Jul 12, 2024  
SFCC Catalog 2023-2024 
SFCC Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Arts and Design, A.A.A.

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CIP: 50.0702

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

An Associate in Art and Design degree provides students with skills in one of the three disciplines of woodworking, ceramics or jewelry. Entrepreneurial and design skills prepare the graduate for self-employment as a professional artisan. Students develop highly refined skills in one-of-a-kind creation of functional and non-functional objects concluding their studies by creating a portfolio of craft objects leading to employment or the launch of their own business.

NOTE: A.A.A. degrees are designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in specific occupations; they are not generally intended to transfer to four-year institutions. For more information on transfer, refer to the Transfer of Credit  section of this catalog, or speak with an academic adviser.

Students can earn the following certificates included in this degree:

Program Learning Outcomes

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

  • Demonstrate effective communication based on elements and principles of design.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of contemporary and historical perspectives in art and craft.
  • Demonstrate safe and sustainable studio practice.
  • Demonstrate an appropriate level of craftsmanship.
  • Express an individual creative voice.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of entrepreneurial skills appropriate for a professional crafts business.

General Education Requirements: (20 Credits)

Mathematics (3 Credits)

Laboratory Science (4 Credits)

Social/Behavioral Sciences or Creative and Fine Arts (3 Credits)

Humanities (3 Credits)

Health and Wellness (1 Credit)

Program Requirements: (12 Credits)

Choose one from the following:

Related Requirements: (30 Credits Min.)

Complete one of the following certificates:

 Choose any ARTS or WOOD course so that the total number of unduplicated credits is 60 for the overall degree.

Total 62 Credits Min.

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