Art and Design AS
The Art and Design Associate in Science (A.S.) degree is designed to prepare students for transfer to a four-year undergraduate program. The curriculum provides a strong foundation in studio practice augmented by history and theory. The Digital Media Certificate is a concentrated course of study designed for students interested in developing professional competence in the field of digital art or design.
Message from the Curriculum Chair
If you want to be an artist or designer, the Art and Design program at Westchester Community College can set you on the path to achieving your dreams. Whether you are interested in fine arts media such as drawing, painting, sculpture, or photography, or if your passion is for graphic design, animation, or web design, we have a wide range of courses and curricula that will challenge you to discover your creative potential.
The A.S. degree in Art and Design at Westchester Community College parallels the “foundation” curriculum taught at most four-year college and university programs. Our graduates save money by taking their first two years with us, and then transferring to highly competitive art schools such as SVA, Pratt, SUNY Purchase, and F.I.T. To guide you through the transfer process, the Arts Department sponsors an annual Portfolio Day. At this event, art school professionals from across the nation meet with students to provide personalized feedback on their portfolios.
The Art and Design program is one of the largest at the college, with facilities at three campuses. The Valhalla campus has well-equipped studios for drawing, painting, sculpture, digital media, and printmaking, and photography. The Center for Arts in White Plains offers courses in photography, digital media, sculpture, drawing, and painting. The Center for the Digital Arts in Peekskill offers courses in digital media and drawing.
Art and Design courses are taught by professional artists and designers who are leaders in their field; they will help you to nurture your creativity while inspiring you to do your best. Their expert knowledge will prepare you to meet the challenges of a professional career in art.
Art and Design majors enjoy abundant opportunities to get involved, make friends, and take advantage of the rich cultural resources in the region. Each semester the Arts Department sponsors free bus trips to New York City galleries and museums. The Art Club and the New Media Group sponsor a wide range of activities and events, and on-site galleries at all three campuses host an on-going series of exhibitions, lectures, workshops, and gallery talks.
Curriculum Chair: Nicole Tschampel
Information about the chair
Contact InformationPhone: 914-606-8908 Office location: AAB - Room 205 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Title(s): Instructor of Photography Department/Division: School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Degree Information:
- Hunter College, The State Universities of New York, Master of Fine Arts, June 8, 2005, New York, NY
- Skowhegan School of Painting and Drawing, Skowhegan, Maine, Summer of 2001
- The Ohio State University, Bachelor of Fine Arts, with distinction in Arts, June 13, 1997, Columbus, OH
- Beginning Drawing
- Digital Photography 1
- Digital Photography 2
- Digital Fundamentals for Photographers
- Art as Visual Experience
- Visual Arts Seminar
Program Learning Outcome
About Westchester Community College
Nearly 33% of Westchester Community College students receive some form of financial aid. Financial Aid is available to students who qualify. In addition, the Westchester Community College Foundation offers $1.6 million in scholarships annually.
The Westchester Community College Athletic Department sponsors thirteen different intercollegiate athletic teams in various sports. The roster of sports offered includes Men’s Baseball, Women's Softball, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Men’s and Women’s Bowling, Men’s and Women’s Cross Country, Men's Golf, Men's and Women's Track and Field, Men’s Soccer, and Women’s Volleyball. Visit the Vikings Athletics website for schedules, reports, and more.
We’re accessible: Public transit-friendly main campus and extension locations. Online classes for wherever you are. Valhalla (main campus); extension sites in New Rochelle, Mount Vernon, Yonkers, Shrub Oak, Mahopac, Ossining, Port Chester and Peekskill (Center for the Digital Arts) and White Plains (Center for the Arts).