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Arts and Humanities: Visual Arts

Arts and Humanities: Visual Arts

Located in the Media Arts Center, RCC’s studio art facilities provide students with the space to explore various forms of visual expression. The Visual Arts concentration provides foundational courses for students interested in any arts-related field.  Hands-on Drawing I (HUM 165), Painting I (HUM 170), and Sculpture I (HUM 167) courses give students direct experience with core concepts, allowing them to explore their personal style while developing their academic portfolio. Lecture courses such as Art History and Appreciation (HUM 161) and African Art (HUM 172) introduce art criticism and research through the exploration of a diverse variety of cultures.  

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Course Requirements

Semester One - Fall 2022 Credits
ACS102 The College Experience 3.00
ENG101 English Comp. I 3.00
IST120 or CIS141: Microcomp Apps 3.00
LANELECT Foreign Language Elective 3.00
MAT103+ Math 103 or above 3.00
Semester Two - Spring 2023 Credits
ENG102 English Comp. II 3.00
LANELECT Foreign Language Elective 3.00
SCIELECT Lab Sci Elec See Hrs/Rec 4.00
SSIELECT Social Science Electives 3.00
VAREQ Drawing 1 or Painting 1 3.00
Semester Three - Fall 2023
SCIELECT Lab Sci Elec See Hrs/Rec 4.00
SSIELECT Social Science Electives 3.00
VAELECT Visual Arts Electives 3.00
VAELECT Visual Arts Electives 3.00
VAREQ2 Drawing 2 or Painting 2 3.00
Semester Four - Spring 2024
HUMELECT Humanities Electives 3.00
HUMELECT Humanities Electives 3.00
HUMELECT Humanities Electives 3.00
SSIELECT Social Science Electives 3.00
VAELECT Visual Arts Electives 3.00

In this program, students will explore their own identities and creative expression through various visual media. This concentration emphasizes communication and writing skills along with the development of a creative portfolio in both traditional and digital art forms.  

Why study visual art in college? The foundational skills studied in this program are essential for students interested in professional work or further academic study in fields such as graphic design, print or web design, advertising, video arts [hyperlink BMT], commercial interior design, architecture, set design (theatre) [hyperlink to theatre major], art history, art education, and more.

MassTransfer - Through the MassTransfer program, your arts and humanities degree from RCC transfers as two years of completed work towards at Bachelor's degree at most state colleges and universities.  Review the A2B pathways on the MassTransfer website

RCC also has articulation agreements with private universities that allow for seamless transfer to a four-year school upon completion of your arts and humanities degree at RCC:

Arts and Humanities
First Name Last Name Title Department Phone Email Room
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Kevin
Dacey Adjunct Instructor Humanities kdacey@rcc.mass.edu
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Tereza
Swanda Adjunct Art Faculty Humanities tswanda@rcc.mass.edu 1-320
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Marisa
Jones Adjunct Theater Faculty Humanities mjones@rcc.mass.edu
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Gary
Duehr Adjunct Faculty - Art Humanities gduehr@rcc.mass.edu
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Cheryl
Hirshman Adjunct Faculty- Art Humanities 617-427-0060 x5181 chirshman@rcc.mass.edu 1-316
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Sharon
Shakur Adjunct Faculty- Modern Dance Humanities sshakur@rcc.mass.edu
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Joshua
Ziemann Full Time Faculty- Music Humanities 857-701-1128 jziemann@rcc.mass.edu 1-308
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Jeffrey
Lavoie Adjunct Professor Humanities 617-427-0060 x5197 jlavoie@rcc.mass.edu
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