Welcome to the virtual home of the Fine Arts Department at Southern Maine Community College. Here you can find information about the wide variety of academic courses and events in studio art, art history, art appreciation, music, and theater offered at SMCC. You can also learn about the department faculty, view images of student work and studio facilities, and check the calendar of events for the department and the student-run Art Club. For additional information, contact Department Chair Virginia Rose at vrose@smccme.edu or 207-741-5537.  
The Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies - Art Concentration degree program is designed to prepare students for a career in the arts. Working in updated studio facilities and guided by practicing professional art faculty, graduates from the program can go on to careers in studio art, illustration, graphic design, fashion, art education, arts advocacy and curatorial work in galleries and museums.
The foundation year is a hands-on studio program with a basis in traditional foundation courses of still-life and figure drawing, two-dimensional design, three-dimensional design and art history, in addition to Liberal Arts core courses. The program helps students to develop skills in a variety of art media, while gaining a balanced education through liberal studies and art history courses. In the second year, students focus on developing skills and approaching artistic concepts within a specific media. In the final semester, graduating students enroll in a Portfolio Seminar course with their colleagues for group critiques, visits to museums, galleries and artist studios, presentations by guest art professionals, and the development of vital professional skills, such as portfolio presentation and small business management, and a group exhibition that culminates the program.
Graduates of the AA program can transfer their credits and continue their studies in BA, BS or BFA programs at a variety of colleges and universities. See the college's list of articulation agreements for details. 
Download the curriculum for the Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies - Art Concentration degree program in the Downloads box below.

Downloadable Files for Students and Prospective Students

Here is a list of Fine Arts courses at SMCC. T his is a general list of all past and current classes.
Please check the links to the left and the current semester course catalog for details about current offerings. 

Art History and Art Appreciation
ARTH  105 Introduction to Visual Art
ARTH  115 Art and Culture
ARTH  120 Modern & Contemporary Art History
ARTH  125 Art and Society
ARTH  130 World Art
ARTH  135 Documentary Photography
ARTH  140 History of Photography
ARTH  145 Survey of Western Art History I
ARTH  155 Survey of Western Art History II
ARTH  175 History of Illustration
ARTH  185 Comics & Sequential Art
ARTH  295 Portfolio Seminar
Studio Art
ARTS 110  Drawing I
ARTS 120  Ceramics I
ARTS 125  Jewelry & Metalsmithing I
ARTS 129  Drawing on Nature 
ARTS 130  2D Design
ARTS 140  3D Design
ARTS 145  Screenprinting I
ARTS 149  Papermaking: Surface & Structure
ARTS 150  Metal Arts I
ARTS 155  Woodworking Sculpture
ARTS 160  Printmaking I
ARTS 165  Collage, Assemblage & Found Object
ARTS 170  Photography I
ARTS 179  Alternative Photographic Processes 
ARTS 180  Painting I
ARTS 189  Watercolor 
ARTS 190  Illustration
ARTS 210  Drawing II
ARTS 220  Photography II
ARTS 230  Painting II
ARTS 240  3D Design II: Sculpture Studio
ARTS 250  Metal Arts II
ARTS 260  Printmaking II
ARTS 270  Ceramics II

Music and Theater Courses
MUSI 100  Music Appreciation & History
MUSI 105  SMCC Chorale
MUSI 110  Fundamentals of Music

MUSI 125  World Music
MUSI 135  Jazz Appreciation & History
THEA 105  Introduction to Acting
THEA 155  Modern Dance