Associate in Science (A.S.)
Cultivate your power of self-expression while completing this transfer program. Learn new techniques and principles and put them to work in our professional art studios. Specialize in painting, ceramics, or printmaking, among others — or try out a variety of art forms!
Career Outlook: Art and Design
Artistic talent and design knowledge opens doors to a variety of fulfilling career opportunities. Take your first steps toward creating, teaching, or managing art with a degree in Fine Arts. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the demand for professional artists to grow 6% by 2031. The median annual wage for craft and fine artists was $49,960 in 2021.
A.S. Program Overview
Develop your own unique style in this versatile fine arts program. Our program balances design theory courses with opportunities to practice your craft. Study a variety of 2D and 3D art forms and develop original work from concept to finished product.
By the end of the program, you'll have a professional portfolio of creative work, so you'll graduate with the materials you need to transfer or enter the job market.
Learn from Experienced Artists and Designers
Visit local art galleries, museums, print shops, and design firms to learn about current trends in art and design. You'll attend exhibitions, meet visiting artists, hear from guest speakers, and participate in community workshops.
Professional Art and Design Facilities
We have the studio space, galleries, and equipment you need to become a well-rounded artist. Complete your own projects in our fine art studios for drawing, painting, ceramics, photography, 3D printing, and more.
You'll also have opportunities to display your work in our two public art galleries: Williams-Insalaco Gallery34 and ArtSpace36.
Online Courses Available
Over 50% of our Fine Arts courses are available online. 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. Learn more about FLCC online learning.
Student Collaboration and Community
Fine arts and graphic design students share many core courses at FLCC — so you'll be part of a talented and diverse community of artists. You'll have many opportunities to connect with peers and work on projects together, including:
- Student Art Club — participate in gallery openings, guest lecture events, and student trips.
- Create + Connect — a twice monthly public event focused on creating art in an informal environment while connecting with others.
- Letters & Lattes — a public arts event for anyone ages 15-21 to connect with peers and explore your creativity in a safe space.
A.S. Program Outcomes
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this degree program, students will be able to:
- Apply relevant materials, techniques and concepts to produce finished work.
- Exhibit knowledge of the creative process from concept to finished product.
- Evaluate visual concepts through constructive communication.
- Demonstrate a basic proficiency of skills, craftsmanship and critical thinking through the production of a final portfolio.
Seamless Transfer Opportunities
Our transfer-friendly A.S. Fine Arts program helps you earn credits toward a four-year degree. Previous graduates have continued their fine arts education at a variety of regional colleges and universities, including:
- Roberts Wesleyan College
- Rochester Institute of Technology
- Rhode Island School of Design
- Savannah College of Art and Design
- SUNY Brockport
- SUNY Buffalo State
- SUNY New Paltz
- SUNY Oswego
Four-Year Career Pathways
With a four-year degree in a Fine Arts, you'll be ready for a wide range of professional careers, including:
- Art Educator
- Art Gallery Director
- Art Therapist
- Professional Artist
Low-Cost Tuition and Scholarship Opportunities
Earn a quality education at an affordable rate. With our low cost-per-credit and general scholarship opportunities, you can maximize your potential with minimal debt. Over 75% of FLCC students receive financial awards that reduce the cost of college — or cover it completely!
As a Fine Arts student, you may also be eligible to apply for program specific scholarships, including:
- Dr. Henry Buxbaum Memorial Award for Achievement and Promise in Fine Arts
- Dr. Charles J. Meder Scholarship for the Arts
- Professor Wayne Williams Award for Sculpture (in Honor of his Parents Ashley and Pauline Williams).
For details on these scholarships, contact the FLCC Foundation.
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. Our professors have had their artwork exhibited in New York, San Francisco, and Australia.
Explore Your Career Options
Map out a path toward your future career, and discover opportunities related to this area of study.