Associate in Fine Arts in Art (A1020A) Degree Requirements

The degree requirements below are for students who have started this degree prior to Fall 2017.

The Associate in Fine Arts in Art degree is designed to prepare students to transfer to a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program at a senior college or university. Students will receive a foundation in color, design, drawing and fundamentals of studio techniques. Upon completion, they should be able to present a portfolio of work that is strong enough to allow them to continue their work as juniors and begin an area of concentration at the senior transfer institution. Because the AFA curriculum standard includes only 28 semester hour credits of universal general education transfer courses, AFA students who transfer must meet the general education requirements of the receiving institution. Within the degree program, the institution shall include opportunities for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, and the basic use of computers. More specifically, students foster a greater understanding of social and personal responsibility, communication, critical thinking, and technical literacy as student learning outcomes.

The transfer of AFA degree courses is subject to the approval of the receiving institution. Therefore, AFA students should quickly decide upon their intended transfer university, and align their AFA coursework at Sandhills with their intended university’s BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) degree requirements.

Courses                                                                                                Semester Hours
UNIVERSAL GENERAL EDUCATION TRANSFER COMPONENT (28 SHC)*      28
The universal general education transfer component (UGETC) includes study in the areas of humanities, fine arts, communication, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences, mathematics, and English composition.

English Composition (6 SHC)……………………………………………………………….. 6
ENG-111 and ENG-112

Humanities/Fine Arts/Communication (6 SHC)………………………………….. 6
Select two courses from two of the following discipline areas:
One course must be a Literature course.
Art (ART-111, 114, 115)
Literature (ENG-231, 232, 241, 242)
Music (MUS-110, 112)
Philosophy (PHI-215, 240)

Social/Behavioral Science (9 SHC)…………………………………………………… 9
Select three courses from at least three of the following discipline areas:
One course must be a History course.
Economics (ECO-251, 252)
Geography (GEO-111)
History (HIS-111, 112, 131, 132)
Political Science (POL-120)
Psychology (PSY-150)
Sociology (SOC-210)

Mathematics (3 SHC)………………………………………………………………….. 3
MAT-143

Natural Science (4 SHC)………………………………………..4
Select 4 SHC from the following:
Astronomy (AST-111 & 111A)
Biology (BIO-110, 111)
Chemistry (CHM-151)
Geology (GEL-111)
Physics (PHY-110 & 110A)

OTHER REQUIRED HOURS (37 SHC)……………………………………………….. 37
If a two- or three- dimensional studio course is to transfer as a premajor
course, it must have ART 121 or ART 122 as a prerequisite.

Major Core………………………………………………………..15
ART-114 Art History Survey I (3 SHC)
ART-115 Art History Survey II (3 SHC)
ART-121 Two-Dimensional Design (3 SHC)
ART-122 Three-Dimensional Design (3 SHC)
ART-131 Drawing I (3 SHC)

Electives ……………………………………………………………15

Select seven courses from Electives (choose at least one from each
of the three groups.)
Two-dimensional Electives:

ART-132 Drawing II (3 SHC)
ART-135 Figure Drawing I (3 SHC)
ART-231 Printmaking I (3 SHC)
ART-232 Printmaking II (3 SHC)
ART-240 Painting I (3 SHC)
ART-241 Painting II (3 SHC)
Three-dimensional Electives:
ART-281 Sculpture I (3 SHC)
ART-283 Ceramics I (3 SHC)
Digital Electives:
ART-171 Computer Art I (3 SHC)
ART-264 Digital Photography I (3 SHC)

Portfolio and Resume (1 SHC)
ART-214 Portfolio and Résumé ……………………………………………… 1
Validation of the level of achievement in studio course work may
be determined through portfolio review at the receiving
institution.

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS CREDIT (SHC) IN PROGRAM ………. 65
*Students must meet the receiving university’s foreign language and/or
health and physical education requirements, if applicable, prior to or
after transfer to the senior institution.