Associate in Fine Arts Degree

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The Associate in Fine Arts degree in Visual Arts provides first- and second-year art and general education courses leading to the bachelor of art or the bachelor of fine arts degree. It is intended for students planning a career in such fields as commercial design (architecture, graphic, industrial, interior, fashion, film, theater support), fine art (painting, sculpture, printmaking, textiles, crafts) and a wide range of photography-related disciplines. Students enrolling in this curriculum are urged to meet with an academic advisor each semester to review course selections and transfer plans.

Learn more about a career in Fine Arts.

Learn more: Email advising@kcc.edu or phone 815-802-8500.

Fine Arts (9 courses)
Credit hours: 27

Complete all three sub-requirements:

1. Art - 15 credit hours

  • ARTS 1503 - Basic Drawing
  • ARTS 1513 - Two-Dimensional Design
  • ARTS 1603 - Drawing II
  • ARTS 1813 - Three-Dimensional Design
  • * ARTS 2613 - Figure Drawing

2. Art Electives - 9 credit hours

CHOOSE THREE courses from the following nine options. In addition, a portfolio review is generally required by transfer institutions for studio courses in individual media.

  • ARTS 2513 - Painting
  • * ARTS 2523 - Painting II
  • ARTS 2533 - Ceramics I
  • ARTS 2553 - Photography
  • * ARTS 2563 - Photography II
  • ARTS 2713 - Introduction to Sculpture
  • ARTS 2573 - Introduction to Printmaking
  • * ARTS 2583 - Color Photography
  • * ARTS 2623 - Figure Drawing II
  • * ARTS 2643 - Computer Art

3. Humanities Elective - 3 credit hours

CHOOSE ONE IAI humanities course.1

Communications General Education (3 courses)
Credit hours: 9

A minimum grade of C is required in *ENGL 1613 and *ENGL 1623.

  • * ENGL 1613 - English I
  • * ENGL 1623 - English II
  • * SPCH 1553 - Introductory Speech

Laboratory Science General Education (2 courses)
Credit hours: 8

CHOOSE TWO IAI courses, one from the life sciences and one from the physical sciences.

Mathematics General Education (1 course)
Credit hours: 3

CHOOSE ONE IAI mathematics course from the following five options:

  • * MATH 1704 - Contemporary Mathematics
  • * MATH 1713 - Finite Mathematics
  • * MATH 1774 - Statistics
  • * MATH 1833 - Calculus for Business and Social Sciences
  • * MATH 2515 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I

Humanities General Education (4 courses)
Credit hours: 12

CHOOSE THREE courses from the following:

  • * ARTS 1613 - Survey of Art (Caves - Cathedrals)2
  • * ARTS 1623 - Survey of Art (Renaissance - Rococo)2
  • * ARTS 1633 - Survey of Art (1800 - Present)2
  • * ARTS 1643 - Non-Western Art

CHOOSE ONE course from the following:

  • * HIST 1513 - History of Western Civilization to 1648
  • * HIST 1533 - History of Western Civilization 1648 to Present

Social and Behavioral Science General Education (2 courses)
Credit hours: 6

CHOOSE TWO IAI social and behavioral science courses from at least two different prefix areas.

MINIMUM CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR COMPLETION – 65

*Course has prerequisite.

1 ARTS 1553 is not a recommended course for art majors because it may not transfer as a fine arts humanities elective.

2 May not also be used to meet general education requirements at some institutions.

Art A.F.A. — Suggested course sequence

Fall
ARTS 1503 3 cr. hrs.
ARTS 1513 3 cr. hrs.
* ARTS 1613 3 cr. hrs.
* ENGL 1613 3 cr. hrs.
* Laboratory Science course 4 cr. hrs.

Spring
ARTS 1603 3 cr. hrs.
ARTS 1813 3 cr. hrs.
* ARTS 1623 3 cr. hrs.
* ENGL 1623 3 cr. hrs.
* Social and Behavioral Science course 3 cr. hrs.

Fall
* ARTS 1633 3 cr. hrs.
* ARTS 2613 3 cr. hrs.
* HIST 1513 3 cr. hrs.
* Social and Behavioral Science course 3 cr. hrs.
* Mathematics course 3 cr. hrs.
Art elective 3 cr. hrs.

Spring
* SPCH 1553 3 cr. hrs.
* Laboratory Science course 4 cr. hrs.
* Humanities course 3 cr. hrs.
Art electives 6 cr. hrs.

*Course has prerequisite.

Additional Program Information

The Associate in Fine Arts-Art Degree is designed so that transfer students will fit in with the native students at the transfer school, taking the remainder of their studio courses (no more than two per semester) along with the remaining general education courses.

Completion of the Associate in Fine Arts degree does not fulfill the requirements of the IAI General Education Core. Students need to complete the general education requirements of the institution to which they transfer or take an additional social and behavioral science course to meet IAI general education requirements before transferring. However, the Associate in Fine Arts degree satisfies IAI studio requirements for a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

Students in this program should expect to take additional general education courses as required by the transfer institution and may be required to submit a portfolio for transfer placement.

KCC also offers an Associate in Arts in Visual Arts.

Use The Transfer Guide

To see how your courses transfer, log on to U.Select at http://www.transfer.org/. U.Select is an online tool that will help you view program requirements, course equivalencies, and see how courses you have taken or plan to take transfer to another college or university.