Fine Arts

Program Information

Degree Type: AS
Program Code: FIRT
Hegis Code: 5610.00
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The Fine Arts AS is designed to prepare students for transfer into a baccalaureate program in accordance with the Art Studio transfer path. Students will be able to transfer into programs of Fine Art, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Art Education, Illustration and similar. Students will observe and learn about various interactions between art, artists and the local, national and global communities and be able to recognize the value of these relationships. Coursework will consist of traditional design, drawing and art history, with options for focused study. Visits to galleries and museums, visiting lectures from art related fields as well as portfoilio development will round out the student experience.
Cr. Course Title Course Code
1-2 Freshman Experience HRD100 HRD100A or HRD110
3 Introduction to College Writing ENG101
3 SUNY Gen Ed Basic Communication 

ENG102, ENG103, ENG104, ENG105, ENG106, ENG107, ENG108, ENG109 or ENG110

3 Mathematics or Science  
3-4 SUNY Gen Ed Natural Science lab science  
3 SUNY Gen Ed Mathematics  
3 SUNY GEN ED Western Civilization  
3 SUNY GEN ED American History  
3 SUNY GEN ED Social Science  
3 2-Dimensional Design ART102
3 Photography I or Graphic Design I

ART104 or ART222

3 Drawing I ART106
3 Drawing II

ART107 (Prereq Required)

3 Western Art History I ARH111
3 Western Art History II ARH112
3 Three Dimensional Design

ART121  (Spring only)

3 Painting I ART207 (Prereq Req-Spring only)
1 Portfolio Development

ART295 (Fall only - Prereq Required)

6 Art Electives

ART103 (Fall only),  ART104, ART205 (Prereq Required), ART207 (Prereq Req-Spring only), ART208 (Prereq Required - Fall only), ART209 (Prereq Required), ART211 (Prereq Required), ART220 ((Prereq Required - Spring only) ART222, ART252, ART291

6 Electives ART or ARH recommended
62 Minimum credits required for graduation  
64 minimum credits required for graduation

Recommended First Year
First Semester
1-2 HRD100, HRD100A or HRD110
3 ENG101
3 SUNY GEN ED Social Science
3 ART102


3 ARH111
Second Semester
3 ENG102 - ENG110
3 SUNY GEN ED American History
3 ARH112
3 ART121
3 ART107 or ART207
Recommended Second Year
Third Semester
3-4 SUNY GEN ED Natural Science lab science
3 SUNY GEN ED Mathematics
3 ART104 or ART222
3 ART Elective Credit - See Note 1
3 Electives - See Note 2
1 ART 295
Fourth Semester
3 Mathematics or Science
3 SUNY GEN ED Western Civilization
3 ART107 or ART207
3 ART Elective Credit - See Note 1
3 Electives - See Note 2


  1. ART Electives include: ART103, ART104, ART205, ART 207, ART208, ART209, ART211, ART220, ART222, ART252, ART291
  2. ARH or ART courses are recommended electives.  Students who become interested in Art Education should take EDU101, PSY202 and PSY206 and/or foreign language and may want to choose Liberal Arts Humanities and Social Science AA degree.
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