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Associate of Applied Arts

Gain experience working in a variety of art media or focus on a single area of interest. Learn art history or principles of effective art education.  Students interested in digital and film arts should pursue a degree or certificate in that subject area.   Complete this program exclusively on weekdays, or in a combination of day, evening and weekend classes.

Students interested in transferring to a university should complete an Associate of Fine Arts degree.

Program/Major Codes: AAAAPPLDARTS/APT

What can I do with this degree?

Career Options: Work as an artist, artist assistant or entry-level art instructor.

Academic Options: While this program was not designed to transfer to a 4-year university, it may apply toward Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) or other programs.  See Pima's Transfer Partnerships page.

Program Requirements 2017-2018
  

General Education Requirements

This section lists general education requirements that are not fulfilled by core or support courses. * A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Credits
Communication Requirement 6
Analysis and Critical Thinking Requirement 6
Computer and Information Literacy Requirement 1-3
Subtotal 13-15

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
ART 100 Basic Design 3
ART 110 Drawing I [SUN# ART 1111] 3
ART 115 Color and Composition 3
ART 120 Sculptural Design [SUN# ART 1115] 3
ART 130 Art and Culture: Prehistoric Through Gothic [SUN# ART 1101] 3
ART 131 Art and Culture: Late Gothic Through Modern Periods [SUN# ART 1102] 3
ART/FDC 288  Portfolio Preparation 3
Subtotal 21

Art Electives

Complete 30 credits in any combination from any of the following categories. A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
Art History and Art Education
ART 105 Exploring Art and Visual Culture 3
ART 136 Body and Art 3
ART 230 History of Photography 3
ART 250 Gallery and Museum Practices 3
ART 296I1 Independent Study in ART: Art History 3
Ceramics
ART 160 Ceramics I 3
ART 260 Ceramics II 3
ART 261 Ceramics III 3
ART 262 Ceramics IV 3
ART 296I2 Independent Study in ART: Ceramics 3
Digital Arts
ART/DAR 128 Digital Photography I 4
DAR 103 Introduction to Digital Arts 3
DAR 120 Applied Computer Graphics 4
DAR 122 DeskTop Publishing: Adobe Illustrator 4
DAR 146 Lighting for Photography I 4
DAR 173 History of American Cinema 3
DAR 226 DeskTop Publishing for Digital Arts: Adobe InDesign 4
DAR 246 Lighting for Photography II 4
Fashion Design
FDC 110 Clothing Construction I 3
FDC 111 Clothing Construction II 3
FDC 112 Pattern Fitting 3
FDC 121 Flat Pattern Making 3
FDC 122 History of Clothing 3
FDC 123 Computer Patternmaking I 3
FDC 126 Textiles 3
FDC 131 Fashion Styling 3
FDC 135 Fashion Show/Event Planning 3
FDC 141 Introduction to Fashion Design 3
FDC 144 Fashion Drawing 3
FDC 211 Clothing Construction III 3
FDC 212 Tailoring: Jackets 3
FDC 213 Tailoring: Pants and Shirts 3
FDC 214 Bridal and Formal Wear 3
FDC 215 Sewing with Knits 3
FDC 221 Flat Pattern Making II 3
FDC 223 Computer Patternmaking II 3
FDC 241 Draping I 3
FDC 242 Draping II 3
FDC 245 Digital Fashion Design 3
Fiber Art
ART 180 Weaving I: Four-Harness Loom 3
ART 181 Mixed Media Fibers 3
ART 280 Weaving II 3
ART 296I8 Independent Study in ART: Fibers 3
Metalwork
ART 123 Lost Wax Sculpture Casting 3
ART 170 Metalwork I: Jewelry 3
ART 175 Ferrous Metalwork: Blacksmithing, Tool Making/Knife Making 3
ART 270 Metalwork II: Jewelry 3
ART 296I3 Independent Study in ART: Metals 3
Painting and Drawing
ART 106 Survey of Painting Materials and Techniques 3
ART 109 Watercolor Painting 3
ART 210 Drawing II 3
ART 213 Life Drawing I 3
ART 215 Painting I 3
ART 217 Painting II 3
ART 223 Life Drawing II 3
ART 227 Painting III 3
ART 296I4 Independent Study in ART: Painting, Drawing and Design 3
Photography
ART/DAR 128 Digital Photography I 4
ART 140 Photography I 3
ART 141 Photography II 3
ART 146 Lighting for Photography I 4
ART 147 Alternative Processes in Photography 3
ART 232 Digital Photography II 4
ART 246 Lighting for Photography II 4
ART 248 Individual Projects in Photography 3
ART 296I5 Independent Study in ART: Photography 3
Printmaking
ART 212 Printmaking I 3
ART 214 Printmaking II 3
ART 216 Screenprinting I 3
ART 218 Screenprinting II 3
ART 219 Printmaking III 3
ART 249 Artists' Books 3
ART 296I6 Independent Study in ART: Printmaking 3
Sculpture/Glass Art
ART 121 Figure Sculpture 3
ART 220 Sculpture 3
ART 265 Furnace Glassblowing I 3
ART 266 Furnace Glassblowing II 3
ART 296I7 Independent Study in ART: Sculpture 3
ART 296I9 Independent Study in ART: Glass 3
Other
MKT 139 Retailing 3
 or BUS 100  Introduction to Business
MAC 110 Manual Machine Shop 4
WLD 120 Welding for Metal Sculpture 4
Subtotal 30
Total 64-66

* Other general education requirements are fulfilled by required core and support courses:  Humanities and Social Science Requirement - ART 130 and ART 131; Special Requirement - ART 130