The purpose of the AFA degree is to provide the first two years of preparation for students interested in careers in fine or applied art.
The Associate in Fine Arts (AFA) degree, with a concentration in Visual Arts, is designed for students who wish to transfer into baccalaureate degree programs to complete a Bachelor in Fines Arts (BFA) degree or a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree with a major in Art.
The AFA degree focuses on continued training in art to enhance the portfolio of students seeking competitive admission into bachelor’s degree programs. The AFA is also appropriate for students who want additional training in art, without the need to pursue a bachelor’s degree.
Our curriculum provides General Education courses required of liberal arts students and art specialization courses required by four-year institutions.
Upon transfer, students will be required to meet the General Education Core requirements of the receiving college or university, as well as foreign language and/or health and physical education requirements of the receiving college or university. The AFA degree is not part of the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) and is not uniformly transferable to all 16 state universities and colleges in the North Carolina University System.
Select Degree Requirements to review the requirements for the Associate in Fine Arts: Visual Arts degree.
Art Faculty Orringer Hall – Elizabeth Spencer, Email (252) 638-7359
Dean, Liberal Arts & University Transfer – Betty Hatcher, Email (252) 638-3745