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Associate in Fine Arts in Visual Arts (10600) CIP 24.0101

Last updated on Nov. 19, 2021, 11:36 a.m.

The Associate in Fine Arts (AFA) in Visual Arts 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 Visual Arts; 3) Strengthen personal creative work and improve personal portfolio; and/or (4) Explore a variety of creative techniques, mediums, and disciplines.

The AFA in Visual Arts degree shall be granted for a planned program of study consisting of a minimum of 60 semester hours of college transfer courses. The AFA in Visual Arts degree consists of required core visual arts foundational courses and of elective courses in a wide range of visual arts mediums and processes. 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 in Visual Arts general education courses 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 Department of Art and Design offers numerous opportunities for AFA in Visual Arts students including two student art exhibitions per year; internship (WBL: Work-Based Learning) opportunities in the creative industries; field trips to galleries and museums, professional artist lectures; and one-on-one advising with career, transfer, and creative goals. Faculty are specifically focused on providing personalized assistance in the process of applying for transfer to four-year universities. As requirements vary among four-year institutions, students should obtain current catalogs from the colleges/universities they plan to attend and use them to inform their course selections. Please see information and links below concerning the Uniform Articulation Agreement to all seven UNC System BFA Programs as well as the Bilateral Transfer Agreement with UNC Charlotte.

Curriculum Offerings:

SHC - Semester Hour Credits

Additional Information:

Jenn Selby serves as the Chair of Art and Design and Executive Director of Transfer and University Partnerships with Jonathan Hoffman as the Lead Faculty for the Associate in Fine Arts in Visual Arts transfer degree program and Ryland Perry as the Lead Faculty for the Advertising and Graphic Design Associate in Applied Science degree program. Students may contact the Lead Faculty for additional information regarding these programs. Rowan-Cabarrus Community College (RCCC) has a bilateral articulation agreement with UNC Charlotte's Department of Art & Art History. It is designed to assist AFA in Visual Arts graduates from RCCC in earning a BFA degree from UNC Charlotte. Please visit the Art & Design website  or contact Jenn Selby for more details.

Uniform Articulation Agreement (Associate in Fine Arts in Visual Arts)

Transfer Agreement with UNC Charlotte

Advertising and Graphic Design AAS

A10600 Associate in Fine Arts in Visual Arts Academic Plan



 For additional information regarding this program, contact the chair, Jenn Selby.

Faculty Mentors:

Jenn Gardner Selby Director
Debora Koo Faculty
Parker Reinecker Faculty
Travis Phillips Faculty
Jonathan Hoffman Lead Faculty