About the Project

The “Choose Community Art Project” involved Great Bay students and artists across Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts, who created original art together by sharing projects in-progress through the mail and building on each other’s marks and brushstrokes until a final image was achieved.

Great Bay plans to display the work in a virtual exhibition in early 2021 and a physical exhibition at the Gateway Gallery on the Portsmouth campus when it is safe again to gather.

Learn more about the project and how it all came together:

GBCC Students and Local Artists Collaborate on Community Art Project

Fine Arts

The Associate Degree in Fine Arts offers studio classes in drawing, painting, design, printmaking, sculpture and jewelry making. Multiple offerings in art history provides context for your personal creative process. Our on-campus gallery exposes students to the work of contemporary New England artists and provides exhibition opportunities for student work.

Creative problem solving, art criticism, and familiarity with visual language is integrated into each class. Emphasis is on developing a personal aesthetic, the ability to communicate a visual statement, and a strong portfolio. Oral and written reflection and hands-on skills using multiple mediums enrich each student’s personal journey. Transfer to a four-year art college is strongly encouraged.

Digital Media Communications

This Associate Degree in Digital Media Communications encourages creative problem solving while learning the necessary digital tools to communicate visually across multiple platforms.  Students will develop a professional portfolio of work that demonstrates real-world projects to prepare for the workplace or transfer to earn a Bachelor’s degree. 

This is a dynamic, fast-paced Associate Degree taught by industry professionals. Courses are offered on campus, hybrid, and online delivery modes. Due to the intensive format, many classes in the major course of study are eight weeks in length. The degree is designed for transfer to many four-year colleges in the New England area.