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What Is Art?

Humans use creative skill and imagination to produce works that express and evoke emotion and generate aesthetic beauty.

Why Study Art?

The Art guided pathway at Perimeter College is the largest and most comprehensive of any associate degree program in Georgia, offering courses in art history, drawing, photography, computer design, painting, ceramics, sculpture and portfolio that enable students to explore passions and career interests beyond basic levels. Creative visual thinking is brought to life by a faculty of professional artists who expand skills and talents.

The Art guided pathway prepares students for transfer to four-year programs or for careers as professional artists. Faculty members train students for creative work and scholarship through rigorous course offerings and exceptional facilities. An emphasis on portfolio preparation in all classes makes Perimeter College graduates highly successful in transferring to bachelor degree programs.

Perimeter College’s galleries and visiting artists bring the students and public in contact with art from around the world, while exchange and study abroad programs offer students the opportunity to study in cultures with varied approaches to the visual arts.

A note on pathways: A pathway is an advising guide to help students prepare for their intended bachelor’s degree major. By following the course of study outlined in the appropriate Associate of Arts or Associate of Science pathway, students will have the necessary prerequisite courses to continue in their chosen disciplines. A pathway is not a major and will not be represented on the diploma.

For the latest information about the required courses in the Art pathway view the Associate-Level Undergraduate Catalog

 

Students who earn degrees in Art may choose from a variety of career options, including:

  • Advertising
  • Education
  • Film
  • Fine Artist
  • Media/Radio/Television/Broadcasting
  • Public Relations
  • Theatre
  • Writer

The Art pathway leads to an Associate of Arts degree.

Areas A-E of the Core Curriculum (42)Recommendations Area C: Recommended courses: Either AH 1700, AH 1750, or AH 1850 to maximize the opportunity to take elective courses in Art History. Area F: Courses Appropriate to the Pathway (18)
    1. Required Courses (6):
      • World language at the 1002 level or higher (3)
      • Select one of the following Art History courses (3):
        • AH 1700 Survey of Art I: Western Art from Antiquity to the Middle Ages (3)
        • AH 1750 Survey of Art II: Western Art from the Renaissance to the Present (3)
        • AH 1850 Survey of Art III: Art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas (3)
    2. Select additional elective courses as recommended under each concentration section below to complete 18 hours in Area F.
        • Art History Recommendations (12):  Students seeking to pursue the Art History concentration in Georgia State’s B.A. in Art should follow these recommendations:
          1. World Language Requirements (French or German recommended) (6)*
            • World language at the 2001 level (3)
            • World language at the 2002 level (3)
          2. Art History Requirements (Select courses not completed in Area C or above) (3-6)
            • AH 1700 Survey of Art I: Western Art from Antiquity to the Middle Ages (3)
            • AH 1750 Survey of Art II: Western Art from the Renaissance to the Present (3)
            • AH 1850 Survey of Art III: Art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas (3)
          3. Art Studio (1000 level) (only if all three 1000-level art history courses are taken) (0-3) *The Atlanta campus School of Art and Design requires that art history students complete the world language sequence 1002, 2001, and 2002. (See “World Language Requirement for B.A. and B.I.S. degrees” in section 3030 of the Georgia State University bachelor’s catalog.)
        • Studio Recommendations (12): Students seeking to pursue the Studio concentration in Georgia State’s B.A. in Art should follow these recommendations:
            1. Studio Foundations (9):
            2. Elective courses (3):
              • ART 1050 Introductory Studio (3) recommended if pursuing BA/BFA Studio Art degree at GSU
              • ART 2000 Fundamentals of Sculpture (3)
              • DPP 2100 Intermediate Drawing (3)
              • ART 2200 Fundamentals of Painting I (3)
              • ART 2300 Fundamentals of Painting II (3)
              • ART 2400 Fundamentals of Photography (3)
              • ART 2050 Fundamentals of Ceramics (3)
A.S. in Art Areas A-E of the Core Curriculum (42) Recommendations Area C:
  • Recommended courses: Either AH 1700, AH 1750, or AH 1850 to maximize the opportunity to take elective courses in Art History.

Area F: Courses Appropriate to the Pathway (18)

  1. Studio Requirements (12):
  2. Art History Requirements (6):
    1. Select one course in addition to any taken in Area C (3):
      • AH 1700 Survey of Art I: Western Art from Antiquity to the Middle Ages (3)
      • AH 1750 Survey of Art II: Western Art from the Renaissance to the Present (3)
      • AH 1850 Survey of Art III: Art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas (3)
    2. AH 2000 Survey of Art Since 1900 (3)

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