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Art (B.A., B.F.A., B.S.)

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Concentrations: Studio Art and Studio Art with an emphasis in Industrial Design

Major requirements and their VCCS equivalents (and RBC equivalents if applicable)

JMU CourseVCCS CourseRBC CourseNotes
ARTH 205, 206ART 101, 102 or ART 201, 202Art 201, 202For all emphases
ART 102ART 131Art 101For all emphases
ART 104ART 121Art 103For all emphases
ART 106ART 132Art 102For all emphases
ART 108ART 122 or ART 221Art 104For all emphases
COB 191BUS 220 or BUS 221Mathematics 217For Industrial Design
COB 218BUS 241No equivalentFor Industrial Design; only transfers from BRCC, DSLCC, NVCC, LFCC, GCC, & PVCC


Advising Notes

Please 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 (click on Admissions/Admission requirements) for review dates and more information on the portfolio.Please Note: Graphic Design and Interior Design 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. Katherine Schwartz. See links below for information on education for transfer students and the Regional Teacher Education Agreement (RTEA) JMU has with Blue Ridge, Lord Fairfax and Piedmont Virginia Community Colleges.
5. Students pursuing the B.A. degree are strongly encouraged to begin their foreign language at the community college.

For more information:

Major Snapshot
The School of Art, Design and Art History
Admission to Teacher Education
RTEA Curriculum Guides
JMU Major Guides for Virginia Community College Students