Alana  Holland

Alana Holland

"I started filming and editing and doing reporting packages and internships in my first year...At the same time it was still a fun college experience. It was the best of both worlds." - Alana Holland '13, Reporter and Multimedia Journalist, WNEM - TV 5 Read More

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C.S. Mott Community College

Program Guide: Art & Design

First Year

First Semester
ENGL 101 3
MATH 130 4
Social Science elective 3
ART 111 4
ART 141 3
Second Semester
ENGL 102 3
U.S. Diversity elective 3
Social Science elective 3
ART 112 4
ART 142 3

Second Year

First Semester
Science Lab elective 4
Humanities elective 3
ART 214 4
ART 131 3
Second Semester
World Perspectives elective 3
Science elective 3
ART 215 4
ART 132 3
ART Studio elective 3


  • Degree offered: B.F.A., B.A., B.S.. Students seeking a B.A. degree must demonstrate third semester proficiency in a foreign language. Students seeking the B.S. degree must take MATH 150.
  • All transfer credit for studio courses is by portfolio review.
  • 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 211, FREN 252, GEOG 142, HIST 151, HIST 152, PSCN 173, SPAN 282
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  HIST 154, HIST 155, SOCY 193, SOCY 292, SOCY 294
  • It is strongly recommended that students transfer after one year of general courses.
  • Students interested in K-12 teacher certification should take PSYC 281 and PSYC 285 as social science electives.
  • 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 & 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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