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Associate in Fine Arts in Visual Arts, AFA - College Transfer - CIP Code: 24.0101


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The Associate in Fine Arts in Visual Arts degree shall be granted for a planned program of study consisting of a minimum of 60 semester hours of college transfer courses.  Within the degree program, GTCC includes opportunities for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, and basic computer use.

Upon successful completion of this degree, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate strategies to acquire new information in the practice of visual art and art history.
  • Analyze relevant issues in visual art and art history.
  • Demonstrate visual arts foundations skills.
  • Create an original portfolio of visual art for educational and professional application.

Course Requirements for Associate in Fine Arts in Visual Arts, AFA


Universal General Education Transfer Component (25-26 credits)


All Universal General Education Transfer Component courses will transfer for equivalency credit.  They include study in the areas of English, communication; humanities and fine arts; social and behavioral sciences; natural sciences and mathematics.

English Composition (6 credits)


The following two English composition courses are required.

Mathematics (3-4 credits)


Select one course from the following:

Natural Sciences (4 credits)


Select four credits from the following:

Academic Transition (1 credit)


The following course is required.

Other Major Requirements for Associate in Fine Arts in Visual Arts Degree (16 credits)


An additional 16 credits should be selected from the courses classified as pre-major, elective, general education, or UGETC courses. Students should select these courses based on their intended major and transfer university. Pre-major/elective courses (and all UGETC and general education courses not listed above) are listed below.

Pre-Major/Electives:


Total credits required for Associate in Fine Arts in Visual Arts Degree (60-61* credits)


Students are responsible for contacting their intended transfer institution to ensure they select appropriate courses.

Students must meet the receiving university’s foreign language and/or health and physical education
requirements, if applicable, prior to or after transfer to the senior institution.

Note:


*One semester hour of credit may be included in a 61 credits Associate in Fine Arts in Visual Arts degree.  The transfer of this hour is not guaranteed.

 

Fall Semester I


Total Credits: 16-17


Spring Semester I


Total Credits: 16


Summer Semester I


Take one or two courses as desired to reduce hours during the Fall and Spring. Suggested disciplines are Social/Behavioral Sciences or Communications and Humanities/Fine Arts.

Fall Semester II


  • Communications/Humanities Elective Credits: 1 (Do not take ART 111 )
  • Pre-major Elective Credits: 3
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective Credits: 3 1
  • Studio/Major Elective Credits: 2
  • Studio/Major Elective Credits: 2

Total Credits: 15


Spring Semester II


  • Credits: 3
  • Communications/Humanities Elective Credits: 1 (Do not take ART 111)
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective Credits: 3 1
  • Studio/Major Elective Credits: 3 2
  • Studio/Major Elective Credits: 1 2

Total Credits: 13


Notes:


Choices must be from two different disciplines and should not include ART 111  Art Appreciation.

The studio/major electives are: ART 117  Non-Western, ART 118  Art by Women, ART 240  Painting I; ART 241  Painting II; ART 264  Digital Photography I; ART 265  Digital Photography II; ART 281  Sculpture I; ART 282  Sculpture II; ART 231  Printmaking I, ART 283  Ceramics I, and ART 214  Portfolio.

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