Oakland Community College 


Associate in Liberal Arts


   This associate degree program provides the student with directed experience in a variety of art media and philosophies from which the student will produce a portfolio of work designed to assist in obtaining an art related job and/or provide the basic art foundation that will allow the student to proceed to a four-year institution with a maximum of transferable credits. Art related careers exist in business and industry, such as assisting in display, creating sets, props, backgrounds, models, special effects for movies, television and theater. Activities in the area of self-employment include merchandising one's own work in jewelry, weaving, sculpture, painting, ceramics, etc., preparing work for sale in juried exhibitions, one person exhibitions, art fairs and galleries. The program provides generalized experiences to assist the student to specialize if they so desire.

   Graduating from this program does not automatically qualify the student for the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) endorsement. Students in this program seeking MTA endorsement should work closely with an OCC counselor to identify classes from the MTA List which apply to the endorsement and to degree requirements.

General Requirements
ENG 1510 Composition I 3
ENG 1520 Composition II 3
Communication1 3
Fine Arts/Humanities (non-Art) 2
Math/Science2 8
Physical Education 1
POL 1510 American Government 3
Social Science   8
Required Specialty Courses
ART 15103 Basic Drawing 3
ART 15203 Basic Design 3
ART 15603 Art Appreciation 3
ART 2510 Fundamentals of Figure Drawing 3
ART 2520 Advanced Drawing 3
ART 2570 Advanced Design 3
The student will choose 1 of the following three courses: The chosen courses may not be used as a Required Elective.
ART 2560 Modern French Art 3
ART 26003 American Art 3
ART 2620 Northern European Art History 3
Required Elective Courses
The student must select 9 credits from the following course selections:
ART 15303 Acrylic Painting 3
ART 15403 Ceramics 3
ART 15503 Sculpture 3
ART 15703 Oil Painting 3
ART 15803 Arts and Crafts 3
ART 16003 Watercolor Painting 3
ART 16103 Jewelry 3
ART 1611 Advanced Jewelry 3
ART 16503 Figurative Sculpture 3
ART 16703 Stained Glass I 3
ART 2540 Advanced Ceramics 3
ART 2550 Advanced Sculpture 3
ART 2560 Modern French Art 3
ART 26003 American Art 3
ART 2620 Northern European Art History 3
ART 2630 Advanced Oil Painting 3
ART 2640 Advanced Watercolor Painting 3
ART 2680 Advanced Figurative Sculpture 3
ART 2702 Sculpture-Welding 3
ART 2704 Sculpture-Casting 3
ART 2710 Advanced Figure Drawing 3
ART 2712 Advanced Sculpture Welding 3
ART 2714 Advanced Sculpture Casting 3
BUS 1100 Introduction to Business 4
BUS 1210 Starting and Operating a Small Business 3
CER 1210 Wheel Throwing I 3
CER 1221 Wheel Throwing II 3
CER 1310 General Pottery 3
CER 2211 Ceramic Field Study I 4
CER 2220 Ceramic Field Study II 4
CER 2320 Advanced General Pottery 3
CER 2410 Glaze Formulation I 3
CER 2420 Glaze Formulation II 3
PHO 12203 Fundamentals of Photography 3

See degree requirements for an Associate in Liberal Arts degree.
1   Select one: COM 1290, 1600, 2290, 2610 or 2620.
2   Must include an approved lab/science course and completion of MAT 1150 or higher
3  This course may be used to meet the Fine Arts/Humanities requirement. Because transferability of credits varies with colleges and universities,
     programs and departmental majors, students are urged to discuss their program plans with an OCC counselor and transfer institution.
4   Course may be used to meet General Education requirements