2022-2023 College Catalog 
    Dec 11, 2023  
2022-2023 College Catalog

Visual Fine Arts, A.A.

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Degree Code: A60

Associate in Arts

Program Coordinator: Sandra Jeknavorian - 860-215-9439

This program is designed to provide both a strong basic foundation in the visual arts and a broad background in general education. For those students seeking a professional career, the Visual Fine Arts Program offers a transfer-oriented course of studies that leads to enrollment in an art school or other baccalaureate institution. Careers in commercial art, art education and fine arts are open to graduates with bachelors degrees. This program allows students to pursue education and gain personal enjoyment through the creative learning process.

Visual Fine Arts Curriculum Requirements

Total: 15

Total: 15

Semester III

Total: 15

Semester IV

Total: 15


° Course has a prerequisite. Students should check course description.

* Indicates common course numbering within Connecticut Community College system.

+ Students should consult with their advisor for proper course selection.

Students should consult with their academic advisor regarding the minimum number of credits to be taken at TRCC and limits on non-traditional credits.  25% of TRCC degree requirements must be completed with TRCC coursework.  Up to 50% of degree requirements can be fulfilled with non-traditional credit.  Non-traditional credit includes CLEP/DSST exams, Credit by Exam, APL credit, and Military credit.   

Grand Total: 60

Visual Fine Arts, Associate in Arts Degree Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, students will be able to:

  1. effectively utilize the fundamental elements and principles of two-dimensional and three-dimensional design, color, composition, line, form, texture, pattern, value and space to arrange effective compositions and communicate ideas.
  2. demonstrate the skills and techniques necessary for studio art including the ability to safely use materials, tools and equipment specific to various media.
  3. demonstrate the ability to visually represent a conceptual idea.
  4. demonstrate the ability to follow a creative project from conception to completion.
  5. compile a comprehensive portfolio of work that reflects the breadth of their study and prepares them for transfer to a baccalaureate institution and knowledge of the process of presenting ones work to the public.
  6. possess desirable work habits, critical thinking, creative problem solving, good aesthetic judgment, self reliance and self discipline.
  7. be able to critique, speak and write about their own work and the visual arts of others using an informed visual vocabulary.
  8. demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the relationship of works of art to the diversity of human culture, history and experience.

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