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Art and Design

Associate Degrees in Art:

* Graphic Design
The associate in arts degree in Graphic Design has two basic objectives: to teach students the skills used in design, layout, reproduction, advertising, and other graphic arts professions; and secondly, to prepare students for professional schools and advanced work in graphic design, advertising, or desktop publishing.

* General Studies: Multi-Media
The associate in arts degree option in Multi-Media is an integrated concentration designed to prepare students for a diverse array of career opportunities and/or advanced program of study in the media field. Students will develop companion skills needed in web development, media production (video and audio production) and computer graphics. Students will also be able to specialize in a field of interest such as Graphic Design, Music, TV Production and Photography.

* General Studies: Visual Arts
The associate in arts degree option in General Studies: Visual Arts Option has two basic objectives: to equip students with the skills necessary to transfer to four year colleges and arts schools and to develop the skills necessary to pursue a career in fine arts. The program is also designed for students who have an interest in art education or art therapy. This program supplies students with a strong foundation in the visual arts with an emphasis in drawing and painting and exposure to art history.

* Liberal Arts: Creative Arts
The associate in arts degree option in Creative Arts allows students to explore their interest in dance, music, theater or art. Students may transfer credits into education, therapy or professional programs at four-year colleges. Dance, music and theater productions presented each year offer excellent opportunity for practical experience.


Dance

Associate Degree in Arts:

* General Studies : Dance Option
The associate in arts degree option in Dance enables students to pursue a career in dance or tow transfer to a four-yrar college in either professiona dance or dance education. Students will develop eas of movement, coordination, endurance and self-experssion as they learn the technical skills that dance requires in both classroom and performance settings. Students will also learn choreographic skills to be applied in both solo and gorup settings. A minimum of 62 credit hours are required for graduation.


Music

Associate Degree in Arts:

* General Studies: Music Option
NECC's Associate Degree in Liberal Arts: Music Option provides you with a foundations for success in musical performance, music education, and music computer technology. You will gain skills in music theory and ear-training, experience music from all cultures and styles, learn how to read and write music, and take part in performance workshops. In addition to classroom activities, you can perform in the NECC Music Ensembles or participate in the Choral and Music Club.

The program is suited either to students who want to transfer to a four-year college or those who want to begin or continue an interest in music.

Graduates will be able to pursue many career paths, including musical performance, music education, music business, and music computer technology.


Fine and Performing Arts

Associate Degrees in Arts:

* Illustration
The associate in arts degree option in Illustration is a two year program for art students who have an interest in visual communication and are interested in pursuing a career in pictorial communication. The curriculum requires course work in art, design, illustration, business and computer graphics. The program is designed to teach students the entry-level skills used in commercial studio; and to prepare students for advanced work in four-year colleges, business, design and advertising.

* General Studies: Visual Arts
The associate in arts degree option in General Studies: Visual Arts Option has two basic objectives: to equip students with the skills necessary to transfer to four year colleges and arts schools and to develop the skills necessary to pursue a career in fine arts. The program is also designed for students who have an interest in art education or art therapy. This program supplies students with a strong foundation in the visual arts with an emphasis in drawing and painting and exposure to art history.

* Liberal Arts: Creative Arts
The associate in arts degree option in Creative Arts allows students to explore their interest in dance, music, theater or art. Students may transfer credits into education, therapy or professional programs at four-year colleges. Dance, music and theater productions presented each year offer excellent opportunity for practical experience.

* General Studies : Dance
The associate in arts degree option in Dance enables students to pursue a career in dance or tow transfer to a four-yrar college in either professiona dance or dance education. Students will develop eas of movement, coordination, endurance and self-experssion as they learn the technical skills that dance requires in both classroom and performance settings. Students will also learn choreographic skills to be applied in both solo and gorup settings.

* General Studies : Music

* Liberal Arts: Theatre
The associate in arts degree option in Theater offers a variety of introductory courses for academic credit over a two-year period. Theater study and experience is appropriate for those seriously interested professionally, as well as students seeking elective credits. Students may wish to transfer into a bachelor program in acting, directing or technical theater. Small classes and the NECC Top Notch Players offer students opportunities for on stage and backstage experience.







School name:Northern Essex Community College
Address:100 Elliott Street
Zip & city:MA 01830 Massachusetts
Phone:(978) 556-3000
Web:http://www.necc.mass.edu/
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