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    Apr 19, 2018  
2013-14 Gaston College Catalog 
    
2013-14 Gaston College Catalog [THIS CATALOG IS OUT-OF-DATE. USE THE CURRENT CATALOG TO FIND CURRENT PROGRAMS.]

Associate in Fine Arts (A10200)


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The Associate in Fine Arts (A10200) (AFA) degree is designed for students who want to pursue a four-year degree in areas of study such as art, drama, or music. Because the AFA curriculum standard includes only 28 semester hour credits for general education, AFA students who transfer must meet the general educationrequirements of the receiving institution.

Within the degree program, the college shall provide opportunities for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communications, fundamental mathematical skills, and the basic use of computers. Official acceptance into the Associate of Fine Art program will require a portfolio review by the Associate of Fine Art faculty. A culminating show of student work will be required for graduation.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates will:

  • Demonstrate use of the elements of art and apply the principles of design to create original compositions.
  • Produce a body of work that demonstrates fundamental competence with traditional and current art methods, processes, and techniques in a variety of art media.
  • Recognize and analyze the aesthetic, social, and historical context of major and diverse artistic periods and styles.
  • Apply critical and analytical approaches to explain and evaluate personal artwork and the work of others.
  • Use the terminology of visual arts to communicate effectively through writing and speaking.
  • Demonstrate competence in the preparation of a digital portfolio and a culminating pre-graduation exhibition.

Official acceptance in the Associate of Fine Art program will require a portfolio review by the Associate of Fine Art faculty. A culminating show of student work will be required for graduation. 

General Education Courses (28 SHC)*


English Composition (6 SHC)


ENG 111 is required. Students will only receive credit for one of the following: ENG 112, ENG 113, or ENG 114.

Humanities/Fine Arts (6 SHC)**


Select two courses from at least two of the following discipline areas. At least one course must be a literature course. ART majors will not receive credit for ART 111 .

Social/Behavioral Sciences (9 SHC)


Select three courses from at least three of the following discipline areas. At least one course must be a history course.

Economics


Students may not receive credit for ECO 151 if they have received credit for ECO 251 or ECO 252.

Natural Sciences/Mathematics (7 SHC)


Natural Sciences (4 SHC): Select one course, including accompanying laboratory work, from among the biological and physical science disciplines. Students will not receive credit for both BIO 110 and BIO 111. Students will not receive credit for both CHM 131 and CHM 151.

Mathematics (3 SHC):

Total Semester Hour Credits: 65


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