Associate in Arts, Fine Arts

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Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Visual and Performing Arts

The Associate in Arts, Fine Arts (AAFA) degree is designed for students planning to transfer to four-year colleges and universities. In general, the components of the degree meet requirements for majors in the Fine Arts. The degree is designed to prepare students to meet selective admission criteria for programs such as the Bachelor of Fine Arts, which may require a portfolio or performance requirement.

In most cases, courses used to satisfy the MCCCD Associate in Arts, Fine Arts (AAFA) will apply to general university graduation requirements of the majors that align with AAFA degree; however, students need to pay attention to any specific requirements of their intended focus at the university to be sure they select courses that will meet them. Information regarding the articulation of the AAFA degree with majors at the Arizona public universities can be accessed via the following website:

www.aztransfer.com

The AAFA degree requires a minimum of 60 semester credits for the program of study; minimum total credits vary by specific emphasis (for example, Associate in Arts, Fine Arts Emphasis in Dance). Refer to the Program (Degree) Search at

https://curriculum.maricopa.edu/

for credit minimums for individual degree programs by emphasis.

Details

Details icon Important information you’ll need when applying for admission:

Field of Interest
Visual and Performing Arts
Type
Associate Degree
Academic Plan
Associate in Arts, Fine Arts (DEG)
Academic Plan Code
8310
Total Credits Required
60

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges to earn a degree with this emphasis.

What You’ll Learn

This degree will help you gain the expertise needed to:

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Required Courses

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:8-34
Students must select the Required (major-specific) courses from one of the following Fine Arts Emphases: Associate in Arts, Fine Arts, Emphasis in Art (8311), Associate in Arts, Fine Arts, Emphasis in Dance (8312), Associate in Arts, Fine Arts, Emphasis in Music (8313), Associate in Arts, Fine Arts, Emphasis in Musical Theatre (8314), or Associate in Arts, Fine Arts, Emphasis in Theatre (8315).

Restricted Electives

Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:N/A
Restricted Electives for the Associate in Arts, Fine Arts degree vary by specific emphasis and are not required without a specific emphasis selected. Refer to the Program (Degree) Search at curriculum.maricopa.edu for specific courses and credit minimums by emphasis.

General Education Requirements

Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC)
AGEC-ACredits: 35*-44
The AGEC-A requires a minimum of 35 credits (32 if student has transfer credit from ASU, NAU or UAZ for a single course that meets FYC in full).
 
First-Year Composition [FYC]Credits: 6*
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3) 6*
*FYC may be met with fewer than 6 credits if student has transfer credit from ASU, NAU or UAZ for a single course that meets FYC in full.
 
Literacy and Critical Inquiry [L]Credits: 3
Any approved general education course in the Literacy and Critical Inquiry [L] area.
 
Mathematics [MA]Credits: 3-6
MAT140College Mathematics (5) OR
MAT141College Mathematics (4) OR
MAT142College Mathematics (3) OR
MAT145College Mathematics with Review (5) OR
MAT146College Mathematics with Review (6) OR
Any approved general education course in the Mathematical Applications [MA] area (3-6)3-6
 
Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Applications [CS]Credits: 3
Any approved general education courses in the Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Applications [CS] area.
 
Humanities, Arts and Design [HU]Credits: 6
Any approved general education courses in the Humanities, Arts and Design [HU] area. Recommend students select [HU] courses aligned with the chosen emphasis (Art, Dance, Music, Musical Theatre, Theatre).
 
Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB]Credits: 6
Any approved general education courses in the Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB] area.
 
Natural Sciences [SG]/[SQ]Credits: 8
Any approved general education course in the Science Quantitative [SQ] area (4) AND
Any approved general education course in the Science Quantitative [SQ] area or the Science General [SG] area (4).8
 
Awareness AreasCredits: 0-6
These requirements may be shared with other AGEC requirements.
 
Cultural Diversity in the US [C]Credits: 0-3
0-3
 
Historical/Global Awareness [H]/[G]Credits: 0-3
Any approved general education course in the Historical [H] or Global [G] area
 
MCCCD Additional Requirements
MCCCD Additional RequirementsCredits: 0-6
Courses in this area may also be applied to AGEC requirements. To minimize total credits required for degree and maximize transferable credits, it is recommended that courses be selected that meet more than one requirement wherever possible.
 
Oral CommunicationCredits: 0-3
COM100Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR
COM110Interpersonal Communication (3) OR
COM225Public Speaking (3) OR
COM230Small Group Communication (3)0-3
 
Critical ReadingCredits: 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment (0)0-3

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Program of Study

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Disclaimer

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.

View MCCCD's curriculum website for the Associate in Arts, Fine Arts in Associate in Arts, Fine Arts (https://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm10?id=160857).