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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Consortium for International Studies | Evaluated Learning Experience

Introduction to Art ART 101


Varies; self-study.

Various; distance learning format.

October 2022 – Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify, describe and use the elements of art and principles of design; interpret how the elements and principles of art interact to create meaningful artistic expression; develop basic visual art literacy and visual art vocabulary; communicate both verbal and written expression of ideas about form and content in visual art; compare and contrast universal qualities, function and purpose of visual art in world cultures; explain the difference between shapes and forms.


Major topics taught in this course include: the basic elements of artistry, visual art literacy, and various shapes and forms.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Art Appreciation or Introduction to Art (Liberal Arts, elective credit) (7/22).