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Art Studio A.S.

Your creative journey starts here.

Develop technical skills and visual problem-solving abilities. Express yourself through painting, sculpture, drawing, pottery, and photography. Explore the applied arts of graphic design and fashion. And collaborate with top-notch faculty who’ll inspire your best work. 

Opportunities abound at Herkimer College—from getting published in our award-winning arts and literary magazine to exhibiting your work in the campus art gallery, which features artists from across the country. 

The experience you gain here is second to none and will serve as a strong foundation for continued education. Plus, we have a wide range of transfer agreements with other colleges that ensure the seamless transfer of credit.

It’s a visual world. Thrive with a degree from Herkimer.

Featured Graduate

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As an Art Teacher for the Herkimer Central School District, Heather McCutcheon loves inspiring her students each day through their use of fine arts. She also coordinates the Arts in Education programs for the district.

McCutcheon credits the Fine Arts faculty for playing a role in her success.  “It was nice to have small class sizes and independent discussions with my teachers.  They helped prepare and put together my portfolio for when I transferred to Oswego State for a Bachelors in Fine Arts (and then a Masters in Art Teaching.)  They definitely went out of their way to help me set that up and make it a smooth transition.”

McCutcheon loves working with students and seeing the amazing work they create. “The most important part of my job is caring about my students and pushing them to be the best they can be, not just in art but in life.”


View our program course requirements as published in the College Catalog: Art Studio A.S.

Transfer Agreements

Below is a list of transfer agreements we have established (for our Art Studio A.S. Program) with four-year colleges & universities to provide a seamless transfer of credits.

Programs also offered online are denoted by asterisk.*

Career Opportunities

  • Commercial Art — Illustration, Advertising, Graphic Design, Animation 
  • Studio Artist — Painter, Ceramist, Sculptor, Photographer, Mixed-Media Artist 
  • Fashion/Textile Design 
  • Gallery or Museum work — Curator, Exhibit Designer 
  • Theater Set Design/Production 
  • Interior Design 
  • Art Educator (Master’s Degree required) 
  • Art Therapist (Master’s Degree required)


Cost & Financial Aid

Herkimer College offers a quality and affordable educational experience. Learn about our cost of attendance and financial aid.

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