • Demonstrate proficiency in manual and digital skills;
  • Analyze in speech, reading and writing, works of art, including one’s own, using terminology appropriate to form, function, and principles and elements of art;
  • Demonstrate sound practices in the production of fine and digital art.
Courses Credits
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES - 45 credits
When a General Education course is not specified, refer to the list of approved General Education courses.  
Communication (9 credits)  
    ENGL101-Composition I
3
    ENGL102-Composition II
3

    Choose: COMM110-Interpersonal Communication or

                 COMM120-Public Speaking

3
Mathematics-Science-Technology (12 credits)  
    MATH122-College Algebra or higher General Education Mathematics course
4
    General Education Science course
4
    General Education Mathematics or Science course
4
Social Science (6 credits)  
    PSYC101-General Psychology
3
    SOCL101-Principles of Sociology
3
Humanities (9 credits)  
    Choose ARTS103, ARTS108, ARTS109, or ARTS115
3
    General Education Humanities course
3
    Choose ENGL104, ENGL201, ENGL205, ENGL206, ENGL213 or ENGL214
3
History (6 credits)  
    Choose two: HIST101, HIST102, HIST103 or HIST104
6
Diversity (3 credits)  
   Choose: ANTH103, ENGL201, GEOG102, GEOG110, PHIL105, PHIL106, PHIL111 or RELG110
3
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION CREDITS
45
PROGRAM COURSES - 15 credits
    ARTS100-Color and 2-D Design
3
    ARTS110-Fundamental Drawing
3
    Choose any 200-level ARTS course
3
    CHOOSE ONE SET (Fine Arts or Digital Arts) - (6 credits)  
    Fine Arts  
    ARTS112-Introduction to Ceramics
3
    Choose: ARTS128-Introduction to Photographic Methods or ARTS135-Art with Computers
3
   Digital Arts  
    ARTS135-Art with Computers
3
   Choose: ARTS116-Graphic Design or ARTS128-Intro to Photographic Processes
3
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
15
Computer Literacy: 0-3 credits
Is fulfilled with CISM125, testing out or reviewed departmental portfolio.
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE:
60
(SART) EFFECTIVE FALL 2017  

Recommended sequence of courses:

First Semester (13 credits)

ARTS100

Color and 2D Design

3

ARTS110

Fundamental Drawing

3

ENGL101

Composition I

3

Gen Ed

Math or Science course

4

Second Semester (16 credits)

ENGL102

Composition II

3

Choose

ARTS112 (if Fine Arts) or ARTS135 (if Digital Arts)

3

Choose

ARTS103, ARTS108, ARTS109, ARTS115

3

Gen Ed

MATH122 or higher Gen Ed. Math course

4

Choose

COMM110 or COMM120

3

Third Semester (15 credits)

PSYC101

General Psychology

3

Choose

ARTS128 or ARTS135 (if Fine Arts) or

ARTS116 or ARTS128 (if Digital Arts)

3

Choose

Choose two: HIST101, HIST102, HIST103, HIST104

6

Gen Ed

 Humanities course

3

Fourth Semester (16 credits)

SOCL101

Principles of Sociology

3

Choose

200-level ARTS course

3

Choose

ENGL104, ENGL201, ENGL205, ENGL206, ENGL213, or ENGL214

3

Gen Ed

Science course

4

Choose

ANTH103, ENGL201, GEOG102, GEOG110, PHIL105, PHIL106, PHIL111, or RELG110

3