Associate Degree in
Associate Degree in Art Hesston College
Hesston College’s art program offers a series of drawing, painting, photography, and design courses to prepare students to complete a four-year art degree for a variety of career paths.
Majoring in art
- The Hesston College community offers some unique local resources. These include area artists and partnerships with area universities for workshops, lectures, and presentation opportunities. Some past workshops include large-scale ceramic sculpture with Conrad Snider, figurative sculpture with Pat Hines, and an aluminum casting day with the Fort Hays (Kan.) State University mobile foundry crew.
- Opportunities for independent self-designed studies provide a unique and precise way for students to pursue interests deeper than regular classwork may allow. Within the department, there are internships available to develop related skills for the visual arts, as well as a competitive graphic design internship with the college’s Marketing and Communications department to gain valuable job skills.
The art curriculum will provide you with the strong educational foundation you will need for upper-level studies and an art degree. Students receive core Courses, individual study, and support in finding a niche and expanding creativity and skill. Academic advisors work one on one with students to ensure requirements are met for a seamless transition to continuing education and professional careers.
First Year Fall Program Courses
- Intro to Design
- First-Year Seminar
- College Writing I
- Mathematics Course
- Social Science Course
Spring Program Courses
- Graphic Design I or Photography I
- 3-D Design
- Biblical Literature
- College Writing II
- Speech Communication
- Humanities Course
Second Year Fall Program Courses
- Drawing I
- Typography I or Ceramics I
- Lifetime Fitness and Wellness
- Second Social Science Course
- Natural Science Course
Spring Program Courses
- Ceramics II or Drawing II
- Independent Study: Art
- Sophomore Fine Arts Portfolio
- Second Humanities Course
- Second Natural Science Course
Students interested in problem-solving, sharing information, storytelling, physical work, and any creative pursuits, will find art to be a great fit. Art in all of its forms is uniquely suited for honing aesthetic and concrete skills, learning new ways of thinking, and building the foundation for life-long interests. Many students in terminal degree programs enjoy art classes as a creative release while they pursue their major.
Program Tuition Fee
- Studio artist
- Art teacher
- Graphic artist
Studies have shown that a degree in the arts brings a highly useful set of skills to any career.
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