Humanities, Social and Behavioral Science Division
Program Coordinator: Professor Emily Dennis Harvey
Office Telephone: (845) 574-4268
Full Time Faculty: Walter Carroll, Eugenio Espinosa, Emily Dennis Harvey, Don Iannucci, Kaare Rafoss, John Schlesinger, Page Simon
Adjunct Faculty: Hannah Smith-Allen, Stephen Churchill, Clayton Cotterell, Brooke Evans, Collette Fournier, Perry Gentry, Lili Grady, Toma Holley, Joanne Howard, Lena Hyun, Andrea Jablonski, Carl Jablonski, Philip Jung, Allison Kaufman, Gordon Moore, Mark Morosse, David Pirell, Eileen Brady-Nelson, Mark Rubin, Marc Russell, Joel Schwalb, Elizabeth Sayles, Sally S. Spivack and Ofer Wolberger.
Art students can complete foundation courses in design, drawing, computer graphics, photography and art history. A degree in Fine Arts, Graphic Design /Computer Graphics or Photography equips students to enter to careers in graphic design, illustration, photography or fine arts. Recent graduates have transferred to professional art schools to specialize in one or more of these fields. Others have found employment in advertising agencies, publishing houses, design and photography studios. Some students elect to finish a four-year degree in art education.
The Professional faculty is enhanced by guest lecturers and visiting artists including: Emma Amos, Tomie Arai, Ming Fay, Marina Guiterrez, Ben Jones,Al Loving, Tony Oursler, Liliana Porter, Juan Sanchez, Lorna Simpson and Oliver Wasow.
Students from all curricula can learn about the world of visual art through art appreciation and art history courses that trace the development of art forms in both the Western and non-Western world. Art facilities at Rockland include:
- Painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramic and jewelry-making studios
- A printmaking studio designed for relief printing, etching, monoprints,collographs,lithography and serigraphy
- A computer lab equipped with Macintosh computers, printers and scanners
- A photography studio with facilities for developing and printing black and white, color and color transparency work.
The Art Club sponsors bus trips to museums and galleries in New York City, talks by visiting artists and exhibits of student work. Art exhibits on campus and visits to artists' studios offer students further contact with the New York art world. The college also provides study abroad opportunities for art students in France and Great Britain.
- A.S. in Fine Arts
- A.A.S. in Graphic Design/Computer Graphics
- A.S. in Photography