Aug 11, 2022  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog and Handbook 2022-23 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog and Handbook 2022-23

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Fine & Performing Arts Concentration – Fine Arts Option

Associate in Arts, Liberal Arts and Sciences

Bedford Campus - Day

Program Description:

Students in the Fine and Performing Arts Concentration Fine Arts Option Associate in Arts, Liberal Arts and Sciences degree program are prepared for transfer to a bachelor’s degree program in arts education, art history and museum studies. Students receive a foundation in art theory and studio practice, in conjunction with a well-rounded liberal arts and science education. This program qualifies for MassTransfer , which guarantees credit transfer to Massachusetts state universities and the University of Massachusetts.

Career and Transfer Outlook:

Most students in the Fine Arts Option continue their studies toward a bachelor’s degree in an art-related field. Students should check the requirements of the transfer institution and meet with career and academic/transfer counselors at MCC for specific program planning.

Helpful Hints:

Students who are interested in more intensive art or design instruction should consider the Studio Art  or Graphic Design  programs in Liberal Studies. Meeting with an art advisor each semester will help students schedule the sequence of courses to best serve their needs.

It is strongly recommended that students begin their educational career at Middlesex with foundation-level courses in English and math, along with one or two program requirements.

Program Outcomes:

 Graduates of the Fine and Performing Arts Concentration, Fine Arts Option program will achieve the learning outcomes of the Liberal Arts and Sciences  degree. Additionally, graduates are prepared to:  

  • Demonstrate a foundation of knowledge of art history;
  • Articulate the concepts and theoretical ideas of art;
  • Develop basic drawing and design skills;
  • Determine their degree of interest to pursue further study in art history or studio practice. 


Required Courses

Total Credits: 62

**If math, must be MAT 120 or above
♦ Fulfills the Core Curriculum

Special Requirements for Liberal Arts & Sciences-Fine & Performing Arts: *Must be from one of the following; MAT 120, MAT 165, MAT 177, MAT 182, MAT 195, MAT 250, MAT 270, MAT 271, MAT 290, MAT 291.

Students are urged to meet with their academic advisor for proper course sequencing.