Why Study Art at New College?

With its dual emphasis on quality academic work and the arts, the New College Art Area of Concentration (AOC) provides a unique environment where students are encouraged to incorporate diverse perspectives from a variety of disciplines into their individualized studio practices. Our Art AOC gives students the preparation needed to pursue a career within the arts as a professional artist, designer, educator, or arts administrator.

Art area of concentration

The Art AOC fosters creative and critical studio research, bridging disciplinary boundaries including (but not limited to) traditional expressions in drawing, painting, sculpture, and digital media as well as expanded and interdisciplinary forms of these disciplines. The studio art curriculum is built upon a solid foundation encompassing disciplinary breadth, embracing a foundational knowledge of materials and processes informed by a broad understanding of historical and contemporary art practices. 

What You’ll Learn:

Classroom-based studios support a diverse range of media. Sculpture facilities include a woodworking area, welding area, resin casting, 3D-printing, and laser-cutting. Painting and drawing studios provide ample space for large-scale projects in oil, acrylic, and watercolor. The printmaking studio accommodates intaglio, block printing, and screen-printing. Digital facilities include a Mac computer lab equipped with software, printers, scanners and supports projects in experimental filmmaking, digital photography, digital design, 3D-modeling, animation, interactive installation art, and coding. A centralized exhibition space generates a forum for display and dialog.

Following a satisfactory 5th Term Review, up to two studio courses may be satisfied through the Cross College Alliance (CCA) consortium with prior consent from New College Art Faculty. These courses require prior approval by the Art AOC faculty and may not replicate existing offerings at New College.

Transfer students may present prior college-level coursework to New College Art faculty for a portfolio review in order to exempt them from any art foundations courses.


Careers of Art Graduates

Art Teacher
School District of Manatee County

Middle School Visual Arts Teacher
New York City Department of Education

Continuing Education Instructor
Artistic Literacy, Inc., Orange Park, Florida

User Experience Researcher
Google, Boulder, Colorado

Digital Interactive Designer
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

What Can I Do with an Art AOC?



More Information

Art Curriculum

A qualifying review and conference in the student's fifth term includes an AOC application form, a portfolio of 10 images (cd), and a 1-2 page statement of purpose.

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Undergraduate Program

New College of Florida offers more than 40 different majors in humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, as well as a number of interdisciplinary concentrations.

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