May 29, 2023
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PROGRAM CODE: 76002
The curriculum presented here applies to students who started the major in Fall 2018 or Spring 2019. 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.
Upon successful completion of the Fine Arts degree program requirements, graduates will:
- 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)
- 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)
- be able to discuss works of art verbally, using acquired art-specific vocabulary during classroom discussions and, where possible, in-class presentations (oral communication)
- conceive and execute well-informed, creative and innovative solutions to visual problems while working within assignment boundaries (concepts)
- 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)
- produce a presentation portfolio or a written body of work that demonstrates department expectations within each concentration (portfolio)
Successful completion of CUNY Assessment Tests in Reading, Writing, and ACCUPLACER CUNY Assessment Test in Math with passing examination
scores, unless otherwise exempt, or developmental courses may be required.
Civic Engagement Experiences:
Two (2) Civic Engagement experiences satisfied by Civic Engagement Certified or Civic Engagement Component courses or approved outside
Writing Intensive Requirement:
One (1) Writing Intensive course in any discipline is required. Participation in a Learning Community that includes ENG 1200 or ENG 2400 also satisfies this requirement.
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
A. World Cultures and Global Issues Designated Course
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.
Major Requirements (4 Courses, 12 Credits):
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):
1 to 9 credits sufficient to meet required total of 60 credits
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