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Arts & Communications Pathway

Program & Course Information

Arts & Communications

Transfer Programs

Art

Visual artists create art to communicate ideas, thoughts or feelings. They use a variety of methods: painting, sculpting or illustration and an assortment of materials including watercolors, acrylics, pastels, pencils, pen and ink, plaster, clay and computers. Visual artists’ works may be realistic, stylized or abstract and may depict objects, people, nature or events. Sample curricula for a few popular transfer programs are included.

Admittance to a four-year college art program is highly competitive. Check with the transfer institution to determine the admittance process. During the first semester of your freshman year, check whether ART classes will transfer to meet requirements of the transfer institution. Some transfer institutions grant studio art credit ONLY upon approval of a portfolio.

Suggested Course Sequence

First Year, Fall Semester
First Year, Winter Semester
Second Year, Fall Semester
  • ART 103
  • ART 152
  • MACRAO social science course
  • non-art MACRAO
  • humanities course
Second Year, Winter Semester
  • MACRAO social science course
  • electives

*Check mathematics requirements of transfer institution.

Dance

Dancers use their bodies in a variety of ways to respond to social and political realities. Creative movement, awareness of the bodies in space and time and performance experience are all excellent training for careers that demand poise and confidence. Check the transfer status of DAN classes with the university of your choice.

English

Students who major or minor in English can find work in a variety of fields. Careers such as writing, teaching, library science, editing and publishing are directly related to specific studies in English language and literature. English is an excellent pre-law major. Many transfer institutions require that English majors have proficiency in a foreign language. The level of this proficiency varies – some require third-semester proficiency but more require fourth semester proficiency.

Suggested Course Sequence

First Year, Fall Semester
First Year, Winter Semester
First Year, Spring Semester
  • MACRAO social science courses
Second Year, Fall Semester
Second Year, Winter Semester

*Check mathematics requirements of transfer institution.

History

History examines the lives of people and the consequences of ideas. Study of the past reveals valuable achievements as well as dreadful mistakes, and in so doing helps us meet the unexpected challenges of our own day.

Suggested Course Sequence

First Year, Fall Semester
First Year, Winter Semester
Second Year, Fall Semester
Second Year, Winter Semester

*Check mathematics requirements of transfer institution.

Music

Many occupations include music, the most obvious being a vocalist or musical entertainer. Others include songwriting, music teacher, music therapist, conductor, music critic or music librarian. Some music majors work on the business side of the industry and become agents or store owners. Music students have access to the College’s incredible performing arts complex, the George E. Potter Center. Students who qualify can study and perform with the Broadway Revue and the Community Concert Band. These provide valuable concert experiences as well as academic credit. Admittance to a four-year college music program is highly competitive and requires an audition. It is recommended that students contact their intended transfer institution during their first year to schedule an audition time.

Suggested Course Sequence

First Year, Fall Semester
First Year, Winter Semester
Second Year, Fall Semester
Second Year, Winter Semester

*Check mathematics requirements of transfer institution.

**May need to take test at transfer institution to receive credit.

***Semesters required depend on amount of prior piano study.

****Vocalists can take MUS 123/124 instead.

Theatre

Theatre students have access to the College’s incredible performing arts complex, the George E. Potter Center and learn from professionally experienced faculty. Program emphasizes practical experience with requirements in studio and classroom work. Career positions can include working as an actor, director, stage manager, set designer or in other theatre related occupations.

Suggested Course Sequence

First Year, Fall Semester
First Year, Winter Semester
Second Year, Fall Semester
  • THR 116
  • MACRAO social science and humanities courses
Second Year, Winter Semester
  • THR 260
  • MACRAO social science and humanities courses
  • electives

*Check mathematics requirements of transfer institution.

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* You may meet this prerequisite based on your course placement, ACT score or successful college coursework. Visit our web site for current assessment options and requirements.

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