Additional General Education Courses for TAP Pathway Students


The Creativity and Global Knowledge general education categories provide a means for Connecticut Community College students to fulfill additional general education requirements beyond the 30 credits already agreed upon in the common package in TAP degree programs.

These categories apply ONLY to students who enroll in and complete a TAP/Transfer Ticket degree at a Connecticut Community College and transfer to a CSU or COSC.  Each CSU and COSC may develop separate policies regarding the acceptance of these credits for transfer students who do not complete a TAP/Transfer Ticket degree or who never enrolled in a TAP/Transfer Ticket degree.

  • Creativity fulfills requirements for CCSU’s Arts & Humanities, ECSU’s Creative Expressions, SCSU’s Creative Drive, and WCSU’s General Education Elective.
  • Global Knowledge fulfills requirements for CCSU’s Social Sciences, ECSUs Individuals and Societies, SCSU’s Global Awareness, WCSU’s General Education Elective, and COSC’s Global Understanding.

The courses vetted by each Community College for Creativity and Global Knowledge will be accepted at the four CSUs and COSC (Global Knowledge) as fulfilling the additional general education requirements specified above.

The vetted courses do not need to have equivalents at the receiving CSU or COSC.

Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate mastery of the Creativity general education core competency by being able to:

  • Convey ideas and express aesthetic values with hands-on, creative activities.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of practice in a specific medium or genre.
  • Present creative projects to an audience.

2021-22 Course List

The following Middlesex Community College courses are designated as fulfilling the Creativity general education core competency. (For full course descriptions, hover over the underlined Numbers below)

ART*109 Color Theory
ART*111 Drawing I
ART*112 Drawing II
ART*121 Two-Dimensional Design
ART*122 Three-Dimensional Design
ART*131 Sculpture I
ART*147 / COM*147 Digital Cinematography
ART*155 Watercolor I
ART*163 Ceramic Handbuilding
ART*165 Metal and Jewelry Design I
ART*215 Illustration
ART*250 Digital Photography
ART*253 Oil Painting I
ART*254 Oil Painting II
ART*280 Advanced Digital Photography
COM*125 / DGA*125 New Media Production
COM*129 Digital Video Production
COM*147 / ART*147 Digital Cinematography
COM*179 Performance for Film and Television
COM*220 Television Studio Production
COM*264 Advanced Editing Workshop
COM*287 Advanced Media Production
COM*294 Media Arts Workshop
DGA*101 Introduction to Digital Arts
DGA*110 Computer Graphics
DGA*120 Digital Imaging I
DGA*125 / COM*125 New Media Production
DGA*223 Digital Illustration
DGA*231 Digital Page Design I
DGA*241 Internet Web Design I
DGA*242 Internet Web Design II
DGA*250 Interactive Multimedia Production
DGA*256 3D Animation Foundations
DGA*257 Motion Graphics and Effects
DGA*260 Animation
ENG*281 Creative Writing
ENG*282 Creative Writing – Poetry
ENG*283 Creative Writing – Fiction
ENG*285 Memoir Writing
GRA*150 Introduction to Graphic Design
GRA*251 Advanced Graphic Design
GRA*296 Graphic Design Internship
MUS*117 Electronic Music
MUS*152 Drumming and Percussion Ensemble
MUS*219 Electronic Music Composition/Audio Technology II
MUS*237 Principles of Sound Recording
MUS*238 Audio Mixing and Processing
THR*110 Acting I
THR*113 Performance for Film and Television
THR*210 Acting II