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2019-2020 Course Catalog 
2019-2020 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art, AFA

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Total Credits: 60

Major Number: 5837
CIP Code: 50.0702

Program Description

This program is a focused, two-year study of fine arts with a strong grounding in principles of design, practical studio practices, and art history. The Associate in Fine Arts degree is intended primarily for students who plan to transfer to another college to complete a baccalaureate degree in fine art. It can be considered as the first two years of a four-year program in Fine Arts.

Program Prerequisites


Special Instructions

Prospective students are encouraged to consult with the art faculty before beginning the Associates in Fine Arts in Art program.

Program Requirements

Total Credits: 15 credits will be counted in Goal 6

Career/Occupational Elective Requirements

Select 21 credits

Total Credits: 21

MnTC/General Education Requirements

Goal 1: Communication

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 course 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

Goal 6: Humanities/Fine Arts

Minimum of 15 credits.

Total Credits: 15

Goals 7-10: Theme Goals

Three credits in each of two Goal areas selected from Goals 7, 8, 9 or 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: 37

MnTC Elective Requirements

Total Credits: 2

Additional Elective Requirements


Recommended Courses (not required)

Total Credits: 0

Program Information

General Requirements for Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates

See Century College Policy

Program Note

Students may take ART 1022  before ART 1021  if they are starting in spring semester. Select appropriate courses according to the graduation requirements of your transfer institution

Transfer, Articulation Agreements, and Partnerships

See the Century College website for information regarding transfer.
This degree program is intended primarily for transfer to a four-year institution. If you are considering the possibility of transfer, you are encouraged to talk with your advisor, counselor, or program instructor before registering to discuss your goals and develop a plan. An articulation agreement exists with Metropolitan State University and Minnesota State University-Mankato. Students transferring to Metropolitan State University and MSU Mankato should expect to take an additional 12 credits of MnTC credits including up to 7 credits of Goal 3 and/or Goal 4. Students planning to transfer to the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, should consult the U of M “Liberal Education” transfer guide for choices for the general education requirements in this AFA degree or you may want to complete Century’s entire 40 credit Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).

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 design concepts to an aesthetic purpose.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the critical analysis of ideas and artwork as well as sound studio work.

Program Contact Information

Melissa Borman 651.747.4059 Room 1038 West
Neil Johnston 651.773.1724 Room 1052 West
Dawn Saks 651.779.3966 Room 1061 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

Semester 2

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

Century College is a member of the Minnesota State system. We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and educator. This document can be available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 651.779.3354 or 1.800.228.1978 x 3354.

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