Fine Arts (A.A.)

HEGIS: 5610

SUNY CODE: 0664

The Fine Arts curriculum develops basic technical skills and visual problem-solving abilities that prepare students to transfer to four-year colleges to major in fine arts. The curriculum includes the study of painting, sculpture, drawing, pottery, photography and applied arts such as graphic design and fashion design.

The goals of this program are to:

  • present students with the basic concepts of visual aesthetics and the historical background of fine arts from ancient civilizations to the present time;
  • introduce students to the use of visual elements and principles of design, and demonstrate how to use them to create visually successful and emotionally expressive art works in two and three dimensions; and
  • present students to a variety of studio art materials and techniques as they relate to two and three dimensional art.

Successful graduates from this program will be able to:

  • analyze and explain the aesthetics of a work of art as it relates to the time period it was made and to work made in other time periods;
  • 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.

Transfer Information

Graduates of this program have transferred to a variety of four-year institutions, including SUC at Oswego, SUC at New Paltz, SUC at Purchase, SUNY Albany, Cazenovia College, and The College of St. Rose.

Program of Study

1st Year

1st Semester

EN 111English I - College Writing

3

FS 100First Year Student Seminar

1

HU 113Drawing I

3

HU 120Two Dim Design & Color

3

American History Selective

3

Mathematics Elective

3

OR

Science Elective

3

Physical Education Activity

1

Total Credit Hours:17

2nd Semester

EN 112English II - Intro to Lit

3

HU 114Painting I

3

HU 2203-Dimension Design/Sculpture

3

Mathematics Elective

3

Physical Education Activity

1

Western Civilization Selective

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Mathematics Elective: MA 124 or higher.

2nd Year

3rd Semester

HU 111Art History I

3

HU 230Senior Art Seminar

1

Humanities Elective

3

OR

English Elective

3

Science Elective

3-4

Studio Art Elective

3

Social Science Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:16-17
Studio Art Elective

Student may select one from the following:

HU 117Drawing II

3

HU 118Painting II

3

HU 123Watercolor Painting I

3

HU 126Fashion Illustration

3

HU 127Figure Drawing

3

HU 129Introduction to Ceramics

3

HU 140Basic Photography

3

HU 146Intro Comp Graphics & Design

3

HU 148Digital Photography

3

HU 148: prerequisite: HU 146
Social Science Elective

Student must select one of the following:

SS 151Intro Psychology

3

SS 161Introductory Sociology

3

SS 192Intro to Archeology

3

4th Semester

HU 112Art History II

3

English Elective

3

Laboratory Science Elective

4

Social Science Elective

3

Studio Art Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:16
Studio Art Elective

Student may select one from the following:

HU 117Drawing II

3

HU 118Painting II

3

HU 123Watercolor Painting I

3

HU 126Fashion Illustration

3

HU 127Figure Drawing

3

HU 129Introduction to Ceramics

3

HU 140Basic Photography

3

HU 146Intro Comp Graphics & Design

3

HU 148Digital Photography

3

HU 148: prerequisite: HU 146

Students should consult with their academic advisor for appropriate course selections.

Total Credit Hours: 65-66

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.