Amber  Hutson

Amber Hutson

"Becoming a part of the campus community was very important to me, and my tour guide told me about all of the different ways to get involved. I would definitely call Grand Valley home now." - Amber Hutson, advertising and public relations major Read More

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Oakland Community College

Program Guide: Art & Design

First Year

First Semester
ENG 1510 3
MAT 1540 4
World Perspectives elective 3
ART 1510 3
Elective 3
Second Semester
ENG 1520 3
U.S. Diversity elective 3
ART 1520 3
Humanities elective 3
Elective 3

Second Year

First Semester
Social Science elective 3
Science Lab elective 4
ART 2510 3
Studio elective 3
Elective 3
Second Semester
Social Science elective 3
Studio elective 3
ART 2520 3
Elective 3
Science elective 4


  • Degree offered: B.F.A., B.A., B.S.. Students seeking the B.A. degree must demonstrate third semester proficiency in a foreign language. Students seeking the B.S. degree must take MAT 1580 and CIS 1050 or 1100 or PHI 1710.
  • 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:  ANT 1540, ANT 2750, ARA 2620, BUS 2150, CHI 2620, ENG 2530, ENG 2540, FRE 2620, GEO 1520, GER 2620, GLS 2900 - 2920, HIS 1520, HUM 1710, JPN 2620, MUS 1585, POL 2610, RUS 2620, SPA 2620
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  ENG 1610, HIS 2510, HIS 2520, HIS 2610, SOC 2520, SOC 2530, SOC 2560
  • Students are encouraged to transfer after one year of basic courses.
  • Students interested in K-12 teacher certification should take PSY 2510 and PSY 2710 as social science electives.
  • Transfer students interested in pursuing a program within the Department on 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 and Design please see
  • Accreditation: National Association of Schools of Art and Design.


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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