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2020 - 2021 Cowley College Academic Catalog 
2020 - 2021 Cowley College Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art Transfer Pathway (AFA)

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.


Pathway Code: ARTF

General Education Requirements (32 hours)

Basic Skills (12 hours)

Computer Literacy (3 hours)

Humanities (6 hours)

Complete 6 credits from two different disciplines from approved Humanities Elective(s)  . One elective should be Art Appreciation (ART2111).

Social Sciences (6 hours)

Complete 6 credits from two different disciplines from approved Social Science Elective(s)  . One elective should be General Psychology (PSY6711).

Natural Science Lab (5 credits)

Complete a 5 credit Lab Science course from the approved Lab Science Elective(s)  .

Fine Arts Pathway Electives (30 hours)

Pathway Requirements (24 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 6 hours)

Students should work with their advisor to select courses and complete a minimum of 6 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.