2023-2024 College Catalog 
    Feb 24, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog

Visual Arts (AFA)

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The Associate of Fine Arts degree in Visual Arts is designed for transfer to the Fine Arts bachelor’s degree at all Arizona public universities. The program gives students a strong foundation in visual composition and art history and prepares them to continue their fine arts education in drawing, painting, photography, ceramics, or sculpture. Students completing this degree will transfer 60-64 credits to all Arizona public universities.

Requirements differ significantly among state universities, it is strongly advised that students meet with an academic advisor to discuss degree requirements at their intended university and consult the CCC Pathways for guidance.


Program Outcomes

  1. Drawing skills that include the ability to render forms in pictorial space using light and shade, describe variations in textures and surface qualities, and incorporate the elements of drawing in creating evocative images through the use of a variety of drawing media effectively.
  2. Composition skills in two and three-dimensional media that indicate their knowledge of, and the ability to use effectively, basic design principles including, balance and tension, rhythm and repetition, contrast, emphasis and subordination, unity and variety.
  3. The ability to effectively use basic color schemes as well as the ability to use color as an expressive element.
  4. Discuss historical works of art in the context of the social and cultural climate they were created in and, if applicable, their significance in relationship to subsequent styles or movements in western art.
  5. The ability to analyze and critically evaluate the form and content of works of art.

General Education: 35 credits

All general education coursework must be selected from the approved AGEC list.

Mathematics (3-5)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (6)

Two courses from different disciplines.

Physical and Biological Sciences (8)

Options (0-6)

Any AGEC coursework to complete 35 credits

Major Requirements: 15 credits

Elective Requirements: 12 credits

University majors require certain lower-division courses; these are the courses that should be taken as the degree core. Courses numbered 100 or above which transfer to Arizona state universities as equivalent, departmental elective credit, or general elective credit will be counted toward this degree.

Select from electives suggested below or other Art (ART) courses.

Total Degree Credit Hours: 62

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