Art (B.A., B.F.A., B.S.)
Major requirements and their VCCS equivalents (and RBC equivalents if applicable)
|JMU Course||VCCS Course||RBC Course||Notes|
|ARTH 205, 206||ART 101, 102 or ART 201, 202||Art 201, 202|
|ART 102||ART 131||Art 101|
|ART 104||ART 121||Art 103|
|ART 106||ART 132||Art 102|
|ART 108||ART 122 or ART 221||Art 104||For the BFA in Studio Art|
|COB 191||BUS 220 or BUS 221||Mathematics 217||For Industrial Design|
|COB 218||BUS 241||No equivalent||For Industrial Design; only transfers from BRCC, DSLCC, NVCC, LFCC, GCC, & PVCC|
Advising NotesPlease Read: This major guide is a list of all possible major courses offered in the Virginia Community College System. Not all courses may be offered at your community college, and you are not required to complete all these courses in order to transfer. Rather, it’s designed to help you meet JMU major requirements before you transfer, and be better prepared to progress through the major once you arrive at JMU. Please be sure to read the advising notes for additional information on the major.
1. Students must submit a portfolio of their work in order to be considered for admission to the art program. See the department's web site for review dates and more information on the portfolio.Please Note: Graphic Design and Interior Architecture are now listed as separate majors; please refer to the major guides index to view those major guides.
2. The industrial design emphasis requires 60 credits in art and art history courses and a combined 20-21 credits in electives from Integrated Science and Technology (ISAT) and the College of Business (COB). br />3. It is possible for students to receive upper division studio art credit in transfer, however course content (course description, course syllabi, and/or samples of work done in class) may be required to determine transferability.
4. Art Education - students desiring PK-12 teaching licensure in art must complete 23 credits of additional course work in art education, education and psychology, and 16 credits of student teaching. For more information contact the Art Education Coordinator, Dr. William Wightman. See links below for information on education for transfer students.
5. Students pursuing a BA degree must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language (either through the JMU foreign language placement exam or coursework). Please note that JMU does not grant transfer credit for the 101-102 levels of a foreign language that a student studied for two or more years in high school.
For more information:Major Snapshot
The School of Art, Design and Art History
Admission to Teacher Education
Career Guide to JMU Majors: Art
Advising guides by community college
JMU Major Guides for Virginia Community College Students