Associate of Arts in Art (Two-Year Art Foundation)

The Associate of Arts in Art offers you an interdisciplinary approach to the visual arts. This two-year foundation introduces you to techniques, methods and concepts common to the creative disciplines. It aims to develop your visual literacy and encourage your artistic perception.

Through this introduction to a variety of ideas and techniques, with materials in design, drawing, computers and photography, you'll learn to appreciate the complexity of the creative process and learn to articulate your personal aesthetic. You'll investigate the differences between wet and dry media, additive and subtractive processes, two- and three-dimensional forms, and the relationship between ideas and materials. You'll also explore formal concerns such as line, shape, color, value, texture, scale and composition.

Associate of Arts Course Requirements (33 hours)

Art 101 Beginning Drawing 3
Art 135 Design I 3
Art 136 Design II 3
Art 137 Drawing II 3
Art 142 Digital Media I 3
Art 143 Digital Media II 3
Art 165 Art History I 3
Art 166 Art History II 3
Art 210 Photography 3
Art 221 Painting I 3
Art 231 Ceramics OR
Art 271 Jewelry

Additional Degree Information

You can find additional information about the Associate of Arts in Art degree, including the courses you'll take when you're an art major at Eastern.


Richard Schwartz

Dr. Richard Schwartz

Professor of Music; Chair, Art Department

Office Location: Music Building (MB), Room 203

Phone: 575.562.2471