Jun 24, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art Pathway, A.S.

Return to: Fine Arts   

The Art guided pathways at Perimeter College offers courses in art history, drawing, two-dimensional and three dimensional design, photography, computer design, painting, ceramics, sculpture and portfolio that enable students to explore their career interests. Creative visual thinking is brought to life by a faculty of professional artists who expand skills and prepare students for transfer to four-year programs or for careers as professional artists.

The Art Pathways are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

Studio Art Attendance Policy
Class attendance is required. Absences amounting to no more than 15% of the course meeting days are allowed.  The instructor reserves the right to lower a students final grade due to lack of attendance.

It is possible for a student to pass all projects, tests, and assignments and still fail the class due to excessive absences. It is the student’s responsibility to understand the full Art attendance policy for every course they take. Refer to the Undergraduate Handbook for other relevant information regarding absences: Student Code of Conduct.

Degree Requirements

Areas A-E of the Core Curriculum (42 Credit Hours)

See 1410 Core Curriculum Requirements  in the Undergradate Catalog.

  • Area A: Essential Skills 
  • Area B: Institutional Foundations 
  • Area C: Humanities and Fine Arts 
  • Area D: Natural and Computational Sciences 
  • Area E: Social Science


The A.S. in Art pathway is intended as a studio foundations preparation with required coursework in four studio foundation courses and three survey-level art history courses. The AS in Art Pathway is identical to the coursework offered at the GSU Welch School of Art and Design in the Studio Foundation Program and is designed with the intent that students will transition to the Atlanta Campus to major in Studio Art. This may also lead to a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio with a concentration in one of the following areas: Drawing and Painting or Printmaking, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Photography, Textiles, or Three-Dimensional Studies-Ceramics or Sculpture. It may also lead to the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education. Photography, Graphic Design, and Interior Design require transition to the main campus after 30 credits to achieve the Bachelor’s degree in 4 years. Students should begin to take their area F classes as soon as possible as those who begin their studies on the Atlanta campus schedule art foundation classes during their first year.

Area C

Students on an art pathway should not take ART ART 1301  . Instead, to maximize the opportunity to take elective coures in Art History, art pathway students should take one of the Art History (AH) courses listed below.

Area F: Courses Appropriate to the Pathway (18 Credit Hours)

Studio Requirements (12 Credit Hours)

Art History Requirements (6 Credit Hours)