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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Coopersmith Career Consulting | Evaluated Learning Experience

Introduction to Art (ART-101)


Varies (self-study; self-paced). 

Various; distance learning format.

March 2021 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: Interpret the most common styles of art; describe the contributions of many key artists to the field; contrast the styles used in various essential works of art; compare artwork style and content effectively utilizing the vocabulary of art to enhance and interpret art; solve complex problems regarding the purposes and content of art. 


Introduction to Art (ART-101) introduces students to Western cultural history through the visual arts. Students will explore art's nature by questioning the definition of art, examining why artists and cultures create art. Various theories and criticism of art will be explored. Students will learn how each disciple creates art and which tools they use to do it. The various schools of art will be examined with a chronological study of culture and art history.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate / associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Art, Survey of Art, or Art History (5/21).