NCC offers talented students a solid education in the elements of FINE ART, design, LAYOUT, typographY, photography, computer animation, motion graphics, and WEB Design.
NCC keeps the goal, path and success of the student in mind in the designing of the Communications, General Studies, and Liberal Arts programs. Students can expect to become well-rounded in human relationship skills, critical thinking, global perspectives, the understanding and disseminating of information to mass audiences, reasoning, and strategy, and technical and study skills. Getting involved in any of these concentrations provides the unique opportunity of becoming competitive in many job markets.
ART / Design Programs at NCC
Full-Time and Adjunct Faculty
Rachael is a full time professor and a painter whose work spans a variety of media, exhibited with Mathilde Hatzenberger Gallery in Brussels in 2019.
Thomas is the Director of Art Programs at Northampton Community College. He has exhibited his photographs extensively over the past 30 years.
Carmelina works as a freelance designer creating unique creations for her clients. She enjoys painting and experimenting with different design concepts.
NCC’s Fine Art program helps develop a student’s artistic interests and strengths. As students build their portfolio, they will be encouraged to develop creativity through discovery. Exposure to career opportunities and educational options is an integral part of the program. By the end of the fourth semester, the disciplined and self-motivated student will draw from examples of all coursework for transfer to a college, university or art school. The successful student will also develop the skills in the presentation needed to pursue a career in the visual arts.
Drawings, paintings, sculptures, ceramics, and photography will showcase a deeper understanding of the student’s own ideas. The Individual Studio/Professional Practices course gives students the opportunity to gain a greater knowledge of the art world through visits to museums, galleries and art centers in New York City, Philadelphia and the Lehigh Valley. In addition, students will speak with curators, gallery directors, art museum personnel and a visiting professional artist from New York who will help guide and critique their work.
Communication design is a dynamic and growing profession in the media marketplace. Development in new Internet technology and capabilities, as well as the proliferation of PDAs, require people with interactive design skills and knowledge to create content for these new communication networks.
The Communication Design program will assist you in developing the creative, conceptual and technical skills necessary to meet the challenge of digital, print, and social media marketplaces and will offer the opportunity to gain employment in the field, or to transfer to a four-year institution. You’ll be prepared to work within the social networking world of Twitter and Facebook; you’ll know how to launch ideas and apps through smartphones and tablets.
Web sites are indispensable tools for every aspect of a business. If you’re interested in being a part of this growing field of employment, you will want to secure the right set of skills. Attractive job candidates have the ability to design the look of a website and also to program the technical aspects that provide an interactive feel. We have designed our Web Development program to train students for both the creative and technical sides of the job.
Our program is geared toward gaining employment upon graduation, rather than transferring to a four-year college. Upon graduation, students will be equipped with the skills to qualify for positions such as web developer, web programmer, web designer, interactive web developer, web application developer, and director of web services.
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Northampton Community College
3835 Green Pond Road
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18020