An Associate Degree in General Art provides an inclusive education covering liberal-arts topics such as math, science, history and literature, along with art and art history to prepare you for a broad range of careers. You will use your creative skills to visually express ideas and feelings using a variety of methods and materials, such as illustration, painting, sculpture, graphic design, new media, film, animation and more.
Once You Complete the Program
Graduates pursue entry-level positions in the workforce or transfer credits to a four-year Bachelor's Degree program in another field. As an artist, you can pursue a career as an independent freelance artist, creative director, artist or other creative professional in fields that include studio art, graphic design, fashion design, interior design, industrial design, metalworking, new media animation and applied arts and design.
Academic Plans/Guided Pathways for Art
For course descriptions, see the College Catalog.Academic Plans/Guided Pathways are recommended sequences of courses and prerequisites needed to complete your degree. It is a general suggestion for when to take your courses; it is not a course schedule. Students should meet with their advisors to make appropriate course selections. The Academic Plans/Guided Pathways listed below are for the current academic year. Students should consult with their advisors for plan requirements specific to their academic year.
Complete your first two years of college at IRSC, and you’re guaranteed the right to transfer as a junior to a Bachelor’s Degree program at a Florida public university—or continue in a Bachelor’s Degree program at IRSC.