Associate in Fine Arts in Visual Arts

Associate in Fine Arts in Visual Arts Degree

Associate in Fine Arts in Visual Arts

The Associate in Fine Arts degree in Visual Arts program focuses heavily on the visual fine arts and is recommended for those who plan to continue their education at a senior institution.  This program prepares transfer students to meet selective admission criteria for acceptance into a BFA or BA in visual arts at a senior college or university.

The course work in this program consists of Universal General Education Transfer Component courses (UGETC) in literature, humanities, social/behavioral sciences, mathematics and natural science. Students in this program are provided an opportunity to concentrate in a major area of fine art study that includes elective choices in drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics and digital photography.

While this degree is designed to prepare students to meet selective admission criteria for programs such as the Bachelor of Fine Arts, this degree does not guarantee automatic admission into a college or university art program. Many art programs contain a portfolio requirement for certain courses or programs.

A minimum grade of C is required in all courses counted toward graduation and to ensure course transferability to the University of North Carolina system. Students must meet the receiving university's foreign language and/or health and physical education requirements, if applicable, prior to or after transfer to the senior institution.

Students must meet the receiving university's foreign language and/or health and physical education requirements, if applicable, prior to or after transfer to the senior institution.

Courses

Course Course Name LEC LAB CREDIT
Total Credits Total Credits NA
Fall Semester Fall Semester
ACA 122 College Transfer Success 0 2 0 1
ART 111 Art Appreciation 3 0 0 3
ART 121 Two-Dimensional Design 0 6 0 3
ART 131 Drawing I 0 6 0 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 0 3
Spring Semester Spring Semester
ART 116 Survey of American Art 3 0 0 3
ART 122 Three-Dimensional Design 0 6 0 3
BIO 111
 
CHM 151
General Biology I
or
General Chemistry I
3 3 0 4
ENG 112 Writing/Res in Disciplines 3 0 0 3
MAT 152 Statistical Methods 3 2 0 4
Fall Semester Fall Semester
ART 114 Art History Survey I 3 0 0 3
Art Elective 0 0 3
Art Elective 0 0 0 3
ENG 231
 
ENG 232
American Literature I
or
American Literature II
3 0 0 3
HIS 131 American History I 3 0 0 3
Spring Semester Spring Semester
ART 115 Art History Survey II 3 0 0 3
Art Elective 0 0 0 3
ART 288 Studio Art 0 6 0 3
Art Elective 0 0 3
SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology 3 0 0 3

Also Offered

Upon entering the program, a student has the opportunity to pursue two media pathways: two-dimensional design and three-dimensional design. Elective options should be chosen according to the student’s artistic interests and four-year transfer institution.

Art Elective list: ART 132, ART 240, ART 241, ART 244, ART 264, ART 281, ART 283, ART 284, ART 285, or ART 286

Courses

Course Course Name LEC LAB CREDIT
Total Credits Total Credits NA

Courses

Course Course Name LEC LAB CREDIT
Total Credits Total Credits NA

Available Courses


CEU Classes

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in the use of aesthetic and visual literacy skills
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in applying the visual elements of design and the organizational principles of design to their own two- and three-dimensional work
  3. Demonstrate professional behavior and conduct commensurate with industry standards for maintaining equipment and managing a studio

Estimated Cost

Degree In-State Out-of-State
Tuition and Fees $4,600.00 $15,300.00
Books and Supplies $3,050.00 $3,050.00
Total Cost $7,650.00 $18,350.00

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