Art Transfer Pathway

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. Apply the skills necessary for successful engagement in the creation of and appreciation for the visual arts.
  4. Work independently and collaboratively in a high-pressure creative environment.
  5. Document and explain the rationale behind the student's work.
  6. Use the English language effectively to read, speak, write and listen.
  7. Create a body of work that demonstrates artistic scope and variety.
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. The Higher Learning Commission 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 Chicago, IL 60604-1411 Phone: 312.263.0456 / 800.621.7440

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1st Fall Term - 15 credits

Course Credits
ART1101 - Drawing I 3
ART1107 - Foundations of Art, 2-D 3
ART1127 - Art History: Prehistory to the Middle Ages 3
ENGL1101 - College Writing 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
HIST2213 - American History: 20th Century 3
PSYC1200 - General Psychology 3
PSYC2220 - Abnormal Psychology 3
PSYC2224 - Social Psychology 3
SOC1111 - Introduction to Sociology 3

1st Spring Term - 15 credits

Course Credits
ART1109 - Foundations of Art, 3-D 3
ART1114 - Painting I 3
ART1128 - Art History: Renaissance to Contemporary 3
ART1142 - Introduction to Ceramics 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

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

2nd Fall Term - 15 credits

Course Credits
ART2115 - Introduction to Digital Photography 3
ART2201 - Foundation Digital Imaging 3
ENGL1210 - Writing About Current Issues 3
HUM1110 - Native American Culture 3
PHIL1201 - Ethics 3

2nd Spring Term - 15 credits

Course Credits
ART1117 - Printmaking I 3
ART2000 - Intermediate Art Studio 3
ENGL2321 - Women in Literature 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
ART1140 - Handbuilt Ceramics 3
ART2114 - Photographic Art I 3
ART2116 - Mixed Media I 3
ART2241 - Advanced Ceramics 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
ENGL2239 - Nature Writers 3
ENGL2324 - Travel Literature 3
HIST1700 - The History of America's National Parks 3