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Art Department

School of Arts and Humanities

Cultural Arts Center
Room 7111

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Hours of Operation

  • Mon - Fri : 8 am - 5 pm


  • James Lee, Program Director
  • Amy Frank, Support Staff

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Why Study Art?

The study of art prepares students for a wide variety of careers that produce the images and objects that infuse our daily lives. Rockland Community College Art students complete foundation courses in design, drawing, computer graphics, photography and art history. A degree in Fine Arts, Photography, or Graphic Design and Computer Graphics prepares students to pursue careers in graphic design, illustration, photography, fine arts and more. Many graduates have transferred to prestigious professional art schools to specialize in one or more of these fields. Others have found employment in advertising agencies, publishing houses, design and photography studios. Some students elect to finish a four-year degree in art education.

An Associate of Science (AS) degree provides a solid foundation for those who plan to transfer to a four-year college. Those who prefer to enter the workforce immediately should consider earning an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree or certificate.

Degrees offered:

Associate of Science (AS): Fine Arts

Associate of Science (AS): Photography

Associate of Applied Science (AAS): Graphic Design

  • Animation and Interactive Media Track
  • Visual Communication Track

Meet our faculty

Our distinguished faculty of over 100 full-time and 400 part-time members includes numerous award-winning artists, photographers, graphic designers, illustrators, Fulbright Scholars, SUNY Chancellor’s Award winners, and published authors. Average class size of 22 allows faculty members to work one-on-one with students.

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