A QUICK INTRO
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.
WHAT YOU STUDY
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.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
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.
WHAT YOU CAN EARN
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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
|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|
|ENG||231||American Literature I||3|
|ENG||232||American Literature II||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|
|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||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||214||Portfolio & Resume||1|
ELECTIVES - Select 15 credit hours