Visual Arts Degree

Course Number Course Title CL LAB CR
Fall Semester
  ENGL 101C English Composition 4 0 4
# VRTS 101C Introduction to Drawing (studio) 2 4 4
# VRTS 103C Two-Dimensional Design (studio) 2 3 3
# VRTS 111C Survey of Western Art History I 3 0 3
Spring Semester
  ENGL xxxC English Elective 3 0 3
# VRTS 104C Three-Dimensional Design (studio) 2 3 3
# VRTS 112C Survey of Western Art History II 3 0 3
# VRTS 201C Drawing II (studio) 2 4 4
# XX xxxC Social Science Elective* 3 0 3
Fall Semester
  MATH xxxC Math Elective** 3-4 0 3-4
# VRTS xxxC Studio Elective 2 4 4
# VRTS xxxC Elective (may be studio or history) 2-3 0-4 3-4
  XX xxxC Lab Science Elective*** 3 2 4
  XX xxxC Social Science Elective* 3 0 3
Spring Semester
  MATH xxxC Math Elective** 3-4 0 3-4
# VRTS 290C Visual Arts Capstone Practicum+ 1 0 1
# VRTS 2xxC Studio Elective (#2) 2 4 4
  XX xxxC Lab Science Elective*** 3 2 4
  XX xxxC General Elective 3-4 0 3-4
  XX xxxC Social Science Elective* 3 0 3

# Indicates major field courses.
* Any course with a prefix of ANTH, ECON, HIST, POLS, PSYC or SOCI (except HIST 104C and HIST 105C).
** MATH xxxC #1 must be MATH 120C or higher level mathematics course (excludes "institutional credit only" math courses and excludes MATH 129C); MATH xxxC #2 must be a higher level mathematics course than MATH xxxC #1.
*** BIOL 100C, CHEM 100C and PHYS 100C do not meet this requirement.
+ The final studio course will serve as the capstone course during which the student will create a portfolio of work to be displayed at a public showing.

CL - Number of lecture/classroom hours per week for the course
LAB - Number of simulation laboratory, laboratory or clinical hours per week for the course
CR - Number of credit hours for the course

Curriculum for students entering program in 2019-20.
The degree of Associate in Arts in Visual Arts will be awarded upon successful completion of the program.

The Visual Arts program provides students the opportunity to acquire a thorough knowledge of the basic means of visual expression and broad exposure to the history of art in preparation for transfer into four-year colleges and universities and a career in the visual arts. The structured curriculum emphasizes visual perception, technical acuity and artistic philosophy geared toward developing a personal aesthetic.

The first year curriculum provides all students with a common foundation in basic artistic techniques. The following year, students will focus on advanced studio disciplines and prepare a professional portfolio of their work.

All studio classes are held at The Smokestack Center, 254 North State Street. Click here for directions.

Explore Career Options

Transfer Information

Specific Admission Requirements

Note: Applicants should be aware that all associate degree programs at NHTI require successful completion of at least one semester of college level mathematics. Therefore, the college strongly recommends that all applicants successfully complete high school Algebra I with a grade of “C” or higher prior to admission. Those students whose placement testing does not demonstrate readiness for college level mathematics may require more than two years to complete their degree.


Internship Considerations

NHTI has developed excellent practicum opportunities for our students to foster hands-on learning while simultaneously receiving credit. Nonetheless, the college's first priority must be to ensure that patients/clients/children/families are not placed in jeopardy by students during learning experiences. Therefore, students in internship, externship, practicum, service learning, and clinical experiences must demonstrate sufficient emotional stability to withstand the stresses, uncertainties and changing circumstances that characterize patient/client/child/family responsibilities. Furthermore, the student is expected to have the emotional stability required to exercise sound judgment, accept direction and guidance from a supervisor or faculty member, and establish rapport and maintain sensitive interpersonal relationships and confidentiality with employees, customers, and/or patients/clients/children and their families.

Arts, Humanities & Communications icon

Susan Haas
Visual Arts
Department Chair

31 College Drive
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 230-4011

Apply Online Now!