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The Department of Visual Arts, guided by a  faculty of experienced professional artists offers two options: Art & Graphic Design and Fine Arts. In each Option students are expected to develop an individual aesthetic within their discipline. The Visual Arts Program is dedicated to encouraging and nurturing the pursuit of independent interests and personal vision while preparing students for careers in the visual arts field.

The freshman year incorporates traditional foundation courses: drawing, design, color, typography and art history. These courses form the basis of every art student's education. The sophomore year allows the student more flexibility to explore various genres: graphic design, painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics and photography. The program is designed to facilitate the transfer of credits to complete a baccalaureate degree.

Visual Arts News

Three talented students took home four awards for themselves and Massasoit at the New Impressions Print Competition sponsored by Speedball Art. The competition awarded $10,000 in prizes and was juried by a panel of influential printmakers Bill Fick, Carlos Hernandez, and Susan Rostow.
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Work by Corey DuPuis and Justin Whittaker, 2015 graduates of the Visual Arts Graphic Design program, is now on view in NEW VOICES, UNIQUE VISIONS; AIGA PRESENTS THE BEST OF EMERGING DESIGNERS 2016. This juried show, sponsored by The Professional Association for Design (AIGA) in collaboration with Endicott College, features works by Graphic Design students and Junior Graphic Designers from Colleges and Universities throughout New England.The show runs until January 18,2017 at the Carol Grillo Gallery at Endicott College.


PROGRAM OUTCOMES
To prepare fine arts & graphic design students for entry-level positions in graphic design and/or advanced study beyond the Associates Degree by:

  • Providing faculty who are experienced professionals dedicated to meeting the needs of community college students by creating a supportive environment necessary for learning visual communication.
  • Providing lecture based and didactic instruction in art history and core curriculum studies.
  • Providing studio instruction in drawing, color and design, painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, photography and graphic design.
  • Providing computer laboratory instruction in graphic design, animation and web site design.
  • Providing individual and group critiques to discuss specific solutions to visual problems.
  • Providing student outcomes that demonstrate an understanding of the vocabulary of artistic and creative expression and competency in the technical skills necessary to express an artistic vision.

Our Mission
The Visual Arts Program provides students with the basic technical and intellectual foundation necessary to pursue a career as either a fine artist and/or graphic designer.