Visual Art, A.F.A.

Associate of Fine Arts

This studio-arts, portfolio-intensive curriculum is designed for students who seek transfer into a competitive Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program or similar baccalaureate program in either fine arts, graphic design, or photography at a college or university. Students work on a common foundation year of studio art courses and then select their concentration in either fine arts, graphic design, or photography for their second year of study. NOTE that the graphic design concentration is offered at the AL and LO campuses and the photography concentration is offered at AL and WO. 

Transfer Information

Transfer Information: Since four-year colleges can vary in their course, GPA, and portfolio requirements, students are required to work with their AFA faculty advisor for course scheduling and portfolio preparation. Electives should be chosen carefully to meet requirements of the transfer institution. The responsibility for proper course selection rests with the student. 

Recommended Preparation Information

Satisfactory aptitude in visual art.

Course Curriculum

Below is a table that shows the courses needed to satisfy this program. Please speak with an advisor to ensure you meet your program requirements.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
ART 101 History of Art: Prehistoric to Gothic 3
ART 121 Foundations of Drawing 3
ART 131 Two-Dimensional Design 3
Choose One
ART 140 Introduction to Graphic Skills 3
PHT 101 Photography I 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
SDV 101 Orientation to (a Specific Discipline) 1
Total 16
2nd Semester
ART 102 History of Art: Renaissance to Modern 3
ART 223 Life Drawing 3
ART 132 Three-Dimensional Design 3
ART 199 Supervised Study: Portfolio Review 1
ENG 112 College Composition II 3
1MTH 154 Quantitative Reasoning 3
Total 16
3rd Semester
2ART or PHT Elective 3
2ART or PHT Elective 3
Choose One
ART or PHT Elective 3
2,3 General Education Elective 3
ART 299 Supervised Study: Portfolio Review 2
4 Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 4
Total 15
4th Semester
ART or PHT Elective OR 3
2,3 General Education Elective 3
Choose One
ART 215 History of Modern Art 3
ART 250 History of Design 3
PHT 110 History of Photography 3
3 General Education Elective 3
5 Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective 3
6CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking 3
ENG 2-- - Literature Elective 3
Total 15
Total credits for the Associate of Fine Arts = 62
Two Years Credits
1st Semester
History of Art: Prehistoric to Gothic
ART
101
3
Foundations of Drawing
ART
121
3
Two-Dimensional Design
ART
131
3
Choose One
ART
140
3
PHT
101
3
ENG
111
3
SDV
101
1
Total 16
2nd Semester
History of Art: Renaissance to Modern
ART
102
3
Life Drawing
ART
223
3
Three-Dimensional Design
ART
132
3
Supervised Study: Portfolio Review
ART
199
1
ENG
112
3
1MTH
154
3
Total 16
3rd Semester
Elective
2ART or PHT
3
Elective
2ART or PHT
3
Choose One
Elective
ART or PHT
3
General Education Elective
2,3
3
Supervised Study: Portfolio Review
ART
299
2
Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab
4
4
Total 15
4th Semester
Elective OR
ART or PHT
3
General Education Elective
2,3
3
Choose One
History of Modern Art
ART
215
3
ART
250
3
PHT
110
3
General Education Elective
3
3
Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective
5
3
6CST
100
3
2-- - Literature Elective
ENG
3
Total 15
Total credits for the Associate of Fine Arts = 62

1 May substitute any higher-level mathematics course. See transfer institution requirements.

2 Courses may be selected from the following electives with the advice of a counselor or academic advisor according to the requirements of the transfer institution. Students who are interested in Graphic Design, select from ART 116, ART 141, ART 142, and ART 217. Students interested in Fine Arts select from ART 130, ART 153, ART 154, ART 231, ART 236, ART 241 or ART 242. Students interested in Photography, select from PHT 101, PHT 102, PHT 103, PHT 104, PHT 110, PHT 130, PHT 131, PHT 201, PHT 221, PHT 270.

3 Select any course listed under General Education Electives. Electives should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

4 See physical and life science courses listed under General Education Electives. Electives should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

5 See social/behavioral science course listed under General Education Electives. Electives should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

6 CST 100 or CST 110 will fulfill this elective depending on the requirements of the transfer institution. Seek advice of a counselor or academic advisor.

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