Program Description

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 credit (SHC) 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 degree is ideal for candidates considering a creative path, consisting of 25-31 semester hours in college transfer art courses, including drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, and digital media.

The Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) and the Independent Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (ICAA) enables North Carolina community college graduates of two-year associate in science programs who are admitted to constituent institutions of The University of North Carolina and to Signatory Institutions of North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities to transfer with junior status.

Community college graduates must obtain a grade of “C” or better in each course and an overall GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale in order to transfer with a junior status. Courses may also transfer through bilateral agreements between institutions.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates can transfer to a four-year college or university to receive a bachelor’s degree in a number of career fields, including advertising, art librarian, art preservationist, art teacher, filmmaking, museum curator, painter, potter, publication illustrator, sculptor, set designer, and more.

Educational Opportunities

Contact Information

Morganne Van Voorhis
Visual Arts Program Lead
mvanvoorhis@spcc.edu, 704-290-5814

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