Art

ASSOCIATE IN FINE ARTS, 60 CREDITS

The Associate of Fine Arts Degree is a focused, practice oriented degree which features easy transferability and results in a superior portfolio of artwork.

The AFA Degree has a reduced General Education requirement compared to the Associate of Arts Degree in order to allow concentration on the foundation of art and studio practice.

The experience and resulting portfolio can be used upon graduation for entry into competitive four-year schools or to seek opportunities in the field.

Location: Albert Lea, Austin, Owatonna, Online Course(s)
Program Starts: Fall
Course Plan: Four Semesters
Faculty: Deb Schnell Kathy Kirkpatrick


For in-depth information including outcomes, program fees, course descriptions, and more please visit the Art program page at riverland.edu.

Required Core Courses (22 credits)

ARTS1101 Introduction to Art (Goal 6 & 8) 3 CR
ARTS1102 Art History I 3 CR
ARTS1103 Art History II 3 CR
ARTS1112 Drawing I (Goal 2 & 6) 3 CR
ARTS1122 2 Dimensional Design (Goal 2 & 6) 3 CR
ARTS1123 3 Dimensional Design (Goal 2 & 6) 3 CR
ARTS2112 Drawing II 3 CR
ARTS2250 Art Portfolio II 1 CR

MnTC General Education Courses (28 credits)

ENGL1101 Composition I (Goal 1 & 2) 3 CR
- Goal 1 - Communication 3 CR
- Goal 3 - Natural Sciences 6 CR
- Goal 4 - Mathematical/Logical Reasoning 3 CR
- Goal 5 - History and the Social & Behavioral Sciences 6 CR
- Goal 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts 6 CR
- Physical Education/Health 1 CR

Electives (10 credits)

ARTS1104 Visual Arts Tour 1 CR
ARTS1105 Visual Design Concepts (Goal 2 & 6) 3 CR
ARTS1119 (Goal 6 & 8) Cultural Arts 3 CR
ARTS1130 Printmaking I 3 CR
ARTS1140 Printmaking II 3 CR
ARTS1222 Ceramics I (Goal 6 & 8) 3 CR
ARTS1226 Painting I (Goal 2 & 6) 3 CR
ARTS1228 Watercolor Painting 3 CR
ARTS1301 Photography I 3 CR
ARTS1302 Introduction to Digital Photography 3 CR
ARTS1310 Introduction to Digital Art 3 CR
ARTS2222 Ceramics II 3 CR
ARTS2223 Intermediate Painting 3 CR