Art, AFA

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Program Overview

Plan of Study in Art

The Associate in Fine Arts degree in Visual Arts provides first- and second-year art and general education courses leading to the bachelor of art or the bachelor of fine arts degree. It is intended for students planning a career in such fields as commercial design (architecture, graphic, industrial, interior, fashion, film, theater support), fine art (painting, sculpture, printmaking, textiles, crafts) and a wide range of photography-related disciplines. Students enrolling in this curriculum are urged to meet with an academic advisor each semester to review course selections and transfer plans.

Additional Program Information

The Associate in Fine Arts – Art Degree is designed so that transfer students will fit in with the native students at the transfer school, taking the remainder of their studio courses (no more than two per semester) along with the remaining general education courses.

Completion of the Associate in Fine Arts degree does not fulfill the requirements of the IAI General Education Core. Students need to complete the general education requirements of the institution to which they transfer or take an additional social and behavioral science course to meet IAI general education requirements before transferring. However, the Associate in Fine Arts degree satisfies IAI studio requirements for a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

Students in this program should expect to take additional general education courses as required by the transfer institution and may be required to submit a portfolio for transfer placement.

Use the Transfer Guide

Log on to MyCreditsTransfer at www.itransfer.org to see how your courses transfer to other colleges and universities. MyCreditsTransfer also offers program requirements and course equivalencies.


Program Requirements

Major courses

ARTS 1503Basic Drawing

3 Credits

ARTS 1513Two Dimensional Design

3 Credits

ARTS 1603Drawing II

3 Credits

ARTS 1813Three Dimensional Design

3 Credits

ARTS 2613Figure Drawing

3 Credits

Art electives

Choose three

ARTS 2513Painting

3 Credits

ARTS 2523Painting II

3 Credits

ARTS 2533Ceramics I

3 Credits

ARTS 2713Introduction to Sculpture

3 Credits

ARTS 2553Photography

3 Credits

ARTS 2563Photography II

3 Credits

ARTS 2573Introduction to Printmaking

3 Credits

ARTS 2583Color Photography

3 Credits

ARTS 2623Figure Drawing II

3 Credits

ARTS 2643Computer Art

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:27

In addition, a portfolio review is generally required by transfer institutions for studio courses in individual media.

Humanities

HIST 1513Western Civilization to 1648

3 Credits

or

HIST 1533Western Civilization 1648 to Present

3 Credits

 

Humanities Course

3 Credits

ARTS 1553 may not transfer as a fine arts humanities elective. Humanities course cannot be from the list of ARTS courses below. View Humanities Course options.

Choose three

ARTS 1613Survey of Art-Caves to Cathedrals

3 Credits

ARTS 1623Survey of Art-Renaissance to Rococo

3 Credits

ARTS 1633Survey of Art-1800 to Present

3 Credits

ARTS 1643Non-Western Art

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:15

At some institutions, ARTS 1613, ARTS 1623, ARTS 1633 may not also meet general education requirements 

Communications

ENGL 1613English I

3 Credits

ENGL 1623English II

3 Credits

SPCH 1553Introductory Speech

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:9

A minimum grade of C is required in ENGL 1613 and ENGL 1623.

Laboratory Science

Laboratory Science Courses

8 Credits

Total Credit Hours:8

Two courses, with one from the life sciences and one from the physical sciences. View laboratory Science Course options.

Mathematics

Choose one

MATH 1704Contemporary Mathematics

4 Credits

MATH 1713Finite Mathematics

3 Credits

MATH 1774Statistics

4 Credits

MATH 1834Calculus for Business & Social Science

4 Credits

MATH 2515Calculus & Analytic Geometry I

5 Credits

Total Credit Hours:3-5

Social and behavioral science

Social and Behavioral Science Courses

6 Credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Two courses from different prefixes. View Social and Behavioral Science course options.

Total Credit Hours: 65

Suggested Course Sequence

Fall semester

ARTS 1503Basic Drawing

3 Credits

ARTS 1513Two Dimensional Design

3 Credits

ENGL 1613English I

3 Credits

ARTS Elective

3 Credits

Laboratory Science Course

4 Credits

Spring semester

ARTS 1603Drawing II

3 Credits

ARTS 1813Three Dimensional Design

3 Credits

ENGL 1623English II

3 Credits

Humanities Course

3 Credits

Social and Behavioral Science Course

3 Credits

Fall semester

ARTS 2613Figure Drawing

3 Credits

 

HIST 1513Western Civilization to 1648

3 Credits

or

HIST 1533Western Civilization 1648 to Present

3 Credits

 

Art Elective

3 Credits

Social and Behavioral Science Course

3 Credits

Mathematics Course

3 Credits

ARTS Elective

3 Credits

Spring semester

SPCH 1553Introductory Speech

3 Credits

Laboratory Science Course

4 Credits

ARTS Elective

3 Credits

Art Electives

6 Credits