Ross  Sherman, Ph.D.

Ross Sherman, Ph.D.

"The biggest thing I like about teaching at Grand Valley is that you get to spend time with students, and not just in the classroom, but also in the laboratory." - Ross Sherman, Movement Science Department Read More

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North Central Michigan College

Program Guide: Art & Design

First Year

First Semester
ENG 111 3
MATH 130 4
ART 105 3
ART 100 3
Elective 3
Second Semester
ENG 112 3
ART 106 3
World Perspectives elective 3
Social Science elective 3
ART 102 3

Second Year

First Semester
Humanities elective 3
Social Science elective 3
ART 109 3
Lab Science elective 4
Art Studio elective 3
Second Semester
Art Studio elective 3
U.S. Diversity elective 3
Science elective 4
Elective 3
ART elective 3


  • Degree offered: B.S., B.A., B.F.A.. Students seeking a B.A. degree must demonstrate third semester proficiency in a foreign language. Students seeking a B.S. degree must complete STAT 200 and CIS 100 or PHL 102.
  • Accreditation: National Association of Schools of Art and Design.
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA).  Humanities elective must be a non-ART course.  Science electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Social 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:  ANP 110, ANP 210, ENG 250, ENG 255, FR 212, GEO 121, GR 212, HST 140, HST 141, REL 100, SPAN 212
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  HST 132, HST 132, HST 205, HST 220, HST 221, SOC 120, SOC 230, SOC 271
  • Students are encouraged to transfer after one year of basic courses.
  • Students interested in K-12 teacher certification should take PSY 161 as a social science elective and could also take PSY 255.
  • Transfer students interested in pursuing a program with the Department of Art and 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 and 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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