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Associate in Fine Arts in Visual Arts


The Associate in Fine Arts in Visual Arts curriculum helps students strengthen and expand their creativity as well as their technical knowledge of the history and practice of creating art and design. The 60 credit degree program prepares students to move towards professional practice or the pursuit of a bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university in visual arts, graphic design, and interior design.



Physical skills such as painting murals, signs, and interiors/exteriors of buildings, framing artwork, photography, welding, carpentry, fine woodworking, blacksmithing, pottery, tilework, mold making, casting, metalsmithing, and drafting are skills all fine art students learn.



Graduates find employment locally and nationally as painters, sculptors, illustrators, photographers, fine artists and graphic designers. You could design sets for movies, TV shows and theme parks – or produce animations and special effects - while working for graphic design studios, advertising agencies, printing companies or a wide variety of manufacturing industries.


Transfer Agreements Estimated Expenses


Click on title for course description. For your convenience, the following listing includes only credit hours for each course. For a comprehensive listing of classroom, lab and clinical hours for each course, click on this PDF.

ENGLISH / COMPOSITION - 6 Semester Hour Credits required

Prefix No. Title Credit
ENG 111  Writing & Inquiry 3
ENG 112 Writing & Research in the Disciplines 3


HUMANITIES / FINE ARTS - 6 Semester Hours Credit required
Select two courses from two different disciplines. 

COM 120 Intro Interpersonal Communication 3
COM 231 Public Speaking 3
ENG 231 American Literature I 3
ENG 232 American Literature II 3
PHI 215 Philosophical Issues 3
PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics 3


SOCIAL / BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE -  6 Semester Hour Credits required
Select two courses from at least two different disciplines: 

ECO 251 Principles of Microeconomics 3
HIS 131 American History I 3
HIS 132 American History II 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3
SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology 3


NATURAL SCIENCE -  (4) Semester Hour Credits required

AST 111 Descriptive Astronomy with 3
AST 111A Descriptive Astronomy Lab 1
BIO 110 Principles of Biology* 4
BIO 111 General Biology I* 4
PHY 110 Conceptual Physics with 3
PHY 110A Conceptual Physics Lab 1

*Students may not apply both BIO 110 and BIO 111 towards completion of Arts and Sciences Natural Science requirement.


Mathematics - (3 - 4) Semester Hour Credits

MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy 3
MAT 152 Statistical Methods I 4


Other required hours - 20 credit hours

ACA 122 College Transfer Success 1
ART 114 Art History Survey I 3
ART 115 Art History Survey II 3
ART 121 Two-Dimensional Design 3
ART 122 Three-Dimensional Design 3
ART 131 Drawing I 3
ART 132 Drawing II 3
ART 214 Portfolio & Resume 1


ELECTIVES - Select 15 credit hours

ART 240 Painting I 3
ART 241 Painting II 3
ART 281 Sculpture I 3
ART 282 Sculpture II 3
ART 283 Ceramics I 3
ART 284 Ceramics II 3
ART 288 Studio 3
Photo of Brian Kane
Associate in Fine Arts Instructor, Department Chair

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