The Art Department offers art majors and non-majors a comprehensive program that includes 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 programs at colleges such as 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. 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. 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.