The Associate in Fine Arts in Visual Arts degree shall be granted for a planned program of study consisting of a minimum of 60 semester hours of college transfer courses. Within the degree program, the institution shall include opportunities for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, and basic computer use.

The Associate in Fine Arts in Visual Arts program is focused on developing seamless transfer for students who begin visual arts studies at a community college and then transfer to one of the UNC BFA visual arts programs. There are seven BFA-granting institutions within the UNC system whose focus is on the visual arts.

UNC System BFA Programs with Degree Titles

  • Appalachian State University – BFA in Studio Art
  • East Carolina State University – BFA in Art
  • UNC Asheville – BFA in Art
  • UNC Chapel Hill – BFA in Studio Art
  • UNC Charlotte – BFA in Art
  • UNC Greensboro – BFA in Studio Art
  • Western Carolina University – BFA in Art

To be eligible for the transfer of credits under the AFAVA to the BFA, community college graduates must obtain a grade of “C” or better in each course and an overall GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Program Learning Outcomes

P1: Written Communication
Students will demonstrate proficiency in written communication.

P2: Information Literacy
Students will demonstrate proficiency in locating, evaluating and using information effectively.

P3: Critical Thinking
Students will demonstrate proficiency in using critical thinking skills to solve problems.

P4: Oral Communication
Students will demonstrate proficiency in speaking effectively.

P5: Fundamental Mathematics
Students will demonstrate proficiency in mathematical computation.

Program Contact

Jason Smith
Chair, Fine Arts & Humanities
Donald Bryant Student Center, 2nd Floor
Phone: (252) 222-6048
Email: smithc@carteret.edu

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