The Associate of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art (Studio Art A.F.A.: 910), is a degree for mastery in the professional fine arts for those planning to transfer to a B.F.A. program. An A.F.A. degree is similar to the first two years of a B.F.A. and requires at least 60 percent of the course credit to be in studio work and related areas. A recommended semester by semester course of study is outlined in the college catalog. Students should consult with an art faculty member for advising when choosing classes to fulfill their degree requirements.
The Associate of Arts degree can have a concentration in Studio Art (Studio Art: 003) or Art History (Art History (R): 059). Students in these programs fulfill the general education requirements of the foundation years leading to a liberal arts degree in these areas. Many students transfer with their associate degree to art schools or other four year institutions.
The Studio Art Certificate (Studio Art Certificate: 212) is available to students who want to concentrate on art courses only. Students take eighteen credit hours of foundation art including three credits of art history, then twelve credit hours of studio art electives, for a total of thirty credit hours. The requirements are listed in the college catalog. A certificate student may elect to continue to study toward an associate degree.
The Specialized Art Certificate (Specialized Art Certificate: 211) is available to students who want to concentrate in one area of studio art. Students take twelve hours in one area of art (drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, or jewelry/metalsmithing) and complement that study with one art history course, for a total of fifteen credit hours. The requirements are listed in the college catalog. A certificate student may elect to continue to study toward an associate degree.
Transferring from MC
If you intend to transfer from Montgomery College to a four-year
college or university in the state of Maryland, check out ARTSYS to view individual course transferability.
ARTSYS Articulation System: http://artweb.usmd.edu