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Associate in Fine Arts in Art (A.F.A.)

This degree is for students who intend to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Degree at a four-year college or university. Students must meet the prescribed general education requirements as listed in the Catalog for the Associate in Fine Arts in Art (A.F.A.) Degree. Students pursuing this degree should complete the remaining required semester hours according to the requirements of the four-year school to which they plan to transfer. Because completion of the Associate in Fine Arts in Art (A.F.A.) curriculum does not fulfill the requirements of the Illinois General Education Core Curriculum, students will need to complete the general education requirements of the institution to which they transfer. However, to meet the Illinois Articulation Initiative General Education Core Curriculum requirements, the student should take an additional social/behavioral science course. Students should consult with an advisor when selecting elective courses to determine credit transferability. Most schools require a portfolio review for admission to a bachelor’s program. See the “Associate in Fine Arts in Art (A.F.A.) Degree Requirements” table below for guidance when selecting courses.

Associate in Fine Arts in Art (A.F.A.) Degree Requirements

This degree is for students who intend to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Degree at a four-year college or university. Students must meet the general education requirements listed below for the Associate in Fine Arts in Art (A.F.A.) Degree. Students pursuing this degree should complete the remaining required semester hours according to the requirements of the four-year school to which they plan to transfer. Students should consult with an Academic Advisor when selecting elective courses to determine credit transferability.

Most higher education institutions require a portfolio review for admission to a bachelor’s program.

General education requirements (32 credits)

A. Communications

ENG 101Rhetoric I

3

ENG 102Rhetoric II

3

SPE 101Principles of Public Speaking

3

Total Credit Hours:9

B. Behavioral/Social Sciences

Select courses from at least two disciplines:

ANT 101Introduction to Anthropology

3

ANT 102Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

3

ECO 101Principles of Economics I-Macroeconomics

3

ECO 102Principles of Economics Ii-Microeconomic

3

GEG 105World Regional Geography

3

GEG 125Geography of the Eastern World

3

HIS 105American History to 1865

3

HIS 106American History From 1865

3

POL 201United States National Government

3

POL 202State+local Govt

3

PSY 101Intro to Psychology

3

PSY 201Social Psychology

3

PSY 210Child Growth & Development

3

PSY 211Adolescent Psychology

3

PSY 215Life Span: Survey of Human Dev

3

SOC 100Intro to Sociology

3

SOC 101The Family

3

SOC 102Social Problems

3

SOC 201Minority Group Relations

3

Total Credit Hours:6

ANT 102, GEG 105, GEG 125, SOC 201: Students are strongly encouraged to complete one course that incorporates cultural diversity. These courses are marked with an asterisk (*).

C. Mathematics

MAT 102General Education Mathematics

4

MAT 121Math/Elem School Teachers II

4

MAT 124Finite Mathematics

4

MAT 141Statistics

4

MAT 181Discrete Mathematics

3

MAT 201Calculus I

5

MAT 202Calculus II

5

MAT 203Calculus III

4

MAT 224Calculus for Business & Soc Sc

4

Total Credit Hours:4

D. Science (must include one laboratory course).

Choose one course from Life Sciences:
BIO 100Introducing Biology

3

BIO 102Introduction to Biology

4

BIO 110Biology: a Cellular Approach

5

BIO 150Heredity & Society

3

BIO 160Plants & Society

3

BIO 161Plants & Society Laboratory

1

BIO 202Environmental Biology

3

and
Choose one course from Physical Sciences:
CHM 105General Chemistry I

5

GEG 101Physical Geography

5

GEL 101Physical Geology

4

PHS 101Astronomy

3

PHS 103Physical Science I

4

PHY 101General Physics I

5

Total Credit Hours:7

E. Humanities

Required course:
ART 127Art History III the Modern Wor

3

Choose at least one course from:
ENG 211Introduction to Literature

3

ENG 215American Literature I

3

ENG 216American Literature II

3

ENG 218US Latino/Hispanic Literature

3

HIS 103Early Western Civilization

3

HIS 104Modern Western Civilization

3

HUM 150Humanities Through the Arts

3

HUM 151Humanities: History & Philosophy and Lit

3

HUM 154Latin American Culture

3

PHI 125World Religions in Global Context

3

PHI 126Introduction to Ethics

3

PHI 180Social Ethics

3

PHI 201Philosophy

3

PHI 202

SPN 202Intermediate Spanish II

4

SPN 215Spanish Conversation & Composition I

3

SPN 216Spanish Conv & Comp II

3

Total Credit Hours:6

ENG 218, HUM 154, PHI 125: Students are strongly encouraged to complete one course that incorporates cultural diversity. These courses are marked with an asterisk (*).

Other Requirements

Complete 30 semester hours of major area requirements and elective courses distributed as follow:

Major Area Required courses

ART 1012-D Fundamentals

3

ART 1023-D Fundamentals

3

ART 103Drawing I

3

ART 104Drawing II

3

ART 125Art History I Prehistoric/Goth

3

ART 126Art History II Renaissance & B

3

ART 203Figure Drawing I

3

Elective Studio Art courses

Choose three studio art courses in consultation with an art department advisor.

ART 105Painting I

3

ART 107Watercolor

3

ART 111Sculpture I

3

ART 113Ceramics I

3

ART 115Photography I

3

ART 116Photography II

3

ART 117Digital Photography

3

ART 130Introduction to Digital Art

3

ART 131Graphic Design I

3

ART 205Painting II

3

ART 211Sculpture II

3

ART 213Ceramics II

3

All entering freshmen must earn at least a “C” in ENG 101 and ENG 102 for satisfactory completion of the IAI General Education Core Curriculum and for graduation from the College in all university transfer degrees (A.A., A.S., A.F.A.).

Because completion of the Associate in Fine Arts in Art (A.F.A.) curriculum does not fulfill the requirements of the Illinois General Education Core Curriculum, students will need to complete the general education requirements of the institution to which they transfer. However, to meet the Illinois Articulation Initiative General Education Core Curriculum requirements, the student should take an additional social/behavioral science course.