Business, Technology and the Arts


Nancy Knechtel
Program Coordinator
Location: F-140
Phone: 716-614-5967

Fine Arts, A.S.


The Fine Arts curriculum at NCCC is designed to provide students with a solid introduction to the fundamental aspects of art. This grounding in the principles of art serves as a base for future growth and specialization.

Program Goals and Objectives

  • Successfully transfer to a four-year baccalaureate program in an art, design or other related field.
  • Evaluate professional and/or career options in the arts.
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of the foundational concepts and fundamental principles of creating and appreciating art.
  • Demonstrate critical problem-solving skills by designing appropriate solutions to a series of studio problems.
  • Demonstrate competent use of a range of studio media and equipment and an understanding of the methods and processes involved in developing a work of art.


Graduates have transferred to four-year institutions such as:

  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • The Cleveland School of Art
  • Daemen College
  • Fashion Institute of Technology
  • Pratt Institute
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • SUNY at Buffalo
  • SUNY Colleges at Brockport, Buffalo, Fredonia, New Paltz and Purchase