Visual Arts Program (VAT)

Program Description: The A.S. degree in Visual Arts is a liberal arts program that lets students develop their individual skills in several visual arts course areas. Photography, Ceramics, Drawing and Painting, and Digital Design all have course tracks 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, FIT, SUNY New Paltz, SUNY Oswego, SUNY Potsdam, Hunter College, Marist College, Pratt, and SVA (School of Visual Arts).

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