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Art Transfer Pathway

Award: Associate of Fine Arts
Total Credits for Award: 60.00

Admission Requirements:
Description:

The Art Transfer Pathway AFA offers students a powerful option: the opportunity to complete an Associate of Fine Arts degree with course credits that directly transfer to designated Art bachelor’s degree programs at Minnesota State universities*. The curriculum has been specifically designed so that students completing this pathway degree and transferring to one of the seven Minnesota State universities enter the university with junior-year status. All courses in the Transfer Pathway associate degree will directly transfer and apply to the designated bachelor’s degree programs in a related field.

Minneapolis College's Associate of Fine Arts (A.F.A.) Transfer Pathway is a combination of liberal arts general education courses and foundation courses in Art and Art History. The A.F.A. offers you an opportunity to think seriously about a career in and related to visual art. You will complete the degree with a portfolio to prepare you for transfer to a four-year baccalaureate program in Fine Arts (B.A. or B.F.A.). Students desiring a two-year AFA degree for job placement or enhancement, as well as those returning to school for enrichment purposes will also benefit from this degree.

Coursework will cover art and art history from all over the world and across time periods. Additionally, core courses in design, drawing, painting, ceramics, photography, and sculpture lead students to more advanced study and creation in those areas, as well as watercolor, printmaking and direct metal sculpture.

*This transfer pathway in Associate of Fine Arts in Art will transfer to the following majors:

  • Metropolitan State University: Studio Arts, BA
  • Minnesota State University, Mankato: Art, BA or Art, BFA
  • Minnesota State University, Moorhead: Art, BA
  • St. Cloud State University: Art, BFA or Art (AFA Completer), BFA

Students planning to transfer outside of the Minnesota State System are advised to consult with their intended transfer institution to determine transferability of the courses in this curriculum.




COURSE REQUIREMENTS: FIRST SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 ARTS 1141

 Foundation 2D Design

 3.00

 ARTS 1121

 Foundation Drawing 1

 3.00

 ARTS 1111

 Art History I

 3.00

 Communication Studies

 Choose any CMST course that meets MnTC Goal Area 1

 3.00

 ENGL 1110 or ENGA 1110

 College Composition

 3.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 15.00





COURSE REQUIREMENTS: SECOND SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 ENGL 1111  Research and Composition for Change  3.00

 ARTS 1114

 Art History 2

 3.00

 MnTC Goal Area 3

 Choose any MnTC Goal Area 3 course with traditional lab

 4.00

 INFS 1000

 Information Literacy Skills

 2.00

 ARTS 1145

 Foundation 3D Design

 3.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 15.00





COURSE REQUIREMENTS: THIRD SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 *Program Electives

 Choose two courses from the list below.

 Students must make their selection for the program electives from the list below.

 6.00

 ARTS or PHOT Electives

Choose any course from ARTS or PHOT not already required for the award

 3.00

 ARTS 1150

Foundation Digital Imaging

 3.00

 MnTC Goal Area Five

Choose any course MnTC Goal Area Five

 3.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

12.00- 15.00

*To complete the AFA Art TP students must take a minimum of four courses from the program elective list below. One course must be a 2-D and one course must be a 3-D course.

Art Transfer Pathway Elective Course List

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

2-D classes

 ARTS 1105

 Introduction to Photography

 3.00

 ARTS 1132

 Printmaking

 3.00

 ARTS 1142

 Painting 1

 3.00

 ARTS 2221

 Life Drawing

 3.00

 PHOT 1100

 Photography 1

 3.00

 GRPH 1130

Introduction to Graphic Software

 3.00

 3-D classes

 ARTS 1125

 Ceramics 1

 3.00

 ARTS 1133

 Sculpture 1

 3.00

 ARTS 2233

 Sculpture: Direct Metals

 3.00





COURSE REQUIREMENTS: FOURTH SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 ARTS 2214

 A.F.A. Portfolio

 2.00

 * Program Electives

 Choose two courses from the list below. Students must make their selection for the program electives from the list below.

 3.00-6:00

 General Education

Choose any course(s) from any MnTC Goal Areas

 3.00-6.00

 MnTC Goal Area Six

Choose any goal area 6 course that is not an ARTS course

 1.00-3.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 15.00-17.00

*To complete the AFA Art TP students must take a minimum of four courses from the program elective list below. One course must be a 2-D and one course must be a 3-D course.

Art Transfer Pathway Program Electives Course List

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 2-D classes

 ARTS 1105

 Introduction to Photography

 3.00

 ARTS 1132

 Printmaking

 3.00

 ARTS 1142

 Painting 1

 3.00

 ARTS 2221

 Life Drawing

 3.00

 PHOT 1100

 Photography 1

 3.00

 GRPH 1130

Introduction to Graphic Software

 3.00

3-D classes

 ARTS 1125

 Ceramics 1

 3.00

 ARTS 1133

 Sculpture 1

 3.00

 ARTS 2233

 Sculpture: Direct Metals

 3.00

General Education Courses (24 Credits) must include:

MnTC Goal Area 1: ENGL 1110, ENGL 1111 and any Communication Studies (CMST) course that meets MnTC Goal Area One

MnTC Goal Area2: INFS 1000

MnTC Goal Area 3: Choose any course from MnTC Goal Area 3 with a lab

MnTC Goal Area 5: Choose any course from MnTC Goal Area 5

MnTC Goal Area 6: Choose any other MnTC Goal Area 6 course(s) that are not ARTS course(s)

Any other MnTC Goal Area course:

  • A Math course is recommended. Students should work closely with their advisor to examine the math requirements of the institution they plan to transfer to and complete the requirement at Minneapolis College as a 3 credit General Education Elective.

All students pursuing this award should work closely with their advisor to ensure proper selection of required program courses, if applicable program electives, required Minnesota Transfer Curriculum courses, and MnTC electives. You are expected to meet with your advisor on a regular basis to ensure courses are taken in an order that will lead to efficient and successful completion of the required coursework.