Art (Fine Art)

Be Passionate About Your Art

The Mount Associates Degree in Art will give you the fundamentals of painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, and printmaking. Our Art Degree program is intended for students who are passionate about studio art, and plan to pursue a career in art or to transfer to a Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA) program at a four-year college or university.

Develop Your Skills

You will build a strong base of interdisciplinary fine art skills in both 2D and 3D space. As an art student at the Mount, you will be working in studios that include large gas and electric kilns, an outdoor ceramic firing area, bronze casting, and printing presses. Imagine seeing your work shown at the East Wing Gallery located just outside the studios. The East Wing Gallery hosts annual student, alumni, and professional art exhibitions, as well as housing the permanent collection of student work purchased by the College.

Build Your Artists Portfolio

Art students at the Mount learn from working professional artists in small, close-knit, classes. Faculty mentors assist art students with portfolio development, choosing a college for their BFA, applying for scholarships, and using digital tools to photograph, document, and promote your work. Together, the art department faculty and students form an active and inspired community that supports free gallery talks, an artist/student artist lecture series, open figure drawing sessions, and more.

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Transfer and Grow

Upon graduation, our A.A. in Art students have successfully transferred to the 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.

Note: the Art Department also offers a Liberal Arts Degree with Art Concentration that would prepare the student to transfer to a 4-year college with an Art minor.


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“I ultimately wanted to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Fashion Design, so I catered each art project to fashion, that way I would have portfolio pieces geared towards my prospective major. You can really use this opportunity to explore and experiment. Make it your own.”

Alyssa Fishenden, 2012, Art, transferred to Massachusetts College of Art & Design

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