Visual Arts Degree

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Course Number Course Title CL LAB CR
Fall Semester
  EN 101 English Composition 4 0 4
  IT 102 PC Applications 3 0 3
# VRTS 101 Introduction to Drawing (studio) 2 4 4
# VRTS 103 Two-Dimensional Design (studio) 2 3 3
# VRTS 111 Survey of Western Art History I 3 0 3
Spring Semester
  EN xxx English Elective 3 0 3
# SO xxx Social Science Elective* 3 0 3
# VRTS 104 Three-Dimensional Design (studio) 2 3 3
# VRTS 112 Survey of Western Art History II 3 0 3
# VRTS 201 Drawing II (studio) 2 4 4
Fall Semester
  MT xxx Math Elective** 3-4 0 3-4
  SO xxx Social Science Elective* 3 0 3
# VRTS xxx Studio Elective 2 4 4
# VRTS xxx FA/VRTS (visual art only) Elective
(may be studio or history)
2-3 0-4 3-4
  XX xxx Lab Science Elective*** 3 2 4
Spring Semester
  MT xxx Math Elective** 3-4 0 3-4
  SO xxx Social Science Elective* 3 0 3
# VRTS 290 Visual Arts Capstone Practicum+ 1 0 1
# VRTS 2xx Studio Elective (#2) 2 4 4
  XX xxx Lab Science Elective*** 3 2 4
  XX xxx General Elective 3-4 0 3-4
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# Indicates major field courses.
* Any course with a prefix of AN, EO, HI, PS, PY or SO (except HI 104 and HI 105).
** MT xxx #1 must be MT 124 or higher level mathematics course (excludes "institutional credit only" math courses and also excludes MT 120 and MT 129); MT xxx #2 must be a higher level mathematics course than MT xxx #1.
*** BI 100, CH 100 and PH 100 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 2014-15.
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.

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Specific Admission Requirements

High school level Algebra I with a grade of “C” or higher or NHTI's MT 093 and MT 094, both with grades of “C” or higher.

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.

Susan Haas
Visual Arts
Department Head

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