What does it cost?
Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

63.4% of Perimeter College students receive financial assistance.

How long will it take?

The typical pathway requires 60 semester hours — 42 hours in core curriculum and 18 hours in pathway courses.

Where can I take classes?
Clarkston, Dunwoody

Am I required to take classes at a specific location?
Clarkston, Dunwoody

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester (starts in August) — Due by August 1
Spring Semester (starts in January) — Due by December 1
Summer Semester (starts in late May) — Due by May 1

Art Pathway, A.A.

Art

Phone: 678-891-3564

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’s 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.

Art Pathway, A.A.

Art

Phone: 678-891-3564

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’s 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.

What does it cost?

Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

63.4% of Perimeter College students receive financial assistance.

How long will it take?

The typical pathway requires 60 semester hours — 42 hours in core curriculum and 18 hours in pathway courses.

Where can I take classes?
Clarkston, Dunwoody

Am I required to take classes at a specific location?
Clarkston, Dunwoody

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester (starts in August) — Due by August 1
Spring Semester (starts in January) — Due by December 1
Summer Semester (starts in late May) — Due by May 1

Students should consult with advisors to confirm availability of online courses and requirements or additional costs that may be associated with courses. Students should check with advisors about which campuses offer the courses they need. Typically, core courses required for pathways can be taken at most locations and online, while pathway-specific courses may require attendance at a particular location.

Careers

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
    ·       Theater
    ·       Writing

For potential career and wage information, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics website.

Pathway Details

As part of Georgia State University, Perimeter College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools: Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC) to award associate degrees. Successful completion of a pathway at Perimeter College leads to an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Georgia State University.

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate of Arts, Pathway – Art
  • Associate of Science, Pathway – Art

The Art guided pathways at Perimeter College are the largest and most comprehensive of any associate degree programs 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 pathways prepare 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.A. in Art

Areas A-E of the Core Curriculum (42 hours)

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 A.A. in Art Pathway (18 hours)

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):

  • ART 1010 Drawing I (3)
  • ART 1020 Two-Dimensional Design (3)
  • ART 1030 Three-Dimensional Design (3)

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 hours)

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 A.S. in Art Pathway (18 hours)

1. Studio Requirements (12):

  • ART 1010 Drawing I (3)
  • ART 1020 Two-Dimensional Design (3)
  • ART 1030 Three-Dimensional Design (3)
  • ART 1050 Introductory Studio (3)

2. Art History Requirements (6):
a. 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)

b. AH 2000 Survey of Art Since 1900 (3)

Description

Contacts

Admissions
For help with applying or admissions, please review our website, visit a campus office, or contact us at 404-413-2500.

 

 

Sally Robertson
Department Chair of Fine Arts
Clarkston Campus
srobertson@gsu.edu 
678-891-3564

Dr. Brian Bonin
Assistant Chair of Fine Arts
Clarkston Campus
bbonin@gsu.edu
678-891-3561

Jennifer Jenkins
Fine Arts Production Manager
Clarkston Campus
jjenkins@gsu.edu
678-891-3562

Joni Morrill
Administrative Secretary
Clarkston Campus
Jmorrill2@gsu.edu
678-891-3563

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