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, the disciplined and self-motivated student will draw from examples of all coursework for transfer to a college, university or art school. The successful student will also develop the skills in presentation needed to pursue a career in the visual arts.
Drawings, paintings, sculptures, ceramics and photography will showcase a deeper understanding of the student's own ideas. 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.
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.
For detailed information about the Art Programs, faculty, student success and current events visit art.northampton.edu
Northampton's Fine Art Program is a transfer degree meant to parallel the first two years of a bachelor's degree. The program provides students with a thorough introduction to the basic areas of study in the visual arts. We help you develop a strong set of foundation skills for future artistic growth.
A career in art is not limited to being a painter of canvases which get framed and sold in a gallery. Behind every piece of art in a newspaper, magazine, book, poster, brochure, website or display piece, there's usually a commercial artist or a team of artists. Those interested in truly trying to make a career in one of the fine arts fields know that art is everywhere - from computer animation to film and TV stage sets. If art students truly apply themselves, they can pursue their passion not just in work created to hang in museums, but also in teaching art, art history or photography.
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