- AS - Transfer Program
- Department of Visual and Performing Arts
It’s true – artists are happier.
According to the Wall Street Journal, artists have a higher rate of job satisfaction and more career options than you might think.
Here is just a sample of jobs you could have:
- Art therapist
- Museum curator
- Art teacher
- Advertising art director
- Multi-media artist
The fine arts A.S. transfer program at Monroe Community provides an excellent foundation for career happiness and continued studies in fine or commercial art. MCC graduates have gone on to bachelor’s degree programs at many excellent schools, including:
- Buffalo State
- New Paltz
- Fashion Institute of Technology
- Kent State University
- Syracuse University
- Rhode Island School of Design
- Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design
- Parsons School of Art & Design
Join the MCC Arts Community and Learn from Other Artists
In the fine arts associate degree program at MCC, you’ll study with professors who are accomplished artists themselves. You’ll be part of an enriching environment with opportunities to travel to major museums, exhibit your own work, and participate in student art clubs and service learning projects.
You’ll become proficient in studio art procedures, and strengthen your skills in these essentials:
- Observational and expressive drawing
- Color theory
In addition, a strong liberal arts curriculum will prepare you well for advanced coursework in art programs at four-year colleges and universities that, in turn, will offer entry into a variety of art-related professions.
You may start your career with employers like these:
- Museum of Modern Art
- Nazareth College
- Monroe Community College
- Mary Cariola Children’s Center
- Dixon Schwabl Advertising
To find out more about the fine arts associate degree from Monroe Community College, contact the admissions office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (585) 292-2200.
A.S. Degree - Transfer Program
Department:Visual and Performing Arts
School(s): Arts & HumanitiesCIP Code: 50.0701
MCC Program Code: FA01
NYSED Code (BRI): 22249
The mission of the Fine Arts Program at Monroe Community College is to prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions, where degree programs are available that provide entry into a variety of art related professions.
It is the goal of the Fine Arts degree program to provide students with the fundamental skills and concepts necessary for a solid foundation in the visual arts. We believe that the core curriculum that we have structured will offer students the opportunity to become proficient in a variety of studio art procedures and practices. Courses in drawing, two-dimensional design, painting, figure drawing, three-dimensional design, art history and sculpture are coupled with a strong liberal arts curriculum, so students will be well prepared for advanced coursework in their chosen disciplines.
(Housed in the Visual and Performing Arts Department)
Program Learning Outcomes
1) Utilize the elements and principles of art and design in the creation of two-dimensional works.
2) Utilize the elements and principles of art and design in the creation of three-dimensional works.
3) Demonstrate proficiency in perceptual drawing translating observation to image.
4) Create works of art using a range of art materials.
5) Analyze works of art and design including their own using formal art terminology verbally and in writing.
6) Identify a range of basic art historical periods and styles.
Requirements for Program Entrance
Pre-Algebra (1 year high school math or Placement into Level 3 Math at MCC). Art courses recommended.
|Distribution Requirements||Credit Hours|
|FIRST SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours|
|ENG 101 College Composition OR |
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
|MTH 150 Survey of Mathematics or higher||3|
|ART 102 Fine Arts: Theory and Practice||3|
|ART 104 Drawing I||3|
|ART 109 Two Dimensional Design||3|
|SECOND SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours|
|SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - OTHER WORLD CIVILIZATIONS OR SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE||3|
|ART 118 Perspectives of Art History I: Ancient||3|
|ART 125 Three Dimensional Design||3|
|ART 154 Drawing the Human Figure||3|
|AAD 104 Introductions to Graphic Design, 2D||3|
|THIRD SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours|
|SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE||3|
|ART 119 Perspectives of Art History II: Modern||3|
|ART 120 Painting I||3|
|ART 130 Sculpture I||3|
|PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION ELECTIVE||1|
|FOURTH SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours|
|SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE||3|
|PHO 135 Digital Photography for the Arts||3|
|ART 204 Drawing II||3|
|ART 220 Painting II OR ART 230 Sculpture II||3|
|PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION ELECTIVE||1|