Tyler Way

Tyler Way

"Grand Valley's liberal education broadened my experiences. I got to learn a lot of different subjects, and then I got to choose and pick which one I really wanted to dive into and focus on." - Tyler Way '09, Footwear Designer, Sebago - Wolverine Worldwide; Creative Director, Fashion Has Heart; Freelancer Read More

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Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Program Guide: Art & Design

First Year

First Semester
ENG 110 3
MATH 150 4
Social Science elective 3
ART 101 3
ART 103 3
Second Semester
ENG 111 3
Humanities elective 3
U.S. Diversity elective 3
ART 201 3
ART 203 3

Second Year

First Semester
Science Lab elective 4
Social Science elective 3
ART Studio elective 3
ART 220 3
Elective 3
Second Semester
Science elective 4
World Perspectives elective 3
ART Studio elective 3
Elective 3
ART 221 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 are encouraged to transfer after one year of basic courses.
  • 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.
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  HRY 102, HRY 103, SOC 103, SOC 200, SOC 205
  •  World Perspectives electives: FRL 206, FRL 255, GEO 102, HRY 101, HRY 252, HUM 205, PHI 209, PSI 202, SOC 201
  • Students interested in K-12 teacher certification should take PSY 150 as a social science elective and could also take PSY 190.
  • 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 please see www.gvsu.edu/art



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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