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    Jul 14, 2024  
2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate of Fine Arts: Art

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The Associate in Fine Arts degree (A.F.A.) is designed to prepare students to transfer as juniors into a bachelor’s degree program (B.F.A.) in Studio Art. Students are encouraged to complete their core courses in Art before enrolling in media specific studio courses. A portfolio is usually required for transfer to a four-year institution. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with their instructors, with the PSC Counseling and Academic Advising Center, and with the university where they expect to transfer for information regarding the most appropriate courses to take while at PSC.

Required Curriculum

I. General Education Core (31-32)

Area A: Communication (9 credits)

Area B: Humanities (6 credits)

Select two IAI humanities courses from the list for Area B 

Area C: Mathematics (3 credits)

Select one math course from the list for Area C .

Area D: Physical & Life Sciences (7-8 credits)

Select one life science course and one physical science course from the list for Area D . One course must have a lab component.

Area E: Social & Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)

Select two courses from different disciplines from the list for Area E .

II. Area of Concentration/Major Field (21)

III. Electives/Studio Courses (9)

Select 9 credits of media specific studio courses from at least two media. Choose from the following areas of concentration in consultation with an art department advisor:


Graphic Design:


Required A.F.A. Degree Program Total: 61 credits

Each college and university has its own major requirements and transfer policies. Consult the schools you are considering and a PSC advisor to discuss courses and their transferability.

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