Feb 07, 2023  
2022-2023 College Catalog 
  
2022-2023 College Catalog

Studio Arts, A.F.A.


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This program seeks to assist students in becoming professionals in the field of art and nurtures a sense of artistic freedom and creativity while developing a strong sense of artistic discipline. Students will be encouraged to be inventive but proficient within the framework of a traditional approach to drawing. To become tomorrow’s visionary means understanding the significance and uniqueness of one’s own time and space defined by the limitless possibilities of personal expression within the boundaries of a universal language. Commitment to a balanced learning process combining fine art fundamentals (drawing/painting/ seeing) with life experience and aesthetic theory will prepare students for a four-year institution or a career in fine art. The primary objective is to provide an environment in which students can achieve a degree of professionalism as technically competent and creative individuals. A sequential course of study will be required.

Students in the Associate of Fine Arts Degree Program at Sussex County Community College are given the opportunity to present their work at the student art exhibit and in the Idiom & Image as well as other College publications.

The objectives of this program are to:

  • Display an understanding of abstract relationships and elements, and their expressive potential.
  • Exhibit an understanding of form and composition in drawing from the human figure.
  • Demonstrate an ability to make connections between theory and practice.
  • Demonstrate qualitative decision-making based on current art trends and art historical concepts.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking using artistic principles drawn from contemporary social, political, or personal issues.
  • Develop a portfolio of artwork.
  • Students are expected to provide their own materials and textbooks. Lab fees provide studio time and assistance for art students. See list of “Open Studio Hours” posted in each art studio during the first week of the semester.

First Year


Fall Semester


Total Semester Hours: 15


Winter Session


Total Semester Hours: 15


Summer Session


Second Year


Fall Semester


Total Semester Hours: 15


Winter Session


Spring Semester


Total Semester Hours: 15


Summer Session


Total Program Hours: 60


Technology General Education Courses


Choose from the list of approved General Education  courses in the College catalog.

Studio Arts Electives (Recommended)


Recommended courses listed below but student can also choose from any ARTA course designations.

Developmental Courses


Students may need to first take some developmental courses  that are designed to prepare students for the college-level coursework in their academic plan. This may add to the students’ completion time. The number of credits students take each semester will determine when the student will complete his/her program of study.

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