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Liberal Arts: Fine Arts option (A.A.)
This program provides a focus on the basic principles of visual design and concepts as explored primarily through Design, Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, and Sculpture. Courses in Digital Photography and other studio areas are also offered. The requirements of Art History and other liberal arts courses support the student in developing a comprehensive view of the human experience. The program transfers well to a four-year institution. It is recommended that students confer with a transfer counselor early on in their experience at Asnuntuck.
The Fine Arts Option provides students a strong foundation in the visual arts through hands-on practice within art historical and conceptual frameworks. Upon successful completion of the Option, graduates are able to: use multiple studio art methods, tools, and media to create works of art; demonstrate an historical understanding of selected artists, aesthetic movements, and cultural influences; appreciate, evaluate, and critique works of art, including the work of peers; communicate effectively; creatively problem-solve; work collaboratively and in diverse contexts; understand the complexity of human cultures; plan and organize small to large projects; lead and manage workgroups; and exhibit computer and technical literacy.
Students transfer successfully to the Connecticut State Universities and are able to utilize transfer equivalencies and advising resources. The transfer counselor can always be consulted when transferring. Past students have transferred to Central Connecticut State University, Elms College, Springfield College and University of Hartford.
In addition to the benefit skills like creativity and problem solving bring to any career field, an education in the fine arts prepares students for jobs in art museums and galleries, graphic design firms, media organizations, education, advertising and as freelance or self-employed artists. Some potential career possibilities include: Art Critic/Writer, Art Teacher, Curator, Designer, Exhibit Preparator, Gallery/Museum Attendant, Illustrator, Painter, Photographer, Potter, Printmaker, or Sculptor.