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.
Demonstrate a broad knowledge of the scope and variety of the work of artists and art movements and their sociopolitical contexts.
Demonstrate facility in terminology and technical skills in two-dimensional and three-dimensional mediums.
Document and explain the rationale behind student work.
Create a body of work that demonstrates artistic scope and variety.
Use the English language effectively to read, speak, write and listen.
Understand natural science principles and methods of scientific inquiry.
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