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2021-22 Catalog 
    
2021-22 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art Studies: CSCU Pathway Transfer, A.A.*


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Program Design

CSCU Pathway Transfer, A.A. degree program is for Connecticut Community College students who wish to transfer to one of the Connecticut State Universities or Charter Oak without either losing any credits or being required to take extra credits in order to complete a bachelor’s degree in that same discipline.

Curriculum

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.*******

 

Learning Outcomes

• Technical Competency
Introduce students to traditional and contemporary visual art media, methods, materials, and processes


• Communication Competency
Students begin to learn to communicate ideas about the visual arts through oral, visual and written expression, using appropriate terminology


• Contextual Analysis
Students will come to understand, discuss and critique diverse contemporary and historical perspectives in visual art


• Conceptual Analysis
Students are introduced to how the elements and principles of art and design transform ideas into visual expression


• Professional Practice
Students are introduced to professional, ethical, and collaborative behaviors as they relate to a variety of career and studio environments

CSCU Pathway Transfer: Art Studies Requirements


Total Minimum Credits Required: 61


Notes:


Becoming Connecticut State Community College

STUDENTS: The Community Colleges are undergoing a merger with a plan to become Connecticut State Community College in fall 2023; please work closely with your advisor/program coordinator to select your courses accordingly. See below for more detail about this exciting transition!

Becoming Connecticut State Community College

A merger of Connecticut’s 12 community colleges is underway. Connecticut State Community College (CT State), a statewide college comprised of all Connecticut’s current community college locations, plans to open its doors in the Fall 2023. Here are some important facts students need to know:

  • the final commencement ceremony for Manchester Community College is scheduled for May 2023. Ceremonies will continue to be held at each location as campuses of CT State.
  • as a part of the planned merger, students continuing their studies beyond summer term 2023 will be matched with the CT State program that most closely aligns with their Spring 2023 major and is offered at the Manchester location,
  • students beginning Associate degree programs in Fall 2021 should plan with their advisor/program coordinator to attend full-time if they wish to graduate prior to the planned merger,
  • students who begin an Associate degree program in January 2022 would be anticipated to complete their degree at the merged college, Connecticut State Community College,
  • in all cases, the College is committed to students completing their education with a minimum of disruption and staying in touch with your advisor/program coordinator is essential,
  • further details can be found and will be updated on the Frequently Asked Questions page:  www.ct.edu/ctstate/academics.

 

Unrestricted Electives:  *6-9 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.

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.

**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
2. Art majors much complete 15 credits in courses at the 300-level or above.
3. 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 mini
mum 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.

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