Art – Transfer Program

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

  • ART 101, ART 111, ENG 131, MAT 131 or 141*, Michigan Transfer Agreement science course

First Year, Winter Semester

  • ART 112, ART 201, ENG 132, Michigan Transfer Agreement science course, Michigan Transfer Agreement social science course

Second Year, Fall Semester

  • ART 103, ART 152, Michigan Transfer Agreement social science course, non-art Michigan Transfer Agreement humanities course

Second Year, Winter Semester

  • ART 203, Michigan Transfer Agreement social science course, electives

*Check mathematics requirements of transfer institution.