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GCSC Art Gallery
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Academic CredentialAssociate in Arts (AA)
Total Credit Hours60
Average Time to Complete2 yrs.
Academic PathwayHumanities, Arts, Design, Communication
AdvisorTammy Marinuzzi
Professor, Visual and Performing Arts
850.769.1551 ext 2890

Senior Administrative AssistantDanyelle Alexander

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Art, AA

Are You Passionate About Visual Art?

Follow Your Passion. Develop Your Craft. Create Your Future.

Do you want to put your creativity to use? Come study more about drawing, art history, design, photography, and other areas, and watch your passion become your career as you grow and develop in your unique skills.

As a visual art student at GCSC, you will receive a quality education with the opportunity to focus on studio art, graphic design, art history or art education. The visual arts program offers a wide range of classes including design, drawing, painting, ceramics, art, history/criticism, portfolio and preparation and digital photography.

You'll experience visual arts first-hand by participating in art exhibits held at the Amelia Center Gallery, where you will be able to display your work to the community; Also, you will attend lectures and demonstrations with guest artists.

Because of small classes, faculty members are able to spend individual time with you. If you are interested in expanding your horizons, you can participate in the study-abroad program and join the student art club, Visionaries, Ink.

This transfer track prepares students for a career in the visual arts. Visual arts is a limited access program at most universities. Students are encouraged to be familiar with the admissions requirements at the university they plan to attend. For example, some visual arts specialized programs within a university require two years of a foreign language.

Student Painting

Art Course Requirements

English I & II
Understanding Visual Art
Select 6 hours from a list of Math Courses
Physical Science
Biological Science
Behavioral Sciences
Art Courses

A complete list of courses with descriptions can be found in the Catalog

What can you do with an Art Degree?

In this field, people find careers as:

Professional Artist
Graphic Designer
Art Teacher/University Lecturer

Gulf Coast alumni of this program have continued their education at:

University of Florida
University of Miami
Florida State University
University of West Florida
University of Central Florida

Student Painting a Picture
Student making ceramics
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