Associate in Fine Arts Degree in Visual Arts

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. For more information see our Visual Arts Program page.

General Education Core (25-26 SHC) SHC = Semester Hours Credit The general education core includes study in the areas of humanities and fine arts; social and behavioral sciences; natural sciences and mathematics; and English composition.

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

Award Available – See Course Requirements below.

  • Associate in Fine Arts Degree in Visual Arts (A10600)
Course Requirements for Associate in Fine Arts Degree in Visual Arts

Curriculum Code: A10600

For course descriptions, please refer to the current catalog.

English Composition (6 SHC)

Two English composition courses are required.
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry (3 SHC)
ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disc (3 SHC)

Communications & Humanities/Fine Arts (6 SHC)

Two courses from two discipline areas are required.
One course must be a literature course.
ENG 231, 232, 241, or 242
One additional general education course from the following discipline areas is required:
COM 231
MUS 110, 112
PHI 215, 240

Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 SHC)

Two courses from two discipline areas are required.
One course must be a history course.
HIS 111, 112, 131, 132
One additional course from the following is required:
ECO 251, 252
POL 120
PSY 150
SOC 210

Mathematics (3-4 SHC)

One course is required.
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy (3 SHC)
MAT 152 Statistical Methods (4 SHC)
MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra (4 SHC)

Natural Sciences (4 SHC)

One course must be selected from the following.
BIO 110 Principles of Biology (4 SHC)
CHM 151 General Chemistry I (4 SHC)
GEL 111 Geology (4 SHC)
PHY 110/110A Conceptual Physics/Lab (4 SHC)

Other Required Art Courses (15 SHC)

The following courses are required
ART 114 Art History I (3 SHC)
ART 115 Art History II (3 SHC)
ART 121 Two-Dimensional Design (3 SHC)
ART 122 Three-Dimensional Design (3 SHC)
ART 131 Drawing 1 (3 SHC)

Other Required Hours (18-20 SHC)

An additional 18-20 SHC should be selected from the UGETC courses, the additional general education courses, or pre-major electives. Student should select these courses based on their intended major and receiving university.
Three courses (3 SHC each) are required from the list below. (9 SHC)
ART 132, 135, 171, 231, 232, 240, 241, 244, 245, 246, 261, 262, 264, 265, 271, 281, 282, 283, 284
The following course is required:
ACA 122 College Transfer Success (1 SHC)
ART 214
CIS 110
FRE 111, 112, 211, 212
HEA 110
PED 110, 111
SPA 111, 112, 211, 212

Total Semester Hours Credit (SHC) in Program: 60-61*

For transfer within the North Carolina University System, 60 SHC are guaranteed. The 61st semester hour may or may not transfer depending on the university of choice.

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.

*All Universal General Education Transfer Component Courses will transfer for equivalency credit to each of the sixteen constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina under the provisions of the NC Comprehensive Articulation Agreement.