Jul 21, 2024  
SFCC Catalog 2021-2022 
SFCC Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fine Arts, A.A.

CIP: 50.0702

School of Arts, Design, and Media Arts, 505-428-1731

The rigorous nature of the creative process in visual arts - conception, creation, critique, revision and exhibition - shapes the intellectual foundation for any individual to become an independent and critical thinker. The Fine Arts curriculum develops the capabilities of emerging artists because it is centered in liberal arts studies and combined with applied studio courses. The course sequence builds core skills and knowledge in a variety of media, provides historical and contemporary perspectives, fosters aesthetic sophistication and passion for the arts, and sets emerging artists on the path to becoming practitioners in the creative economy. Students can complete certificates in Painting and Drawing, Ceramics, Jewelry/Metal Arts, Sculpture, Printmaking and Book Arts or Intermedia Studies. The program emphasizes the development of a high quality portfolio of artwork to help students be accepted into a 4-year program.

This degree is designed for students who intend to transfer to four-year colleges or universities to complete a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Art degree. It includes the general studies core curriculum as well as the basic fine arts courses recommended by most four-year institutions. Students must work closely with their transfer institutions and their SFCC advisors to ensure the best transition to four-year schools.

Students can earn the following certificates included in this degree:

Students can follow the Program Map(s) listed below to complete this program:

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate effective communication based on the elements and principals of design.

  • Demonstrate the use of critical thinking and/or problem solving in analysis or creation of art.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of a range of contemporary and historical perspectives in art.

  • Demonstrate safe and sustainable studio practice.

  • Express an individual creative voice.

General Education Requirements: (32 Credits Min.)

Mathematics (3-7 Credits)

Laboratory Science (4-8 Credits)

The combined total of MATH and Lab Science areas should equal a minimum of 10 credits.

Social/Behavioral Sciences (3 Credits)

Humanities (6 Credits)

Creative and Fine Arts (3 Credits)

Health and Wellness (1 Credit)

Program Requirements: (12 Credits)

Choose two from the following:

Related Requirements: (16 Credits Min)

 Complete one of the following certificates:

In addition to completing a certificate, take additional ARTS course(s), if needed, so that the related requirements total at least 16 credits.


Total 60 Credits Min.