Fine Arts

Fine Arts

Fine Arts teacher and student

Genesee’s Fine Arts program aims to inspire your creativity, immerse you in experiential learning and showcase your talent. At the same time, you’ll acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to continue your education and succeed in B.A. or B.F.A. programs. Our faculty members place a high priority on the development of conceptual knowledge, design techniques, studio skills, creative thought and professional discipline. They are also committed to helping you pursue your individual interests and develop your unique talent. Each student develops a quality portfolio of artwork to be used for career and transfer options.

Study Online!

Did you know that a majority of the Fine Arts program can be completed online?

  • Fine Arts AS (50% or more can be completed online)

Visit our Office of Online Learning for more information!

Why GCC?

As a Fine Arts student at GCC, you will enjoy classes in Drawing, Painting, Ceramics, Art History, Three-Dimensional Design, Two-Dimensional Design, Photography and Museum and Portfolio Fundamentals. Electives such as Computer Graphics, Stagecraft, and Introduction to Theatrical Design will round out your Fine Arts experience at GCC.

Fine Arts Student

You will also benefit from the outstanding arts facilities which feature:

  • Well-equipped and naturally lit art studios for drawing, painting, and ceramics
  • The 1,700 square-foot Rosalie “Roz” Steiner Art Gallery
  • The 328-seat Stuart Steiner Theater with a full scene shop, costume shop and dressing rooms
  • State-of-the-art computer graphics lab; an acoustically designed music studio
  • A dance and rehearsal studio






Career Opportunities

Gallery Viewing

Here are just a few of the career opportunities that can begin with a Genesee Community College Fine Arts degree:

  • Art Galleries: Gallery Director, Owner, Staff
  • Architectural, Engineering Firms: Model Maker, Mold Maker, Architect
  • Auction Houses: Fine Arts Appraiser, Coordinator, Art Dealer
  • Education: Elementary, Secondary or College Teacher, Professor or Administrator
  • Human Services: Art Therapist
  • Production Companies: Set Designer, Muralist
  • Museums: Museum Craftsperson, Restorer, Conservator, Exhibit Designer
  • Photo Agencies: Photography Lab Technician
  • Publications: Photo Journalist, Art Writer, Critic, Book Illustrator, Cartoonist, Layout Artist
  • Craftsperson: Painter, Sculptor, Printmaker, Ceramicist
  • Retail Stores: Retail Store Art Director, Jewelry Designer

Transfer Opportunities

When you graduate, you will have completed all State University of New York general education requirements, and you will be ready to transfer to another SUNY or other college or university across the nation. You will have the groundwork for dozens of dynamic, well-paying professions that value the creative thinking skills and artistic and professional discipline developed by Fine Arts program graduates.