Paintings hanging in the Atrium Gallery
Student Art Show in the Atrium Gallery

Fine Arts and Design - A.S.

Associate Dean, Division of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department Chair

Associate in Science Degree, Transfer Program

This program is designed to enable students in both fine arts and commercial art to transfer to many baccalaureate institutions with standing as a junior. Due to the variety of requirements from transfer destinations, this program is meant to cover as many bases as possible. Its flexibility encourages students to explore a spectrum of art forms and styles without locking them into a particular discipline. Its general education requirements in English, mathematics, lab sciences, social sciences, and wellness will provide students the required elements of a liberal arts and sciences education. Its core courses—art history, design, drawing, and painting—are the elemental building blocks for further study in fields as varied as ceramics, digital art, or art education. A required portfolio preparation course will specifically acquaint students with the expectations of quality transfer institutions.

Graduates of this program will be able to build proficiency in a variety of 2-D and 3-D artistic media, develop an awareness and appreciation of the qualities and characteristics of fine art produced by the student and others, present and past, and build a portfolio for possible transfer to a baccalaureate institution or employment.

The State University of New York (SUNY) requires students who intend to receive a bachelor’s degree from a SUNY college to complete at least 30 credit hours in specific general education areas. Students in this program who plan to transfer to a SUNY college can meet 21 credits of the general education requirement. For more specific information about this requirement, refer to the SUNY General Education Requirement and see an advisor for program assistance.

High school or equivalent preparation desired: No special requirements.