Studio Arts (Fine Arts: Studio Arts) (A.S.)

Study studio arts at JCC

The Studio Arts degree at Jamestown Community College prepares you for transfer to a bachelor’s program to pursue careers in fine art, graphic design, industrial design, interior design, fashion, photography, multimedia, and animation.

JCC’s program combines a thorough foundation in drawing, design, and historical survey with electives based on your career goals. You can participate in exhibits and events at JCC’s art galleries on the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses.

2019 median pay for arts and design occupations: $48,130/year according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Where to study at JCC

Studio arts skills

After you complete the program, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of at least one principal form of artistic expression and the creative process inherent therein.
  • Employ methods of visual analysis necessary for critical judgments about ones creative processes and decisions.
  • Integrate critical methods of describing, analyzing, and judging visual experiences that are used in mak-ing oral and written interpretations of visual art.

Semester 1

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

ART 1500: Introduction to Art

3

ART 1510: Drawing I

3

ART 1530: 2-D Design and Color

3

ENG 1510: English Composition I

3

Mathematics Elective

Recommended:

MAT 1500: Problem Solving with Mathematics

3
SUNY: Math JCC:Mathematical Reasoning

INT 1555: Inquire

2
  • Discuss transfer options and career tracks with your advisor in order to maximize transferrable credits.

Semester 2

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

ART 1520: Drawing II

3

ART 1540: 3-D Design, Concepts, Materials

3

Social Sciences Elective

Recommended:

ANT 1510: Human Evolution and Prehistory

3
SUNY: Other World Civilizations SUNY: Social Sciences JCC:Global Perspectives

ENG 1530: English Composition II

3
JCC:Oral Communication
  • Refer to SUNY General Education Checklist for Social Sciences and Humanities electives.
  • ART 2750 recommended for career purposes.

Semester 3

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

ART 1550: Survey Visual Art: Prehistoric-Medieval

3
SUNY: Other World Civilizations

ART 1730: Intro to Computer Art/Design

3

Program Core Elective

Recommended:

ART 1570: Basic Black/White Photography or

ART 1590: Ceramics I

3

PSY 1510: Intro to Psychology

3
SUNY: Social Sciences JCC:Scientific Reasoning: Social Sciences

Natural Sciences Elective

Recommended:

BIO 1500: Human Biology

3
SUNY: Natural Sciences
  • Science elective with lab portion recommended for transfer to bachelor’s degree programs.
  • Refer to SUNY General Education Checklist for Social Sciences electives.

Semester 4

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

ART 1560: Survey Visual Art: Renaissance-Contemporary

3
SUNY: Other World Civilizations

Program Core Elective

Recommended:

ART 1670: Digital Photography I or

ART 2510: Painting I

3

Program Core Elective

Recommended:

ART 2750: ART Portfolio

3

Elective

3

Elective

4
  • Physical Education and Foreign Language are also recommended for credit transfer.