Art Foundations: Studio Art (A.S.)

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The Department of Music and Art offers the Associate of Science (A.S.) degree program in the Art Foundations – Studio Art concentration. Studio Art majors work with BMCC art faculty to build student portfolios for successful transition to top art and design schools. Our talented faculty are established artists who have exhibited their own work and can mentor and advise our art students.

Students have opportunities to show their work — BMCC ‘s Shirley Fiterman Art Center holds an annual show of student art as well as other exhibits throughout the year. Studio Art students at BMCC can take advantage of the Art Lab as well as the Art Clubs on campus.

Transfer Options

BMCC has active articulation agreements for graduates with the A.A. in Art History and the A.S. in Studio Art with Queens College–CUNY. These agreements allow students to make a seamless transition to four year colleges, assured that the courses they have taken at BMCC will count towards their major.

Explore Careers

BMCC is committed to  students’ long-term success and will help you explore professional opportunities. Undecided? No problem. The college offers Career Coach for salary and employment information, job postings and a self-discovery assessment to help students find their academic and career paths. Visit Career Express to make an appointment with a career advisor, search for jobs or sign-up for professional development activities with the Center for Career Development. Students can also visit the Office of Internships and Experiential Learning to gain real world experience in preparation for a four-year degree and beyond. These opportunities are available to help BMCC students build a foundation for future success.

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Required Common Core

Flexible Core1

Curriculum Requirements

Choose 1 from the following:



Studio Art Program Concentration Electives Requirement (see below)1
Elective Art Requirement3

Studio Art Concentration Electives

Choose 6 credits from 1 of the following 5 areas of study

Digital Imaging

Photography II


Comic Art 1
Life Drawing Studio I
Comic Art 2



Photography II


Total Curriculum Requirements
Total Program Requirements


Please note, these requirements are effective the 2024-2025 catalog year. Please check your DegreeWorks account for your specific degree requirements as when you began at BMCC will determine your program requirements.


  1. No more than two courses in any discipline or interdisciplinary field can be used to satisfy Flexible Common Core requirements.
  2. Students are strongly advised to take ART 102: Art History Survey I and SPE 100/102 to satisfy this requirement.
  3. Choose 6 credits from any ART courses.

Music and Art Department

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