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
26 Required courses
18 Restricted electives in courses
4 Restricted electives in MnTC Goal Areas
12 Restricted electives in course types
60 Total

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

Required Courses:

Subj. Number Course Credits
ART1107 Foundations of Art, 2-D 3
ART1108 Foundations of Art, 3-D 3
ART1111 Drawing I 3
ART1121 World of Art I 3
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:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
ART1112 Painting I 3
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

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
ART1140 Handbuilt Ceramics 3
ART1141 Ceramics I 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. 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:

Subj. Num. 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

Subj. Number Course Credits
ART1107 Foundations of Art, 2-D 3
ART1111 Drawing I 3
ART1121 World of Art I 3
ENGL1101 College Writing 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
PSYC1200 General Psychology 3
SOC1111 Introduction to Sociology 3

1st Spring Term - 15 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
ART1108 Foundations of Art, 3-D 3
ART1122 World of Art II 3
PHIL1201 Ethics 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
ART1140 Handbuilt Ceramics 3
ART1141 Ceramics I 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
COMM1120 Introduction to Public Speaking 3
COMM1130 Small Group Communication 3
COMM1140 Interpersonal Communication 3

2nd Fall Term - 15 credits

Subj. Number 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

Subj. Number 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:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
ART1112 Painting I 3
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

3 credits from these goal areas:

Goal Area
3. Natural Sciences

1 credits from these goal areas:

Goal Area
3. Natural Sciences