The creativity and problem-solving skills you’ll develop as a student in the visual arts are an excellent foundation for any career you choose to pursue.
M State's Fergus Falls campus offers a 60-credit Associate in Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in visual arts that will help you develop your skills as an artist and prepare you for continued study in the arts through a baccalaureate program. Other students use the knowledge and skills gained in the AFA degree program to launch academic and professional careers in a wide array of other fields.
At M State, our commitment to and passion for the arts are on display across the campus. Our visual arts facilities include a ceramic studio, painting and drawing studio, the Waage Fine Arts Gallery and the Charles Beck Gallery.
M State's Power of You provides two years of tuition-free college for up to 100 area high school graduates, allowing them to transfer to a four-year college or university or enter the workforce with no student debt.
Using scholarship funds contributed by community donors, POY scholarships pay for all tuition costs that are not covered by state and federal grants.
Priority consideration is given to students pursuing Associate of Arts, Associate of Science or Associate of Fine Arts transfer degrees.
Students from specific high schools are eligible for scholarships on each of our campuses. To see whether you're eligible, visit ourPOY web page or call 877.450.3322. POY scholarships are based on financial need and other eligibility requirements.
Visual Art Associate of Fine Arts (AFA)
Locations: Fergus Falls
The 60-credit AFA in Art provides students with the skills to help them develop into professional artists. Students will explore multiple areas in the visual arts including design, painting, drawing, ceramics, mixed media, printmaking and photography. In addition, students will explore artistic intent and exhibition opportunities. The degree ensures that students will have the necessary coursework to prepare for transfer and advanced studies in the visual arts.
Fine Artist, Including Painter, Sculptor, and Illustrator regional wage
Graduates will find art-focused career opportunities in studio art, art education, graphic design, art therapy, fine art and art galleries/museum work.
Description: Create original artwork using any of a wide variety of media and techniques.
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The average retirement age in the U.S. is 65 years old. Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators in the 55-64 and the 65+ categories are 1-10 years away from retirement. When older workers retire, there will likely be a demand for new workers.
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Last modified: April 28th, 2016 at 10:58am