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  Oct 23, 2017
 
 
    
Catawba Valley Community College 2017-2018 General Catalog

Associate in Fine Arts in Visual Arts (A10600)


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The Associate in Fine Arts 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. Within the degree program, the institution shall include opportunities for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, and basic computer use.

The Associate in Fine Arts in Visual Arts curriculum helps students strengthen and expand their creativity as well as their technical knowledge of the history and practice of creating art and design.  The coursework and studio experiences build students’ skills in concept development, visual observation, personal expression, critical thinking, and problem solving - skills essential for prospering in the professional practice of art and design.  The program is grounded in the traditions of hands-on practice in drawing, painting, sculpting, ceramics, and printmaking while also connecting fully to the rich opportunities in digital and other emerging technologies.

The Visual Arts Program teaches students appreciation of the arts and visual culture while building the critical thinking skills necessary for becoming innovators and problem-solvers.  Courses in art appreciation and art history – as well as studio classes in painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, and more – help students learn about the purpose and value of visual art and design as well as teaching skill and technique.

Universal General Education Transfer Component (30-31 SHC)


All Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) courses will transfer for equivalency credit.

English Composition (6 SHC)


Communications and Humanities/Fine Arts (6 SHC)


Select two courses from two different disciplines.

Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 SHC)


Select two courses from two different disciplines.

Mathematics (3-4 SHC)


Select one couse from the following:

Natural Sciences (4 SHC)


Select 4 SHC from the following:

Art (15 SHC)


Additional Universal General Education Transfer Courses: ART


Other Required: ART


Other Required Hours (Total of 18-20 SHC)


An additional 18-20 SHC of courses should be selected from the following lists:


  • from the UGETC courses the student did not select for the first 30-31 hours of General Education requirements listed above
  • from the list of pre-major/elective courses identified in the  Comprehensive Articulation Agreement .

 

Students should select these courses based on their intended major and transfer university.

Academic Transition (1 SHC)


Total Semester Hours Credit (SHC) in Program: 60-61*


*One semester hour of credit may be included in a 61 SHC Associate in Fine Arts in Visual Arts program of study. The transfer of this hour is not guaranteed.

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