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2022 - 2023 Cowley College Academic Catalog 
2022 - 2023 Cowley College Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Graphic Design 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) degree program at a 4-year college or university. The Graphic Design program combines the art, science, business, and technology of visual communication into a comprehensive two-year degree. Students will create sophisticated illustrations, typographic layouts, photo-manipulations, and more using the latest techniques and design software. Projects come to fruition using the iterative design process: problem definition, analysis, idea generation, concept development, refinement, and production. All courses build on the fundamental principles of design and excellence in craft. Upon completion of an Associate degree in Graphic Design, students will be prepared to continue their education in a 4-year university program or potentially utilize their skills in the field.

Symbol(s) Translation:

(T►) - Kansas Regents System Wide Transfer Course 
($) - Special Funding Identifier 


Pathway Code: GRDF

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 an Art History Course (ART2141or ART2142)

Social Sciences (6 hours)

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

Natural Science Lab (5 hours)

Complete a 5 credit Lab Science course.

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.

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