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.
Careers in the field:
Fine Artist/Painter, Sculptor, Printmaker, Art Educator, Art Therapist, Illustrator, Medical Illustrator, Animator, Gallery Owner, Curator, Art Historian, Art Director, Fashion Designer, Fabric Designer, Craftsperson, Set Designer, Costume Designer, Museum Studies, Art Conservator
Schools to transfer to:
SUNY: Albany, Buffalo State Colege, Fredonia, New Paltz, Oswego, Stony Brook, Purchase, Potsdam, Fashion Institute of Technology; Rochester Institute of Technology, Alfred University, Kent State University, Syracuse University, Rhode Island School of Design
Specific skills learned:
Observational drawing, expressive drawing, linear perspective, composition, color theory, casting, assemblage, mold-making, subtractive sculpture and a variety of other painting, drawing, and sculpture media and techniques
Athesia Benjamin • Susan Ferrari-Rowley • Karen Sardisco • Jason Smith • Franz Weldgen • Kathleen Farrell• Dawn Murphy
Coursework enhancement activities available:
Student Art Association, Comic Creators Club