Academic Program Proposal

Academic Program Proposal

Date
Proposal
Activated
Institution
and
Proposal
Degree
Awarded
Academic
Program
Name
Objections
Received
Decision
Deadline
MHEC Final
Action
Final
Decision
Date
4/26/2017Harford Community College
Proposal
AFAArt & Design w/Concentrations5/31/2017
Art & Design w/Concentrations Program Description
The development of a an Associate of Fine Arts degree(A.F.A.) to run alongside the current Associate of Arts (A.A.)degree in Art + Design gives students an ability to pick the appropriate Art + Design degree for their professional goals. The A.F.A. degree is a pre-professional degree in comparison with the A.A. in Art + Design by offing students a higher concentration of studio classes and fewer general education courses. Classes are taught by professional, exhibiting artists who have expertise in their disciplines.&nbsp; The A.F.A. is also the best choice for students wishing to pursue a B.F.A. at their transfer institution, a Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.), and careers such as an exhibiting artist or a professional illustrator. <br>The 4 concentrations include: The Fine Art concentration gives the opportunity to study a variety of traditional art-making disciplines while building a strong artistic foundation; The Digital Arts concentration focuses on the creation of artwork using digital and interactive media. This interdisciplinary approach exposes students to evolving technologies and practices utilizing computer-based skills; The Graphic Design concentration focuses on the design process by investigating the methods of researching, creating, and presenting visual communication; The Photography concentration is designed to train students in a broad range of photographic applications, including traditional black and white and color photography, digital photography, and studio lighting, with an emphasis on technical fundamentals and the development of a personal artistic vision. Graduates in each area of concentration are prepared for further study in their prospective areas via B.F.A. programs at four-year institutions, and for various artistic career endeavors. <br>