2017-2018 Academic Bulletin & Student Handbook

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. 

I. General Education Core (25-26 SHC)

Universal General Education Transfer Component

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

A. English Composition (6 SHC)

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry
3
0

3

ENG 112Writing/Research in the Disciplines
3
0

3

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

Select two courses from two different disciplines:

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ART 111Art Appreciation
3
0

3

COM 231Public Speaking
3
0

3

ENG 231American Literature I
3
0

3

ENG 232American Literature II
3
0

3

ENG 241British Literature I
3
0

3

ENG 242British Literature II
3
0

3

MUS 110Music Appreciation
3
0

3

MUS 112Introduction to Jazz
3
0

3

PHI 215Philosophical Issues
3
0

3

PHI 240Introduction to Ethics
3
0

3

C. Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 SHC)

Select two courses from two different disciplines.

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ECO 251Prin of Microeconomics
3
0

3

ECO 252Prin of Macroeconomics
3
0

3

HIS 111World Civilizations I
3
0

3

HIS 112World Civilizations II
3
0

3

HIS 131American History I
3
0

3

HIS 132American History II
3
0

3

POL 120American Government
3
0

3

PSY 150General Psychology
3
0

3

SOC 210Introduction to Sociology
3
0

3

D. Natural Sciences (4 SHC)

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
BIO 111General Biology I
3
3

4

CHM 151General Chemistry I
3
3

4

GEL 111Geology
3
2

4

 

PHY 110Conceptual Physics
3
0

3

and

PHY 110AConceptual Physics Lab
0
2

1

E. Mathematics (3-4 SHC)

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
MAT 143Quantitative Literacy
2
2

3

MAT 152Statistical Methods I
3
2

4

MAT 171Precalculus Algebra
3
2

4

MAT 271Calculus I
3
2

4

MAT 272Calculus II
3
2

4

III. Additional Required Hours

ART (15 SHC)

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ART 114Art History Survey I
3
0

3

ART 115Art History Survey II
3
0

3

ART 121Two-Dimensional Design
0
6

3

ART 122Three-Dimensional Design
0
6

3

ART 131Drawing I
0
6

3

Select 19 SHC from the following:

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ART 132Drawing II
0
6

3

ART 135Figure Drawing I
0
6

3

ART 171Computer Art I
0
6

3

ART 231Printmaking I
0
6

3

ART 232Printmaking II
0
6

3

ART 235Figure Drawing II
0
6

3

ART 240Painting I
0
6

3

ART 241Painting II
0
6

3

ART 264Digital Photography I
0
6

3

ART 265Digital Photography II
0
6

3

ART 281Sculpture I
0
6

3

ART 282Sculpture II
0
6

3

ART 283Ceramics I
0
6

3

ART 284Ceramics II
0
6

3

MAT 172Precalculus Trigonometry
3
2

4

MAT 172Precalculus Trigonometry
3
2

4

Academic Transition (1 SHC)

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ACA 122College Transfer Success
0
2

1

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.