Shane O'Donohue

Shane O'Donohue

"What I like best about Grand Valley are the people here. Everybody is very supportive and they want you to succeed in life, and that is a great feeling having such a family behind you." - Shane O'Donohue, biomedical sciences and psychology double major Read More

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Lansing Community College

Program Guide: Art & Design

First Year

First Semester
WRIT 121 4
MATH 120 4
Social Science elective 3
ARTS 102 3
Second Semester
ENGL 122 4
Social Science elective 3
Humanities elective 3
ARTS 103 3
World Perspectives elective 3

Second Year

First Semester
U.S. Diversity elective 3
ARTS Studio elective 3
ARTS 131 3
Science Lab elective 4
ARTS Studio elective 3
Second Semester
ARTS Studio electie 3
ARTS 132 3
Elective 3
Science elective 3
Elective 3


  • Degree offered: B.F.A., B.A., B.S.. Students seeking the B.A. degree must demonstrate third semester proficiency in a foreign language. Students seeking the B.S. degree should take STAT 170.
  • Accreditation: National Association of Schools of Art and Design.
  • It is strongly recommended that students transfer after one year of general classes.
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA).  Social science electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Humanities elective must be a non-ARTS course.  Science electives must be selected from different disciplines..  Please check with your community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.  GVSU will still honor the MACRAO agreement.
  • World Perspectives electives:  ANTH 270, FREN 202, GEOG 200, GRMN 202, HUMS 125, HUMS 160, HUMS 214, POLS 201, SPAN 202
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  HIST 211, HIST 212, HUMS 215, SOCL 255, SOCL 260
  • Students interested in K-12 teacher certification should take PSYC 200 and PSYC 221 as social science electives.
  • Transfer students interested in pursuing a program within the Department of Art & Design must apply for and attend a portfolio review session to determine acceptance into the program and, if accepted, determine which studio courses may receive specific credit.  For more details on the application process to the Department of Art & Design please see



The following are among career opportunities open to students who major in art: advertising art director, art editor, ceramist, crafts supervisor, creative director, display artist, elementary school teacher, gallery operator, graphic designer, high school teacher, illustrator, jeweler, master printer, metalsmith, museum curator, museum display designer, museum educator, painter, potter, printmaker, sculptor, set designer, stylist in industry (sculptors), and supervisor museum school.

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