fine arts

About the Program

The rigorous nature of the creative process in visual arts – conception, creation, critique, revision and exhibition – shapes the intellectual foundation for any individual to become an independent and critical thinker. The Fine Arts curriculum develops the capabilities of emerging artists because it is centered in liberal arts studies and combined with applied studio courses. The course sequence builds core skills and knowledge in a variety of media, provides historical and contemporary perspectives, fosters aesthetic sophistication and passion for the arts, and sets emerging artists on the path to becoming practitioners in the creative economy. Students may select from concentrations in Painting and Drawing, Ceramics, Jewelry/Metal Arts, Sculpture, Art History, Book Arts, Printmaking and Intermedia Studies. Each concentration features the possibility of integrating other courses across the School of Arts and Design. The program emphasizes the development of a high quality portfolio of artwork to help students be accepted into the 4-year program of their choice.

This degree is designed for students who intend to transfer to four-year colleges or universities to complete a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Art or Art History degree. It includes the general studies core curriculum as well as the basic fine arts courses recommended by most four-year institutions. Students must work closely with their transfer institutions and their SFCC advisers to ensure the best transition to four-year schools.

Check out our Performing Arts classes in Drama, Dance and Music too!

For more information, please contact the School of Arts, Design, and Media Arts, 505-428-1731,