Art Department

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 and begin an area of concentration at the senior transfer institution.

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.

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Unique Aspects

Several art scholarships and awards are granted annually to qualified students.

One of our curriculum goals is that each student will transfer to a senior institution with a diverse portfolio of original art in a wide range of mediums, such as painting, drawing, digital photography, printmaking, and design.

All of our visual arts majors are required to learn Photoshop and use the computer as a tool for developing and recording future projects in mediums of their choice.

Our graduates have successfully transferred to senior institutions in North Carolina and out-of-state to pursue careers in art education, museum education, graphic design, gaming, animation, painting, and printmaking.

A highlight of spring on the campus of Sandhills Community College is the opening reception of the Students’ Art Show in the Hasting Gallery located in Boyd Library. This exhibit stays open throughout the summer and serves as a way for future students and the community to experience the talent and high caliber of our art students.

Special Program Requirements

Art majors should take ART 121 before they can take any other studio course except ART 131. Students are required to purchase their own art supplies for studio art courses at the college bookstore or another art supply vendor.

Contact Information

Lori Lorion, Instructor, Art
001 Kennedy Hall
(910) 695-3878
lorionl@sandhills.edu