Does drawing, painting or making things feed your soul? Being creative is an innately human trait. 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.
There are many career choices for the fine arts graduate. The stereotype of the starving artist is no longer valid in our connected world. Social media and international networks connect artists with patrons, galleries and corporations. There is no machine that can perform creative problem solving, and therefore, it has become a desirable skill in the workplace.
Why Great Bay?
- Emphasis on developing the student’s personal aesthetic and creative problem-solving skills and self-expression.
- Classes requiring specialized equipment are offered offsite in professional studios.
- Transfer to several New England colleges.
- Onsite art gallery.
- Studio Artist
- Gallery Manager
- Art and Craft Educator
Faculty Q&A: Meet Andrew Super
Andrew Super is GBCC’s new coordinator of the Fine Arts and Digital Media Technology Program. Super, 38, has taught photography in the United States and United Kingdom. In his studio practice, Super distills complex, layered experiences into single and often abstract digital image. As part of his introduction to the Great Bay community, a sampling of his photography is hanging in the Gateway Gallery.