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

This program's design is based on: New MCC General Education

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 Requirements
Credit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
MTH 150 Survey of Mathematics or higher#
3
ART 102 Fine Arts: Theory and Practice
3
ART 104 Drawing I: Foundation
3
ART 109 Two Dimensional Design: Foundation
3
First Semester Total:
15
SECOND SEMESTER
AAD 104 Introductions to Graphic Design, 2D
3
ART 118 Perspectives of Art History I: Ancient
3
ART 125 Three Dimensional Design: Foundation
3
ART 154 Drawing the Human Figure
3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - SOCIAL SCIENCES (SUNY-SS) ELECTIVE**
3
Second Semester Total:
15
THIRD SEMESTER
ART 119 Perspectives of Art History II: Modern
3
ART 120 Painting I
3
ART 130 Sculpture I
3
ART 231 Art Seminar/Portfolio Development
3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - NATURAL SCIENCES (SUNY-NS) ELECTIVE***
3-4
Third Semester Total:
15-16
FOURTH SEMESTER
ART 204 Drawing II
3
HED 130 Foundations of Personal Health and Wellness OR
HED 207 Emotional Wellness
3
PHO 106 Photography I
3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - HUMANITIES (SUNY-H) ELECTIVE*
3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - OTHER WORLD CIVILIZATIONS (SUNY-OWC) ELECTIVE OR
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - SOCIAL SCIENCES (SUNY-SS) ELECTIVE**
3
Fourth Semester Total:
15
TOTAL CREDITS:
60-61
*SUNY-H - Choose any English literature course.
**SUNY-SS recommended - ANT 101,102; PSY 101; SOC 101
***SUNY-NS recommended - BIO 116, CHE 110
#MTH 150 or any other SUNY-M course with a higher number.

Revised 8/1/2018
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