Visual Arts

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
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing
  • Jewelry and metals
  • Painting
  • Photography and computer art
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture

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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.

Wherever I do or go, I will be ready to face it head on with the skills and support Central Piedmont has given me. Taylor Tomasko '20 Read Taylor's story

Visual Arts at Central Piedmont

Visual Arts Careers and Average Salaries

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