Thuy  Simpson, Ph.D.

Thuy Simpson, Ph.D.

"There are several things I love about teaching at Grand Valley, but I have to say one of the best things about teaching at Grand Valley is the students. They are very respectful and they make teaching a lot more rewarding." - Thuy Simpson, Finance Department Read More

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West Shore Community College

Program Guide: Art & Design

First Year

First Semester
ENG 111 3
MTH 121 3
U.S. Diversity elective 3
ART 111 3
ART 131 3
15
Second Semester
ENG 112 3
Humanities elective 3
World Perspectives elective 3
HART 112 3
HART 132 3
15
 

Second Year

First Semester
Lab Science elective 4
Social Science elective 3
Elective 3
ART 201 3
ART Studio elective 3
16
Second Semester
Math/Science elective 3
Social Science elective 3
ART 203 3
ART Studio elective 3
ART Studio elective 3
15
 

NOTES:

  • 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 the B.S. degree must take MTH 123.
  • Accreditation: National Association of Schools of Art and Design.
  • This guide fulfills the MACRAO agreement.  Please check with your community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.
  • World Perspective electives:  ANT 112, GEO 133, LIT 213, PHL 202, SPN 202, HIS 142
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  ANT 114, SOC 275, HIS 145, HIS 146
  • Students are encouraged to transfer after one year of basic courses.
  • Students interested in K-12 teacher certification should take PSY 161 and PSY 262.
  • Transfer students interested in pursuing a program within 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 www.gvsu.edu/art

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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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