The Associate in Fine Arts Degree is designed for students who intend to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in an art major or a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at a senior institution.
The Associate of Fine Arts Degree Program at Southwestern Community College provides students an opportunity to experience a variety of studio topics with an emphasis on Cherokee art and cultural traditions. The program is offered at the Swain Center in Bryson City, NC. Through an agreement with the University of North Carolina system, our students can earn up to 65 hours of course credit that will transfer to any public university in the state.
Therefore, students will have the option to complete the AFA degree and transfer into a Bachelor of Fine Arts or Bachelor of Arts program. Coursework in the AFA program is aligned with the general education requirements of the state system. It is advised that all students in the program become familiar with the entrance and program requirements at the college or university they plan to transfer to before completing the AFA degree. Students should consult with their advisor to assure course equivalencies and track their academic progress.
For more information, please visit our program homepage.