Be Passionate About Your Art
You will learn the fundamentals of painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, and printmaking with the Mount’s Associate in Art degree. Our 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 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 Gallery hosts annual student, alumni, and professional art exhibitions, and houses the permanent collection of student work purchased by the College.
Build Your Portfolio
You will learn from working professional artists in small, close-knit, classes. Your faculty mentors will assist you with developing your portfolio, choosing a four-year college, applying for scholarships, and using digital tools to photograph, document, and promote your work. Together, Art 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.
Transfer & 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.
Get a sneak peek of the East Wing Gallery with the 360° tour below!