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Art and Design

Art and Design Program Description

Whether you are already an established artist or you’re just beginning to explore your artistic side, this program offers you an opportunity to develop techniques and professional skills to be competitive in your field. At Hocking College, students develop the skills necessary to become accomplished artists in the two-year art and design degree program.

The curriculum is composed of two tracks, 3D studio and 2D studio. The 3D studio area includes glass and ceramics. Glass specialization offers classes in glassblowing, flameworking, fusing, casting and other sculptural applications. Ceramics offers courses in sculpture, dinnerware, raku and wheel throwing. The 2D studio offers photography, drawing and painting.

Work with reputed and respected artisans to develop skills in a particular studio area. As seniors, students will represent their chosen studio area by exhibiting a final series of artwork in the annual Senior Art Exhibition displayed in a final exhibition. This project counts as the Art, Design and Marketing capstone. Portfolio development and interviews may lead to internship opportunities.

Through business and marketing courses, students develop presentation, marketing and management skills while learning to handle taxes, permits, pricing and distribution. Network with working artisans and statewide arts organizations.
 

Total In-State Tuition: $14,745
Total Out-of-State Tuition: $23,525

Hocking College offers all-inclusive pricing and works with students to assure they have complete college funding, including financial aid, before they start classes.

All-inclusive pricing includes course fees, in addition to the following:

PER SEMESTER
$300......Learning Fee
$20........Health Center Services
$75........Career Center Services

OPTIONAL FEES
$53......Parking
$275....Smart Start*
*Recommended for all first-year college students
Pricing for housing and meal plans can be found online here.

A Career in Arts & Design Offers a Variety of Colorful Opportunities

Your associate's degree in Art & Design offers you a wide variety of employment opportunities such as artist/entrepreneur, entry-level gallery associate, and regional art business manager.

Students should be aware that salary requirements will heavily vary in this industry.

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The following outcomes are skills, behaviors, and attitudes cultivated in students seeking the Associate of Applied Business in Art & Design:

  • Curate an art gallery or mobile business.
  • Develop an effective portfolio that leads to successful marketing and entrepreneurship.
  • Set up, maintain, and manage a safe and effective studio.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of context and history of arts and crafts.
  • Develop a high level of skills in craftsmanship and design through the art-making process.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) are statements of what a student will be able to do when they have completed a program. They represent the knowledge and skills a program has determined are most important for students to gain from that program and include both the Success Skills (institutional outcomes) and Program Outcomes. SLOs are specific and measurable so the program can accurately assess the degree to which students have achieved each outcome, and they align with college and institution mission and values. Data on the achievement of SLOs is used to make improvements in the program and increase student success. 

Success Skills

  • CE - Communicates Effectively
  • PA - Maintains Professional Skills and Attitudes
  • CT - Demonstrates Learning Critical Thinking, and Problem Solving Skills
  • ET - Maintains a Code of Ethics
  • HR - Practices Human Relations Skills
  • MS - Demonstrates Math Skills
  • GA - Demonstrates Community, Cultural and Global Awareness
  • IT - Implements Career-Appropriate Technology
  • To learn more about each of these, click here.

Program Outcomes

The following outcomes are skills, behaviors, and attitudes cultivated in students seeking the Associate of Applied Business in Art & Design:

  • Curate an art gallery or mobile business.
  • Develop an effective portfolio that leads to successful marketing and entrepreneurship.
  • Set up, maintain, and manage a safe and effective studio.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of context and history of arts and crafts.
  • Develop a high level of skills in craftsmanship and design through the art-making process.

Download 2017-2018 Data

Retention Rates

Retention rates are determined by the office of Institutional Research utilizing the following criteria:

  • All registered fall/autumn students with registration status for the following fall/autumn.
  • Excludes special populations - College Credit Plus, Non Degree, Online Military and University Center.
  • Potential for upcoming fall/autumn excludes graduates from that fall/autumn, spring and summer terms.
Academic Year Retention Rate
2016 - 2017 54%
2015 - 2016 54%
2014 - 2015 54%

 

Graduation Rates 

Graduation rates are determined by the office of Institutional Research. To ensure appropriate time for data collection, this report will be run and posted annually in the last week of September for the previous academic year. It should be noted that annual graduation rates may change as students continue to graduate. The following criteria will be utilized for the calculation of graduation rates:

  • Overall Program Completion Rate is defined as a percentage of the ratio: 

    All graduates of the program
    __________________________________________
    All students with the program in their history of programs of study

  • For the purposes of reporting, the program completion rates are aggregated by academic year of entry.
  • A student is considered to have completed or graduated from a program or certificate by virtue of having been awarded the degree or certificate.
  • A student is considered to be undertaking activity in a program of study for the duration of time that they are in an active status in a program or certificate. This is defined by having a Program of Study with a status of ‘A’ during the duration of time they are taking coursework.  Should a student move in and out of active status in a program of study while continuing to take coursework, we only take into account the student’s activity while the program has an active status for that particular program of study.
Academic Year Graduation Rate
2016 - 2017 8.77%
2015 - 2016 37.5%
2014 - 2015 23.4%

 

What can I do with an art degree?

Our students go on to work in a wide range of jobs, including studio assistants, art therapy, business owners, arts administrators, gallery owners, professional artists, photographers, and designers, to name a few. 
 

Will I be a starving artist?

While the myth of the starving artist is still popular among parents and guidance counselors, the truth is that many businesses, some that don't even create artist products, seek employees with the creative and problem-solving mindset that our students graduate with. 

 

Will my classes transfer to a 4-year degree?

Yes! Many of our students plan to go on to a 4-year institution after graduating with their Associates. We work closely with several 4-year colleges to ensure that our courses will fit into their curriculum plans. 
 
To learn more about our transfer options, please click here.
 

Will there be computer-based courses?

Students will take courses that focus on both digital and material courses, with the Graphic Design major including more computer-based courses. 
 

What materials will I get to work with?

You will use everything from oil and watercolor paints to hot molten glass while here! Each studio has its own materials, all of which you will get to experience. 
 

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