Associate in Science Degree Program
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This program is intended as a core curriculum to provide a foundation in the visual arts and a complementary selection of general education courses. It is recommended for students planning to transfer to four-year colleges and universities for further study in the visual arts. Students who complete the Visual Arts Program will earn an Associate in Science degree. This program is available for both part-time and full-time students.
Student Learning Outcomes
At the completion of the AS Fine Arts Degree program, a student will be able to
• Identify and analyze a variety of visual problems, create and evaluate solutions;
• Demonstrate a good knowledge of art history and artistic traditions;
• Utilize a variety of creative problem-solving and critical thinking strategies and skills, and apply them with originality and imagination to a series of related visual problems;
• Analyze, assess, and critique their own and other’s art projects in class discussions and critiques;
• Produce a portfolio of high quality studio projects that demonstrate significant growth in hands-on technical skills, conceptual and critical-thinking skills.
Through a portfolio of their creative work, graduates of this program will demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of two- and three-dimensional visual communication through the disciplines of design, drawing, painting, and photography, and an awareness of the role of art in the development of cultural history. Above all, students will leave with a strong foundation in visual literacy that will prepare them for further study leading to a baccalaureate degree in the visual arts. The sophistication of visual communication that this degree ultimately bestows is highly sought after in the contemporary fields of advertising, design, fine art studios, art gallery and museum design, and the film, television, and video industries.
Requirements for Program Entry
- High School diploma or equivalent
- Satisfactory placement in Entering Student Assessment
Developmental Assistance Available
For students who do not meet basic reading and math requirements, or who have other learning issues, extra assistance is readily available through SUNY Ulster's Learning Center, Patrik Math Center, the Writing Center, the Peer and Friend Tutor Program, and English as a Second Language (ESL) tutors.
For More Information
Chair, Visual Arts, Music and Theater
Office: Vanderlyn Hall, VAN 260 C
Phone: 800:724-0833, ext 5066
To print a copy of the Program Planning Sheet, click here.
Click on the Course Number for the course description.
|ART 103||Drawing and Composition I||3|
|ART 107||Art History I||3|
|ART 150||Two-Dimensional Design||3|
|ENG 101 *||College English I||3|
(Choose elective from list in 4th semester)
|ART 104||Drawing and Composition II||3|
|ART 108 *||Art History II||3|
|ART 151||Three-Dimensional Design||3|
|ENG 102 *||College English II||3|
|LIB 111 *||Information Literacy||1|
Life Drawing I
|ART 214||Advanced Studio I||3|
|MAT 105 *||
College Algebra or
higher level math
|Elective *||Natural Science Elective||3-4|
|ART 110||20th Century Art||3|
Advanced Studio II
|Elective *||Social Science Elective||3|
|PLUS Select one from the following:||3|
|ART 105||Painting I|
|ART 106||Painting II|
|ART 130||Photography I (digital)|
|ART 131||Photography II (digital)|
|ART 138||Introduction to Interior Design & Drafting|
|ART 180||Introduction to Web Design|
|ART 210||Life Drawing II|
Fashion Drawing and Design I
|ART 213||Fashion Design & Drawing II|
|ART 293||Art Internship|
NOTE: Through advisement, students will also fulfill General Education Requirements.