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.
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. The Higher Learning Commission 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 Chicago, IL 60604-1411 http://www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org Phone: 312.263.0456 / 800.621.7440
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