Art Foundations: Art History (A.A.)

The department of Music and Art offers the Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree program in Art Foundations – Art History. The Art Foundations program seeks to educate students in the fundamentals of studio practice and art historical scholarship. Progressing through a broad and rigorous curriculum that encompasses the basics of fine and applied arts and art history, students will be better prepared to enter a variety of majors in a four-year college and pursue occupations in the arts.

Transfer Options

BMCC has active articulation agreements for graduates with the A.A. in Art History and the A.S. in Studio Art with Queens College–CUNY. These agreements allow students to make a seamless transition to four year colleges, assured that the courses they have taken at BMCC will count towards their major.

Academic Program Maps

Required Common Core

Introduction to Literature
Precalculus
Statistics
General Astronomy
General Biology
Human Biology
Biology I
Biology II
Genetics
Cell Biology
Microbiology
Anatomy and Physiology I
Anatomy and Physiology II
College Chemistry I
College Chemistry II
Quantitative Analysis
Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry II
Geology I
General Physics
Physics I
University Physics I
Physics II
University Physics II
The Physics of Music
Scientific Instrumentation
12
Total Required Common Core

Flexible Core

Philosophy
General Astronomy
Human Biology
Biology I
Biology II
Genetics
Cell Biology
Microbiology
Anatomy and Physiology I
Anatomy and Physiology II
Fundamentals of Chemistry
Fundamentals of Chemistry
College Chemistry I
College Chemistry II
Quantitative Analysis
Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry II
Computer Programming II
Geology I
Logic
General Physics
Physics I
University Physics I
Physics II
University Physics II
The Physics of Music
Scientific Instrumentation
Elementary Arabic I
Elementary Arabic II
Arabic III
Chinese I
Chinese II
Introductory Chinese I
Introductory Chinese II
Chinese III
Chinese IV
Introductory French I
Introductory French II
French III
French IV
Introductory Italian I
Introductory Italian II
Italian III
Italian IV
Introductory Spanish I
Introductory Spanish II
Spanish III
Spanish IV
18
Total Flexible Core
30
Total Common Core

Art History Curriculum

ART 255Pre-Colombian Art of Mesoamerica & the Andes

ART 29118th & 19th Century Art: The Age of Enlightenment & Industry

6
General Electives
9
Program Electives
Select 9 credits from any 3-credit art history 200-level and above, studio art, anthropology, sociology, history, ethnic studies or 300-level English courses.
30
Total Curriculum Requirements
60
Total Program Requirements

Music and Art Dept.

199 Chambers Street, Room F-1130A
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 220-1464

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m