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Fine Arts

The Arts at Tyler

The visual and performing arts department at John Tyler has turned out graduates who’ve gone on to become working artists and successful transfer students. Learn more about the arts at Tyler.




Certificate (C)


This program provides a coherent set of university parallel courses corresponding to the first year of art foundation study. It is intended for students who plan to transfer into a baccalaureate degree program in the visual arts. The program may be applied toward majors in art education, art history, crafts, fashion design, filmmaking, graphic design, illustration, interior design, museum studies, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and other art-related fields. It also helps students develop the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary for careers in art and design.

Program Requirements and Special Conditions

Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students must also complete placement test (or equivalent) in English and mathematics, and scores will be used for appropriate course placement. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should see a counselor and returning students their advisor for more information.

Program Curriculum

1st Semester Credits Standard Course Options
ART 101 History and Appreciation of Art I 3  
ART 111 Introduction to the Arts I 3  
ART 121 Drawing I 3  
ART 131 Fundamentals of Design I 3  
ENG 111 College Composition 3  
Total Credits 15  
2nd Semester Credits Standard Course Options
ART 102 History and Appreciation of Art II 3  
ART 122 Drawing II 3  
ART 132 Fundamentals of Design II 3  
ART 133 Visual Arts Foundation 4  
ENG 112 College Composition   II 3  
ART 287 Portfolio and Resume Preparation 1 See Note 2.
Total Credits 17  
Total Credits For Program 32

Notes and Additional Curriculum Options

  1. Part-time students should consult their faculty advisors regarding appropriate course sequences.
  2. Student must develop a transfer portfolio during their last semester of study.

For additional information on this program, please contact the Division of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences: 804-706-5086 (Chester Campus) or 804-594-1509 (Midlothian Campus).

2015-2016 College Catalog & Student Handbook


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