Associate Degree

Studio Art

An affordable path to prepare for a career in a number of different career fields, this associate’s program transfers to a bachelor’s degree.

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Students are assessed in this program through rubric assessments, presentation, group and individual critique methods, and instructor based assessment through the quality of work produced. Students pursuing the AA degree in Studio Art at Georgia Military College must provide a portfolio of finished work to the coordinator of the program.  Upon completion of an acceptable student portfolio, and with all other degree requirements fulfilled, the associate degree with concentration will then be awarded.

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Archivists and curators oversee institutions’ collections, such as of historical items or of artwork. Museum technicians and conservators prepare and restore items in those collections.
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Create clothing, accessories, and footwear.
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Combine art, business, and engineering to develop the concepts for manufactured products.

What You Will Learn


Students illustrate descriptive meaning and critical thinking skills while creating original products that form an understanding of two-dimensional media.


Students develop a mastery of media technique, art vocabulary and demonstrate critical judgements about visual art.


Students develop a foundational understanding of style, content, and archival methods through portfolio creation centered on a student’s intended career path.


Students demonstrate through written and verbal knowledge the ability to think critically about world-renown artists and their artwork while relating learned knowledge to creative work.

In-Class or Online

Whether you want to attend classes online, or at our historic Milledgeville campus, or at any of our eleven satellite locations, we have a convenient option just for you.

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Why pay more for the same degree?

Thanks to our Transfer Agreements, GMC students can take their college credits with them to dozens of other colleges and universities. Why pay more for core curriculum when you take the same accredited courses at GMC for less, and then transfer to the four-year college of your choice? Here’s a cost comparison:

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Concentration Courses

ART 195 Design I 5qh

A course that helps students develop the skills and understanding of basic two-dimensional design, color use, perspective, texture, intensity, and composition. Students will be required to complete projects that will aid in developing these skills and concepts.

ART 196 Drawing I

This is a beginning drawing course with specific concentration on tools, materials, design, composition, and display and mounting procedures. Some art supplies will be needed.

ART 197 Drawing II

This is a second level drawing class with an emphasis on mixed media. Students will also learn how to display and conserve their art, and they will be required to product a portfolio.

Hiring Partners

GMC is fortunate to have partnerships with a wide range of businesses who hire our graduates. Here are a few of our partners:

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About This Program

The Associate of Art (AA) degree in Studio Art prepares students for baccalaureate degree work in art at most four-year degree granting institutions through educating the student in the basic knowledge and skills of the field. The development of creativity, analysis, critical thinking, critique and portfolio presentation are integral to professional preparation in the workforce. The flexibility of the concentration allows for student focus on gainful employment or transfer to a four-year institution.

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Program Benefits

According the Department of Labor Statistics, a career in Studio Art represents a large spectrum of career paths. Some examples of careers in this field are: Art Director, Architect, Art Educator, Fine Artist, Fashion Designer, College Professor, Interior Designer, Floral Designer, Graphic Designer, Animator, Illustrator, Sequential Artist, Industrial Designer, Textile Designer, Landscape Architect, Multi- Media Artist, Gallery Curator, and Arts Administrator.

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