Fine Arts

Associate in Science (A.S.)

Student artwork

The Outlook

From printmaking to drawing and painting to metal casting, the fine arts field is versatile and opens doors for you to explore and apply your talents to a career that utilizes your artistic abilities. Whether you envision yourself developing, teaching, or managing art, an education in Fine Arts at FLCC equips you with the creative and practical skills you'll need to successfully transfer into a related program at a four-year school.

The Program

Earning your degree in Fine Arts gives you a balanced approach to theory and practice. Get introduced to various 2D and 3D disciplines and work from concept to finished product. Experience a course curriculum that provides you the opportunity to become proficient in studio art procedures and practices. Get a hands-on education that offers you unlimited opportunities to use our drawing and painting studios. And, generate your ideas and apply them to your artwork in a finalized portfolio. Whatever your future goals are, you'll develop your artistic knowledge and prepare for employment and transfer opportunities when you study Fine Arts at FLCC.

Online Learning

Online learning provides a convenient and flexible way to earn an education. Study on your time and from a location that fits your busy schedule. FLCC’s Fine Arts degree is available partially online, so you can complete courses outside the classroom. Learn more about FLCC online learning.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this degree program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to successfully transfer to four-year institutions and pursue baccalaureate degrees, or secure employment in selected art-based settings.
  • Exhibit knowledge of the aspects involved in the creative process.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills (reasoning) inherent in the articulation of visual concepts.

The Experience

As a Fine Arts student, you'll expand your cultural awareness of the arts through exhibitions, coursework, visiting artists, and guest speakers through FLCC's Williams-Insalaco Art Gallery. You'll have opportunities to tour local museums and art galleries such as the Memorial Art Gallery, Everson Museum, Johnson Museum at Cornell University, and the Albright Knox Gallery in Buffalo. And, throughout your studies, you can take advantage of our Art Club, which provides many unique experiences. This club participates in gallery openings, hosts guest lecturers, and it organizes trips to local and regional museums (which includes a yearly trip to New York City), workshops, and four-year institutions.

The Graduates

Graduates of our program have successfully transferred to four-year schools such as SUNY Oswego, RIT, Fashion Institute of Technology, and Nazareth College to pursue advanced degrees in fine arts. Some graduates have gone on to land positions after FLCC as professional artists, photographers, art educators, gallery directors, and museum archivists.

The Scholarships

As you pursue your studies in Fine Arts, you can apply for specific program scholarships. These include the Dr. Henry Buxbaum Memorial Award for Achievement and Promise in Fine Arts, Dr. Charles J. Meder Scholarship for the Arts, and Professor Wayne Williams Award in Honor of his Parents Ashley and Pauline Williams. For details on these scholarships, contact the FLCC Foundation.

The Faculty

The faculty in our Fine Arts program bring a well-rounded artistic background to FLCC. Each faculty member is a working artist in their various disciplines. Combined, they bring experience in painting, sculpting, ceramics, printmaking, photography, woodworking, and graphic design to the classroom. Some of our professors have had their artwork exhibited in New York, San Francisco, and Australia.

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