The Associate in Fine Arts - Visual Arts (AFA) degree shall be granted for a planned program of study consisting of a minimum of 60-61 semester hours of credit (SHC) of college transfer courses, with a specialization of visual arts. Within the degree program, the institution shall include opportunities for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, as well as Art History and multi-dimensional design.
Courses are approved for transfer through the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA).
Community college graduates must obtain a “C” or better in each course and an overall GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale in order to transfer.
Courses may also transfer through bilateral agreements between institutions.
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Associate in Fine Arts
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|College Transfer Programs such as the Associate in Fine Arts, are designed to assist with transition towards a Bachelor’s degree, not necessarily into a job.||
Students completing the Associate in Fine Arts degree, but do not transfer, may find work in a variety of settings:
Art Education (K-12)
New Media & Design
Printmaking & Design
Graphic Arts & Imaging Technology
Interdisciplinary Arts & Media
Ease of transferring to the University
The Comprehensive Articulation Agreement and Pre-Major Articulation Agreements:
The North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) is a statewide agreement governing the transfer of credits between N.C. community colleges and N.C. public universities and has as its objective the smooth transfer of students. The CAA identifies community college courses that are appropriate for transfer as electives, along with courses that will satisfy pre-major and general education requirements. Below is a representative list of pre-major agreements. For more detailed information, go to www.northcarolina.edu/aa/articulation/index.htm