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2018-19 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate of Arts in Fine Arts

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Credit Hours Required: 64

The Associate of Arts in Fine Arts degree requires completion of 64 credit hours. This degree is designed to enable a student to transfer to a baccalaureate-granting institution. Students following this degree program will complete university-parallel requirements in general education that will fulfill all lower division general education requirements at the Arizona universities. The AAFA degree will also allow students to declare a concentration in Art, Music or Performing Arts. This degree outline provides the list of fine art concentration core requirements and elective options.

Students preparing to transfer to an upper-division baccalaureate degree program should contact an advisor in the major field of study at the transfer institution in addition to meeting regularly with a faculty advisor and/or an academic advisor at Yavapai College.

Regular advisement is important to build an educational plan and ensure transferability of general education, elective, and major courses.

Note: The Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC-A) is embedded in the Associate of Arts in Fine Arts degree. Upon completion of all 35 credit hours (including the Special Requirements) of the AGEC with a grade of “C” or higher, the student will receive recognition of completion on the transcript and guaranteed transferability of the AGEC upon admission to one of the state universities in Arizona.

Students must complete a course from each of the following AGEC Special Awareness areas:

  • Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry (IWR)
  • Ethnic/Race/Gender (ERG) Awareness
  • Global/International or Historical (GIH) Awareness


AGEC-A Requirements (35 credits)

  1. Foundation Studies (9 credits)
    1.   Credits: 6
    2.   Credits: 3
  2. Core Studies (6 credits)
    1.   Credits: 3
    2.   Credits: 3
  3. Area Studies (20 credits)
    1.   Credits: 8
    2. Arts and Humanities Credits: 6 - Choose Option a, b or c:
    3.   Credits: 3
    4.   Credits: 3

Communication Requirement (3 credits)

You may select from the following courses to fulfill the requirements of the Communication component of this degree.

Major and Elective Studies (26 credits)

Choose Art, Music or Performing Arts Concentration

Art Concentration

Music Concentration

Music Core Requirements (22 credits)

Performing Arts Concentration

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Associate of Arts in Fine Arts Degree program, the learner will be able to:

Art Concentration:

  1. Articulate the creative process and influence of project development.
  2. Use safe practices with appropriate equipment, tools and materials.
  3. Exercise and exhibit quality craftsmanship.
  4. Utilize, analyze and synthesize the principles and elements of design.
  5. Identify historical and contemporary examples of the Fine Arts and Crafts.
  6. Create a fine arts portfolio.

Music Concentration:

  1. Perform at a required level of artistry and technical proficiency on an instrument.
  2. Develop and perform a required level of music analytical competence.
  3. Exhibit a required level of aural recognition.
  4. Explain the historical and cultural development of music throughout the ages.
  5. Communicate informed personal reactions to recorded and live music.

Performing Arts Concentration:

  1. Sing, act and dance in creative performances.
  2. Communicate and collaborate professionally in audition, rehearsal and production settings.
  3. Build, dress, coordinate and work in music and theatrical productions.
  4. Identify and integrate historical and contemporary contexts into theatrical performance.
  5. Direct and receive direction on stage.

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