Associate in Fine Arts in Visual Arts Degree (AFA) A10600

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, the institution shall include opportunities for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, and basic computer use.

Courses are approved for transfer through the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA). The CAA enables North Carolina Community College graduates of two-year associate in fine arts in visual arts programs who are admitted to constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina to transfer with junior status. 

Community college graduates must maintain a grade of “C” or better in each course and an overall GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale in order to transfer with a junior status. Courses may also transfer through bilateral agreements between institutions. 

Associate in Fine Arts in Visual Arts Degree (AFA) A10600

Program Requirements

Universal General Education Transfer Component

(All Universal General Education Transfer Component courses will transfer for equivalency credit.)

A. English Composition (6 SHC)

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
ENG-111 - Writing and Inquiry 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
ENG-112 - Writing/Research in the Disciplines 3 0 3 fall

B. Communications and Humanities/Fine Arts (6 SHC)

Select two courses from two different disciplines:

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
ART-111 - Art Appreciation 3 0 3 fall, spring
COM-231 - Public Speaking 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
ENG-231 - American Literature I 3 0 3 summer
ENG-232 - American Literature II 3 0 3 summer
ENG-241 - British Literature I 3 0 3 summer
ENG-242 - British Literature II 3 0 3 summer
MUS-110 - Music Appreciation 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
MUS-112 - Introduction to Jazz 3 0 3 summer
PHI-215 - Philosophical Issues 3 0 3 fall
PHI-240 - Introduction to Ethics 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer

C. Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 SHC)

Select two courses from two different disciplines.

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
ECO-251 - Prin of Microeconomics 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
ECO-252 - Prin of Macroeconomics 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
HIS-111 - World Civilizations I 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
HIS-112 - World Civilizations II 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
HIS-131 - American History I 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
HIS-132 - American History II 3 0 3 fall, spring
POL-120 - American Government 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
PSY-150 - General Psychology 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
SOC-210 - Introduction to Sociology 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer

D. Natural Sciences (4 SHC)

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
BIO-111 - General Biology I 3 3 4 fall, spring, summer
CHM-151 - General Chemistry I 3 3 4 fall, summer
GEL-111 - Geology 3 2 4 fall, spring
PHY-110 - Conceptual Physics 3 0 3 spring
and
PHY-110A - Conceptual Physics Lab 0 2 1 spring

E. Mathematics (3-4 SHC)

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
MAT-143 - Quantitative Literacy 2 2 3 fall, spring, summer
MAT-152 - Statistical Methods I 3 2 4 fall, spring, summer
MAT-171 - Precalculus Algebra 3 2 4 fall, spring, summer
MAT-271 - Calculus I 3 2 4 fall
MAT-272 - Calculus II 3 2 4 spring

ART (15 SHC)

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
ART-114 - Art History Survey I 3 0 3 fall
ART-115 - Art History Survey II 3 0 3 spring
ART-121 - Two-Dimensional Design 0 6 3 fall
ART-122 - Three-Dimensional Design 0 6 3 spring
ART-131 - Drawing I 0 6 3 fall

Select 19 SHC from the following:

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
ART-132 - Drawing II 0 6 3 spring
ART-135 - Figure Drawing I 0 6 3 fall
ART-171 - Digital Design I 0 6 3 fall
ART-231 - Printmaking I 0 6 3 spring
ART-232 - Printmaking II 0 6 3 spring
ART-235 - Figure Drawing II 0 6 3 spring
ART-240 - Painting I 0 6 3 fall
ART-241 - Painting II 0 6 3 fall
ART-264 - Digital Photography I 0 6 3 spring
ART-265 - Digital Photography II 0 6 3 spring
ART-281 - Sculpture I 0 6 3 spring
ART-282 - Sculpture II 0 6 3 spring
ART-283 - Ceramics I 0 6 3 fall, spring
ART-284 - Ceramics II 0 6 3 fall, spring
MAT-172 - Precalculus Trigonometry 3 2 4 fall, spring, summer

Academic Transition (1 SHC)

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
ACA-122 - College Transfer Success 0 2 1 fall, spring, summer

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 60-61*

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

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