Art (Liberal Studies)

 Liberal Studies, Art Option (AA)

student in ceramics classThe goal of the Art option of the Associate in Arts degree in Liberal Studies is to prepare students to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a baccalaureate degree in the visual arts. Students will be prepared with courses generally completed  in the first two years of a baccalaureate degree art curriculum.  It conforms to the articulation agreement among state of Oklahoma two-year and four-year institutions of higher education.

Opportunities for study include drawing, painting, photography, ceramics, and art history.  Students can enroll in studio classes and display their work.  A capstone project of original work is completed in the final semester. 

Specific objectives include:

  • Basic Art foundation courses required by art majors transferring into baccalaureate programs.
  • An opportunity for non-art majors to explore personal interests in the visual arts and to acquire a greater understanding of their visual world.
  • The opportunity to enroll in art studio classes in order to display their work and to receive feedback and critical information from others.
  • The opportunity to submit original works (visual and written) for final critique by faculty (program assessment). (The assessment examines the degree of formal and personal development, recognizes areas of concern, and recognizes strength for future development). 
  • A basic general education foundation of English, history, government, science, math, and liberal arts appropriate for students transferring to a four-year institution.

Students in the program must complete courses listed in Program Requirements and Support and Related sectionsstudent painting with a minimum grade of "C" in each course in order to receive the Associate in Arts degree. Students should consult the four-year institution to which they are planning to transfer and carefully select courses that will meet requirements for the baccalaureate degree programs of that institution. Degree requirements (PDF)

 Faculty Spotlight

Suzanne ThomasProfessor of Art Suzanne Thomas was part an exhibit titled "Afro Americana II" at the Center for the Arts in Hobbs, New Mexico. "Afro Americana II" is a traveling group art exhibition that serves as a continuation of the original Oklahoma art show "Afro Americana." The exhibition will be composed of artwork by the Oklahoma-based artist organization, Inclusion In Art web site.  Inclusion in Art is a nonprofit art organization known for promoting cultural diversity in Oklahoma. Artwork by Suzanne Thomas




 Alumni Spotlight

photo of Andrew AkufoRose State College 2009 graduate Andrew Akufo is the Executive Director of the Center for the Arts in Hobbs, New Mexico, as well as a very active painter exhibiting in numerous solor, group, and juried shows, including Afro Americana, momentum Tulsa 2010, and MOREcolor among several others.    Center for the Arts web site.  His work has been featured in publications such as Persimmon Hill and the Oklahoman. He also has work in the permanent collections of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum and University of Central Oklahoma. Andrew has studied art in America, Italy, Hungary, and Slovenia. Represented by galleries in both Oklahoma and Arizona, Andrew continues to work on his Western series as well as commissions. More information on Andrew and his work.

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