Art Major

Bachelor of Arts in Art
All art majors must possess a basic set of skills and knowledge, developed through ten required courses, including drawing and design skills, design and color theory, a knowledge of art history, and a senior seminar and senior art exhibit. Depending on career interests or plans for graduate study, students will select a concentration in a specific art field: Studio Arts, Art Education, Art and Business, Art Therapy or Graphic Design. Students may opt to combine Art Education and Art Therapy, thereby broadening their opportunities for employment and/or graduate studies.  AMC also offers a self-designed program that students develop with the assistance of an advisor.

In addition to the College core courses and art concentration requirements, all Art majors must complete the following:

Intro to Computer Graphics
History of Arts & Ideas I or
History of Arts & Ideas II
Senior Seminar/Senior Art Exhibit
Drawing I & Drawing II
Design and Lettering
Fundamentals of Design and Fundamentals of Color
Art History elective (or Art & Business majors may select Photography I)

Minors in Art

Students who major in other fields may also minor in Art. An art minor may be of particular interest to any student who wishes to engage in a creative endeavor, or for the Business major, for example, who may find art and design skills an asset for a career in marketing, advertising, or public relations. A portfolio presentation of basic artistic skills is required to declare a minor in art. To earn a minor in art, students must take the following 18 credits course of study: History of Arts and Ideas I or II, Drawing for the Non-Major, or Drawing I, Fundamentals of Design and Fundamentals of Color and two studio electives.

In addition to acceptance to Anna Maria College, Art students must be accepted into their chosen program by completing an art portfolio review. Please contact Gia Coleman at or (508) 849-3450 for further information or to schedule your portfolio review.

For more information, please contact:

Luke Buffenmyer, Director of Art  
(508) 849-3464