What will you learn?
The Visual Art program prepares students for transfer leading to a BA or BFA degree and continued studio practice. Students successfully completing the Visual Art program will produce a portfolio of two-and three-dimensional artwork that demonstrates an understanding of form and content. This will include effective use of the elements and principles of art making to convey the dynamics of figure/ground relationships, expression of volumetric structure, and spatial qualities of value and color, among other skills and concepts. Students will also develop strategies for visual communication and personal artistic expression. In Art History classes, students will look intensely at works of art and consider their cultural and social significance.
Upon completion of the program, students will have:
- Experinced a broad range of practices and materials
- Attained skills in basic art making techniques
- Acquired an understaning of visual concepts
- Gained fluency in the language of art
What will you do?
This program prepares students for transfer to a BA or BFA program at a four-year college or university. Explore your options at HCC's Advising, Career and Transfer Center, or at What Can I Do With This Major?
60 total credits
26-27 credits General Education Requirements + 21 credits Program Requirements
Depending on course selection, 50% of this program can be completed online.
General Education Requirements
Select from any Art course with an ART prefix.
Any course listed in the HCC catalog is acceptable.
Any History or Art History - Select ART 145, 147, 150, 151, 156, 235, or any HIS.
This program qualifies for MassTransfer, which guarantees credit transfer to Massachusetts state colleges and universities. MassTransfer also will grant students automatic acceptance to certain state colleges and universities by achieving the minimum grade point average and the HCC degree.