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2022-2023 College Catalog 
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Fine Arts, A.S.

Associate in Science
HEGIS #5610
Chairperson: Scott M. Hathaway
Brahan Hall, Room 124, (518) 629-7347

The Fine Arts A.A.S. program at Hudson Valley Community College includes courses in design, drawing, painting, photography, art history and electronic arts, and provides the foundation level education for both students intending to transfer to four year colleges and for those seeking to acquire experience in the visual arts.

Introductory courses provide an intensive hands-on learning experience that is challenging to all, and extensive access to the studios and darkrooms encourages the growth of technical skills. Additional coursework builds upon and refines skills while exploring further the conceptual issues of concern to the fine arts.

The goal of the Fine Arts program is to provide students with foundations of the highest quality, to enable students to master their skills, to grasp the ideas behind those skills and to allow them to move on to four-year programs of reputation with the confidence that they are prepared.

Completion of the program may require evening courses.

Program Entrance Requirements

Courses Entry Term Special Notes H.S. Average
Algebra and geometry or 2 units of equivalent academic math, and 1 unit of any lab science (70 or above in each course) Fall and Spring Strongly recommend algebra II, biology, chemistry and physics. High school art courses recommended. 70 or above

The estimated cost of books for the student enrolled in the first full-time term as outlined would be approximately $350. There are additional costs for supplies for fine arts courses.

Total Credits Required: 62

Major Requirements*

*or specific course equivalents as approved by the department chairperson.
**Required of first time, full-time students.

(1) Social Science Elective Credits: 3

Courses must be designated as both “SUNY General Education Social Science” and “HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences Social Science” courses.

(2) Lab Science Elective Credits: 3

Course must be designated as both “SUNY General Education Natural Science Lab” and “HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences Science” course.

(4) Social Science or Literature Elective Credits: 3

Course must be designated as either:

  • “HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences Social Science” course OR 
  • “HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences Humanities” literature course AND be chosen from the following:

(5) Mathematics Elective Credits: 3

Course must be designated as both “SUNY General Education Mathematics” and “HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences Mathematics” course.

Total Credits Required: 62

Suggested Course Sequence for Full-Time Study

First Term

Term Total: 15

Term Total: 16

Third Term

Term Total: 16

Fourth Term

Term Total: 15