The Art Department offers art majors and non-majors a comprehensive program including painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics and printmaking. The Associate Degree in Fine Art is a cost effective way to begin a college degree and prepares an art major for transfer to four-year programs at colleges and universities. Our students have successfully transferred to Massachusetts College of Art and Design, University of Massachusetts, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Montserrat College of Art, Maine College of Art, Boston University, Pratt Institute, and others. The Associate Degree in Fine Art includes the core general requirements for state programs giving the flexibility to transfer into other degrees, and by substituting designated courses it will align with MassTransfer. The Art Department also offers a Liberal Arts Degree with an Art Concentration that would allow the student to minor in Art. Art faculty, all of whom are working professional artists, actively assist students with developing transfer portfolios, college applications and scholarships, and teach basic digital tools required for success. Small classes lead to a close-knit, active and inspired community. Comprehensive studios include large gas and electric kilns, and an outdoor ceramic firing area, bronze casting, and printing presses. Just outside the studios, is the East Wing Gallery which hosts annual student exhibitions, alumni and professional art exhibitions and houses the permanent collection of student work purchased by the College. A student organized Art Club raises money for trips to local galleries, museums and an annual bus trip to New York City. Students gain practical experience in their field through service learning or volunteer opportunities. The Art Department is an integral part of the College and community, offering free gallery talks, an artist lectures series, open figure drawing sessions, art student lectures, high school art teacher workshops and a summer youth art program.