December 15, 2015 Kenneth Colangelo

Visual Fine Arts

Provides the skills necessary to transfer to a four-year institution offering undergraduate degrees in Visual Fine Art or related fields of studies, and provides skills in art to students in search of personal enrichment.

Program Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of all courses in the program, students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate the concepts associated with formal artistic composition in two-dimensional image creation
  2. demonstrate skills in handling materials in drawing, painting, and design
  3. exhibit the importance of craft and professionalism in creating visual works of art
  4. demonstrate the ability to work out visual problems as they occur in specific projects to achieve competent design resolutions
  5. control spatial illusions and learn how to manipulate materials to create spatial illusions on a two-dimensional surface;
    understand form and shape relationships
  6. control materials to produce pre-determined desired visual effects
  7. exhibit a sense of color systems, tonal relationships, and value relationships
  8. demonstrate an understanding and ability to use art terminology
  9. demonstrate creative solutions to aesthetic problems via a professional portfolio presentation
  10. exhibit a sense of aesthetics and sensitivity toward diverse areas of visual art
  11. demonstrate the ability to communicate artistic ideas and concepts clearly and effectively
  12. use critical thinking and philosophical skills as they apply to the artistic process
  13. demonstrate knowledge of art history to complement studio course work; understand professional artistic development
    within a broad historical background.
First Semester
Course # Title Credits
ART*109 Color Theory 3
ART*111 Drawing I 3
CSS-101 First Year Experience 3
ENG*101 Composition (a) 3
GRA*101 Design Principles 3
Second Semester
ART*112 Drawing II (a) 3
ART*122 Three-Dimensional Design 3
Mathematics Elective (a) 3-4
 (from MAT*135 or above)
 (from ART*, COM*154, COM*167, DGA*, GRA*, NMC*, MUS*, THR*)
General Elective 3
Third Semester
ART*151 Painting I (Acrylics/Oils) (a) 3
ART*220 Electronic Painting and Drawing (a) 3
Art History Elective 3
 (from ART*101/102/103/201/205)
Directed Elective (b) 3
 (from ART*113, 131, 132, 141, 142, 152, 155, 156, 212, 221, 240, 242,
  243, 245, 250, 257, 284 or 289; DGA*; GRA*; NMC*)
Social Science Elective (a) 3
 (from ANT*, ECN*, GEO*, POL*, PSY, SOC*)
Fourth Semester
ART*215 Illustration (a) 3
ART*211 Drawing III (a) 3
Directed Elective (b) 3
(from ART*113, 131, 132, 141, 142, 152, 155, 156, 212, 221, 240, 242,
  243, 245, 250, 257, 284 or 289; DGA*; GRA*; NMC*)
Humanities Elective (d) 3
Science Elective (c) 3-4
 (from AST*, BIO*, CHE*, EAS*, EVS*, MET*, PHY*, SCI*)
Total 63-65


(a)  Prerequisite and/or co-requisite required.

(b)  To be selected in consultation with faculty advisor based on student’s program of study.
Externship may be taken in lieu of one Directed Elective – see faculty advisor.

(c)   Students intending to transfer to a four-year program should take a 4-credit lab science.

(d)  To be selected from courses in ANT*, ART*, CHI*, COM*, ENG*, ESL*143 or above, FRE*, HIS*, ITA*, LAT*, LIN*, MUS*,
NMC*, PHL*, PLH*, POL*, Religious Studies, RUS*, SPA*, and THR*.

NOTES:   The art faculty reserves the right to retain, exhibit, and reproduce any work submitted by students for credit in any art course for a period of one year after the course was taken.

Program Coordinator: Jacqueline Decker

A merger of Connecticut's 12 community colleges is underway. As a part of this merger, modifications will be made to academic programs. Students who do not complete their programs by the end of the Spring 2023 term will be matched with the Connecticut State Community College (CT State) program that most closely aligns with the student's Spring 2023 program and is offered at the current Tunxis Community College location. The College is committed to students completing their education with a minimum of disruption. Further details can be found and will be updated on the Frequently Asked Questions page: ct.edu/ctstate/academics.