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​The Art Transfer Pathways AFA prepares students to continue their studies in a baccalaureate art program. In addition to a general education core set of courses, students will take a Fine Arts core set of courses designed to transfer into B.F.A. and B.A. art programs at four year institutions.

 

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  • Curriculum

    Required Program Courses (22 Credits)
    CoursesTitlesCourse OutlinesGoal AreasCredits
    Course Subject: ART         Course Number:1050
    Course Title:Foundation of Digital Imaging      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:Introduction to the technical and aesthetic practices of computer-generated Art as a creative fine arts tool. Student projects explore creative and technical aspects of digital imaging, symbolism and visual content incorporating computer software programs including, but not limited to, Photoshop and Lightroom. Topics included are digital image manipulation, scanning, image composition and inkjet printing. Development of critique and related vocabulary.
    Foundation of Digital Imaging andView-ART 1050n/a3
    Course Subject: ART         Course Number:1301
    Course Title:Two Dimensional Design I      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This course introduces a visual vocabulary and tools essential for all flat design and space, and investigates basic principles related to composition, pattern making, illusory space, and self expression. Various techniques and materials are explored including paint, pencil, pen, brush, and pastels. This course also introduces students to artists and design elements from a variety of cultures. Strongly recommend taking Drawing I before this course.
    Two Dimensional Design I andView-ART 1301n/a3
    Course Subject: ART         Course Number:1310
    Course Title:Three Dimensional Design      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:As an introduction to the basic language of three-dimensional design, this course includes constructive, additive, subtractive and substitution techniques using traditional and contemporary media. Various methods of presentation are explored ranging from small freestanding works to site-specific models and proposals.
    Three Dimensional Design andView-ART 1310n/a3
    Course Subject: ART         Course Number:1340
    Course Title:Fundamentals of Color      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:The course teaches fundamental color theory by introducing the physical, perceptual, and artistic aspects of color. The dimensions of color are explored through theory and practice using paint and colored papers. Students also are introduced to the theories of the physiology and the psychology of color reception, cultural taste and preferences as they relate to color choices, and the color usage of well known artists, of art movements, and of different world cultures.Strongly recommend taking Drawing I before this course.
    Fundamentals of Color andView-ART 1340n/a3
    Course Subject: ART         Course Number:1401
    Course Title:Drawing I      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This course introduces basic drawing concepts such as line, value, gesture, proportion, composition, and space; and techniques using traditional and contemporary drawing media. A variety of subjects from still life, architectural forms, nature and the human figure are used as inspiration for the student's drawings. Students will also be introduced to the art of important artists who have used drawing successfully in their work.
    Drawing I andView-ART 1401n/a3
    Course Subject: ART         Course Number:1601
    Course Title:Art History I: Ancient to Medieval      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This course examines painting, sculpture and architecture of cultures from prehistory to the end of the 14th Century. Students will explore the history of the world through visual art and material culture with a global perspective.
    Art History I: Ancient to Medieval andView-ART 1601n/a3
    Course Subject: ART         Course Number:1602
    Course Title:Art History II: 15th Century to Contemporary      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This course examines painting, sculpture and architecture of cultures from the 15th Century to Contemporary. Students will explore the history of the world through visual art and material culture with a global perspective.
    Art History II: 15th Century to Contemporary andView-ART 1602n/a3
    Course Subject: ART         Course Number:2900
    Course Title:Studio Arts Capstone Practicum      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:1

    Course Description:This course is intended for students who have completed a significant portion of coursework in the Studio Arts AFA program and are within a semester of completion. It is a capstone experience in which students will refine their skills in portfolio building, artistic presentation in the professional arts world, resume building, critique skills, exhibition preparation, and use of web resources for artists' representation. Students will work closely with faculty to integrate concepts learned throughout their program into a final portfolio of work in preparation for continued study or work. Prerequisites: Art 1301, Art 1310, Art 1340, and Art 1401
    Studio Arts Capstone PracticumView-ART 2900n/a1
     
    Restricted Electives: Students must choose a minimum of 12 credits
    CoursesTitlesCourse OutlinesGoal AreasCredits
    Course Subject: ART         Course Number:1101
    Course Title:Photography I      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This is an introduction to the fundamentals of black and white photography. Both technical and creative skills are developed in the use of the camera, exposing and developing film, enlarging and finishing the black and white photograph. Class critiques help articulate individual visual growth while artist presentations and field trips to galleries and museums help acquaint students with significant photographers. Students use film-based cameras with adjustable shutter speed and f-stop. A limited number of cameras are available for rental.
    Photography I orView-ART 1101n/a3
    Course Subject: ART         Course Number:1160
    Course Title:Digital Photography      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:A logical sequence to Art 1101 or 1140, this class emphasizes the computer as a digital darkroom to create photographic images through the traditional camera or a digital camera. ): Course content includes an overview of basic photographic techniques and a rigorous examination of Adobe Photoshop through assignments and personal exploration, class critiques and artist presentations, to help student understanding of photographic art. Students must have their own digital or analog camera.
    Digital Photography orView-ART 1160n/a3
    Course Subject: ART         Course Number:1320
    Course Title:Introduction to Sculpture      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This course is a specialized study on an individual basis in wood, metals, plaster, clay, stone or mixed media. The student will work with the sculptural possibilities of these materials and refine their ability to work in one particular medium.
    Introduction to Sculpture orView-ART 1320n/a3
    Course Subject: ART         Course Number:1361
    Course Title:Ceramics I      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:Ceramics is an introductory studio course that presents students with a fundamental understanding of the hand building and wheel throwing processes in clay. This course will focus on a creative and imaginative approach to solving visual problems in clay. Ceramics will introduce all methods of forming clay including pinch, throwing, coil and slab building.
    Ceramics I orView-ART 1361n/a3
    Course Subject: ART         Course Number:1362
    Course Title:Ceramics II      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:Ceramics II is an advanced studio course that presents students with an in-depth understanding of the hand building and wheel throwing processes in clay. This course emphasizes student's development of a personal creative style taking an imaginative approach to solving visual problems in clay. Ceramics ll will introduce all methods of forming clay combining pinch, throwing, coil and slab building with comprehensive glazing techniques.Prerequisite: Art 1361
    Ceramics II orView-ART 1362n/a3
    Course Subject: ART         Course Number:1402
    Course Title:Drawing II      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This course continues the study of drawing concepts using various media to explore color, the human figure, and representational as well as non-representational subject matter. Personal expression is emphasized. Students will examine the art of important artists who have used drawing successfully in their work. Prerequisite: Art 1401
    Drawing II orView-ART 1402n/a3
    Course Subject: ART         Course Number:1770
    Course Title:Quilt Arts      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This class explores the visual and expressive possibilities of quilting as a fine art. Students will solve design problems using fabric. Traditional and non-traditional quilting techniques will be used to enhance personal expression and to create innovative visual communications.
    Quilt Arts orView-ART 1770n/a3
    Course Subject: ART         Course Number:2611
    Course Title:Painting I      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This course is an introduction to the basic skills and techniques of painting. The study of paint and materials, the use of color in painting and the development of ideas are important elements in this class. Exploration of realism, abstraction and contemporary painting are all important aspects of Painting I. Recommended: Art 1340.
    Painting IView-ART 2611n/a3
     
    Free Electives: Students must choose a minimum of 6 additional studio credits
    CoursesTitlesCourse OutlinesGoal AreasCredits
    Course Subject: ART         Course Number:1102
    Course Title:Photography II      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This course is for students with a basic background in camera operations and darkroom procedures. There is a greater emphasis on the photograph as a fine print, the student's personal growth and perceptions in the medium. Class time will include discussions, slide shows and guest lectures. Students must have a film-based camera with adjustable shutter speed and f-stop. Course may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Art 1101
    Photography II orView-ART 1102n/a3
    Course Subject: ART         Course Number:1270
    Course Title:Digital Video Production      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This course introduces basic video production concepts and techniques with an emphasis on using the elements of motion and sound as creative artistic tools. Students will critically analyze video in terms of genre, context, meaning, visual language and form and then produce and edit their own short projects that explore creative and experimental applications of the medium rather than the traditional mass communication form. Students are encouraged to use their own computer for editing if possible. Basic knowledge of the computer is helpful.
    Digital Video Production orView-ART 1270n/a3
    Course Subject: ART         Course Number:1302
    Course Title:Two Dimensional Design II      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This course expands the study of flat design with emphasis on solving design problems. Students will be engaged in the more complicated tasks of integrating contrasting elements such as nonobjective and objective shapes, naturalism and idealism, shape and mass. Personal expression, design development and visual thinking as well as specialized techniques and materials are included. Design from different cultures and different artists will be discussed.Prerequisite: Art 1301
    Two Dimensional Design II orView-ART 1302n/a3
    Course Subject: ART         Course Number:1550
    Course Title:Video Game Entertainment      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This course will examine the development of the video game industry and research on social effects of video game play. Issues discussed include video game violence, effects of gender and cultural representation, visual messages in gaming, pro-social relationships, and emerging technologies in gaming.
    Video Game Entertainment orView-ART 1550n/a3
    Course Subject: ART         Course Number:1810
    Course Title:Studio Art Workshop      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:1

    Course Description:The 1-credit Studio Art Workshop is a basic studio course that presents to art and non-art students the fundamentals required to complete projects in a particular art medium or art application process. The class covers fundamental technical use as well as incorporating personal aesthetics into ones output in the medium. NOTE: The particular medium covered in a given semester will be noted on the semester class schedule but will not show up in the student transcript. Students desiring to transfer this course may need to obtain a copy of the course syllabus to show the particular medium emphasized in a given semester.This course is repeatable for credit.
    Studio Art Workshop orView-ART 1810n/a1
    Course Subject: ART         Course Number:1820
    Course Title:Studio Art Workshop      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:2

    Course Description:The 2-credit Studio Art Workshop is a studio course that presents to art and non-art students the fundamentals required to complete projects in a particular art medium or art application process. The class covers fundamental technical use as well as incorporating personal aesthetics into ones output in the medium. In addition, this class helps students see the creative process as a method of developing a concept and solving related problems. Aesthetic Critique and artistic reflection is a component of this class. NOTE: the particular medium used will be noted on the semester schedule but will not show up in the student transcript. Students desiring to transfer this course may need to obtain a copy of the course syllabus to show the particular medium emphasized in a given semester.This course is repeatable for credit.
    Studio Art Workshop orView-ART 1820n/a2
    Course Subject: ART         Course Number:2612
    Course Title:Painting II      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:Using advanced painting techniques, this course emphasizes student's development of a personal style. Prerequisite: Art 2611
    Painting IIView-ART 2612n/a3
     
    General Education Courses
    CoursesTitlesCourse OutlinesGoal AreasCredits
    Course Subject: ENGL         Course Number:1200
    Course Title:Gateway College Writing      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:4

    Course Description:This class provides extended practice in critical reading, writing, and thinking skills. Students will develop an effective writing process and work to achieve college-level competence in reading and responding to texts, visuals, events, and ideas in a variety of written formats, with an emphasis on the academic essay. Audience awareness, interpretation and analysis, logical reasoning, and persuasive and argumentative skills will be developed. MLA style documentation of primary sources will be included.
    Gateway College Writing orView-ENGL 1200n/a4
    Course Subject: ENGL         Course Number:1201
    Course Title:College Writing I      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:4

    Course Description:This class provides extended practice in critical reading, writing, and thinking skills. Students will develop an effective writing process and work to achieve college-level competence in reading and responding to texts, visuals, events, and ideas in a variety of written formats, with an emphasis on the academic essay. Audience awareness, interpretation and analysis, logical reasoning, and persuasive and argumentative skills will be developed. MLA style documentation of primary sources will be included.
    College Writing I andView-ENGL 1201n/a4
    Course Subject: ENGL         Course Number:1202
    Course Title:College Writing II      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:2

    Course Description:This class focuses on the research process, textual analysis of primary and secondary sources, rhetorical strategies for argument and persuasion, and successful integration of sources into a longer academic paper utilizing MLA (or other, as appropriate) documentation format. The class may be disciplinary, interdisciplinary, or topical in content, as noted on the class registration site.
    College Writing II andView-ENGL 1202n/a2
    Course Subject: COMM         Course Number:1110
    Course Title:Principles of Interpersonal Communication      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This introductory course looks at communication in one-to-one relationships in friendships, families, the workplace, and elsewhere. Students will be challenged to discover and assess their own communication strengths and weaknesses as they define and discuss what it means to be a competent interpersonal communicator. Course content includes both theory and practice (skill development).
    Principles of Interpersonal Communication andView-COMM 1110n/a3
    Natural Sciences with a lab (Goal Area 3) - 4 credits: BIOL1000(4), BIOL1001(4), BIOL1002(4), BIOL1101(4), BIOL1102(4), BIOL1130(4), BIOL1200(4), BIOL1360(4), BIOL2020(4), BIOL2030(4), BIOL2100(4), BIOL2111(4), BIOL2112(4), CHEM1000(4), CHEM1010(4), CHEM1030(4), CHEM1061(4), CHEM1062(4), GEOL1110(4), GEOL1120(4), GEOL1130(4), NSCI1000(4), NSCI1050(4), NSCI1110(4), NSCI1120(4), PHYS1000(4), PHYS1030(4), PHYS1050(4), PHYS1120(4), PHYS1130(4), PHYS1231(4), PHYS1232(4), PHYS1601(5), PHYS1602(5)
    and
    History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences (Goal Area 5) - 3 credits: ANTH1010(3), ANTH1130(3), ANTH1140(3), ECON1050(3), ECON1060(3), ECON1070(3), GCST1501(3), GCST1504(3), GCST1505(3), GCST1964(4), GWS1501(3), GWS1504(3), GWS1505(3), HIST1010(3), HIST1020(3), HIST1030(3), HIST1110(3), HIST1120(3), HIST1130(3), HIST1140(3), HIST1200(3), HIST1210(3), HIST1220(3), HIST1230(3), HIST1240(3), HIST1270(3), HIST1700(3), HIST1800(3), HIST1900(1), HIST2500(3), HIST2600(3), HIST2700(3), POLS1100(3), POLS1140(3), POLS1600(3), POLS1700(3), POLS2130(3), PSYC1110(3), PSYC1150(3), PSYC1160(4), PSYC1165(3), PSYC1170(3), PSYC1210(3), PSYC1220(3), PSYC1250(4), PSYC2110(3), PSYC2320(3), PSYC2330(3), PSYC2340(3), PSYC2350(3), SOC1110(3), SOC1710(3), SOC1750(3), SOC2110(3), SOC2200(3), SOC2210(3), SOC2410(3), SOC2730(3), SOC2750(3)
    and

    ARBC1030(3), ENGL1150(3), ENGL1250(2), ENGL1400(3), ENGL1450(3), ENGL1900(3), ENGL1950(3), ENGL2010(3), ENGL2020(3), ENGL2030(3), ENGL2150(3), ENGL2250(3), ENGL2270(3), ENGL2300(3), ENGL2310(3), ENGL2320(3), ENGL2330(3), ENGL2340(3), ENGL2350(3), ENGL2360(3), ENGL2370(3), ENGL2380(3), ENGL2390(3), ENGL2400(3), ENGL2410(3), ENGL2450(3), ENGL2460(3), ENGL2500(3), ENGL2540(3), ENGL2550(3), ENGL2560(3), ENGL2570(3), ENGL2580(3), ENGL2590(3), ENGL2900(3), ENGL2950(3), GCST1030(3), GCST1978(3), GCST225(3), GCST2410(3), GERM1030(3), INTD1030(3), MUSC1130(1), MUSC1160(1), MUSC1170(1), MUSC1180(1), MUSC1190(2), MUSC1200(3), MUSC1220(3), MUSC1241(3), MUSC1242(3), MUSC1300(3), MUSC1320(1), MUSC1350(3), MUSC1370(3), MUSC1500(2), MUSC1501(2), MUSC1502(2), MUSC1510(1), MUSC1560(1), MUSC1600(2), MUSC1610(1), MUSC1800(2), MUSC1801(2), MUSC1802(2), MUSC1810(1), MUSC1830(1), MUSC1850(1), MUSC1860(1), MUSC1870(1), MUSC2010(2), MUSC2170(3), MUSC2180(3), MUSC2241(3), MUSC2242(3), MUSC2970(1), PHIL1010(3), PHIL1020(3), PHIL1030(3), PHIL1040(3), PHIL1060(3), PHIL1070(3), PHIL1080(3), PHIL1120(3), PHIL1220(3), PHIL1230(3),  SPAN1030(3), SPAN2201(5), SPAN2202(5), TFT1200(3), TFT1210(3), TFT1250(3), TFT1260(3), TFT1270(3), TFT1280(3), TFT1310(3), TFT1320(3), TFT1350(3), TFT1500(3), TFT1510(3), TFT1520(3), TFT1531(3), TFT1532(3), TFT1540(3), TFT1600(1), TFT1610(1), TFT2010(3), TFT2500(3), TFT2950(1)

    and

    AMST1010(3), AMST1020(3), AMST2210(3), AMST2220(3), ANTH1010(3), ANTH1020(3), ANTH1130(3), ANTH1140(3), ARBC1030(3), ARBC1101(4), ARBC1102(4), ARBC2201(4), ART1010(3), ART1020(3),  ART1040(3), ART1050(3), ART1101(3), ART1102(3), ART1160(3), ART1170(3), ART1270(3), ART1301(3), ART1302(3), ART1310(3), ART1320(3), ART1340(3), ART1341(3), ART1361(3), ART1362(3), ART1401(3), ART1402(3), ART1550(3), ART1601(3), ART1602(3), ART1650(3), ART1770(3), ART1810(1), ART1820(2), ART2180(3), ART2190(3), ART2300(2), ART2611(3), ART2612(3), ART2640(3), ART2740(1), ART2750(1), ART2780(1), ART2781(1), ART2782(1), ART2800(1), ART2820(1), ART2860(1), ART2900(1), ART2970(1), ASL1101(4), ASL1102(4), ASL1300(3), ASL2201(4), ASL2202(4), BIOL1000(4), BIOL1001(4), BIOL1002(4), BIOL1030(4), BIOL1101(4), BIOL1102(4), BIOL1120(3), BIOL1130(4), BIOL1140(4), BIOL1160(4), BIOL1200(4), BIOL1350(3), BIOL1360(4), BIOL1600(1), BIOL1610(1), BIOL1650(1), BIOL2020(4), BIOL2030(4), BIOL2100(4), BIOL2111(4), BIOL2112(4), BIOL2360(4), CHEM1000(4), CHEM1010(4), CHEM1030(4), CHEM1061(4), CHEM1062(4), COMM1010(3), COMM1110(3), COMM1210(3), COMM1310(3), COMM1410(3), COMM1510(3), COMM1550 (3), COMM1610(3), COMM1710(3), COMM1810(3), COMM1910(3), COMM2610(3), ECON1050(3), ECON1060(3), ECON1070(3), ENGL1111(3), ENGL1112(3), ENGL1150(3), ENGL1200(4), ENGL1201(4), ENGL1202(2), ENGL1250(2), ENGL1400(3), ENGL1450(3), ENGL1900(3), ENGL1950(3), ENGL2010(3), ENGL2020(3), ENGL2030(3), ENGL2150(3), ENGL2250(3), ENGL2270(3), ENGL2300(3), ENGL2310(3), ENGL2320(3), ENGL2330(3), ENGL2340(3), ENGL2350(3), ENGL2360(3), ENGL2370(3), ENGL2380(3), ENGL2390(3), ENGL2410(3), ENGL2450(3), ENGL2460(3), ENGL2540(3), ENGL2550(3), ENGL2560(3), ENGL2570(3), ENGL2580(3), ENGL2590(3), ENGL2900(3), ENGL2950(3), GCST1030(3), GCST1040(3), GCST1210(3), GCST1211(3), GCST1212(3), GCST1213(3), GCST1220(2), GCST1301(3), GCST1320(3), GCST1501(3), GCST1502, GCST1503(3), GCST1504(3), GCST1501(3), GCST1700(3), GCST1978(3), GCST1964(4), GCST2250(3), GCST2510(3), GEOG1000(2), GEOG1010(3), GEOG1040(3), GEOG1100(3), GEOG1190(3), GEOL1010(2), GEOL1020(2), GEOL1030(2), GEOL1040(2), GEOL1110(4), GEOL1120(4), GEOL1130(4), GEOL1150(4), GEOL1160(4), GEOL1850(3), GEOL1851(1), GERM1030(3), GWS1501(3), GWS1502(3), GWS1503(3), GWS1504(3), GWS1505(3), HIST1010(3), HIST1020(3), HIST1030(3), HIST1110(3), HIST1120(3), HIST1130(3), HIST1140(3), HIST1200(3), HIST1210(3), HIST1220(3), HIST1230(3), HIST1240(3), HIST1270(3), HIST1700(3), HIST1800(3), HIST1900(1), HIST2500(3), HIST2600(3), HIST2700(3), HUM1210(3), INTD1030(3), INTD1040(3), INTD1210(3), INTD1211(3), INTD1212(3), MATH1010(3), MATH1031(3), MATH1032(3), MATH1080(3), MATH1090(4), MATH1130(3), MATH1140(3), MATH1150(3), MATH1160(4), MATH1170(4), MATH1180(5), MATH1190(5), MATH1200(3), MATH1221(5), MATH1222(5), MATH2010(3), MATH2220(5), MATH2300(4), MATH2400(4), MUSC1130(1), MUSC1160(1), MUSC1170(1), MUSC1180(1), MUSC1200(3), MUSC1220(3), MUSC1241(3), MUSC1242(3), MUSC1300(3), MUSC1320(1), MUSC1350(3), MUSC1370(3), MUSC1500(2), MUSC1501(2), MUSC1502(2), MUSC1510(1), MUSC1560(1), MUSC1600(2), MUSC1610(1), MUSC1800(2), MUSC1801(2), MUSC1802(2), MUSC1810(1), MUSC1830(1), MUSC1850(1), MUSC1860(1), MUSC1870(1), MUSC2010(2), MUSC2170(3), MUSC2180(3), MUSC2241(3), MUSC2242(3), MUSC2970(1), NSCI1000(4), NSCI1010(1), NSCI1020(1), NSCI1030(1), NSCI1050(4), NSCI1060(3), NSCI1061(1), NSCI1070(3), NSCI1071(1), NSCI1110(4), NSCI1120(4), PHIL1010(3), PHIL1020(3), PHIL1030(3), PHIL1040(3), PHIL1050(3), PHIL1060(3), PHIL1070(3), PHIL1080(3), PHIL1110(3), PHIL1120(3), PHIL1200(3), PHIL1210(3), PHIL1220(3), PHIL1230(3), PHYS1000(4), PHYS1030(4), PHYS1050(4), PHYS1060(3), PHYS1061(1), PHYS1070(3), PHYS1071(1), PHYS1120(4), PHYS1140(3), PHYS1201(5), PHYS1202(5), PHYS1231(4), PHYS1232(4), PHYS1400(3), PHYS1410(1), PHYS1450(3), PHYS1460(1), PHYS1601(5), PHYS1602(5), POLS1100(3), POLS1140(3), POLS1600(3), POLS1700(3), POLS2130(3), PSYC1110(3), PSYC1150(3), PSYC1160(4), PSYC1165(3), PSYC1170(3), PSYC1210(3), PSYC1220(3), PSYC1250(4), PSYC2110(3), PSYC2320(3), PSYC2330(3), PSYC2340(3), PSYC2350(3), SOC1110(3), SOC1130(3), SOC1710(3), SOC1750(3), SOC2110(3), SOC2200(3), SOC2210(3), SOC2410(3), SOC2730(3), SPAN1030(3), SPAN1101(5), SPAN1102(5), SPAN2201(5), SPAN2202(5), SOC2750(3), TFT1200(3), TFT1210(3), TFT1250(3), TFT1260(3), TFT1270(3), TFT1280(3), TFT1310(3), TFT1320(3), TFT1350(3), TFT1500(3), TFT1510(3), TFT1520(3), TFT1531(3), TFT1532(3), TFT1540(3), TFT1600(1), TFT1610(1), TFT1710(3), TFT2010(3), TFT2500(3), TFT2950(1), WOST0101(4), WOST0999(3), WOST1110(3)

     
                                   Total Credits Required60
    Notes:

  • Program Outcomes

    Program Outcomes including Essential Learning Outcomes

    Completion of the ART AFA Transfer Pathway degree will meet all lower division major content and competency requirements needed to prepare students to enroll in the major at a Minnesota State University. Additionally, students will:

    Develop a foundation of essential knowledge about the cultural, social, natural worlds, and individual wellbeing including:

    • The study of creative accomplishments, in the context of other people and cultures, past and present, in a visual arts framework. (ELO 1, 2a, 3b, 4b, c, d, e)

    Develop intellectual and practical skills, including:

    • Visual problem solving that employs technical skills and comprehension of art historical context with application for contemporary art work. (ELO 1, 2a, 3b, 4a, b, c, d, e)
    • Oral and written ability to think critically and analyze contemporary and historical works of art from multiple cultures. (ELO 2a, b, e, 3b, 3c, 4b, c, d, e)
    • General rules of visual literacy (two- and three-dimensional design principles, drawing from observation, color theory, digital and photographic technology, and ceramic methodologies) (ELO 1, 2a, e, 3b, 4 c, d, e)

    Demonstrate personal and social responsibility, including:

    • Understanding forms and concepts associated with the history of art including western, nonwestern, modern and contemporary art. (ELO 1, 3b, 4b)
    • Developing constructive, organized studio work habits (ELO 1, 2e, 4e)
    • Developing safe practices in the use of art materials and equipment. (ELO 1, 2e)
    • Communicating issues of critical thinking skills via the creation of artworks and participation in the formal critique process. (ELO 1, 2b, c, 3b, c, 4b, d, e)

    Integrative Learning, including:

    • Producing a portfolio of artworks (ELO 4c, e)
    • Producing work for inclusion in the juried student art exhibition (ELO 4c, e)
    • Participating in the capstone practicum course (ELO 1, 2a, 4c, e)

    Having art works published in Under Construction, the literary art magazine. (ELO 2a, 4c, e)

     


  • Career Opportunities

    ​Information on careers, including salary and employment outlook data, is available on the iseek and Bureau of Labor Statistics websites: www.iseek.org and www.bls.gov.

  • Transfer Information

    ​If you are planning on transferring to another institution, follow the guidelines available on our transfer resources web page to help you plan the process: Transfer Information

  • Degree Information

    ​An Associate in Fine Arts (A.F.A.) degree is intended for students whose primary goal is to complete a program in a designated discipline in fine arts. The A.F.A. degree is designed for transfer to a baccalaureate degree. 

    1. Earn a minimum of 60-68 semester credits as required in the program, with a grade point average of 2.00 (C) or above in courses taken at North Hennepin Community College. Specific programs may have additional requirements or a higher minimum grade point average. 

    2. Earn a minimum of 15 semester credits at North Hennepin Community College. A student must complete at least 50% of the fine arts courses at North Hennepin Community College. 

    3. Earn a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 (C) or higher in courses taken at North Hennepin Community College. 

    4. Grades of A, B, C, and D are accepted in the degree; however a cumulative 2.0 grade point average is required to complete the degree. 

    5. Have four years to complete the graduation requirements as published in the catalog in effect at the time of their initial enrollment. Students taking longer than four years to complete their graduation requirements may follow any catalog published during the four-year period preceding their graduation. 

    6. Completion of the MnTC and/or the completion of the AFA degree fulfills the MnTC Goal Area 2 Critical Thinking requirement.

    Developmental CoursesSome students may need preparatory course(s) in Math and/or English. Courses numbered below 1000 will not apply toward a degree.

    Equal Opportunity Employer and Disability Access InformationNorth Hennepin Community College is a member of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and an equal opportunity employer and educator. This document is available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 7634930555 or through the Minnesota Relay Service at 18006273529.




  • Accreditation

    North Hennepin Community College is accredited by the:
    Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
    30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
    Chicago, IL 60602-2504
    1-800-621-7440

    North Hennepin Community College is accredited by the:<br /> Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools<br /> 30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400<br /> Chicago, IL 60602-2504<br /> 1-800-621-7440