AA/AS​ Degree – Concentration in Art

This curriculum is designed for students interested in transferring to a four-year institution in degree programs such as advertising, art, architecture, art education, graphic design, interior design, or museum studies. This program is part of the Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications Career Cluster.

The listed sequence of courses provides guidance for students so that they can complete this program of study in the most efficient manner. This sequence assumes that students have met college academic placement and/or other program requirements. Students are strongly urged to contact a college advisor for assistance in developing their plan for enrolling in courses to meet the program of study.

Art: 64 Credit Hours
Fall Semester Required Courses Credit Hrs.
ART101 Two Dimensional Design 3
ENG101 Composition I 3
ART111 Drawing I 3
  Art Humanities Course 3
  Mathematics 3
Spring Semester Required Courses Credit Hrs.
ART102 Three Dimensional Design 3
ENG102 Composition II 3
  Lab Science 4
  Social & Behavioral Sciences 3
  Electives 3
Fall Semester Required Courses Credit Hrs.
Choose one of the following courses: 3
ART212 Life Drawing I OR (3)
ART213 Drawing II (3)
  Art Humanities Course 3
  Non-Lab Science 3
  Health Science 3
  Mathematics 3
  Electives 3
Spring Semester Required Courses Credit Hrs.
COM103 Speech Communication 3
  Social & Behavioral Sciences 6
  Humanities Non-Art 3
  Electives 3
Art/Humanities Courses Credit Hrs.
Choose TWO of the following courses: 6
ART120* Introduction to Art (3)
ART122 Survey of Art I (3)
ART123 Survey of Art II (3)
ART224 History of 20th Century Art (3)
Electives (Studio or Art Education Majors) Credit Hrs.
ART110 Foundations of Electronic Design 3
ART260 Aqueous Media I 3
ART270 Painting I 3
ART265 Ceramics I 3
ART275 Studio Painting II 3
ART206 Computer Illustration 3
ART214 Digital Imagery 3
ART250 Sculpture I 3
ART280 Photography I 3
ART285 Photography II 3
*Preferred by most transfer institutions.
Students must complete at least one IAI approved math course. Science requirements include at least one IAI life science and one IAI physical science, and one of those must be a lab science. Additional math and/or science courses are needed to complete general education requirements for the AA/AS degrees.

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marnie eskridgeMarnie Eskridge, Canton High School art teacher, downplays her art accomplishments, although Spoon River College Art instructor Tracy Snowman is willing to brag on her.

She’s brilliant and she’s a wonderful teacher. I have the good fortune of getting her well-trained art students here at Spoon,” said Snowman.

Eskridge has won numerous awards for her artwork in local and state-wide competitions. Her paintings have been featured at the Galesburg Civic Art Center, and she is looking forward to future exhibits and competition opportunities. Eskridge owns Falling Leaf Design, a free-lance studio. She sits on the Board of Directors of the Fulton County Arts Council and is a member of the Peoria Art League. She has also participated in the Emiquon Corps of Discovery, a group of artists recording the changes and restoration of the Emiquon preserve.

Eskridge is thankful for the many blessings she received at Spoon River College. Her high school art teacher encouraged her to apply for an art grant from SRC. She continued her studies at Western Illinois University where she completed her Bachelor and her Master degree in Art Education.