Jul 20, 2018  
2018-2019 GCC Catalog 
  
2018-2019 GCC Catalog

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


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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. %

Here is the recommended course of study for the Art Studies Transfer Degree.  If you are studying part-time, simply follow the order of the courses listed here. Note that not all courses will be available every semester. You will notice that in many instances, you will be able to choose the specific course you will take from within a category.

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: 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. Art majors much complete 15 credits in courses at the 300-level or above. 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 incourses 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 minimum 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 4 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 takesupplemental 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 thatcounts toward the major. Art courses with grades below “C” must be retaken to satisfy this requirement.

Suggested Course Sequence


First Semester


  • ART* 111 - Drawing I 3 credits
  • ENG* 101 - Composition 3 credits
  • Choose one course in Aesthetic Dimensions 3 credits
  • Choose one course in Critical Analysis/Logical Thinking 3 credits
  • Choose one Unrestricted Elective*
  • * You are free to choose any courses at or above the 100-level to complete unrestricted electives, although you may need to use 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 CCSU, SCSU, WCSU, and COSC–but not ECSU.  You are encouraged to meet with your advisor to determine which courses to select.

Total Semester Credits: 15


Second Semester


Total Semester Credits: 15-17


Third Semester


Begin the transfer application process in your third semester or the semester before you plan to graduate. FAFSA becomes available on October 1.

  • ART* 102 - Art History II 3 credits
  • ART* 122 - Three Dimensional Design 3 credits
  • Choose one course in Social Phenomena 3 credits
  • Choose one course in Scientific Knowledge and Understanding 3-4 credits
  • Choose one Unrestricted Elective*
  • * You are free to choose any courses at or above the 100-level to complete unrestricted electives, although you may need to use these credits to take courses that prepare you for required courses in the degree 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 CCSU, SCSU, WCSU, and COSC–but not ECSU.  You are encouraged to meet with your advisor to determine which courses to select.

Total Semester Credits: 15-16


Fourth Semester


  • Choose one course in Oral Communication 3 credits
  • Choose one course in Historical Knowledge and Understanding 3 credits
  • Unrestricted Elective 0 - 3 credits *

* You are free to choose any courses at or above the 100-level to complete unrestricted electives, although you may need to use 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 CCSU, SCSU, WCSU, and COSC–but not ECSU.  You are encouraged to meet with your advisor to determine which courses to select.

  • Choose 2 or 3 courses with no more than one course from each group below (1 - 6)  6-9 credits

Total Semester Credits: 15


Total Program Credits: 61


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