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Department of Visual Art

Degree Plan

Welcome to the Department of Visual Arts home page. This site reviews useful information for those who will be taking courses in the Galveston College Department of Visual Arts, whether as majors or as students taking required or non required courses and also for students of lifelong learning for personal enrichment. The Galveston College Department of Visual Arts features an exhibition gallery and state of the art studio classrooms with a view including ceramics, photography, drawing, painting and design.

What is the Role of an Art Major?
Students majoring in art generally begin by taking a sequence of art courses to learn a number of skills.

  • Classes are small with individualized instruction; students are assisted in the use of various art mediums to develop their technical skills and engage in research for assignments.
  • Following the completion of course work at Galveston College, students are assisted with finding the best four-year institution for transfer and completion of a four-year degree in Fine Arts.

See the most recent college catalog for specific degree requirements and course descriptions. Additionally, online course options are available for local and distance learning students.

Department Faculty
Galveston College’s Visual Art Department includes a diverse group of  exhibiting artists with national resumes. All are included in many publications and collections. Combined faculty has more than 70 years of cumulative experience teaching studio art and art history. Galveston College art faculty are interactive with students as courses offer opportunities for development of technical expertise and expression of creative ideas, and understanding the traditions of the many mediums of studio art. The art department faculty work to assist students in getting their portfolios ready for pursuing their degrees in art as well as exhibiting their artworks in galleries.

The art faculty promotes visiting artist/educators to teach workshops, lectures and exhibitions in the Galveston College Art Gallery.

Mission Text
The Visual Arts Faculty is committed to providing a solid foundation for students focused on improving their artistic skills, pursuing a visual arts career, or for transferring to a 4-year institution. Course offerings are transferable and in accord with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

The Visual Arts Program principal objectives are as follows: (1) to increase the student’s awareness and knowledge to be able to make judgments requiring critical thinking skills, aesthetic sensibility and visual learning. (2) to help students learn and develop specific methods and techniques in their chosen discipline and (3) to produce work –course work, portfolios that demonstrate these processes and (4) to reinforce individual empowerment for life-long learning.

Various scholarships are available through Galveston College including The Clelie Moore Ceramic Art Scholarship ($300) for a ceramic student whose work exhibits excellence.   Call 409-944-1309.

Associate of Arts
Students majoring in art generally begin by taking a sequence of art courses to learn a number of skills.

Classes are small with individualized instruction; students are assisted in the use of various art mediums to develop their technical skills and engage in research for assignments. Following the completion of course work at Galveston College, students are assisted with finding the best four-year institution for transfer and completion of a four-year degree in Fine Arts.

See the most recent college catalog for specific degree requirements and course descriptions. Additionally, online course options are available for local and distance learning students.

Associate of Arts - First Year / First Semester

FIRST YEAR

First Semester
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
HIST 1301 US History 1 3
ARTS 1303 Art History I 3
ARTS 1311 Design I 3
ARTS 1316 Drawing I 3
15

 

Total Semester Credit Hours in Program: 15

Associate of Arts - First Year / Second Semester
FIRST YEAR

Second Semester
ENGL 1302 Composition II 3
HIST 1302 US History II 3
ARTS 1304 Art History II 3
ARTS 1312 Design II 3
ARTS 1317 Drawing II 3
15

 

Total Semester Credit Hours in Program: 15

Associate of Arts - Second Year / First Semester

SECOND YEAR

First Semester
GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3
HIST 1301 Life & Physical Science 5 3
MATH 1332 Contemporary Math I 2 3
Component Area Option Elective 10 3
Sophomore ARTS Elective 11 3
15

 

Total Semester Credit Hours in Program: 15

Associate of Arts - Second Year / Second Semester

SECOND YEAR

Second

 Semester
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
HIST 1301 Life & Physical Science 5 3
MATH 1332 Social & Behavioral Sciences 7 3
Component Area Option Elective 10 3
Sophomore ARTS Elective 11 3
15

 

Total Semester Credit Hours in Program: 15

Total Credit Hours: Associate of Arts
Total Credit Hours:

Total Semester Credit Hours in Program: 60

 

Notes:

*Degree requirements may vary among different senior institutions. Students should consult an advisor for specific
course selection

Career Opportunities

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Independent Studio Artist

 

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Production Artist

 

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Teacher

 

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Illustrator

 

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Museum or Gallery Employee

 

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Photographer

 

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Advertising Artist

 

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Graphic Designer

 

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Arts Administrator

 

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College/University Professor

 

Employment Outlook

Students who major in art often pursue jobs as teachers.  For up-to-date information on jobs for art majors go to the United States Bureau on Labor Statistics: http://stats.bls.gov