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Art Emphasis (AA) - 60 credits

AA with Emphasis in Art

The Associate in Arts (AA) with Emphasis in Art is a liberal education degree with a concentration in visual art courses. It is intended for transfer to a BA four-year program. Students seeking an Associate in Arts (AA) degree with Emphasis in Art must successfully complete the AA requirements and the specific Art Emphasis requirements. This degree is designed for students who seek a general liberal arts degree with an art emphasis. The degree provides a sound art history and art studio foundation and satisfies the complete MnTC.

Recognition

Normandale Community College's Art program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

Careers in Art

Click here for a list of careers in Art. 

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The Associate of Arts (AA) with Emphasis in Art is a liberal education degree with a concentration in visual art courses. It is intended for transfer to a BA four-year program. Students seeking an Associate of Arts (AA) degree with Emphasis in Art must successfully complete the AA requirements and the specific Art Emphasis requirements. This degree is designed for students who seek a general liberal arts degree with an art emphasis. The degree provides a sound art history and art studio foundation and satisfies the complete MnTC. 

Required Courses

Incorporate the following Required Courses into the General Education/Minnesota Transfer Curriculum or Additional Course Requirements sections below. 

Code Title Credits
ART 1102 Foundation Art History 1 3
ART 1103 Foundation Art History 2 3
ART 1118 Two-Dimensional Design 3
ART 1120 Foundation Three-Dimensional Design 3
ART 1121 Foundation Drawing 1 3

Complete at least two additional Art courses for 6 credits total, excluding ART 1101 Visual Arts.

  • Course #1
  • Course #2

General Education/Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) – 40 credits

*See MnTC Curriculum for specific course options

GOAL 1: COMMUNICATION - 2 COURSES 

GOAL 2: CRITICAL THINKING
(met by completion of all 40 credits of the MnTC)

GOAL 3: NATURAL SCIENCES - 2 COURSES (Select from two different departments; at least one must include a lab) 

  • Course #1 
  • Course #2 

GOAL 4: MATHEMATICAL/LOGICAL REASONING - 1 COURSE

  • Course

GOAL 5: HISTORY AND SOCIAL/BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES -
2 COURSES (Select from two different departments)

  • Course #1 
  • Course #2

GOAL 6: HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS- 2 COURSES
(Select from two different departments

  • Course #1 - met by taking required ART courses
  • Course #2

GOAL 7: HUMAN DIVERSITY - 1 COURSE

  • Course 

GOAL 8: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE - 1 COURSE 

GOAL 9: ETHICAL AND CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY - 1 COURSE 

  • Course

GOAL 10: PEOPLE AND THE ENVIRONMENT - 1 COURSE 

  • Course 

Additional Course Requirements - 20 credits

Other Degree Requirements

  • Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 for college-level coursework (courses numbered 1000 and above) completed at Normandale.
  • Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 in the MnTC.
  • Earn a minimum of 20 college-level credits at Normandale.