Art Studies (A.A.)

HEGIS: 5610

SUNY CODE: 1443

The Art Studies program is designed for students whose goal is either to transfer into an arts education program in order to teach art in an elementary or secondary school (Art Education concentration below), or to transfer to a four-year college to specialize in creative art therapy (Creative Art Therapy concentration below).

The goals of this program are to:

  • introduce students to the concepts, theories and research which define the disciplines of art education or art therapy;
  • introduce students to the use of visual elements and principles of design, and use them to create visually successful and emotionally expressive art works in two or three dimensions; and
  • present students with a variety of materials and techniques in art as they relate to educational and therapeutic settings.

Successful graduates from this program will be able to:

  • identify, describe and explain the concepts, theories and research which defines the disciplines of Art Education or Art Therapy;
  • create a visually expressive work of art that successfully uses the visual elements and principles of design; and
  • choose the appropriate materials and techniques to express their ideas in a work of art.

Career Opportunities/Transfer Information

The need for teachers at both the elementary and secondary level is expected to increase significantly in the next five years, both nationally and across New York State. Graduates of the two-year Art Studies program transfer to such four-year institutions as SUC at Oswego, SUC at New Paltz and SUC at Buffalo to complete the training necessary to become certified art teachers. Those students who wish to pursue the Creative Arts Therapy concentration transfer to such four-year institutions as SUC at Brockport, Russell Sage and Utica College.

Program of Study

1st Year

1st Semester

EN 111English I - College Writing

3

FS 100First Year Student Seminar

1

HU 113Drawing I

3

SS 111History of Western Civ I

3

OR

SS 121American History I

3

English Elective

3

OR

Humanities Elective

3

Mathematics Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:16

English or Humanities Elective: Students should consult with their academic advisor for appropriate course selections

Mathematics Elective: MA 124 or higher

2nd Semester

EN 112English II - Intro to Lit

3

HU 114Painting I

3

SS 112History of Western Civ II

3

OR

SS 122American History II

3

SS 151Intro Psychology

3

Mathematics Elective

3

OR

Science Elective

3

Physical Education Activity

1

Total Credit Hours:16

2nd Year

3rd Semester

EN 225Public Speaking

3

OR

EN 228Interpersonal Communication

3

HU 120Two Dim Design & Color

3

Foreign Language

3

OR

Humanities Elective

3

Laboratory Science Elective

4

Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Humanities Elective: Students should consult with their academic advisor for appropriate course selections

4th Semester

HU 2203-Dimension Design/Sculpture

3

SS 152Developmental Psychology

3

Foreign Language

3

OR

Humanities Elective

3

Elective

3

Elective

3

Physical Education Activity

1

Total Credit Hours:16

Humanities Elective: Students should consult with their academic advisor for appropriate course selections

Art Education Concentration:

For students interested in transferring into Art Education, the following courses are recommended:

HU 111Art History I

3

HU 112Art History II

3

HU 251Intro to Art Education

3

One year (two courses) of foreign language

Creative Art Therapy Concentration:

For students interested in transferring into Creative Art Therapy, the following courses are recommended:

HU 214Introduction to Art Therapy

3

HU 230Senior Art Seminar

1

SS 155Abnormal Psychology

3

One of the following:

HU 110Fund of Art in Early Child Ed

3

HU 117Drawing II

3

One of the following:

HU 211American Music

3

HU 212Music Appreciation

3

HU 213Music Theory

3

 

Total Credit Hours: 64

For more information, contact the Humanities and Social Science Division at (315) 866-0300 or toll free 1-888-GO-4-HCCC, ext. 8200.

This program complies with the State University General Education requirement.