College Transfer Associate in Fine Arts (A.F.A.) Degree

The Associate in Fine Arts Degree is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to major in art, dance, or music. However, the AFA degree is not included in the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement, so transfer credit at the four-year institution is awarded on a course-by-course basis along with the presentation of an art portfolio or an audition for dance or music.  The current Associate in Fine Arts program is designed for students who want to concentrate in dance.  Students who want to focus on the areas of music, theatre, or visual art should select the appropriate degree below:

Associate in Fine Arts in Music (A10700)

Associate in Fine Arts in Theatre (A10800)

Associate in Fine Arts in Visual Arts (A10600)

Associate in Fine Arts Degree (64 credit hours)

A.F.A (A10200)

The Associate in Fine Arts degree is awarded for study leading toward a career in art, dance, or music. The A.F.A. degree is not included in the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement. It requires 28 semester hours of General Education, with the remaining 36-37 hours devoted to skill development in the chosen area of concentration. Transfer to a senior institution is on a course-by-course basis along with the presentation of an art portfolio or an audition for dance or music. Students planning to transfer should contact the institution they plan to attend for specific transfer requirements.

List of General Education Core Courses for Associate in Fine Arts Degree

General Education Requirements
English Composition
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry3.0
Research English: Take 3 credits3.0
Writing and Research in the Disciplines
Literature-Based Research
Professional Research & Reporting
Communication: Take 3 credits3.0
Introduction to Communication
Intro to Interpersonal Communication
Public Speaking
Literature: Take 3 credits:3.0
American Literature I
American Literature II
British Literature I
British Literature II
Western World Literature I
Western World Literature II
Natural Sciences
Select one of the following:4.0
Descriptive Astronomy Lab
and Descriptive Astronomy
Principles of Biology
General Biology I
General Biology II
Introduction to Chemistry Lab
and Introduction to Chemistry
Historical Geology
Physical Geology
Conceptual Physics Lab
and Conceptual Physics
Mathematics
Select one of the following:3.0
Quantitative Literacy
Statistical Methods I
Precalculus Algebra
Calculus I
History: Take 3 credits:3.0
World Civilizations I
World Civilizations II
American History I
American History II
Social/Behavioral Sciences
Take 6 credits:6.0
General Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Comparative Cultures
Survey of Economics
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
General Psychology
Social Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Abnormal Psychology
World Regional Geography
Introduction to Political Science
American Government
Comparative Government
International Relations
Introduction to Sociology
Sociology of the Family
Social Problems
Social Diversity
World Civilizations I
World Civilizations II
American History I
American History II

The following are specific CPCC requirements for major areas of emphasis in the Associate of Fine Arts degree

Major area of emphasis: Dance

Dancers are required to audition for acceptance into the Dance Program and to take selected courses.

Major area of emphasis and related course requirements: DANCE A10200
Required Courses
DAN 2253.0
Select 33.0 credits from the following courses:33.0
Intermediate Ballet I
DAN 133
Intermediate Modern Dance I
Intermediate Modern Dance II
DAN 236
DAN 237
Advanced Modern Dance I
DAN 222
DAN 226
DAN 262
DAN 264
(Course is offered as DAN 264M (Modern Dance Production) and as DAN-264B (Ballet Dance Production))
DAN 211
DAN 212
Ballet I
Ballet II
Modern Dance I
Modern Dance II
Jazz Dance I
Jazz Dance II
Dance Appreciation
Total Credits36

No diplomas offered.

No certificates offered.