Humanities/Fine Arts Division Mission Statement

The Humanities/Fine Arts Division is committed to enriching the educational experience of the whole individual through comprehensive coursework and/or programs in Arts, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Broadcast-Cinema, English, Communications, Languages, Multimedia and Digital Arts, Music, Philosophy, and Theater. For students at all levels, the Humanities/Fine Arts Division strives to develop students’ abilities to think critically, ethically, and creatively, and to communicate effectively as they pursue degrees, certificates, and/or lifelong learning.

Points of Pride

  • multimediaArts & Media Festival
  • Center for New Media
  • College Success Workshops
  • Exhibitions: The Pegasus Gallery and the Niche
  • Grant Recipients
  • Honors Program Participant
  • Lectures, readings, panel discussions, workshops, and performances
  • New Media Certificate Programs
  • Poetry Festival
  • Partnerships with the community, high schools, and universities
  • Publications–The Flying Horse, student newspaper, and Pegasus, student literary, art, and multimedia journal
  • Transitional Year Program

Division Overview

Do you enjoy working with people? Want a fulfilling career that lets you use your creativity and imagination?
Start here with a degree or a certificate from Middlesex Community College. We can help you accomplish your goals – whether you want to build skills for your current position or seek a new and exciting career that helps people, with programs in a wide range of specializations and flexible schedules that fit your life.

The Humanities Division offers the most comprehensive selection of programs and courses at Middlesex as the college’s largest division. All students take courses in this division at some point during their degree coursework. The division is proud to bring the experience of 13 full-time faculty its classrooms.


The Humanities Division offers degree and certificate programs in:

Fine Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Science
Broadcast Cinema

Courses offered within the Humanities Division are designed to satisfy prerequisites – and they also satisfy student curiosity as we bring you many options for general education coursework.

“The division is so diverse. We have so many different disciplines and viewpoints and perspectives as we synergize to bring students the widest selection of courses and prepare them for success as they complete degree and non-degree granting programs,” says Professor Joan Donati. “We’re helping a great number of students who are planning to go to a four-year college.”

A majority of students in the Humanities Division go on to state universities from their programs at Middlesex.

“The opportunities here are great, and so are the opportunities for good scholarships,” she said. “Most people are learning they do need a degree: A high school education isn’t going to do much for career preparation anymore and that’s where we help our students as they plan to move forward.”


For More Information:

Donna Bontatibus

Professor, English
Phone: 860-343-5802
Office Location: Snow 520