Art, Design, & Interactive Media, Humanities and Social Sciences Transfer Pattern (Interior Design Concentration), Associate of Arts

This Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree pattern in Humanities and Social Sciences is designed to help students transfer to colleges and universities that offer a baccalaureate degree with a major in Art (B.A.) or Fine Arts (B.F.A.). Beyond the General Education requirements and other degree requirements, program requirements, and electives, this pattern should be considered in light of the requirements of the selected transfer institution. Students should consult with an Art coordinator for information about specific requirements.

It is strongly recommended that students who wish to pursue studies in these transfer patterns speak with the Art program coordinators before registering for courses. The sequence of courses should be adjusted to meet the requirements of the transfer institutions. The CCBC Art program is administered at CCBC Catonsville and Essex. Art classes are offered on all CCBC campuses.

NOTE: Although these patterns follow a two-year plan, students who work more than 15 hours per week or have other major obligations outside of school are advised to take fewer courses each semester over a longer period of time. Students who work 25 hours or more are advised to take 12 credits or less each semester.

The mission of the Art program of The Community College of Baltimore County is to provide students with opportunities to experience and learn about a broad spectrum of art (from the two-dimensional art of painting and drawing and three dimensional art of sculpture and ceramics to such computer based art as design and interactive media); to partner with students in developing technical skills necessary to communicate through art and to articulate the knowledge of art; and to inspire students to participate in art activities and to foster the intellectual, creative, and spiritual growth and appreciation of artists by instilling in them a commitment to artistic and personal excellence.

This program is nationally accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD) Commission.

Program objectives

Upon successful completion of this transfer pattern, students will be able to:

  1. apply formal foundation arts principles when creating visual art and design;
  2. produce creative and professional visual art and design using both traditional and digital media; and
  3. integrate both two and three dimensional visualization techniques when solving design problems.

Total Number of Credits Required for Degree: 60 min.*

Semester Sequence

This is a suggested full-time schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits. Refer to the College catalog for specific requirements in selecting General Education Courses.

Semester 1*

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

  • Gen. Ed. Elective - Biological and Physical Sciences 3-4 Credit(s).
  • Gen. Ed. Elective - Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 Credit(s).
  • Gen. Ed. Elective - Wellness and Health 3 Credit(s).
  • Program Elective(s) 3-6 Credit(s).

Important Information

Short Description

This Associate of Arts degree pattern is designed to help students transfer to colleges and universities that offer a baccalaureate degree with a major in Art (B.A.) or Fine Arts (B.F.A.). A.A. and B.A. degrees are more academically oriented, while the A.F.A. and B.F.A. focus more on studio art.

NOTE: Although these patterns follow a two-year plan, students who work more than 15 hours per week or have other major obligations outside of school are advised to take fewer courses each semester over a longer period of time. Students who work 25 hours or more are advised to take 12 credits or less each semester.

Type of Credential

Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Humanities and Social Sciences
Transfer Pattern--Art, Design & Interactive Media

Program Code

P 116

Contacts and Additional Information

Program Coordinators:​

Art Concentration:

CCBC Westside (Catonsville and Owings Mills)
Doug McNamara
CCBC Catonsville
443-840-4423 or dmcnamara@ccbcmd.edu

CCBC Eastside (Essex and Dundalk)
Sharon Trumbull
CCBC Essex
443-840-1767 or strumbull@ccbcmd.edu

CCBC Catonsville
Debby Ciccarelli
Catonsville Campus
443-840-4324 or dciccarelli@ccbcmd.edu

CCBC Essex
Jessica Walton
Essex Campus
443-840-1567 or jwalton2@ccbcmd.edu

Photography Concentration:

Hal Rummel
CCBC Catonsville
443-840-4598 or hrummel@ccbcmd.edu


Interior Design Concentration:

Kim Morrison
CCBC Catonsville/Dundalk/Essex
443-840-4954 or kmorrison2@ccbcmd.edu


Art Education Concentration:

CCBC Westside (Catonsville and Owings Mills)
Doug McNamara
CCBC Catonsville
443-840-4423 or dmcnamara@ccbcmd.edu

CCBC Eastside (Essex and Dundalk)
Sharon Trumbull
CCBC Essex
443-840-1767 or strumbull@ccbcmd.edu

Additional Information:

Courses Needed for This Transfer Pattern*

General Education Requirements and Electives - 34-36 Credits

General Education Requirements:
General Education Electives:

Choose courses in each category from the list of approved General Education CoursesOne course must be a Diversity Course. 

Students must have at least 60 credits for an associate degree. Students who choose to take 3 credits of Mathematics and 7 credits of Biological and Physical Sciences, rather than 4 and 8, may need to take an additional class in order to reach at least 60 credits.​

  • Biological and Physical Sciences (at least one course must have a lab) 7-8 Credit(s).
  • Mathematics 3-4 Credit(s).
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences 6 Credit(s).
  • Wellness and Health Credit(s).

Program Requirements and Electives - 27-30 Credits

Two-Semester Sequence:
Critical Thinking:

Choose one of the following:

Program Electives:

Select 18-21 credits.

Notes

*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed transferable college credits from other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101 - Academic Development: Transitioning to College. This 1-credit course is designed to be taken in the first semester at CCBC. Students must provide an official transcript(s) from an accredited institution to document successful completion of college coursework for the ACDV 101 requirement to be waived.

**These courses may also be used to fulfill General Education Electives.