Our Fine Arts and Design department provides a wide spectrum of possibilities and experiences to majors and non-majors alike. CCC offers hands-on student involvement in many disciplines, including painting, drawing, ceramics, 2-D design, 3-D design, graphic design, photography, filmmaking, digital art, and web design.
Our Ceramics department boasts both an Anagama kiln, an ancient method of wood-firing that draws workshop participants from all over the Eastern seaboard, and a wood-fired ceramics and hot glass kiln that has drawn world-wide attention. Our photography and filmmaking courses are geared toward creative, artistic projects but also give students a sound technical foundation. All of our art classes are specifically designed to give students the skills needed to transfer in good standing to a four-year institution. Our Fine Arts faculty are all practicing artists who bring a wealth of real-world experience to the classroom and studio.
Our exhibition venues embellish the cultural life of our campus and community. CCC's Atrium Gallery enhances the educational experience through a program of four major exhibitions a year, including the Student Show and an annual Ceramics Show. Other shows feature artists of regional and national renown. The Corridor Gallery is a state-of-the-art exhibition space dedicated to displaying the work of CCC photography students year round.
Our art history classes foster an aesthetic perception that will serve students well in an image-based culture. CCC's location within 20 minutes of three major museums (The Corning Museum of Glass, the Rockwell Museum of Western Art, and the Arnot Art Museum) also offers rich opportunities for education and enjoyment.