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2022-2023 Course Catalog 
2022-2023 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art Transfer Pathway, AFA

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Total Credits: 60

Major Number: 5930
CIP Code: 50.0701

Program Description 

The Art Transfer Pathway AFA 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 that students completing this pathway degree and transferring to one of the seven Minnesota State universities enter the university with junior-year status. All courses in the Transfer Pathway associate degree will directly transfer and apply to the designated bachelor’s degree programs in a related field. The Art (Minnesota State Transfer Pathway) AFA is a pre-professional degree intended for students transferring to a four-year program or those with a strong interest in visual art. The AFA in Art is designed to encourage students to focus their coursework to achieve an associate degree that distinguishes their accomplishments in art.

Universities within the Minnesota State system include Bemidji State University; Metropolitan State University; Minnesota State University, Mankato; Minnesota State University Moorhead; Southwest Minnesota State University; St. Cloud State University; and Winona State University.

Program Prerequisites 


Special Instructions 


Program Requirements

Major Elective Requirements

Select 12 credits from the following; must include a minimum of one 2D course and a minimum of one 3D course. Students should choose courses based on their interest, transfer university destination, and track into which transfer is intended.

Total Credits: 18

MnTC/General Education Requirements

Total Credits: 10

Goal 2: Critical Thinking

Fulfilled when all MnTC goals for this degree are complete.

Goal 3 and/or 4: Natural Sciences/Math/Logical Reasoning

Minimum of 6 credits; two courses from either Goal 3 and/or Goal 4.

       NOTE: Goal 3 courses do not have to be lab courses. 

      Goal 4 courses must be numbered between MATH 1025 and MATH 1082, or PHIL 1041.

Total Credits: 6

Goal 5: History/Social/Behavioral Sciences

Minimum of 6 credits. Two courses from two different disciplines.

Total Credits: 6

Total Credits: 18

Goals 7-10: Theme Goals

Three credits in each of two Goal areas selected from Goals 7, 8, 9 and 10 are required. Many courses from Goals 1-6 also meet Goals 7-10. One course may fulfill a maximum of two Goals. Credits count only once.

Goal 7: Human Diversity

Goal 8: Global Perspectives

Goal 9: Ethical and Civic Responsibility

Goal 10: People and the Environment

Total Credits: 40

Additional Elective Requirements

(If needed to reach credit total)

Any course(s) numbered 1000 or above  

Total Credits: 2

Additional Requirements


Program Information

General Requirements for Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates

 See Century College Policy 

Program Note


Transfer, Articulation Agreements, and Partnerships

This transfer pathway degree is designed to transfer to the following Minnesota State university designated baccalaureate degree majors. This information is subject to change. Refer to the Century College program webpage, transfer university websites, and Transferology for current information. Contact your Century academic advisor/counselor for more details and assistance.

Bemidji State University

  • TBD

Metropolitan State University

  • Studio Arts, BA

Minnesota State University, Mankato

  • Art, BA
  • Art, BFA

Minnesota State University Moorhead

  • Art, BA

Southwest Minnesota State University

  • Art: Studio Emphasis, BA

St. Cloud State University

  • Art, BFA
  • Art (AFA Completer), BFA

Winona State University

  • TBD

Program Learning Outcomes

  At the end of this program students will be able to:

  1. Create and present a professional portfolio of artwork
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the Art historical and critical discourse common to the Art and Design field
  3. Demonstrate an ethical awareness of diversity within society and the discourse of those issues
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the critical analysis of ideas and artwork as well as sound studio work

Program Contact Information

Neil Johnston 651.779.3202 Room 105 West

Sample Plan

Please note that this is a sample course sequence. Individual schedules will vary depending upon student needs, goals, and availability. Students are recommended to meet with their advisor, counselor, or faculty program instructors to create an individualized plan that includes prerequisites and application requirements. For detailed program information see the Century College website. This information is subject to change.

Total Credits: 16

Total Credits: 15

Semester 3

Total Credits: 15

Semester 4

Total Credits: 14


This information is subject to change. Changes and updates are posted on century.edu

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