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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.

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.

(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" 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 115 Two Dimensional Design 3
ARTS 110 Drawing I 3
ENGL 101 Composition I 3
HIST 100 Western Civiliz. I 3
________ Lab Sci. Elective 3
  Term Total 15
SECOND TERM
ARTS 111 Drawing II 3
________ ENGL 102 Composition II or 3
ENGL 104 Eng. Comp./Lit.
HIST 101 Western Civiliz. II 3
________ Math Elective 3
________ Phys. Ed. Elective 1
  Social Sci. Elect. 3
  Term Total 16
THIRD TERM
ARTS 100 Surv. of Art Hist. I 3
ARTS 120 Painting I 3
ARTS 129 Photography I 3
________ Literature Elective 3
________ Fine Arts Elective 3
________ Phys. Ed. Elective 1
  Term Total 16
FOURTH TERM
ARTS 101 Surv. of Art Hist. II 3
ARTS 121 Painting II 3
ARTS 139 Photography II 3
________ Literature Elective 3
________ Social Science Elect. 3
________ Fine Arts Elective 3
  Term Total 18

*Required of first time, full-time students.