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Degree and Certificate Options

Art (Fine Arts)

Program Overview

The goal of the Art emphasis of the Associate in Arts degree in Fine Arts is to prepare students to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a baccalaureate degree in the visual arts. 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. 

Program Objectives

  • 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.

Career Fields

An art degree at Rose State College will prepare you for baccalaureate training in art, art education, graphic design, interior design, and photographic arts, as well as a career in the following areas:

  • Art director
  • Teacher, craft/fine artist, or
  • Fashion, graphic, or interior designer

Transfer Agreements

Rose State College and other Oklahoma colleges and universities have memorandums of understanding which identify course equivalencies between both institutions. These agreements aid transfer students.  Transfer Agreements webpage


Suzanne Thomas
Suzanne Thomas
Professor Humanities Department
(405) 733-7515

Chris Shaneyfelt
Chris Shaneyfelt
Humanities Advisor Humanities Department
(405) 733-7999