Art Studies Program (ASP)

Program Description: The A.S. degree in Art Studies is a liberal arts program that lets students develop their individual skills in several visual arts course areas as they prepare to pursue a four-year degree in Art Education. Photography, Ceramics, Drawing and Painting, Mixed Media, Calligraphy, Art History, and Digital Design are all areas of exploration for students to follow based on individual interest. Student work is displayed once a semester in the Mildred I. Washington Gallery. Student work is then selected to be a part of the SUNY Administration Best in Show exhibition in Albany, NY. Students are encouraged to participate in many field trips to various galleries and museums, such as: The Metropolitan Museum of Art NYC, DIA Beacon, Storm King Art Center, and the Chuan Yen Monastery in Carmel, NY.

Instructors: Students receive instruction from active artists whose work is seen regularly in the community. Each instructor is a dedicated professional whose focus on studio or academic coursework is current to his/her discipline.

After DCC: Past students have transferred to SUNY Purchase, SUNY Plattsburgh, SUNY New Paltz, SUNY Oswego, SUNY Potsdam, Manhattanville College, Marist College, and Mount Saint Mary College.

For further information, e-mail the Art Program chair Margaret Craig at mcraig@sunydutchess.edu or contact DCC’s Admissions Office.