Are you looking to grow in a particular studio arts discipline? Or maybe you’re in high school and want to see what it’s about before committing to a university program? Or perhaps you’re looking for a quality program to help you get into the art school of your dreams? No matter what, if you’re looking for a world-class studio arts education at an unbeatable value, Anne Arundel Community College’s program might be a perfect fit. You’ll choose from a broad range of visual arts classes in drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking and more. You’ll enjoy our state-of-the-art facilities, including studio spaces for drawing; printmaking facilities for intaglio, litho, relief and screenprinting; and an amazing new ceramics studio that supports various glazes and raku. You’ll be taught by top-notch faculty who are exhibiting work regionally, nationally and internationally. The best part? Many of our students transfer to elite art schools when they finish our program.
The Visual Arts department is proud to offer the following Associate of Arts (A.A.) in this area of study. As an additional transfer option, AACC has the unique, Transfer Studies degree. Both degrees will prepare you to transfer to a four-year institution. Whichever path you choose, we strongly encourage you to meet with an advisor to structure your AACC studies to meet your specific transfer goals.
Provides the fundamental foundation in the visual arts to prepare students for transferring to a 4-year college, university or art school to pursue a bachelor's degree in the visual arts. In addition to the ability to transfer credits toward a bachelor's degree at a 4-year school students would have the skills to pursue entry-level positions in art galleries, community arts education and apprenticeships or internships with professional artists.
The Transfer Studies, A.A. allows you to explore different subjects or concentrate on a specific course plan that will best meet your in-state (and even some out-of-state) transfer goals. This option is particularly good if you are undecided in your ultimate career direction, not sure where you'd like to eventually transfer or just looking to complete general education requirements while "testing the waters" of a particular major. No matter what brings you to Transfer Studies, the result is a well-rounded associate degree preparing you for further studies and successful career.
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Our graduates pursue a number of rewarding career paths that range from becoming a professional practicing artist to a freelancer, including mural painters, public sculpture assistants, storefront designers, illustrators and more. Plus, with four-year transfer agreements with dozens of top colleges and universities in Maryland and beyond, a degree from AACC has never been a better investment. For outlook information about specific careers, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook (sponsored by the Bureau of Labor Statistics), and check out AACC’s Career Coach to discover the perfect career for you.