Fine Arts

Program Goals Statement

This program provides a strong foundation in art to prepare students for transfer into senior institutions and a career in the visual arts. Students work within a structured curriculum that emphasizes visual perception, technical skills, and an artistic philosophy geared toward individual success. Following a common one-year foundation program, students choose advanced courses to focus on their individual goals and build a strong portfolio.

Program Information

  • The Art program has approximately 180 students and 20 dedicated faculty of working artists and designers. The program offers a strong individual support system for students. 
  • Some studio art courses are offered only one semester per year. It is recommended that students take developmental courses, science, and math in the summer.

Additional Information

Sequencing Complete all Studio Foundation program courses before taking any Advanced Studio courses.

Scheduling Restrictions

Take ART 101 in the fall semester of your first year, as well as ART 201 and ART 211 in the fall semester of your last year.

After Bristol

  • Graduates transfer to four-year institutions and major in subjects such as painting, sculpture, printmaking, art history, art education, and other related fields.
  • Bristol participates in the statewide MassTransfer program and has developed many program-to-program transfer articulation agreements which guarantee admission and credit transfer. For a complete listing of eligible MassTransfer programs and current Bristol articulation agreements, visit the Transfer Affairs website at www.BristolCC.edu/transfer

Infused General Education Competencies 

Multicultural Perspective, Oral Communication, Technical Literacy

Degree Requirements

General Courses

Course #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
21

Elective Courses

Course #
Title
Credits
Scientific Reasoning and Discovery Elective - Lab  +
4
Sub-Total Credits
4

Advanced Studio

Course #
Title
Credits
Advanced Studio Electives  +
15
Sub-Total Credits
20
Total credits:
65

Course Sequencing

Item #
Title
Credits
Advanced Studio Elective  +
3
Advanced Studio Elective  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
17
Item #
Title
Credits
Advanced Studio Elective  +
3
Advanced Studio Elective  +
3
Advanced Studio Elective  +
3
Scientific Reasoning and Discovery Elective - Lab  +
4
Sub-Total Credits
16

Overview

Program

Degree

Associate in Arts

Campus

Degree Offered

Associate in Arts in Art Transfer (Fine Arts)

Program Contact

Maryellen Atkins
Program Coordinator
Maryellen.Atkins@BristolCC.edu

Jennifer Puniello
Dean of Arts and Humanities
Jennifer.Puniello@BristolCC.edu

Avis Rupert
Associate Dean of Arts and Humanities
Avis.Rupert@BristolCC.edu