Associate in Fine Arts (A.F.A.)

The Associate in Fine Arts (AFA) is designed to provide two academic years of college study for transfer to a four-year university or upper-division college toward a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. See the Student Transfer Handbook, available in the Student Success Center, for additional advice.

Baccalaureate Transfer Option

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Group Requirements

Area of concentration courses may be counted toward satisfaction of group requirements.

  1. Communications (9 hours)
  2. Humanities (selected from 2 or more disciplines) (6 hours)
  3. Social Science (selected from 2 or more disciplines) (6 hours)
  4. Life/Physical Science (7-8 hours)
  5. Mathematics (3-4 hours)

Required Art Courses

ART101, 102, 111, 112, 113, 210, 220, and 230.

Art Electives

9 hours selected from ART105, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 151, 152, 160, 240, 251, 252

General Education

A total of 40 to 42 hours of general education courses are required. Courses in the student's area of concentration do not count toward those requirements.

Total Credits Required

A total of 64 to 66 credit hours is required for the AFA degree, with a minimum of 15 hours taken at Richland. Courses must be numbered 100 or above. Students transferring credit to Richland Community College should see regulations concerning transfer credit.

Cumulative Grade Point Average

2.00 ("C") or better for all work applicable toward the degree that was completed at Richland.