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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.


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

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Associate of Arts Degree with Emphasis in Art

60 credit degree/ 21 Art Credits

Required Courses - 15 credits

Code Title Credits
ART 1102 Art History Survey 1: Prehistory to 16th Century Europe 3
ART 1103 Art History Survey 2: 16th Century Europe to 1945 3
ART 1118 Two-Dimensional Design 3
ART 1120 Three-Dimensional Design 3
ART 1121 Drawing 1 3

Elective Courses for 6 credits:

Complete at least 2 additional Art courses for 6 credits total, excluding ART 1101 Visual Arts.