Art A.A.S.

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Turn your creativity into a career

Onondaga's Associate's degree in Art hones students’ creative talents and develops their potential to become imaginative thinkers and visual communicators.  

What You'll Learn

During your first two semesters, you will focus on studio art foundation courses in drawing, design, art history, color theory, and concept development.  Your choice of specializations include: Drawing and Painting, Fine Crafts, Graphic Design or Multimedia Design. 

An art professor at OCC

What It's Like

This program focuses on honing your conceptual and technical skills. All courses are taught by experienced, practicing artists.  Along with the foundation courses and specific areas of study, students are actively encouraged to immerse themselves in art by attending student art shows, exhibitions at the college art gallery, and presentations from visiting artists. Art Club and class activities include field trips to museums and art studios to broaden the understanding of the arts and to stimulate the creative process

A student painting at OCC

Where You'll Go

Some graduates choose to immediately apply their talents in the workplace; however, the majority of students transfer to four-year colleges or universities. Our art students are frequently accepted to some of the country's most prestigious art schools.  Career possibilities include: fine artist, graphic designer, ceramic artist and multimedia designer.