Art Transfer Pathway A.F.A. Degree

Art Transfer Pathway A.F.A. Degree

Program Description

The Art Transfer Pathway A.F.A. Degree serves students planning to pursue a baccalaureate degree with a major in Studio Art or Art Education. Students will develop the skills necessary to produce art and experience the creative decision making process, enabling students to develop individual excellence in their work. Through art history classes, students will develop an understanding of the unfolding of the arts through time and contributions made through art to the larger culture.

Program Outcomes

By completing this program, students will achieve the following learning outcomes:

  • Comprehend and create two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of art;
  • Create and comprehend digital images;
  • Explain visual elements common to all facets of art history and relate this to the current era;
  • Demonstrate an appreciation of art;
  • Demonstrate skills in ceramic art construction; and
  • Demonstrate an increased appreciation of the vital role and value that the fine arts and humanities have on the development of culture.

Career Opportunities

A bachelor’s degree in Art may lead to potential career opportunities in art education, gallery or museum curation, graphic design, game design, industrial design, interior design, and many other skilled positions. Many graduates completing a bachelor’s degree in Art are encouraged to attend graduate school to continue their development, eventually becoming self-employed studio artists.

Transfer Opportunities

The Art Transfer Pathway A.F.A. Degree offers students a powerful option: the opportunity to complete an Associate of Fine Arts degree with course credits that directly transfer to designated Art bachelor’s degree programs at Minnesota State universities. The curriculum has been specifically designed so students completing this pathway degree and transferring to a Minnesota State university may enter with junior-year status. Courses in the Art Transfer Pathway degree will directly transfer and apply to the designated bachelor’s degree programs. Students should consult with an advisor for guidance regarding how to best meet the requirements of their intended baccalaureate program. Universities within the Minnesota State system participating in the Art Transfer Pathway include:

  • Metropolitan State University – BA
  • Minnesota State University, Mankato – BA, BFA
  • Minnesota State University, Moorhead – BA
  • Southwest Minnesota State University, BA
  • Cloud State University – BFA

Graduation Requirements

In addition to the program requirements, students must meet the following conditions in order to graduate:

  1. College Cumulative GPA Requirement: cumulative grade point average (GPA) of credits attempted and completed at CLC must be at least 2.0;
  2. Residency Requirement: students must complete 25% of their credits at Central Lakes College.

Employment Statistics

For more information regarding employment statistics, career salary information and estimated job growth, follow the resource links below:

https://apps.deed.state.mn.us/lmi/ces/
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/home.htm
http://www.iseek.org/jobs/jobmarket.html

Program Course Requirements

Required Discipline Courses (24 credits)

ARTS 1458      Introduction to Drawing (Goal 6)…………….. 3 cr
ARTS 1459      2-D Design (Goal 6)………………………………….. 3 cr
ARTS 1461      3-D Design (Goal 6)………………………………….. 3 cr
ARTS 2411      Introduction to Digital Imaging (Goal 6)….. 3 cr
ARTS 2486      Art History/Ancient (Goal 6)…………………….. 3 cr
ARTS 2487      Art History/Modern (Goal 6)……………………. 3 cr

Additional ARTS studio art courses (Goal 6)……………………. 6 cr

Required MnTC Courses (36 credits)

An associate of fine arts degree requires credits selected from at least six of the ten goal areas of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC). The following courses are required:

COMM 2420   Intercultural Communication (Goals 1,7) OR
COMM 2422* Honors Intercultural Comm (Goals 1,7)…… 3 cr
ENGL 1410      Composition I (Goal 1) OR
ENGL 1420*    Honors Composition I (Goal 1)…………………. 4 cr
ENGL 1411*    Composition II (Goal 1) OR
ENGL 1421*    Honors Composition II (Goal 1)……………….. 4 cr

Select a minimum of 12 credits from the following courses. A minimum of one course from each category is required.

2-D Design Courses (1 minimum):

ARTS 1401      Black and White Photography (Goal 6)……. 3 cr
ARTS 1420      The Art of Digital Photography (Goal 6)…… 3 cr
ARTS 1425      Introduction to Graphic Design (Goal 6)….. 3 cr
ARTS 1468      Introduction to Painting (Goal 6)……………… 3 cr

3-D Design Courses (1 minimum):

ARTS 1487      Ceramics: Beginning Hand Building (Goal 6). 3 cr
ARTS 1488      Ceramics: Beginning Throwing (Goal 6)…… 3 cr
ARTS 1489      Intermediate Ceramics (Goal 6)……………….. 3 cr

Select additional Minnesota Transfer curriculum courses to total 60 credits in six goal areas**       13

GRADUATION REQUIREMENT – 60 CREDITS
*Denotes Prerequisites

**Many courses from Goals 1 – 6 also meet Goal 7 – 10. Credits count only once. Students are advised to select MnTC courses with multiple goal assignments whenever possible

Program Instructors

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Bruce Fuhrman

Art Instructor
Phone: 218-855-8144
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Casey Hochhalter

Art Instructor
Phone: 218-855-8188
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