The visual arts program begins with a thorough foundation in drawing, design, and historical survey with additional study available in a variety of media.
An integral part of the curriculum is involvement with the Weeks Gallery at JCC. Students are encouraged to participate in gallery operations and events and to utilize the gallery's permanent collection which includes over 300 works on the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses. Travel to other galleries and art centers in western New York and beyond is also important.
Students wishing to take art courses for enjoyment rather than preparing for a career in art are also encouraged to enroll in JCC’s fine arts curriculum.
Minimum program credit hours: 60
|General Requirements||27 credit hours|
|ENG 1530: English Composition II||3|
|ENG 1540: Writing About Literature||3|
Additional humanities electives may not be visual arts.
|Social Science Electives||9|
3-6 credits are SUNY GER specific.
Credits are SUNY GER specific.
3-6 of the credits are SUNY GER specific.
|Liberal Arts and Science Electives||none|
|Core Requirements||30 credit hours|
|ART 1500: Introduction to Art||3|
|ART 1510: Drawing I||3|
|ART 1520: Drawing II||3|
|ART 1530: 2-D Design & Color||3|
|ART 1540: 3-D Design, Concepts, Materials||3|
|ART 1550: Survey of Visual Art: Prehistoric through Medieval||3|
|ART 1560: Survey of Visual Art: Renaissance through Contemporary||3|
|ART 1730: Introduction to Computer Art & Design||3|
|Program Core Electives||6|
Choose 6 credits from the following:
|ART 1570: Basic Black and White Photography||3|
|ART 1590: Ceramics I||3|
|ART 1600: Creative Ceramics||1|
|ART 1610: Studio Problems - Ceramics||3|
|ART 1611: Studio Problems - Computer Graphics||3|
|ART 1612: Studio Problems - Painting||3|
|ART 1613: Studio Problems - Photography||3|
|ART 1620: Studio Problems - Ceramics||3|
|ART 1621: Studio Problems - Computer Graphics||3|
|ART 1622: Studio Problems - Painting||3|
|ART 1623: Studio Problems - Photography||3|
|ART 1740: Graphic Design, Layout, and Publishing Basics||3|
|ART 1750: Graphic Design Applications||3|
|ART 2510: Painting I||3|
|ART 2520: Painting II||3|
|ART 2570: Intermediate Black and White Photography||3|
|ART 2600: Ceramics II||3|
|ART 2610: Studio Problems - Ceramics||3|
|ART 2611: Studio Problems - Computer Graphics||3|
|ART 2612: Studio Problems - Painting||3|
|ART 2613: Studio Problems - Photography||3|
|ART 2620: Studio Problems - Ceramics||3|
|ART 2621: Studio Problems - Computer Graphics||3|
|ART 2622: Studio Problems - Painting||3|
|ART 2623: Studio Problems - Photography||3|
|ART 2730: Web Design and Animation||3|
|ART 2750: Portfolio Seminar||2|
|Electives||3 credit hours|
Our courses and programs are designed to give you a strong foundation in your area of study. But we know that for many of you, your time at JCC is just the first step in your educational journey. And when it's time for you to take your next step, that strong foundation, coupled with the wide variety of transfer agreements we maintain with several top colleges and universities, will help make your transfer process as smooth as possible. Learn More
It is important when planning your transfer to talk with your advisor about the specifics of each four-year college or university.
|View agreements which specify that students earn the A.S. Fine Arts: Studio Arts degree (or in some cases a specified alternative degree):|