Associate in Fine Arts (A.F.A)

Mission Statement

The Associate in Fine Arts degree programs at Delaware County Community College in Graphic Design, Photography and Studio Arts, strive to educate, motivate and inspire our students to succeed creatively and personally as artists, designers and photographers. Our programs correspond to the first two years of study at four-year institutions enabling our students to attain the necessary tools, knowledge and critical thinking skills to transfer successfully to the institution of their choice or to seek employment opportunities. Upon completion of the A.F.A. Degree Programs, the student will have produced a strong visual arts portfolio and also achieve a general education core that will prepare them to become an educated member of the greater society.

Programs

Why choose Delaware County Community College?

Financial savings  
Community colleges offer a financial head start. Students save a considerable amount of money compared to public and private schools. Students may also be eligible to save additional money if they live in a sponsoring school district. Click here to view tuition and fees.  

In 2010‑11, about 57 percent of public four‑year college students graduated with debt. They had borrowed an average of $23,800 (in 2011 dollars). About two‑thirds of those earning bachelor’s degrees from private nonprofit institutions had debt averaging $29,900 (Source: College Board).

Develop a portfolio for transfer in Studio Arts, Graphic Design, and Photography
Every art student takes core foundation courses comparable to four-year art programs including drawing, painting, two-dimensional design, three-dimensional design, and color design. Once students complete the foundation courses they can move onto their concentration and add to their portfolio. Students are expected to digitally document work from each course for their transfer portfolio. 

Cultivate skills necessary for success at a four-year school
Whether you are college ready or not, Delaware County Community College is an option to prepare and excel at higher learning. Studies show students who earn a two-year associate degree and transfer onto a four-year program have a higher chance of graduating than students starting out at a four-year school. Delaware County Community College is an excellent place to develop your skills and evolve as an art student in preparation for transferring onto a four year program. Many students find the College a comforting place to learn. 

My experience at Delaware County Community College changed my life. An extremely community oriented college with an ideal support system has helped me find my passion and has revealed unlimited opportunities. The faculty is very encouraging on an individual level. At times I doubted myself and thought I would fail, the faculty went above and beyond with words of wisdom; if it were not for the college I would not have had the confidence to move forward”  

-Jermaine Ollivierre, 2013 graduate

Full-Time Faculty

Professor Bertha Gutman 
Professor of Art, Studio Arts Coordinator 
MFA:Painting; SUNY at Stony Brook
MFA:CUNY, Brooklyn College
BA:CUNY; Queens College
Email
www.berthagutman.com

Olivia Gruber Florek 
PhD, Art History, Rutgers University
MA, Art History, Rutgers University
BA, Art History, Swarthmore College
Email

Robert Jones

Professor Robert (Bob) Jones
Professor of Art, Coordinator of Graphic Design
BFA Kutztown University
MFA Syracuse, 1984
Email 
www.designnote.org

Edem Norgah
Studio Assistant for Graphic Design and Studio Art
Tyler School of Art
Delaware County Community College, 2010
Email
Office phone: 610-359-5042
Office number: 2318

Jaime Treadwell

Professor Jaime Treadwell 
Assistant Professor of Art, Foundations
MFA: University of Pennsylvania
BA: SUNY at Cortland
Email
www.jaimetreadwell.com

David Yox

Professor David Yox
Professor of Art, Photography and Graphic Design,
Coordinator of Photography
BFA: University of Arizona
MFA: The School of the Art institute of Chicago
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Part-Time Faculty

Barbara Augusta 
BFA: Rhode Island School of Design 
MFA: University of Michigan
Email
Mark Blumthal
MFA, School of Design, University of Pennsylvania 
MA, Studio Art, Eastern Illinois University
BA, Studio Art/Printmaking and Painting, Eastern Illinois University
AA, Studio Art, Arapahoe Community College
Email
www.marcblumthal.com
Lynn Denton
Undergraduate: Agnes Scott College
Graduate: University of Tennessee
Email

Jonathan (Randy) Gilmore
BA, Rollins College 
MFA, Washington University (Sam Fox School) 
Email

Jeremy McGirl
BFA,  Metropolitan State College of Denver
MFA,  Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Email
www.jeremymcgirl.com

Kenneth (Jay) McClellan 
BFA, Memphis College of Art
MFA, The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art
Email
www.jaymcclellan.com


Samantha Mitchell
BA, Oberlin College
MFA, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 
Email
www.samanthadylanmitchell.net


Chryssa Moyer 
M.A. Art History George Washington University, B.A.  Art History and Museum Studies, Western Maryland College
Email
Joe Ovelman
BFA, West Chester University
MFA, University of Pennsylvania
Email
www.joeovelman.com
  

Lisa Learner Wagner
BFA, Temple University, Tyler School of Art 
MFA, University of Pennsylvania
Email  
www.lisalearner.com 

Deirdre Murphy White
MFA, University of Pennsylvania
BFA, Kansas City Art Institute
Email
www.deirdremurphyart.com