Division of STEAM
Associate Dean: Bradley Cole
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 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.
Students in this program must meet 7 of the 10 SUNY Knowledge and Skills areas, 2 core competencies (Critical Thinking and Information Literacy), and have 30 SUNY General Education credits. Please note that of the 7 Knowledge and Skills areas, the following 4 are required: Communication-Written and Oral; Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning; Natural Sciences and Scientific Reasoning; and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice. For more information on the SUNY General Education requirements please see General Education Requirements.
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Demonstrate fundamental drawing concepts, including line, proportion, value, gesture, texture, and style.
- Be able to draw an architectural interior in correct linear perspective.
- Draw and paint realistic portraits and figure subjects in correct proportion, including self-portraits.
- Demonstrate proficient use of pen and ink, charcoal, conte crayon, ink wash, oil paint, and all graphite media.
- Demonstrate proficiency in manipulating the major elements of 2-D and 3-D design, including shape, scale, color theory, balance, symmetry, kinetics, texture, materials, and composition.
- Demonstrate a foundational knowledge of major historical styles of western art, from ancient Egypt through the present.
- Assemble a portfolio and resume for possible transfer or employment.
- Demonstrate a foundational knowledge in the liberal arts and sciences, to include Basic Communication, Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Western Civilization.
*Based on placement, students might be required to take developmental and/or prerequisite classes before taking the required English and Math courses.
*Humanities Electives: PHIL 2360, Foreign Language, or Theatre are recommended.
*Arts Electives: ARTS 1210, 1220, 1440, 1450, 2120, 2210, 2220, 2540, 2550, 2620 are recommended.
*Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Social Justice (DEI/SJ) Course: See General Education Requirements for courses that meet this requirement.
* Students in this program who plan to transfer to a SUNY college can meet 7 of the 10 SUNY Knowledge and Skills areas and 30 SUNY General Education credits. For more information on SUNY General Education requirements, refer to the catalog index or see an adviser.