A Fine Art degree can start you on the path to creating your own art, managing a gallery, learning design concepts, or entering the field of commercial art.
Artists create art to communicate ideas, thoughts, or feelings. They use a variety of methods — painting, drawing, sculpting, photography, or illustration — and an assortment of materials, including oils, watercolors, acrylics, pastels, pencils, pen and ink, plaster, clay, glass and computers. Artists' works may be realistic, stylized, or abstract and may depict objects, people, nature, or events.
An Associates of Arts in Fine Art degree consists of 66 credits and can be completed in four semesters. Program completion time is based on current course catalog.
Professionals working in the fine arts have a wide variety of options to choose from. Most artists fit into one of four categories: art directors, craft artists, fine artists, and multi-media artists. For the few salaried jobs in the fine arts, there are many, many more qualified professionals seeking employment. Those who find a market for their work, though, are usually very happy with the freedom they have in their career.