This program is a CSCU TAP Transfer Degree that is intended for Connecticut Community College students to transfer to Connecticut State Universities and Charter Oak State College without either losing any credits or being required to take extra credits in order to complete a bachelor’s degree in that same discipline.
Please contact a campus advisor for this program:
- Guided Pathway Advisor
- Faculty Advisor- Judith de Graffenried, JdeGraffenried@mxcc.edu
Recommended course of study for the CSCU Pathway Transfer Degree: Art Studies, A.A. If you are studying part time, simply follow the order of the courses listed here, but be aware that some courses serve as prerequisites to subsequent courses. Note that not all courses will be available every semester. You will notice that in many instances you will be able to choose the specific course you will take from within a category. For a list of the courses from each category that you can choose from, go to Appendix (PDF).
Program Requirements are listed on the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities (CSCU) website
These requirements are effective if you declared the Transfer Ticket: CSCU Pathway Transfer Degree: Art Studies, A.A. major for the 2017/18 through 2021/22 academic year.
This Art Studies, A.A. Degree serves as the single community college degree to all of the State University and Charter Oak State College business majors listed below. You will declare your specific field when you transfer. With this degree you will be able to transfer to the following majors.
Follow this link for important information about when and how to apply for transfer to a State University or Charter Oak State College.
- Art, B.A. (1)
- Art, B.A.—Studio Art Concentration: Focus in Painting & Drawing, Printmaking, or Sculpture (2)
- Art, B.A.—Art History Concentration (3)
- Art, B.A.—Digital Art and Design Concentration (2)
- Art, B.A. – Illustration Concentration (3)
- Studio Art, B.A. (4)
- Studio Art, B.S.—Ceramics Concentration (5)
- Studio Art, B.S.—Graphic Design Concentration (5)
- Studio Art, B.S.—Jewelry and Metals Concentration (5)
- Studio Art, B.S.—Painting Concentration (5)
- Studio Art, B.S.—Photography Concentration (5)
- Studio Art, B.S.—Printmaking Concentration (5)
- Studio Art, B.S.—Sculpture Concentration (5)
- Art, B.A. (6)
Please note transfer requirements for state universities below:
- For admission to CCSU’s Art Program: 1. All art majors must submit a portfolio of works for consideration by the art faculty. Students whose portfolios do not meet standards will be required to take supplemental courses. No student will be allowed to proceed on to a 300-level (or higher) studio course without a successful portfolio review 2. Art majors much complete 15 credits in courses at the 300-level or above. 3. Students can choose 18-credits of directed electives OR a minor in another department.
- For admission to ECSU’s Studio Art and Digital Art and Design Concentrations: Students interested in the Studio Art Concentration are required to submit a portfolio for admission to the program after completing designated foundation courses. The portfolio will include 10 samples of the student’s work (4 examples of drawing and/or painting, 3 examples of printmaking and/or 2-D Design, 3 examples of 3-D design and/or sculpture). Portfolios must be carefully prepared according to guidelines available in the Art and Art History Department office. Portfolio Guidelines are also available online at the Art & Art History Department website. Portfolios must be submitted and program admission approved before students can enroll in 300-level studio courses. Grades of less than 2.0 (C) will not count toward the major. Students whose portfolios do not meet standards will be required to take supplemental courses. No student will be allowed to proceed on to a 300-level (or higher) studio course without a successful portfolio review.
Studio Art Concentration – Portfolio Guidelines for Transfer Students
- 10 Samples of Artwork are Required 4 Revised 03/09/2021
- 4 samples demonstrating basic proficiency in drawing and/or painting
- 3 samples demonstrating basic proficiency in printmaking and/or 2-D design
- 3 samples demonstrating basic proficiency in 3-D design and/or sculpture
Students interested in the Digital Art and Design Concentration are required to submit a portfolio for admission to the program after completing the two Digital Art Techniques courses: ART 122 (or CC equivalent) and ART 124. The portfolio will include 10 samples of the student’s work (two examples each from Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop and Dreamweaver and two samples from either Drawing I or 2-Dimensional Design). Portfolios must be carefully prepared according to guidelines available in the Visual Arts Department office. Portfolios must be submitted and program admission approved before students can enroll in 300-level design courses. Grades of less than 2.0 (C) will not count toward the major.
- For admission to ECSU’s Art History or Illustration Concentration: These concentrations do not require a portfolio.
- For admission to SCSU Studio Art B.A.: (1) All majors in studio art must earn grades of “C” or higher in courses counted toward the studio art major. (2) Transfer students majoring in the Studio Art B.A. must take at least 50 percent (half) of their studio art credits at Southern. This means only the pathway’s 5 minimum required studio courses (ART 111, 121, 122, plus two courses from line 35) will count towards the Studio Art B.A.; additional studio art courses will transfer as unrestricted free electives. (3) Transfer students who enter with 60 to 89 credits are required to pass two W-courses.
- For admission to SCSU’s Studio Art B.S. with Concentrations in Ceramics, Graphic Design, Jewelry/Metals, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, or Sculpture: (1) All majors in studio art must earn grades of “C” or higher in courses counted toward the studio art major. (2) Transfer students majoring in Studio Art must take at least 50 percent (half) of their studio art credits at Southern. (3) Transfer students who enter with 60 to 89 credits are required to pass two W-courses.
- For admission to WCSU’s Art Program: 1. All art majors must submit a portfolio of works for consideration by the art faculty. Students whose portfolios do not meet standards will be required to take supplemental courses. No student will be allowed to proceed on to a 300-level (or higher) studio course without a successful portfolio review. 2. Students must earn a minimum of “C” grade in each Art department course that counts toward the major. Art courses with grades below “C” must be retaken to satisfy this requirement.
Timeline for Priority Registration, Financial Aid, and Campus Residence for Graduating Transfer Ticket Students
Important: August 1 October 1 FAFSA Application opens
Two semesters before transfer
- You can begin applying to CSUs as a transfer student. Charter Oak has rolling admissions, with 8 term start dates per year. See websites at bottom of page for admission information for each campus. One semester before transfer 1st day of semester Complete application by this date. Request your electronic transcripts be sent to a CSU or Charter Oak, including your Degree Works Graduation Audit, by following these instructions.
*Note: You can continue to apply past this priority deadline; however, there is no guarantee of priority registration after this point.
By March 1 (for Fall start) OR By October 15 (for Spring start)
- Receive a letter from the CSU Admissions office. The letter will include the advising schedule, the registration schedule, and contact information for your advisor.
*Note: As soon as possible, you should
(1) confirm your plans to attend and
(2) pay the enrollment confirmation deposition in order to secure priority registration, and
(3) if you want on-campus housing, pay the housing deposit to secure housing space.
Advising period (varies by campus)
- Meet with a CSU/COSC advisor
- Register with comparable students (exact dates differ among CSUs); your CSU advisor will provide those dates.
- Begin classes at CSU or COSC!
For more precise information regarding application, enrollment, registration, and financial aid at each CSU or COSC, see their respective websites.
Note About Financial Aid
Federal regulations stipulate that a student may only receive financial aid for courses that count towards their degree/certificate. To comply with this regulation, MxCC must track the courses that a student is registered for that count towards their degree/certificate program. Courses identified as not meeting program requirements will not be included in the calculation of financial aid eligibility. Pre requisites will be covered. This procedure is now in effect. Eligibility ceases once a student attempts 90 credits for a typical 60 credit program.
Becoming Connecticut State Community College
STUDENTS: The Community Colleges are undergoing a merger with a plan to become Connecticut State Community College in fall 2023; please work closely with your advisor/program coordinator to select your courses accordingly. Click here for more details about this merger.