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  Sep 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalog PREVIEW

CSCU Pathway Transfer Degree: Arts (EG21)


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Associate in Arts Degree

Please contact a campus advisor for this program:
Professor John Favret, JFavret@hcc.commnet.edu

With this degree you will be able to transfer to the following majors:

At Central Connecticut State University: Art, B.A.**
At Eastern Connecticut State University:

Visual Arts, B.A.-Art History Concentration***
Visual Arts, B.A.-Digital Art and Design Concentration****
Visual Arts, B.A.-Painting and Drawing Concentration***
Visual Arts, B.A.-Sculpture Concentration***
Visual Arts, B.A.-Printmaking Concentration***

At Southern Connecticut State University:

Studio Art, B.A.*****
Studio Art, B.S.-Ceramics Concentration******
Studio Art, B.S.-Graphic Design Concentration******
Studio Art, B.S.-Jewelry and Metals Concentration******
Studio Art, B.S.-Painting Concentration******
Studio Art, B.S.-Photography Concentration******
Studio Art, B.S.-Printmaking Concentration******
Studio Art, B.S.-Sculpture Concentration******

At Western Connecticut State University: Art, B.A.*******

In order to graduate and be guaranteed admission to a State University or to Charter Oak State College, you must earn an overall 2.0 grade point average.

Here is the recommended course of study for the Art Studies Transfer Degree. If you are studying part time, simply follow the order of the courses listed here. Note that not all courses will be available every semester. You will notice that in many instances you will be able to choose the specific course you will take from within a category. For a list of the courses from each category that you can choose from, go to CSCU Transfer Electives .

First Semester:

15 credits

ENG* E101 Composition

3 credits

ART* E111 Drawing I

3 credits

Choose one Social Phenomena I course

3 credits

Choose one Aesthetic Dimensions course

3 credits

Unrestricted Elective*

3 credits

Second Semester:

15-17 credits

ART* E101 Art History I

3 credits

Choose one Written Communication II course

3 credits

Choose one Scientific Reasoning course

3-4 credits

Choose one Quantitative Reasoning course

3-4 credits

ART* E121 2-D Design

3 credits

Third Semester:

15-16 credits

Choose one Scientific Knowledge and Understanding course

3-4 credits

Choose one Social Phenomena II course

3 credits

ART* E102 Art History II

3 credits

ART* E131 Sculpture I

3 credits

One Unrestricted Elective*

3 credits

Fourth Semester:

15 credits

Choose one Oral Communication course

3 credits

Choose one Historical Knowledge and Understanding course

3 credits

Unrestricted Elective*

0-3 credits

Select 2 or 3 courses, with no more than one course from each group 1-6

  1. ART* E112 Drawing II
  2. ART* E109 Color
    ART* E157 Acrylic Painting ART 253 Oil Painting
  3. ART* E167 Printmaking
  4. ART* E163 Ceramics Handbuilding
  5. GRA* E111 Computer Graphics
  6. ART* E141 Photography
    ART* E250 Digital Photography

6-9 credits:

Art Studies Transfer Degree Total:

61 credits

*You are free to choose any courses at or above 100-level to complete unrestricted electives, although you may need to use some these credits to take a math course that prepares you for the required level of math in your program.  You should also consider using unrestricted electives to meet foreign language requirements at Central, Eastern and Western Connecticut State Universities or to begin work on completing a minor. Central Connecticut State University will require that you complete a minor by earning at least 18 credits in one area outside your major field; you must complete at least 9 of those minor credits at Central. You can also complete other General Education requirements for Central, Southern and Western Connecticut State Universities and Charter Oak State College-but not Eastern Connecticut State University.  Your advisor will help you to determine which courses to select.                               

**For admission to CCSU’s Art Program: 1. All art majors must submit a portfolio of works for consideration by the art faculty. Students whose portfolios do not meet standards will be required to take supplemental courses. No student will be allowed to proceed on to a 300-level (or higher) studio course without a successful portfolio review

  1. Art majors much complete 15 credits in courses at the 300-level or above.
  2. Students can choose 18-credits of directed electives OR a minor in another department.

***For admission to ECSU’s Visual Arts Concentrations in Art History, Painting & Drawing, Sculpture, or Printmaking: These concentrations do not require a portfolio.

****For admission to ECSU’s Visual Arts Concentration in Digital Art and Design: Students interested in the digital art and design concentration are required to submit a portfolio for admission to the program after completing the two Digital Art Techniques courses: ART 122 (or CC equivalent) and ART 124. The portfolio will include 10 samples of the student’s work (two examples each from Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop and Dreamweaver and two samples from either Drawing I or 2-Dimensional Design). Portfolios must be carefully prepared according to guidelines available in the Visual Arts Department office. Portfolios must be submitted and program admission approved before students can enroll in 300-level design courses. Grades of less than 2.0 (C) will not count toward the major.

*****For admission to SCSU Studio Art B.A.: (1) All majors in studio art must earn grades of “C” or higher in courses counted toward the studio art major. (2) Transfer students majoring in the Studio Art B.A. must take at least 50 percent (half) of their studio art credits at Southern. This means only the pathway’s 5 minimum required studio courses (ART 111, 121, 122, plus two course from line 35) will count towards the Studio Art B.A.; additional studio art courses will transfer as unrestricted free electives. (3) Transfer students who enter with 60 to 89 credits are required to pass two W-courses.

******For admission to SCSU’s Studio Art B.S. with Concentrations in Ceramics, Graphic Design, Jewelry/Metals, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, or Sculpture: (1) All majors in studio art must earn grades of “C” or higher in courses counted toward the studio art major. (2) Transfer students majoring in Studio Art must take at least 50 percent (half) of their studio art credits at Southern. (3) Transfer students who enter with 60 to 89 credits are required to pass two W-courses.

*******For admission to WCSU’s Art Program: 1. All art majors must submit a portfolio of works for consideration by the art faculty. Students whose portfolios do not meet standards will be required to take supplemental courses. No student will be allowed to proceed on to a 300-level (or higher) studio course without a successful portfolio review. 2. Students must earn a minimum of “C” grade in each Art department course that counts toward the major. Art courses with grades below “C” must be retaken to satisfy this requirement.

Please Note


This is a PREVIEW of the 2017-2018 Catalog, it is not the official version. 

Suggested Sequence of Courses:


Prerequisite or parallel courses may be required. Please check individual course descriptions for details.

Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Total Credits:


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