Brandon Fitzgerald

Brandon Fitzgerald

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Henry Ford Community College

Program Guide: Art & Design

First Year

First Semester
ENG 131 3
MATH 115 5
Social Science elective 3
World Perspectives elective 3
ART 101 3
Second Semester
ENG 132 3
Elective 3
Science Lab elective 4
ART 105 3
ART 102 3

Second Year

First Semester
Social Science elective 3
Humanities elective 3
ART 121 3
ART 112 3
ART Studio elective 3
Second Semester
Science elective 3
ART 122 3
ART Studio elective 3
ART Studio elective 3
U.S. Diversity elective 3


  • Degree offered: B.A., B.S., B.F.A.. Students seeking a B.A. degree must demonstrate third semester proficiency in a foreign language. Students seeking the B.S. degree must take MATH 140.
  • Students are encouraged to transfer after one year of basic courses.
  • Students interested in K-12 teacher certification should take PSY 131 and PSY 152 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
  • Accreditation: National Association of Schools of Art and Design.
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer agreement (MTA). Science electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Social science electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Humanities elective must be a non-ART course.   Please check with your community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.  GVSU will still honor the MACRAO agreement.
  • World Perspectives electives:  ANTH 131, ANTH 152, ARA 232, FRE 232, GEOG 132, GER 232, HIST 113, SPN 232, WR 131, WR 232, WR 233, WR 240
  • U.S. Diversity electives: HIST 151, HIST 152, HIST 255, SOC 132, SOC 151


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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