Associate in Fine Arts – Visual Arts
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. AFA-Visual Arts Degree offers seamless transfer to one of the University of North Carolina institutions through the Uniform Articulation Agreement (UAA) as well as the NC Independent Colleges and University Uniform Articulation Agreement (NCICU UAA) . For more information on these agreements please refer to the NC Community College Website at: https://www.nccommunitycolleges.edu/academic-programs-college-transferarticulation-agreements
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. Most classes in the degree curriculum can be taken online or at any of our four campuses. The required studio art classes must be taken in person in our Art studio on the Henderson Main campus.
Studio Art classes offered through the AFA degree:
Two Dimensional Design, Three-Dimensional Design, Drawing I and II, Painting I and II, Visual Art Portfolio, Methods and Materials, Figure Drawing I, and Digital Photography.