Visual Art

Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) - 60 credits

About this program
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.
Program outcomes
  1. Demonstrate a broad knowledge of the scope and variety of the work of artists and art movements and their sociopolitical contexts.
  2. Demonstrate facility in terminology and technical skills in two-dimensional and three-dimensional mediums.
  3. Document and explain the rationale behind student work.
  4. Create a body of work that demonstrates artistic scope and variety.
  5. Use the English language effectively to read, speak, write and listen.
  6. Understand natural science principles and methods of scientific inquiry.
Accreditation
Minnesota State Community and Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. More information can be found at www.minnesota.edu/accreditation.
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Curriculum overview

Credits Requirement type
17 Required courses
18 Restricted electives in courses
4 Restricted electives in MnTC Goal Areas
12 Restricted electives in course types
51 Total

Art - Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) (1)

Required Courses:

Course Credits
ART1107 - Foundations of Art, 2-D 3
ART1108 - Missing title
ART1111 - Missing title
ART1121 - Missing title
ART1122 - World of Art II 3
ART2260 - Art, Portfolio Design and Professional Development 1
ART2999 - AFA-Visual Art Capstone Exhibition 1
ENGL1101 - College Writing 3
HIST2213 - American History: 20th Century 3
PHIL1201 - Ethics 3

9 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
ART1112 - Missing title
ART1117 - Printmaking I 3
ART2111 - Drawing II 3
ART2112 - Painting II 3
ART2114 - Photographic Art I 3
ART2116 - Mixed Media I 3
ART2241 - Advanced Ceramics 3
GLST1121 - Humanities Italy 3
GLST1126 - Missing title
HUM1120 - Culture of Italy 3
HUM2210 - Introduction to Film 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
ART1140 - Handbuilt Ceramics 3
ART1141 - Ceramics I 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
COMM1120 - Introduction to Public Speaking 3
COMM1130 - Small Group Communication 3
COMM1140 - Interpersonal Communication 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
PSYC1200 - General Psychology 3
SOC1111 - Introduction to Sociology 3

3 credits from these goal areas:

Goal Area
3. Natural Sciences

1 credits from these goal areas:

Goal Area
3. Natural Sciences

12 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/MnTC Goals
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1st Fall Term - 15 credits

Course Credits
ART1107 - Foundations of Art, 2-D 3
ART1111 - Missing title
ART1121 - Missing title
ENGL1101 - College Writing 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
PSYC1200 - General Psychology 3
SOC1111 - Introduction to Sociology 3

1st Spring Term - 15 credits

Course Credits
ART1108 - Missing title
ART1122 - World of Art II 3
PHIL1201 - Ethics 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
ART1140 - Handbuilt Ceramics 3
ART1141 - Ceramics I 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
COMM1120 - Introduction to Public Speaking 3
COMM1130 - Small Group Communication 3
COMM1140 - Interpersonal Communication 3

2nd Fall Term - 15 credits

Course Credits
HIST2213 - American History: 20th Century 3

12 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/MnTC Goals

2nd Spring Term - 15 credits

Course Credits
ART2260 - Art, Portfolio Design and Professional Development 1
ART2999 - AFA-Visual Art Capstone Exhibition 1

9 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
ART1112 - Missing title
ART1117 - Printmaking I 3
ART2111 - Drawing II 3
ART2112 - Painting II 3
ART2114 - Photographic Art I 3
ART2116 - Mixed Media I 3
ART2241 - Advanced Ceramics 3
GLST1121 - Humanities Italy 3
GLST1126 - Missing title
HUM1120 - Culture of Italy 3
HUM2210 - Introduction to Film 3

3 credits from these goal areas:

Goal Area
3. Natural Sciences

1 credits from these goal areas:

Goal Area
3. Natural Sciences