OFFICE: Building G, Room 179, 516.572.7162 ext. 0
CHAIRPERSON: Susan Dooley, Susan.Dooley@ncc.edu
FACULTY: C. Cage, C. Eckdall, T. Emmerson, J. Gorman, A. Guest, I. Maksym, C. McBride, C. Monastra,
M. Palmieri, M. Romano, W. Shillallies, R. Toedter, N. Wasserbauer.
TECHNICAL ASSISTANTS: L. Chatterton, M. Gallo, d. Johnson, M. LaCombe, D. Puzzo, L. Rozzi.
COURSES OFFERED: Art (ART)
The following curricula are offered by this Department:
Art Studies (A.A.)
Commercial Art: Digital Technologies (A.A.S.)
Desktop Publishing and Design (Certificate)
Web Design (Certificate)
The Art Department offers courses of study for both the art major and for those wishing
to explore the visual arts. Students may choose from A.S. degree programs in Art and
in Photography, an A.A.S. degree in Commercial Art: Digital Technologies, an A.A.
degree in Art Studies with an option of concentration in Art History, and Certificate
programs in Photography, Desktop Publishing and Design, and Web Design.
Our A.S. degrees, designed for students who intend to pursue a four- year art education,
provide a basic foundation across the various disciplines, including drawing, painting,
2D and 3D design, sculpture, ceramics, photography, printmaking, and computer graphics.
Courses in Art History, ranging from primitive to contemporary and non-western, are
also offered. Students must complete remedial courses in English and Reading before
enrolling in any art history courses. The Certificate in Photography (36 credits)
is a concentrated area of study for those students planning a more immediate career
in this field. Our A.A.S. degree program in Commercial Art: Digital Technologies provides
students with training in desktop publishing and multimedia. Studies include print
and graphic design, web design, 3D modeling, animation and interactive design. The
Desktop Publishing and Design Certificate provides students with specialized computer
skills in typography, page layout, illustration, digital imaging, and printing. This
36 credit certificate program is designed to help prepare students for an entry level
position. The Website Design Certificate program provides students with specialized
computer skills in web site design, web site component languages and general computer
technology in order to better define their own roles in the Industry. This 36-37 credit
certificate program is designed to help prepare students for an entry- level position.
The Art facilities, located in the Social Sciences and Visual Arts Building (Bldg.
G), contain seven specialized art studios with state- of-the-art equipment; four computer
labs covering a range of courses in digital technology; a theater-style art history
lecture hall with the latest AV and Smartboard technology, and a Photography complex
that includes two professional photography studios, a large black & white darkroom
two computer labs for digital photography and a variety of specialized development
and printing areas.
The Firehouse Plaza Art Gallery, which is operated by the Art Department, offers
several art exhibitions yearly and is open to the general public. Art students must
complete one questionnaire associated with an art exhibition at the Firehouse Gallery
and attend one Art Forum sponsored by the Art Department each semester. In addition,
museum and/or gallery visits and field trips may be required as part of an art instructor's
curriculum. Students may also be required to provide supplies and/or equipment for
individual use in their courses.
The Art Department requires all art majors to maintain a cumulative 2.0 GPA in their
field of study. After one probationary semester, art majors with GPA's below 2.0 will
be withdrawn from their major area of study.