Associate in Fine Arts (10200)


The Associate in Fine Arts (AFA) degree is designed for students who want to achieve one or more of the following goals: 1) Transfer into a four-year BFA or BAFA program; 2) Earn an Associate's degree that is focused on Fine Arts; 3) Strengthen personal creative work and improve personal portfolio; and/or (4) Explore a variety of creative techniques, mediums, and disciplines.

The AFA degree consists of required core courses in the visual arts and of fine art electives in the visual and performing arts. It also includes opportunities for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, and the basic use of computers. All of the AFA general education courses (except MAT 140 Survey of Mathematics) are Universal General Education Transfer Courses that are guaranteed to transfer for general education equivalency credit to each of the 16 constituent institutions in the 2014 Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA).

The Fine and Applied Arts Programs offer numerous opportunities for AFA students including two student art exhibitions per year; an active student chorus; internship (WBL, work-based learning) opportunities in the creative industries; field trips to museums, performances, and four-year universities; professional artist lectures; and one-on-one advising with career, transfer, and creative goals. The AFA degree, and /or individual courses, may transfer to four-year institutions through bilaterial agreements between institutions. Please consult with the AFA program chair for additional information. The AFA program chair and advisors will assist students in selecting fine arts courses that best meet students' interests and the requirements of transfer institutions. As requirements vary among four-year institutions, students should obtain current catalogs from the colleges/universities they plan to attend.

Additional Information

Jenn Selby is the program chair for both the Associate in Fine Arts transfer degree program and the Advertising and Graphic Design Associate in Applied Science degree program.

Contact Information

The Associate in Fine Arts (10200) program is in the RCCC Department of Academic Programs. For additional information regarding this program, contact the chair, Jenn Selby (jenn.selby@rccc.edu).

Program Advising

Advising Details

Students seeking advising during the summer term should contact the program chair.

Program Advisors

Jenn Selby
Chair in Academic Programs[+]
  • Arts and Sciences
  • Fine & Applied Arts
phone(704) 216-3820
Lorraine Turi
Instructor in Academic Programs[+]
  • Arts and Sciences
  • Fine & Applied Arts
  • Art History
phone(704) 216-3792
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