Associate in Fine Arts – Art (AFA)

Program Description

Catalog Year: 2019

These requirements are effective for new students admitted to ECC beginning summer, 1998 or later. Visual Art Emphasis Illinois colleges and universities offer two different bachelor's degrees in art: the professional Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree and the Bachelors of Arts (B.A.) degree with a major in art. In general, the B.F. A. degree requires about 135 semester credits for completion, while the B.A. degree with a major in art requires 120 to 124 semester credits for completion. The B.F.A. degree generally requires more studio art courses than does the B.A. degree. In some colleges and universities, a B.A. degree requires competency in a foreign language, while the B.F.A. degree often does not. To transfer as a junior into either a B.F.A. or a B.A. program with a major in art, students should select the option described below in consultation with a faculty member in the art department. Since transfer admission is competitive, completion of this option does not guarantee admission. Most institutions require a portfolio review for admission to a B.F.A. program, for registration in advance studio art courses, and/or for scholarship consideration. Community and junior college students are strongly encouraged to complete an associate degree before transferring. The General Education courses required for the A.F.A. degree are approved by the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI); however, the structure of the A.F.A. degree does not meet the minimum IAI general education core requirements.

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Program Requirements

Communications : Communications

Take:
  • ENG-101 - English Composition I
  • ENG-102 - English Composition II

Take:
  • CMS-101 - Fundamentals of Speech

Mathematics : Math Requirement

Take 3.00 credits from:
  • MTH-102 - General Education Statistics
  • MTH-104 - Liberal Arts Mathematics
  • MTH-120 - Statistics I
  • MTH-125 - Finite Math for Business & Managmt
  • MTH-126 - Calculus for Business/Social Science

Physical and Life Sciences : PHYSICAL SCIENCE

Take 3.00 credits from:
  • ATY-100 - Astronomy
  • CHM-101 - Preparatory Chemistry
  • CHM-112 - Elements of Chemistry: General
  • CHM-142 - General Chemistry I
  • GEO-115 - Intro to Physical Geography
  • GLY-105 - Environmental Geology
  • GLY-112 - Physical Geology
  • PHY-101 - General Physics
  • PHY-211 - Engineering Physics I
  • APS-111 - Applied Physical Science
  • APS-101 - Earth Science

Physical and Life Sciences : LIFE SCIENCE

Take 3.00 credits from:
  • BIO-105 - Survey of Environmental Biology
  • BIO-108 - Biology for Contemporary Society
  • BIO-110 - Principles of Biology
  • BIO-113 - Molecular & Cellular Biology
  • BIO-114 - Organismal Bio, Evolution, Ecology
  • BIO-115 - Environmental Biology

Physical and Life Sciences : LAB COMPONENT

Take 1 course from:
  • BIO-108 - Biology for Contemporary Society
  • BIO-110 - Principles of Biology
  • BIO-113 - Molecular & Cellular Biology
  • BIO-115 - Environmental Biology
  • CHM-101 - Preparatory Chemistry
  • CHM-112 - Elements of Chemistry: General
  • CHM-142 - General Chemistry I
  • GLY-112 - Physical Geology
  • PHY-101 - General Physics
  • PHY-211 - Engineering Physics I
  • APS-111 - Applied Physical Science
  • APS-101 - Earth Science

Humanities : HUMANITIES

Take 2 courses from:
  • FRN-202 - Intermediate French II
  • SPN-202 - Intermediate Spanish II
  • GRM-202 - Intermediate German II
  • HIS-118 - Foundations of Civilization
  • HIS-160 - American Civilization
  • HUM-101 - Introduction to Western Humanities I
  • HUM-102 - Introduction to Western Humanities II
  • HUM-103 - Intro to Non-Western Humanities
  • HUM-110 - Introduction to Philosophy
  • HUM-112 - Western Philosophy I
  • HUM-113 - Western Philosophy II
  • HUM-115 - Critical Reasoning
  • HUM-116 - Logic
  • HUM-170 - Introduction to Asian Philosophies
  • HUM-202 - Philosophy of Religion
  • HUM-203 - Comparative Religions
  • HUM-204 - Introduction to Religious Studies
  • HUM-205 - Introduction to Mythology
  • HUM-216 - Ethics
  • LIT-201 - Introduction to Literature:Fiction
  • LIT-202 - Introduction to Literature:Drama
  • LIT-203 - Introduction to Literature:Poetry
  • LIT-205 - Introduction to Shakespeare
  • LIT-210 - Multicultural American Literature
  • LIT-211 - Introduction to Literature by Women
  • LIT-220 - LGBTQ Literature
  • LIT-223 - International Literature
  • LIT-229 - Novel and Film
  • LIT-230 - Masterpieces of World Lit
  • LIT-235 - Bible as Literature
  • LIT-241 - Great Books Seminar I
  • LIT-242 - Great Books Seminar II
  • LIT-243 - Great Books Seminar III
  • LIT-244 - Great Books Seminar IV
  • LIT-245 - Great Books Seminar V

Social and Behavioral Science Requirement : Social Sciences

Take 1 course from:
  • ECN-101 - Fundamentals of Economics
  • GEO-116 - Human Geography
  • GEO-216 - Geography of the Developing World
  • HIS-101 - History of Western Civilization I
  • HIS-102 - History of Western Civilization II
  • HIS-115 - History of World Civilizations I
  • HIS-116 - History of World Civilizations II
  • HIS-120 - History of the Non-Western World I
  • HIS-121 - History of the Non-Western World II
  • HIS-130 - History of Latin America I
  • HIS-131 - History of Latin America II
  • HIS-140 - History of Asia & Pacific I
  • HIS-141 - History of Asia & Pacific II
  • HIS-151 - U S History to 1870
  • HIS-152 - U S History Since 1865
  • POS-150 - Amer Government - National
  • POS-151 - Amer Govt State Local
  • POS-152 - Principles of Political Science
  • POS-250 - Comparative Political Systems
  • POS-251 - International Relations
  • POS-253 - Non-Western Comparative Government

Social and Behavioral Science Requirement : Behavioral Sciences

Take 1 course from:
  • ATR-120 - Introduction to Anthropology
  • ATR-210 - General Prehistoric Archeology
  • ATR-220 - Cultural Anthropology
  • ATR-250 - Human Evolution
  • PSY-100 - Intro to Psychology
  • PSY-212 - Child Psychology
  • PSY-214 - Adulthood and Aging
  • PSY-215 - Social Psychology
  • PSY-218 - Human Growth and Development
  • SOC-100 - Principles of Sociology
  • SOC-201 - Social Problems
  • SOC-209 - Racial and Ethnic Relations
  • SOC-210 - Marriage and Family
  • SOC-220 - Gender Roles and Social Change

Required Art Courses : Required Art Courses

Take:
  • ART-151 - History of Art I
  • ART-152 - History of Art II
  • ART-101 - Drawing I
  • ART-102 - Drawing II
  • ART-109 - Design I
  • ART-110 - Design II
  • ART-201 - Life Drawing

Elective Studio Art Courses : Elective Studio Art

Take 9.00 credits from:
  • ART-103 - Sculpture I
  • ART-104 - Sculpture II
  • ART-105 - Ceramics I
  • ART-106 - Ceramics II
  • ART-107 - Painting I
  • ART-108 - Painting II
  • ART-111 - Jewelry I
  • ART-112 - Jewelry II
  • ART-113 - Printmaking I
  • ART-114 - Printmaking II
  • ART-120 - Darkroom Photography I
  • ART-121 - Color Photography

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