Art Studio Concentration

SUNY Adirondack offers a Studio Art Transfer Path in the Liberal Arts and Sciences: Humanities and Social Science A.A. degree. 

Students will have the opportunity to focus on areas such as drawing, painting, two and three-dimensional design and art history.


Students benefit from small class sizes and dedicated faculty who are professional artists that exhibit locally and nationally.  Students will also have the opportunity to exhibit in the Visual Arts Gallery, meet with visiting artists and faculty from four year schools. Field trips to local galleries and museums, as well as to New York City and Boston, are available. Additionally, art focused International Study trips to Europe and other areas abroad are offered.

Additional resources include:

  • open life drawing sessions,
  • exhibition opportunities,
  • studio and gallery work study
  • internships
  • articulation agreements with four year private and SUNY schools are available
  • other course offerings include printmaking, life drawing, life painting and watercolor

* The Studio Art concentration is slated to be eliminated, effective in the Fall 2021 semester. Students can finish the concentration within the allotted time or complete the Liberal Arts and Sciences: Humanities and Social Science AA degree on a schedule that works best for them. 






          Career & Transfer Opportunities

          The Humanities and Social Science—Art Studio Concentration program is designed to prepare students for transfer to a four-year college or university, including but not limited to the many institutions SUNY Adirondack cooperates with to maintain seamless transfer agreements, such as:

          • SUNY Albany
          • SUNY Plattsburgh
          • SUNY Potsdam
          • SUNY Oswego
          • Sage College of Albany

          Upon program completion students have gone on to academic programs and careers in:

          • Art Education
          • Art Therapy
          • Industrial Design
          • Graphic Design
          • Illustrator
          • Interior Design
          • Theatre Design
          • Fashion Design
          • Museum Careers
          • Art Conservation and restoration
          • Art Framer
          • Visual Artist
          • Art Criticism
          • Arts Management

          Program Learning Outcomes

          1. Develop sufficient background in a Humanities or Social Science discipline to qualify for upper level study.
          2. Demonstrate the skills and knowledge needed to think critically.
          3. Employ effective communication skills, both written and verbal.
          4. Articulate the presence and influence of diversity within societies such as the United States and those in Western Europe, as well as throughout the world.
          5. Demonstrate the skills and knowledge related to personal health and fitness, life-long sports, and recreational wellness.
          6. Examine expression and the creative process in one or more of the areas of humanities.
          7. Demonstrate an understanding of the scientific method.
          8. Identify basic factors relevant to the analysis of human behavior.