Advertising - Commercial Art (CAR)

The program introduces students to basic skills and knowledge needed to pursue a career or further study in the visual arts. Students may select courses from an area of interest (graphic design, photography, painting/illustration, ceramics) or may elect courses in a wide variety of studio areas.

The Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree is awarded upon completion of the requirements for this program.

Upon successful completion of the CAR program, students will be able to:

• Create basic drawing, two-dimensional, and three-dimensional art projects that incorporate research, visual idea development, and communication of visual concepts and schemes including structure, form, space, composition, line, color, balance, perspective, and synthesis.

• Show proficiency in creating works of art incorporating thinking (researching, creating), doing (designing, working, building), and communicating (presenting and analyzing).

• Analyze their and others’ artwork in terms of description, comparison, and evaluation of design elements, principles, methods, goals, content, meaning, relevance, and perspective.

• Create a portfolio of work in one or more art areas of choice, including graphic design, ceramics, photography, calligraphy, and mixed media.

Courses should be selected in consultation with an advisor.

 

FIRST SEMESTER

Course No. Descriptive Title  Credit Hours
ENG 101 Composition I 3
ECO 105, GOV 121,
HIS 104, HIS 108
  3
ART 110 Two-Dimensional Design 3
ART 111 or
ART 120
Three-Dimensional Design OR
Color Theory and Painting
3
ART 112 Drawing I 3
ART 100 Visual Art Introductory Seminar 1
  TOTAL 16

SECOND SEMESTER

Course No. Descriptive Title  Credit Hours
ENG 102 Composition II 3
ART 111 or
ART 120
Three-Dimensional Design OR
Color Theory and Painting
3
ART 113 Drawing II 3
ART 101 History of Art 3
ART: Studio (select one course (d) 3
WFE 101 Lifetime Wellness and Fitness 3
  TOTAL 18

THIRD SEMESTER

Course No. Descriptive Title  Credit Hours
Science (a)   4
ART 102 History of Modern Art 3
ART: Studio (select two courses) (d) 6
Elective (b)   3
  TOTAL 16

FOURTH SEMESTER

Course No. Descriptive Title  Credit Hours
Science (a)   4
BHS 103 Social Problems in Today's World 3
ART: Studio (select two courses) (d) 6
Free Elective (c)   3-4
  TOTAL 16-17
  TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 66

NOTE:

In addition to the course requirements for this curriculum, all matriculated students must demonstrate proficiency in basic quantitative skills by earning a passing score on the numerical skills placement test. Students who do not earn a passing score on this test will be required to take CSM 090 and earn a grade of C or better.

a. Science courses: Applicable four-credit courses in astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, physical sciences, physics. See SUNY General Education Requirements.

b. Elective courses: Courses applicable in this program are: (b) courses applicable in all programs.

c. Read a full discussion of the free elective requirement.

The subject area for Art includes all courses labeled ART.

d. A studio art course is defined as any ART course with lab contact hours (with the exception of ART 260 Internship.)