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Visual Arts Concentration

Associate of Fine Arts

Study a variety of art forms or learn art history while preparing to transfer to a 4-year university.

Program/Major/Concentration Codes: AFAFINEARTS/AFA/AFAV

What can I do with this degree?

Career Options: Work as an artist, art educator or in art or performance production.

Academic Options: Transfer to a university to complete a bachelor's degree.

Program Requirements

Department faculty approval is recommended when selecting electives.

Arizona General Education Curriculum Requirements (AGEC-A)

This section lists general education requirements that are not fulfilled by core or support courses. * Select a course to fulfill the C requirement.**

English Composition 6
Biological and Physical Sciences 8
Mathematics 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences ** 6
Other Requirements ** 3
Subtotal 26

Required Core Courses

Course # Course Title Credits
ART 100 Basic Design 3
ART 110 Drawing I [SUN# ART 1111] 3
ART 115 Color and Composition 3
ART 120 Sculptural Design 3
ART 130 Art and Culture: Prehistoric Through Gothic 
[SUN# ART 1101]
3
ART 131 Art and Culture: Late Gothic Through Modern Periods
[SUN# ART 1102]
3
ART 210 Drawing II 3
 or ART 213   Life Drawing
Subtotal 21

Required Support Courses

Art Electives: Complete five or more courses from any of the following categories

Art in the Craft Media
ART 160 Ceramics I 3
ART 170 Metalwork I: Jewelry 3
ART 180 Weaving I: Four-Harness Loom 3
ART 181 Mixed Media Fibers 3
ART 260 Ceramics II 3
ART 261 Ceramics III 3
ART 262 Ceramics IV 3
ART 270 Metalwork II: Jewelry 3
ART 271 Metalwork II: Smithing and Casting 3
ART 280 Weaving II 3
Photography
ART 128 Digital Photography I
4
ART 140 Photography I 3
ART 141 Photography II 3
ART 147 Alternative Processes in Photography 3
ART 230 History of Photography 3
Art History
ART 135 Pre-Columbian Art 3
ART 136 Body and Art 3
Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture
ART 106 Survey of Painting Materials and Techniques 3
ART 109 Watercolor Painting 3
ART 121 Figure Sculpture 3
ART 210 Drawing II 3
ART 213 Life Drawing 3
ART 215 Painting I 3
ART 217 Painting II 3
ART 220 Sculpture 3
Printmaking
ART 212 Printmaking I 3
ART 214 Printmaking II 3
ART 216 Screenprinting I 3
ART 218 Screenprinting II 3
ART 219 Printmaking III 3
Subtotal 15-16
Total 62-63

* Other general education requirements are fulfilled by required core and support courses:  Humanities and Fine Arts Requirement - ART 100 and 130 fulfill this requirement; Other Requirements - ART 110 and 141 fulfills this requirement; I/C/G Requirement - ART 130 fulfills the I and G requirement.

** Select at least 1 course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences or Other Requirements list that is marked "C" (cultural diversity).