About the AFA Degree

Thank you for your interest in the Associate in Fine Arts degree program.

The Associate in Fine Arts degree shall be granted for planned programs of study consisting of a minimum of 64 and a maximum of 75 semester hours of approved 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 the basic use of computers.

Courses are approved for transfer through the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement. Community college graduates who have earned 64 semester hours of academic credit in approved transfer courses with a grade of “C” or better in each course and an overall GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale will received at least 64 semester hours of academic credit upon admission to a university.

Courses may also transfer through bilateral agreements between institutions. Courses offered through bilateral agreements may not transfer to all receiving institutions.

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CL Class Hours Per Week
LB Lab Hours Per Week
CLIN Clinic Hours Per Week
CR Semester Credit Hours
ASSOCIATE IN ARTS
English Composition (6 SHC) CL LB CLIN CR
Two English composition courses are required.
ENG 111-Expository Writing (3 SHC), is required as the first composition course. The second composition course must be selected from the following:
ENG 112-Argument-Based Research (3 SHC) ENG 113-Literature-Based Research (3 SHC) ENG 114-Professional Research and Reporting (3 SHC)
General Education Core (28 SHC)* CL LB CLIN CR
Humanities/Fine Arts (6 SHC) CL LB CLIN CR
Two courses from two discipline areas are required. One course must be a literature course. One additional general education course from the following discipline areas is required: art, communication, drama, dance, foreign languages, interdisciplinary humanities, music, philosophy, and religion.
Natural Sciences/Mathematics (7 SHC) CL LB CLIN CR
One course (4 SHC) must be selected from the following: AST 151, BIO 110, BIO 111, CHM 131/131A, CHM 151, PHY 110/110A, PHY 151, PHY 251.
One course (3 SHC), is required:
MAT 140, MAT 171.
Other Required Hours (3 SHC) CL LB CLIN CR
ACA 111 (1 SHC)
PED (2 SHC)
Required Major Hours (34 SHC) CL LB CLIN CR
Foreign Language (6 SHC)
Major Hours (28 SHC) from the following courses:
ART 111 Art Appreciation 3 0 0 3
ART 114 Art History Survey I 3 0 0 3
ART 115 Art History Survey II 3 0 0 3
ART 116 Survey of American Art 3 0 0 3
ART 117 Non-Western Art History 3 0 0 3
ART 121 Design I 0 6 0 3
ART 122 Design II 0 6 0 3
ART 131 Drawing I 3 0 0 6
ART 140 Basic Painting 0 4 0 2
ART 171 Computer Art I 0 6 0 3
ART 281 Sculpture I 0 6 0 3
ART 283 Ceramics I 0 6 0 3
DAN 110 Dance Appreciation 3 0 0 3
DAN 140 Modern Dance I 0 4 0 2
DRA 111 Theatre Appreciation 3 0 0 3
DRA 122 Oral Interpretation 3 0 0 3
DRA 130 Acting I 0 6 0 3
DRA 140 Stagecraft I 0 6 0 3
DRA 145 Stage Make-up 1 2 0 2
DRA 151 Mechanics and Maintenance 1 0 0 1
DRA 170 Play Production I 0 9 0 3
MUS 110 Music Appreciation 3 0 0 3
MUS 112 Introduction to Jazz 3 0 0 3
MUS 113 American Music 3 0 0 3
MUS 121 Music Theory I 3 2 0 4
MUS 131 Chorus I 0 2 0 1
MUS 132 Chorus II 0 2 0 1
MUS 210 History of Rock Music 3 0 0 3
MUS 211 History of Country Music 3 0 0 3
Social/Behavioral Sciences (9 SHC) CL LB CLIN CR
Three courses from three discipline areas are required. One course must be a history course. Two additional general education core courses from the following discipline areas are required: anthropology, economics, geography, political science, psychology, and sociology.
Total Semester Hours Credit (SHC) in Program: 65 CL LB CLIN CR
*Students must meet the receiving university’s foreign language and/or health and physical education requirements, if applicable, prior to or after transfer to the senior institution.

Please go to the PCC main website for specific course descriptions.

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