View the Associate of Fine Arts Career Guide
View the Certificate of Fine Arts Career Guide
The Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) program offers a solid foundation of
art courses and some general
undergraduate requirements for the student intending to pursue a liberal arts degree or a Fine Arts
degree (BFA) at a four-year institution or for the student who will transfer to a professional art
school. The AFA prepares students to transfer to a four-year institution with a minimum of 90 credits,
which include many general university requirements. Art schools and university art departments may
require that portfolios be submitted for admission into art programs. The AFA provides the student
an opportunity to prepare a portfolio of original work. In addition, the AFA provides the student
an opportunity to develop his/her skills and explore various avenues of creative image making.
Faculty coaching of studio and academic work is essential for this degree. At least 30 credits in art
must be earned at Spokane Falls Community College, including the final quarter of the program. A
cumulative grade point of 2.0 or better must be maintained. Students should meet with their art
adviser to review the catalog and/or transfer manual of the school to which they plan to transfer
before selecting courses.
Contact the SFCC Art Department for articulated AFA agreements with Eastern Washington University,
Washington State University, The Evergreen State College, and Cornish College of the Arts.
The Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) in Music offers a foundation for students pursuing a four
year degree in Music, either a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Music (BM). To complete the
AFA, students complete 60 credits of Music and 40 credits of General Education Requirements.
Courses satisfying General Education Requirements must include ENGL& 101 (5 credits);
MATH& 107 (5 credits); Social Science (5 credits), Non Lab Science (5 credits); and
Lab Science (5 credits). The additional 15 General Education Requirements credits will be
determined based on your transfer destination and in consultation with an academic adviser in Music.
With the AFA, students transfer with a minimum of 90 credits to colleges and universities SFCC
maintains articulation agreements with. University Music Departments may require an audition for
admission to Music programs. Through ensemble experience and private applied instruction, the AFA
provides students the opportunity to audition successfully. Students must maintain a cumulative
GPA of 2.0 or better. View the music course list.