A comprehensive study of the foundation skills needed to successfully transfer to a four year Bachelor of Fine Arts program. Course work includes design studies, drawing, painting, photography, ceramics, digital media, and art history - all of which are used to develop an understanding of the visual elements and principals of design as they relate to observational, spatial, and expressive literacy. Craftsmanship, dedication and skill sets are stressed throughout the program. While visual literacy is of utmost importance within the program, learning how to look at, understand and communicate about art, both in a written and oral context, is also stressed. All students will be required to participate in an on-campus Exit Exhibition prior to graduation.
Students have three different opportunities to transfer into a BFA program with this degree. The "General Transfer" pathway is for students who plan to attend any school other than Wayne State University or Eastern Michigan University. The WSU and EMU-specific pathways allow students to take additional courses at HFC prior to potentially transferring as second-semester juniors. To be eligible for Financial Aid, students must select one of these three pathways prior to graduation. If a student graduates within the General Transfer program, financial aid will not cover the remaining hours towards another pathway.
- Communicate aesthetic concepts in a variety of media utilizing the Visual Elements and Principles of Design.
- Create body of two-dimensional work that demonstrates an understanding of the Visual Elements and Principals of Design as they apply to observational literacy.
- Create a body of three-dimensional work that demonstrates and understanding of the Visual Elements and Principles of Design as they apply to spatial literacy.
- Develop a sense of historical literacy as it relates to the visual arts, and the impact on one’s own art, through course assignments and discussions.
- Develop a sense of expressive literacy as it relates to the creation of artistic endeavors, and assemble a body of work that validates this capability.
Designed as a transfer program into a Bachelor of Fine Arts program:
- Studio Artist
- College Professor (with BFA and MFA in studio, or PhD in Art History)
- Museum or Gallery Work (with BFA)
See General Education Requirements for details.
|Course name||Credit Hours|
|ART-101: Two-Dimensional Design||3.00|
|ART-102: Drawing I||3.00|
|ART-104: Color Theory||3.00|
|ART-105: Three-Dimensional Design||3.00|
|ART-111: Digital Media||3.00|
|ART-112: Drawing II||3.00|
|ART-113: Life Drawing I||3.00|
|ART-116: Painting I||3.00|
|ART-121: Art History Survey I (Pre-historic to Medieval)||3.00|
|ART-122: Art History Survey II||3.00|
|ART-141: Ceramics I||3.00|
|ART-273: Studio Art Capstone||1.00|
|Course name||Credit Hours|
Complete the General Education requirements and required core courses within one of the following three pathways. Consultation with an academic advisor/navigator, counselor, or faculty chair recommended to determine the correct pathway.