Jun 20, 2024  
2023-24 Academic Catalog 
2023-24 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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The Fine Arts program at Springfield Technical Community College is designed to parallel the first two years of a four-year college’s art major. Upon the successful completion of the requirements for this program, the degree of Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts Transfer will be awarded and the student may choose to transfer to a four-year college or university.  Students interested in transferring to Massachusetts College of Art and Design may transfer through MassTransfer following the first year of study.

A graduate from our foundations program may choose to pursue a career in fashion design, industrial design, art education, animation, illustration, or game design. They may work in a gallery or museum, or become a fine artist or craftsperson in their chosen medium.

We have a number of opportunities for students including an extensive list of courses, the Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery, an Art Club and a knowledgeable and caring group of professors who are always willing to go the extra mile to steer our students towards a successful career in the arts.


Upon the successful completion of the requirements for this program, the degree of Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts Transfer will be awarded.

Program Objectives

  1. Students will demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills as they engage in the artistic process of imagining, designing, creating, and sharing their work.
  2. Students will evaluate and utilize the basic conceptual, cultural, and aesthetic issues in art and apply these themes to their artwork.
  3. Students will practice the technical skills necessary to create art in a variety of mediums.
  4. Students will recognize the major movements in Art History and apply this knowledge in the art they create.
  5. Students will be able to locate, analyze, evaluate, and use information as it relates to their artistic interests.
  6. Students will become familiar with technology that will improve their creativity, productivity, and communication skills.
  7. Students will speak and write effectively about their creative work.
  8. Students will develop a portfolio of creative work that will assist in transfer and/or career development.

Visit the Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery


(FINE.AA) Curriculum

Total: 15 credits

Total: 15 credits

Total: 16 credits

Total: 15 credits

Total (FINE.AA) Curriculum Program Credits: 61


  1. Studio electives may be chosen from painting, print-making, photography, or experimental computer imaging courses.

Program Personnel

Name Title Office Phone Email
Francie Riddle Professor/Curriculum Coordinator of Visual Arts 28/101 413-755-5288 fmriddle@stcc.edu
Sondra Peron Assistant Professor/Coordinator of Gallary & Cultural Programming Fine Arts 13/245 413-755-4231 speron@stcc.edu

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