Studio Art A.F.A. Transfer Program

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Studio Art A.F.A. Transfer Program

Department: Graphic Design

Total Credit Hours: 61 credits

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General Education Requirements (19 credits)
Communication ENG 101*** English Composition I 3
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
COM 101 or Oral Communication  3
COM 106 or Public Speaking 
COM 110 Interpersonal Communication
Mathematics MAT 155*** Contemporary College Math (or higher) 4
Social Science HIS 101 or U.S. History to 1877  3
HIS 102 or U.S. History Since 1877 
HIS 115, or U.S. History Since 1945 
HIS 270, or History of Missouri 
POL 101 or American Government 
POL 102 State & Local Government
Natural Science Any BIO or Any Biology Course  3
Any CHM or Any Chemistry Course 
Any PHY Any Physical Science Course
Core Course Requirements (24 credits)
ART 1105** Digital Art Studio 3
ART 1200 2D-Design 3
ART 1205 Color Theory 3
ART 1300 3-D Design 3
ART 1400 Drawing I 3
ART 1405 Drawing II 3
ART 1500 Survey of Western Art History I 3
ART 1505 Survey of Western Art History II 3
Electives (18 credits)
Electives 5 additional studio art courses reflecting a breadth of studio experiences* 15
ART 2999**** Sophomore Studio Art Seminar 3

Total Required Hours: 61 credits

*Per College policy Individual students may be required to take COL 101.

* Studio Art Option majors must take at least one art elective from each of the three groups of art electives as follows:
Group 1: Drawing III, Figure Drawing, Illustration, Painting
Group 2: Sculpture, Ceramics, Jewelry
Group 3: Printmaking, Photography, Fibers
The additional two art electives can be from whichever area the student has the most interest or another area in which they have not yet tried.

** ART 1105 also fulfills the SCC computer literacy requirement.

*** The Academic Skills Assessment is required before enrolling in math or English courses. If a student places into lower-level courses than are required for his/her degree, then the student needs to first enroll in such courses before enrolling in the required courses.

**** SCC A.F.A. in Studio Art graduation requirement.

What Is Studio Art A.F.A.?

The Associate of Fine Arts degree is a professional transfer degree for students planning to pursue a bachelor's degree with a concentration in studio art at either a four-year college, university or art school. The degree provides experience in selected areas to prepare students for a career in a creative arts profession.

Occupational Outlook

Employment of fine artists is projected to grow 2 percent from 2014 to 2024Employment growth of artists depends in large part on the overall state of the economy, because people usually make art purchases when they can afford to spend the money.

Salary Outlook

People established in their career generally earn between $32,230 and $72,260 per year. Exceptional performers can earn in excess of $103,680.
Source: U.S. Department of Labor

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, earnings increase significantly as a worker’s degree of education rises.

Studio Art Careers

Depending on job experience and additional education, graduates with a Studio Art A.F.A. Transfer Program degree are employed in a broad range of careers including, but not limited to: painters, sculptors and illustrators. 

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