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Academic Programs - School of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Fine Arts
Associate in Science
HEGIS #5610
Interim Chairperson: ScottĀ M. Hathaway
Brahan Hall, Room 124, (518) 629-7347

The Fine Arts program at Hudson Valley Community College includes courses in design, drawing, painting, photography, art history and electronic arts, and provides the foundation level education for both students intending to transfer to four year colleges and for those seeking to acquire experience in the visual arts. The Fine Arts major leads to an Associate of Science degree.

Introductory courses provide an intensive hands-on learning experience that is challenging to all, and extensive access to the studios and darkrooms encourages the growth of technical skills. Additional coursework builds upon and refines skills while exploring further the conceptual issues of concern to the fine arts.

The goal of the Fine Arts program is to provide students with foundations of the highest quality, to enable students to master their skills, to grasp the ideas behind those skills and to allow them to move on to four-year programs of reputation with the confidence that they are prepared.

Completion of the program may require evening courses.

PROGRAM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
Courses Entry Term Special Notes H.S. Average
Algebra and geometry or 2 units of equivalent academic math, and 1 unit of any lab science (70 or above in each course) Fall and Spring Strongly recommend algebra II, biology, chemistry and physics. High school art courses recommended. 70 or above

The estimated cost of books for the student enrolled in the first full-time term as outlined would be approximately $350.
There are additional costs for supplies for fine arts courses.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS*

Course No.

Title

Credit Hrs.

FORM 102** College Forum (1)
ARTS 100
Survey of Art History I 3
ARTS 101
Survey of Art History II 3
ARTS 110
Drawing I 3
ARTS 111
Drawing II 3
ARTS 115
Two Dimensional Design 3
ARTS 120
Painting I 3
ARTS 121
Painting II 3
ARTS 129
Photography I 3
ARTS 139
Photography II 3
ENGL 101
English Composition I 3
ENGL 102 English Composition II OR 3
ENGL 104 English Composition II: Writing About Literature
HIST 100
Western Civ. and the World I OR 3
HIST 101
Western Civ. and the World II
  (1) Social Science Electives 6
  (2) Lab Science Elective 3
  Literature Electives 6
  (3) Mathematics Elective 3
  Physical Education Electives 2
  (4) Fine Arts Electives 6
  Total Credits Required 62

*or specific course equivalents as approved by the department chairperson.

**Required of first time, full-time students.

(1) Courses must be designated as both "SUNY General Education Social Science" and "HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences Social Science" courses.

(2) Course must be designated as both "SUNY General Education Natural Science Lab" and "HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences Science" course.

(3) Course must be designated as both "SUNY General Education Mathematics" and "HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences Mathematics" course.

(4) With advisement, students may choose two from a list of selected course offerings.

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE FOR FULL-TIME STUDY
FIRST TERM
FORM 102 College Forum (1)
ARTS 100 Survey of Art History I 3
ARTS 110 Drawing I 3
ARTS 115 Two Dimensional Design 3
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3
  Lab Science Elective 3
  Term Total 16
SECOND TERM
ARTS 101 Survey of Art History II 3
ARTS 111 Drawing II 3
ENGL 102 English Composition II OR 3
ENGL 104 English Composition II: Writing About Literature
  Literature Elective 3
  Mathematics Elective 3
  Physical Education Elective 1
  Term Total 16
THIRD TERM
ARTS 120 Painting I 3
ARTS 129 Photography I 3
HIST 100 Western Civ. and the World I OR 3
HIST 101 Western Civ. and the World II
  Fine Arts Elective 3
  Physical Education Elective 1
  Social Science Elective 3
  Term Total 16
FOURTH TERM
ARTS 121 Painting II 3
ARTS 139 Photography II 3
  Fine Arts Elective 3
  Literature Elective 3
  Social Science Elective 3
  Term Total 15