Academics

Art Education

Sample Schedule (2 year plan)

First Semester
ENG-105 Composition I 3 s.h.
ART-133 Drawing 3 s.h.
ART-120 2-D Design 3 s.h.
MAT-110 Math for Liberal Arts* 3 s.h.
Social Science Class 3 s.h.
SDV-199 College Essentials 1 s.h.
Total 16 s.h.
Second Semester
ENG-106 Composition II 3 s.h.
Art 143 Painting I OR
ART-173 Ceramics I
3 s.h.
ART-187 Creative Photography 3 s.h.
SPC-112 Public Speaking 3 s.h.
ART-134 Drawing II** 3 s.h.
Total 15 s.h.
Third Semester
ART-203 Art History I 3 s.h.
ART-123 3-D Design 3 s.h.
ART-144 Painting II OR
ART-173 Ceramics I
3 s.h.
Science Class 3 s.h.
Social Science class 3 s.h.
Total 15 s.h.
Fourth Semester
ART-204 Art History II 3 s.h.
ART-123 3-D Design** 3 s.h.
Math or Science class 3 s.h.
Social Science class 3 s.h.
Elective 3 s.h.
Total 15 s.h.

Note: Please check with transfer institution for their specific requirements or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for further transfer planning.

Suggested electives to your area of interest:

Studio Art

Painting I and II**
Ceramics
Creative Photography

Graphic Design

Graphic Design I and II
Digital Illustration

Other Electives

College Reading Skills
Academic Success

    • AA Degree meets the General Education Requirements for the College of Liberal Arts at most transfer institutions.
    • Check with transfer institution for Foreign Language Requirement.
    • Admission requirements vary from institution to institution. Contact the transfer institution or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for assistance.
    • Suggested schedule dependent on entry level of student.

* – Appropriate math level needed before enrolling in any math class. See NIACC catalog for list of General Education courses.
** – ART-134 Drawing II, ART-123 3-D Design, and Painting I/II are spring only.
** – ART-127 Digital Illustration and ART-116 Graphic Design II are fall only and should be taken the same semester.
*** – Teaching programs such as at University of  Northern Iowa prefer transfer students to be in an art major class schedule. With a UNI transfer, classes needed to teach will be in junior/senior UNI class schedules.

Articulation agreements with Grand View University to transfer into the Art Education program require Drawing I & II, 2D, 3D, and   Art for Elementary Teachers.

Articulation agreements with Upper Iowa University (Fayette catalogue) to transfer into the Art Education program require Art History I & II, Drawing I, Painting I, Ceramics, 2D, 3D,  and  Graphic Design I.

Download Transfer of Classes to Universities

Drake University
Upper Iowa
UNI, Simpson, UM Mankato
Franklin/Graceland University