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Associate in Arts, Fine Arts (AAFA) - Art
Major: 8105
Effective Term: 2020 Fall   
Award Type: AAFA

CIP Code: 50.0702
Program Availability: CG   EM   GC   GW   MC   PC   PV   RS   SC   SM  
Total Credits: 60-69
GPA: 2.0
SOC Code: Upon completion of this degree, students may pursue a career as:
25-3021.00 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
27-1012.00 Craft Artist
27-1013.00 Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators

Upon completion of a bachelor`s degree, students may pursue a career as:
25-4013.00 Museum Technicians and Conservators

Upon completion of a graduate degree, students may pursue a career as:
25-1121.00 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary


Description: The Associate in Arts, Fine Arts (AAFA) - Art degree provides the first two years of a four-year curriculum for students who wish to specialize in fine arts, including painting, ceramics, textiles, jewelry, sculpture, metals, photography, and drawing. This degree offers an emphasis in creative problem-solving that is required in most career fields. With an associate degree, students may pursue a career as a practicing artist. With a bachelor or graduate degree in fine arts, students may also pursue a career in museums, galleries, community-based art organizations, or art instruction.

Program Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate foundational skills in the use of art process and media to enable effective visual communication and personal expression. (ART111, ART112, ART113, ART115, ART116, ART122, ART131, ART132, ART151, ART161, ART165, ART167, ART250, ART277)
2. Apply critical thinking skills, the creative process, and aesthetic/perceptual literacy to solve visual, technical and conceptual problems in various media. (ARH101, ARH102, ART111, ART112, ART113, ART115, ART116, ART122, ART131, ART132, ART151, ART161, ART165, ART167, ART250, ART277, [FYC], [MA], (COM), [CS], [SB], [SQ], [SG], [L])
3. Communicate and collaborate effectively while recognizing diverse opinions and cultural and individual differences. (ARH101, ARH102, ART131, ART132, ART151, ART161, ART250, ART255AB, ART255, [FYC], (COM), [SB], [L])
4. Interpret the social, cultural, historical, and contemporary contexts that influence the production and interpretation of art. (ARH101, ARH102, ART113, ART116, ART122, ART131, ART132, ART151, ART161, ART167, ART250, ART277, [FYC], [SB], [L])
5. Engage in ethical personal and professional artistic practices, with an awareness of copyright laws, intellectual and artistic freedom, civic responsibility, and standards of the field. (ART131, ART132, ART151, ART255AB, ART255)
6. Use the critique process to present and develop fine art portfolios for transfer, career development, or personal use. (ART111, ART112, ART113, ART115, ART116, ART122, ART131, ART132, ART151, ART161, ART165, ART167, ART250, ART277, ART255AB, ART255, [FYC], (COM))
Required Courses
ART111 Drawing I 3
ART112 Two-Dimensional Design 3
ART113 Color 3
ART115 Three-Dimensional Design 3

ART255AB The Portfolio (1) OR
ART255 Art Marketing (3) 1-3
(ART255AB is a direct transfer, ART255 is an elective transfer recommended for marketing and professional development)
Credits: 13-15

+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
++ indicates that any suffixed course may be selected.
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: March 26, 2019

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.