Fine Arts Degree

Associate in Arts Degree

artist working on sculptureStudents may follow one of two tracks to earn a Fine Arts degree:

The Fine Arts Degree provides a transfer program in the fine arts for students who wish to continue in this field after graduation. In addition to the primary transfer function, this program also provides cultural enrichment for students wishing only the associate’s degree.

Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college are advised to check with the intended college concerning the number of transferable credits. Completion of the requirements of an additional program “track” does not constitute a different degree.

You love art and people have always said you’re good at it. You have a keen eye for design and enjoy working on creative projects. You like to work hard on the details that make things look good – from your art to your surroundings. You work hard – and it pays off.

Now you can start on a career that brings your curiosity and passion for art together in a growing career field with many opportunities for the future.

Start right away at Middlesex Community College with an Associate Degree in Fine Arts. You can concentrate on Fine Arts and Graphics Design tracks as you move forward toward a fulfilling career. The educational experience at MxCC offers a competitive edge for your future employment in a variety of fields, including marketing, advertising, publishing, printing, art directing, artistic design, multimedia design, illustration, animation, photography and Web design.


Judith DeGraffenried

Professor & Program Coordinator, Coordinator of Fine Arts/Graphic Arts
Phone: 860-343-5871
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Office Location: Snow 407
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click here to learn more about art at mxcc and see the student artwork gallery

Note About Financial Aid 
Federal regulations stipulate that a student may only receive financial aid for courses that count towards their degree/certificate. To comply with this regulation, MxCC must track the courses that a student is registered for that count towards their degree/certificate program.  Courses identified as not meeting program requirements will not be included in the calculation of financial aid eligibility. Pre requisites will be covered. This procedure is now in effect. Eligibility ceases once a student attempts 90 credits for a typical 60 credit program.

Becoming Connecticut State Community College 
STUDENTS: The Community Colleges are undergoing a merger with a plan to become Connecticut State Community College in fall 2023; please work closely with your advisor/program coordinator to select your courses accordingly. Click here for more details about this merger.