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Art, Design & Marketing

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Art, Design & Marketing

Arts, Design, & Marketing Degree

Key Program Features: Real-world experience, small class sizes, hands-on learning, professional opportunities, and an engaging faculty.

At Hocking College, students develop the skills necessary to become accomplished artists in the two-year art and design degree program.

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.

Learn how to build a professional portfolio of creative work, develop marketing skills related to the business of art and experience the fundamentals of gallery operations through hands-on learning opportunities.

The Art, Design and Marketing program offered at Hocking College prepares students for a wide range of opportunities in the field of art, design and marketing, and the business principles provide a well-rounded education that allows students to enter the workforce with confidence.

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

  • 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.


Program Overview

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.


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Hocking College

2017 - 2018 Associate of Applied Business in Art, Design and Marketing

Total Credit Hours:

Estimated Course Fees:

Class Hours: 46.0-50.0
Lab Hours: 26.0

Total Credit Hours:

Estimated Course Fees:

Class Hours: 46.0-50.0
Lab Hours: 26.0


Hocking College Reserves the right to modify curricular requirements, to change course content, and change course fees at any time.
  COURSE NO. FIRST SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  ART-1101 Design I (2D) 2.00 2.00 3.00 $325.00
  IM-1101 Computer Graphics 2.00 2.00 3.00 $225.00
  ENGL-1510 English Composition I 4.00 0.00 4.00 $50.00
  GS-1000 HC Cornerstone 1.00 0.00 1.00 $80.00
  ART-1118 Photo Studio I, Black & White (2D) 2.00 2.00 3.00 $275.00
OR ART-1108 Glass Studio I (3D) 3.00 2.00 4.00 $350.00
OR ART-1111 Ceramic Studio I (3D) 3.00 2.00 4.00 $250.00
  *** Art Elective 0.00 0.00 3.00  
    Totals 11.00-12.00 6.00 17.00-18.00 $930.00-$1,030.00

  COURSE NO. SECOND SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  ART-1110 Art Appreciation 3.00 0.00 3.00 $30.00
  MATH-1103 Applied Mathematics 2.00 2.00 3.00 $182.00
  ART-1102 Design II (3D) 2.00 2.00 3.00 $325.00
OR ART-1107 Digital Darkroom (2D) 2.00 2.00 3.00 $250.00
  ART-1121 Glass Studio II (3D) 3.00 2.00 4.00 $350.00
OR ART-1219 Photo Studio II-Color/Concept (2D) 2.00 2.00 3.00 $275.00
OR ART-1211 Ceramic Studio II - Sculpture (3D) 3.00 2.00 4.00 $250.00
  PSYC-1101 General Psychology 3.00 0.00 3.00 $15.00
OR SOCI-1101 Introduction to Sociology 3.00 0.00 3.00 $15.00
    Totals 12.00-13.00 6.00 15.00-16.00 $727.00-$902.00

  COURSE NO. THIRD SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  ENGL-2124 English Composition Ii: Creative Writing 3.00 0.00 3.00 $40.00
  ART-1115 Drawing (2D) 2.00 2.00 3.00 $220.00
  HUM-2205 Issues in The Arts 3.00 0.00 3.00 $20.00
  EC-1102 Developing & Managing an Online Business 2.00 2.00 3.00 $204.00
  ART-2111 Ceramic Studio III-(3D) Processes 3.00 2.00 4.00 $250.00
OR ART-2131 Glass Studio III (3D) 3.00 2.00 4.00 $350.00
OR ART-2139 Photo Studio III-Light & Narrative (2D) 2.00 2.00 3.00 $275.00
    Totals 12.00-13.00 6.00 15.00-16.00 $734.00-$834.00

  COURSE NO. FOURTH SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  ART-2103 Design III 2.00 2.00 3.00 $325.00
  ART-1113 Oil Painting (2D) 2.00 2.00 3.00 $220.00
  COMM-1130 Speech 3.00 0.00 3.00 $40.00
  ART-2260 Art Marketing Portfolio Development(SL) 2.00 2.00 3.00 $100.00
  ART-2141 Glass Studio IV (3D) 3.00 2.00 4.00 $350.00
OR ART-2149 Photo Studio IV - Capstone (2D) 2.00 2.00 3.00 $315.00
OR ART-2151 Ceramic Studio IV-Capstone (3D) 3.00 2.00 4.00 $290.00
    Totals 11.00-12.00 8.00 15.00-16.00 $975.00-$1,035.00
Class Hours: 11.00-12.00 Lab Hours: 6.00 Cost: $930.00-$1,030.00

Class Hours: 12.00-13.00 Lab Hours: 6.00 Cost: $727.00-$902.00

Class Hours: 12.00-13.00 Lab Hours: 6.00 Cost: $734.00-$834.00

Class Hours: 11.00-12.00 Lab Hours: 8.00 Cost: $975.00-$1,035.00

Additional Resources

Arts, Design & Marketing DegreeA Career in Arts, Design & Marketing Offers a Variety of Colorful Opportunities:

Your associate's degree in Art, Design and Marketing 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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