The Art Department of the Brookhaven College School of the Arts is dedicated to providing the finest instruction and programs in the visual arts in a diverse environment.
Our curriculum is designed to meet the needs of students no matter their goals.
Students who complete the Associate of Arts degree from Brookhaven College also can plan a pathway to transfer to earn either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
Completing the associate degree before transferring demonstrates to the university a student plans to attend that they are serious about completing a bachelor’s degree.
Planning for TransferStudents should take these factors into consideration when they are planning to transfer.
Students can help ensure transfer between Brookhaven College and a university art program is as simple and seamless as possible by keeping these things in mind.
Get advice on transfer requirementsIn addition to declaring their program of study, art majors should work with an art professor as part of their associate degree planning and as they begin planning their transfer to a four-year university for a bachelor’s degree.
The Art Department faculty members understand the degree programs, curriculum requirements, and faculty at universities, and can help students transfer successfully.
Faculty recommend students apply for graduation prior to their final semester.
Articulation AgreementsAn articulation agreement allows students to complete the first two years of study at one of these receiving institutions while they are at Brookhaven College.
Brookhaven College has specific program articulation agreements with several institutions, including:
See Natalie Macellaio, art professor, in Bldg. D, Room D120 for detailed information on these agreements. You also can reach her at 972-860-4722 or
Associate of Arts degree requirementsThe Associate of Arts degree requires that in order to receive this degree, a student must:
To fulfill the Associate of Arts degree in two years, students must complete 15 to 16 hours each semester. If students take fewer credit hours, they will need to complete additional terms.
Students may want to take additional academic and studio art classes beyond those in the Associate of Arts degree if they are planning to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program. It is strongly recommended students consult with Art Department professors about the programs and requirements at receiving institutions.
Associate of Arts degree: Recommended Course Sequence for Art MajorsFreshman Year
15 semester credit hours
16 semester credit hours
Freshman Year Foundation CoursesFoundation studio art courses must be completed before enrolling in sophomore-level studio art courses. The Brookhaven College Art Department has a portfolio review requirement for art majors prior to enrolling in sophomore-level studio courses. Part of the ARTS 1170 Problems in Contemporary Art course fulfills this requirement, and students normally take this class in the same semester as the studio foundation courses.
ARTS 1311, Two-Dimensional Design, and ARTS 1312, Three-Dimensional Design, can be taken in any order.
Summer Six semester credit hours
Students should strongly consider taking summer classes if they are not able to take 15–16 semester credit hours during Fall and Spring semester.
16 semester credit hours
Sophomore Year Studio CoursesSophomore-level studio art courses include: ARTS 2313/2314 Computer Graphics I/II ARTS 2316/2317 Painting I/II ARTS 2323/2324 Figure Drawing I/II ARTS 2326/2327 Sculpture I/II ARTS 2333/2334 Printmaking I/II ARTS 2341/2342 Arts Metals I/II ARTS 2346/2347 Ceramics I/II ARTS 2348/2349 Digital Art I/II ARTS 2356/2357 Photography I/II ARTS 2366.2367 Watercolor I/II ARTS 2311/2312 Advanced Design I/II; medium specific (i.e. Advanced Ceramics I/II, Advanced Painting I/II, etc.)