The Associate in Fine Arts degree program will prepare you to transfer to a four-year college or university and major in art.
What You Will Learn
The Associate in Fine Arts (A. F. A.) degree ensures you can transfer to a four-year institution having already fulfilled general education and major-specific course requirements. When you finish the program, you will have completed a portfolio that is required for both a Bachelor's in Fine Arts (B.F.A.) and a Bachelor's in Arts (B.A.) in studio Art. (If you plan to major in art history, you would not be required to complete a portfolio.)
The visual arts program offers a wide variety of courses for the art student and the lifelong learner, including:
- Art history and art appreciation
- Jewelry and metals
- Photography and computer art
Why Choose Central Piedmont
The Uniform Articulation Agreement ensures that your foundation-level course credits will transfer seamlessly to any UNC institution and many independent institutions — meaning you can enter a four-year, public college as a junior. Many students choose this path in order to not incur a lot of student debt. That's because at Central Piedmont, you can save more than $42,000 in tuition over two years, compared to many four-year schools.
With the Career & College Promise dual enrollment visual arts pathway, you can start studying art while you're still in high school — graduate high school having already completed some of the requirements of a four-year art degree.
Real World Education
At Central Piedmont, your education goes beyond what you learn in class. We offer numerous opportunities for you to enhance your learning — and to make friends, network, and pursue your passions — through clubs and organizations, sports, events and activities, leadership opportunities, job experience, volunteer experiences, visual and performing arts, and even international experiences.