Fine 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:

  • Painter
  • Sculptor
  • Illustrator
  • Printmaker
  • 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:

  • SUNY

    • Buffalo State
    • Fredonia
    • New Paltz
    • Oswego
    • 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
  • Painting
  • Color theory
  • Design
  • Sculpture
  • Assemblage

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 admissions@monroecc.edu or (585) 292-2200.


FINE ARTS

A.S. Degree - Transfer Program

Department:Visual and Performing Arts

School(s): Arts & Humanities

CIP Code: 50.0701
MCC Program Code: FA01
NYSED Code (BRI): 22249

Description
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.

Employment Potential
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Requirements for Program Entrance
Pre-Algebra (1 year high school math or Placement into Level 3 Math at MCC). Art courses recommended.

Distribution RequirementsCredit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
MTH 150 Survey of Mathematics or higher3
ART 102 Fine Arts: Theory and Practice3
ART 104 Drawing I3
ART 109 Two Dimensional Design3
Total15
SECOND SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - OTHER WORLD CIVILIZATIONS OR SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE3
ART 118 Perspectives of Art History I: Ancient3
ART 125 Three Dimensional Design3
ART 154 Drawing the Human Figure3
AAD 104 Introductions to Graphic Design, 2D 3
Total15
THIRD SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE 3
LITERATURE ELECTIVE 3
ART 119 Perspectives of Art History II: Modern3
ART 120 Painting I3
ART 130 Sculpture I 3
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION ELECTIVE1
Total16
FOURTH SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours
SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE3
HUMANITIES ELECTIVE3
PHO 135 Digital Photography for the Arts 3
ART 204 Drawing II3
ART 220 Painting II OR ART 230 Sculpture II3
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION ELECTIVE 1
Total16
TOTAL CREDITS62
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School of Arts & HumanitiesThe School of Arts & Humanities is a collection of disciplines, from languages and communication to visual and performing arts, that prepare you for creative and expressive professions.