Visual Fine Arts, A.A.

Please note that as of July 1, 2023, all program information should be accessed through the CT State Community College Catalog. Specific program information on this page may no longer be accurate beyond this date.
TRCC Visual Art Alumni Mary Pollard

“Having three kids and being a non-traditional student, I looked at becoming a student at Three Rivers as a challenge. But TRCC helped me gain the confidence and skills I needed.

I graduated in May 2016 with two Associate Degrees, one in Visual Fine Arts and one in Graphic Design and went on to transfer to the Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford for my bachelor’s degree.”

Mary Pollard, Visual Fine Arts A.A. and Graphic Design, A.S. ’16

This program will allow you to gain personal enjoyment and pursue education through the creative learning process.  It is designed to provide both a strong basic foundation in the visual arts and a broad background in general education. If you are interested in seeking a professional career, this program offers a transfer-oriented course of studies that leads to enrollment in an art school or other baccalaureate institution.

Career Options

Commercial Art
Art Education
Art Therapy
Fine Arts

Easy Transfer Options

Central Connecticut State University
Eastern Connecticut State University
Southern Connecticut State University
Western Connecticut State University

Related Degrees & Certificates

Because you are interested in the Visual Fine Arts, A.A., you might want to look at these programs, too.

Art Studies, A.A. – CSCU Pathway Transfer Degree
Graphic Design, A.S.

Computer-Aided Drafting Certificate
Graphic and Communication Arts Certificate
Marketing Certificate

Courses & Outcomes

See below for a list of all full-time Department Faculty. Please note that not all listed faculty may teach courses related to this specific degree or certificate program.

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Terrence Delaney, Ph.D.

B.A., Eastern Connecticut State University; M.A., Ph.D., Clark UniversityHumanities and Social Sciences Department Department Chair & Professor of History
Office: C118
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9422

Michael Farrow

Humanities and Social Sciences Department
Office: C-150
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9491

Jeffrey Nixon

A.S., Mohegan Community College; B.S., University of New Haven; M.S., Eastern Connecticut State UniversityHumanities and Social Sciences Department Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
Office: C208
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9478
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Peter Patsouris

B.A., Boston University; M. A., Providence CollegeHumanities and Social Sciences Department Professor of International Studies
Office: C108
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9462
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Rhonda Spaziani

B.A., Quinnipiac College; M.S., Southern Connecticut State UniversityHumanities and Social Sciences Department Instructor and Coordinator for College & Career Sucess
Office: C148
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9293

Laura Vasselle

B.F.A., Ohio State University; B.A. Trinity College; M.L.S., Kent State UniversityLibrary, and Humanities and Social Sciences Department Assistant Librarian and Program Leader for Library Technology Certificate
Office: C123
(860) 215-9286


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