Art Studies (ASP)

The Art Studies program is designed for students who are interested in transferring to a baccalaureate institution in order to pursue an interest in art. Articulations exist to facilitate student transfer into Art Education programs at the bachelor’s level. Students will study foundations courses in studio art and art history. The program fulfills SUNY’s General Education requirements.

The Associate in Science (A.S.) degree is awarded upon completion of the requirements for this program.

• Outline possible transfer options to four-year universities as well as possible career opportunities in the field of Art education.

• Create an Artist’s Portfolio containing samples of their Art work at DCC for perusal by transfer institutions.


Students who successfully complete the Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Art Studies (ASP) will be able to:

Create basic drawing, two-dimensional, and three dimensional art projects that incorporate research, visual idea development, and communication of visual concepts to synthesize structure of composition, form, and space by using tools, materials and the various elements of line, shape, volume, value, texture, and color to achieve balance and unity;

Analyze their and others’ artwork in terms of description, comparison and evaluation of design elements, principles, methods, goals, content, meaning, relevance, and perspective.



Course No. Descriptive Title  Credit Hours
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
Foreign Language   3
ART 110 or
ART 111
Two-Dimensional Design (b) OR
Three-Dimensional Design (b)
ART 112 Drawing I 3
BHS 103 Social Problems in Today's World 3
  TOTAL 15


Course No. Descriptive Title  Credit Hours
Studio Art (b) or Transfer Specific Course (a) 3
ART 113 Drawing II 3
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
MAT 109 Survey of Mathematics or higher 3
American History Appendix D 3
  TOTAL 15


Course No. Descriptive Title  Credit Hours
ART 101 History of Art 3
Studio Art (b) of Transfer Specific Course (a) 3
WFE 101 Lifetime Wellness and Fitness 3
Science (a)   4
PSY 111 Psychological Principles I 3
  TOTAL 16


Course No. Descriptive Title  Credit Hours
Professional Communications (c)  3
Human Development (a)  3
Western Civilization (a) (ART 102 unless other course required) 3
Other World Civilizations (a)  3
Studio Art (b)/Transfer Specific Course (a) 3
Free Elective (a) (b)  3-4
  TOTAL 18


a. Select PSY 203, PSY 204 or PSY 221 for the Human Development requirement based on the specific transfer school requirement. Students should consult with their academic advisors and with the DCC transfer counselor to match course recommendations for these areas with the specific transfer schools. In cases where there is no specific requirement for a category, another course may be selected. When selecting courses, students should be aware of prerequisite requirements for each institution. Select a SUNY General Education course.

b. Students should consult with their academic advisors and with the DCC transfer counselor to determine which studio art courses to select including foundations courses (ART 110, 111, 112, 113, 120).

A studio art course is defined as any ART course with lab contact hours (with the exception of ART 260 Internship.)

c. A Professional Communication course is usually SPE 101 Public Speaking or THE 120 Performing Skills for the Classroom. Students should consult with their academic advisor for transfer specific courses.