A Palette of Opportunity: NCC’s Fine Art program helps develop a student’s artistic interest and strengths. As students build their portfolio, they will be encouraged to develop creativity through discovery. Exposure to career opportunities and educational options is an integral part of the program. By the end of the fourth semester, students will draw from examples of all coursework for transfer to a four-year college, university or art school. The successful student will also develop the skills in presentation needed to pursue a career in the visual arts.
An Abstract & Expressive Portfolio: Drawings, paintings, sculptures, ceramics and photography will showcase a deeper understanding of the student’s own ideas. The creative atmosphere and friendly attention of the staff and students at NCC encourages self-expression in art, and the challenging curriculum promotes the understanding of other artists’ styles and motivates the designing of new works of art.
Experience The Sights & Sounds of The Arts: The Individual Studio/Professional Practices course gives students the opportunity to gain a greater knowledge of the art world through visits to museums, galleries and art centers in New York City, Philadelphia and the Lehigh Valley. In addition, students will speak with curators, gallery directors, art museum personnel and a visiting professional artist who will help guide and critique their work.
Exhibit Your Creative Ideas: NCC’s Fowler Family Southside Center in South Bethlehem plays host to multiple exhibits throughout the year that showcase the paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, photography, mixed media, conceptual art, film and computer-generated new media.
The Art faculty at NCC hold exhibitions in Communications Hall with open receptions to give students a chance to see their work and to talk to them about it.