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2023-2024 Cowley College Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Cowley College Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art Transfer Pathway (AFA)

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The Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) degree is designed to prepare students for transfer into a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) at a 4-year college or university. The Cowley College Fine Arts program is a rigorous study of the fundamentals of art. Students will leave the program with not only a comprehensive portfolio of work but also a thorough understanding of the formal elements of art. The Arts program offers an introduction to various artistic media. Drawing, design, painting, sculpture, and ceramics are courses that illustrate artistic diversity to students. Art students have the flexibility to focus on one specialty or to explore a variety of media and techniques. All courses build on the fundamentals of design and promote excellence in craft. The program offers many opportunities to be involved in public art projects and to show their work in area art exhibits.

PROGRAM MAP - Art (AFA) or (AA)   


Pathway Code: ARTF

Kansas General Education Core Requirements (35 hours)

Successfully completing 35 hours of approved coursework in the following designated categories will fulfill the requirements of meeting the Kansas System-wide General Education Core.

Basic Skills - English, Communications and Math (12 hours)

Complete 6 credits of English, 3 credits of Communications and at least 3 credits of a College-level Math course that’s most appropriate for the degree and transfer pathway.

Natural & Physical Laboratory Sciences (5 hours)

Complete 5 credits of Lab Science from approved Lab Science Elective(s). (BIO, CHM, GEO, PHS).

Social & Behavioral Sciences (6 hours)

Complete 6 credits from two different disciplines from approved Social Science Elective(s). (ANT, CRJ, ECO, GEG, MIN, POL, PSY, SOC).

Arts & Humanities (6 hours)

Complete 6 credits from two different disciplines from approved Humanities Elective(s). (ART, COM, ENG, FOL, HIS, LIT, MUS, PHO, REL, THE) - Studio and Performance courses cannot be included.

Additional Institution Core Requirements (6 hours)

To satisfy degree requirements to meet the Kansas system-wide general education core, complete 6 additional credits of approved Math, Science, Humanities or Social Science electives applicable to the transfer pathway.

  • Approved General Ed Elective 3 hour(s)  (ART 2141 
  • Approved General Ed Elective 3 hour(s) (ART 2142 )

Fine Arts Pathway Electives (27 hours)

Pathway Requirements (19 hours)

Students should complete the following courses for this pathway in order to transfer into a corresponding Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Program.

Pathway Electives (Minimum of 8 hours)

Students should work with their advisor to select courses and complete a minimum of 8 credits from the following course options:

Minimum Hours for a Degree 62*

*A minimum of 62 hours is required to earn a Cowley degree; however additional credit hours may be outlined on the transfer pathway to meet the program requirements for a transfer institution. 

Depending on skill level and assessment scores, students may be required to take the necessary basic skill or prerequisite courses prior to enrolling in the program courses.

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