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Associate of Arts - 65 Credit Hours

Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
Department: Art
Effective as of Fall 2016

Art Department offers a range of high quality courses in Drawing, Painting, Ceramics, Sculpture, Photography, Printmaking, Art History, and Art Appreciation. No matter how you choose to express yourself in the visual arts, the Art program will help you achieve your goals as you grow as an artist!

All tenured/tenure track studio faculty hold terminal M.F.A. degrees. Art History faculty hold M.A. or related degrees. Adjunct faculty are high caliber, dedicated individuals committed to student-centered learning. Most adjunct faculty hold M.F.A. or M.A. degrees and many have specialized expertise in their disciplines.

The A.A., Art degree program is a university parallel program that includes the Ohio Transfer Module (OTM) and is accredited by The National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

The Ohio Transfer Module (OTM) guarantees the transfer of applicable credits among Ohio's public colleges and universities and equitable treatment in the application of credits to admissions and degree.

The Ohio Transfer Module (OTM) provides an Approved Courses Reporting System that allows students to identify Transfer Module approved courses that are guaranteed to transfer and apply toward related general education subject areas at Ohio’s public colleges and universities.

What is the program about?

The Art university parallel program is oriented toward students who intend to transfer to a four-year college or university. The Art curriculum challenges students' creative thinking abilities with its studio and art history courses. As part of this degree program, students must complete the requirements of the Ohio Transfer 36 in order to graduate.

Program Outcomes

  • Use the critique process for presenting and developing fine art portfolios and elective exhibitions in a professional manner.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of art and history of art.
  • Demonstrate the use of basic artistic vocabulary and visual literacy.
  • Solve visual and technical problems in several/multiple media and promote the development of good craftsmanship through evaluations within each class/studio based on the student's own work.

Career Opportunities

For students who want a career in art, the faculty of working professional artists will advise and assist in developing techniques and a body of work that will transfer well to other colleges and universities. If the goal is to set up a working studio after graduation, students will be given the necessary information by the faculty. Although the most obvious career for college graduates with art degrees is that of fine artists, there are other opportunities which require the skill, knowledge and talents gained through the study of art. These include art teachers, art historians, art curators and art therapists.


Completion of this program guarantees completion of the Ohio Transfer Module (OTM). OTM courses are guaranteed to transfer to any public institution in Ohio on a course-by-course basis or in total. Formal articulation agreements with other colleges and universities indicate how Sinclair programs and courses will transfer to other institutions.


Course Title Credits
Ohio Transfer 36: Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective 6
Ohio Transfer 36: Mathematics Elective 3
Ohio Transfer 36: Natural & Physical Sciences Elective 6
Ohio Transfer 36: Arts & Humanities Elective 3
Art History Elective 3
ART Concentration Elective 6
ART Elective 9
ART 2D or 3D Elective 3
ART 1101 2-D Foundations 3
ART 1102 3-D Foundations 3
ART 1111 Drawing I 3
ART 2230 Art History: Ancient through Medieval Periods 3
ART 2231 Art History: Renaissance through Contemporary Periods 3
ART 2270 Fine Art Internship 1
ART 2295 Graduation Portfolio Development & Exhibition 1
COM 2211 Effective Public Speaking 3
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
ENG 1201 English Composition II 3
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Program Accreditation Information

Sinclair Community College has been accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design since 2002.

This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances.