Associate in Liberal Arts
A CONCENTRATION IN THE LIBERAL ARTS DEGREE (FAV.ALA)
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.