Aug 12, 2022  
2021-2022 College Catalog 
    
2021-2022 College Catalog

Fine Arts, A.S.


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HEGIS: 5610.00
PROGRAM CODE: 76002
PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Prof. Thomas Eaton

DEPARTMENT: ART

The Fine Arts AS degree is designed to provide students with a comprehensive program of study in the visual arts in preparation for transfer to baccalaureate programs or entry into a range of visual art professions. Concentrations in Art History, Ceramics, Drawing and Painting, Photography, and Sculpture provides students the opportunities for focus on a specific area of interest while developing a solid foundation in all aspects of visual thinking through foundational courses and courses in liberal arts and sciences.   

The curriculum presented here applies to students who started the major in Fall 2021 or Spring 2022. If you enrolled as a matriculant prior to that, please see the College Catalog for the year you started the major as a matriculant for the curriculum requirements that apply to you.

Consultation with the Program Advisor is required.


Select the Degree Map for your Concentration:

Degree Map for Fine Arts, A.S. - Art History Concentration  

Degree Map for Fine Arts, A.S. - Ceramics Concentration  

Degree Map for Fine Arts, A.S. - Drawing and Painting Concentration  

Degree Map for Fine Arts, A.S. - Photography Concentration  

Degree Map for Fine Arts, A.S. - Sculpture Concentration  

Your Degree Map contains the suggested term-by-term course sequence for your academic path towards graduation. 

To ensure successful and timely completion of your degree, it is recommended that you meet with your academic advisor to discuss your unique map. 

Please note some courses may only be offered once an academic year.

Program Learning Outcomes:


Upon successful completion of the Fine Arts degree program requirements, graduates will:

  1. apply the visual and writing skills needed to identify the main concepts governing a work of art to compare, critically analyze and discuss them in terms of their stylistic, social and historical contexts (visual literacy and critical analysis)
  2. develop and apply the skills needed to use and control the basic materials employed in each studio art concentration, and/or the database research tools and writing skills employed in the study of art history. Students will also demonstrate safe studio practices in the proper use of tools and equipment, and/or proper research practices in terms of gathering, employing and citing primary and secondary sources (technical skills and professional practices)
  3. be able to discuss works of art verbally, using acquired art-specific vocabulary during classroom discussions and, where possible, in-class presentations (oral communication)
  4. conceive and execute well-informed, creative and innovative solutions to visual problems while working within assignment boundaries (concepts)
  5. develop the ability to distinguish and analyze a resolved, well-executed work of art through an understanding of how form, color, and composition generate content (aesthetics)
  6. produce a presentation portfolio or a written body of work that demonstrates department expectations within each concentration (portfolio)

College Requirements:


English and Math proficient as determined by the CUNY Proficiency Index, unless otherwise exempt, or successful completion of any required developmental course(s).

Civic Engagement Experiences:


One (1) Civic Engagement experience satisfied by Civic Engagement Certified or Civic Engagement Component course or approved outside activity.

Writing Intensive Requirement:


One (1) Writing Intensive Course  in any discipline is required. 

Required Core (4 Courses, 12 Credits):


When Required Core courses are specified for a category, they are strongly suggested and/or required for the major

* Note: You may elect to take a math or science course that is 4 credits or more. TAP counts 3 credits towards the requirements and the 4th credit as an elective.

Flexible Core (6 Courses, 18 Credits):


When Flexible Core courses are specified for a category, they are strongly suggested and/or required for the major

One course from each Group A to E. and one (1) additional course from any group

No more than two courses can be selected from the same discipline

B. U.S. Experience in its Diversity Designated Course


C. Creative Expression Designated Course


D. Individual and Society Designated Course


E. Scientific World Designated Course


Note: You may elect to take a math or science course that is 4 credits or more. TAP counts 3 credits towards the requirements and the 4th credit as an elective.

Concentrations (5 Courses, 15, 16, or 17 Credits):


Select one (1) of the following concentrations:

Art History (5 courses, 15 Credits):


Ceramics (5 Courses, 15 to 16 Credits):


Drawing and Painting (5 Courses, 16 to 17 Credits):


Photography (5 Courses, 15 Credits):


Sculpture (5 Courses, 16 to 17 Credits):


Electives:


1 to 9 credits sufficient to meet required total of 60 credits

Total Credits: 60


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