General Fine Arts, Associate in Fine Arts Degree

Florissant Valley, Forest Park, Meramec and Wildwood

This program is designed for students planning to transfer to four-year art schools and colleges to earn a bachelor of fine arts degree. Students may experience both two- and three-dimensional artwork through courses in painting, figure drawing, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking and design, and other studio and imaging disciplines. Persons interested in this program should possess a strong interest in the visual world and a desire to produce work using traditional as well as non-traditional techniques.

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At the completion of the program, students are expected to:

  1. identify the elements of art and principles of design that are present in examples of fine and applied art.
  2. articulate an aesthetic response using appropriate vocabulary to describe and analyze works of art they encounter.
  3. create a personal portfolio of artwork that demonstrates competent use of materials and an understanding of relevant concepts.
  4. explain what constitutes exhibition-worthy or professional caliber work.

Program of Study

General Education
ENG 101College Composition I3
ENG 102College Composition II3
XXX xxxMissouri State Requirement3
XXX xxxSocial Science Elective3
Select one of the following:3-4
Intermediate Algebra (140 level or higher)
Science Elective
ART 101Art History I3
ART 102Art History II3
XXX xxxScience Elective3
Physical Education Activity
Select 2 credit hours2
Progam Requirements
ART 107Design I2
ART 108Design II2
ART 109Drawing I3
ART 110Drawing II3
ART 111Figure Drawing I3
ART 112Figure Drawing II3
ART 207Design III2
ART 208Design IV2
ART 211Figure Drawing III3
ART 209Drawing III3
ART 210Advanced Drawing3
Electives
Select 12-13 credit hours of the following:12-13
Computer Art Studio
Drawing for Graphics
Ceramics I
Ceramics II
Advanced Ceramics
Photography I
Photography II
Alternative Photographic Processes
Digital Photography
Photo Imaging I: Photoshop
Computer Painting and Drawing: Corel Painter
Video Art I
Video Art II
Sculpture I
Sculpture II
3-D Studio
Mixed Media
Painting I
Painting II
Advanced Painting Projects
Watercolor I
Watercolor II
Printmaking I
Printmaking II
Advanced Printmaking
Drawing Problems
Total Credit Hours67-69
New PlanGrids
First Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
ART 101 Art History I (MOTR ARTS 101)3Reading Proficiency.This course is only offered in the Fall and Summer semesters at Forest Park
ART 107 Design I2Reading Proficiency.
ART 109 Drawing I (MOTR PERF 105D)3Reading Proficiency.
ART 111 Figure Drawing I3Reading Proficiency.
ENG 101 College Composition I (MOTR ENGL 100)3ENG 030 or ENG 070 with a grade of "C" or better or recommendation of department and Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 030.
Credit Hours14
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
ART 102 Art History II (MOTR ARTS 102)3Reading Proficiency.This course is only offered in the Spring semester at Forest Park
ART 108 Design II2ART 107 and Reading Proficiency.
ART 110 Drawing II3ART 109 and Reading Proficiency.
ART 112 Figure Drawing II3ART 111 and Reading Proficiency.
ENG 102 College Composition II (MOTR ENGL 200)3ENG 100 or ENG 101 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval and Reading Proficiency.
Credit Hours14
Second Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
ART 207 Design III2ART 108 and Reading Proficiency.This course is only offered in the Fall semester at Forest Park
ART 209 Drawing III3ART 110 and Reading Proficiency.This course is only offered in the Fall semester at Forest Park
ART 211 Figure Drawing III3ART 112 and Reading Proficiency.
Art Elective3-4  
MTH 140
or Science Elective
Intermediate Algebra
or
3-4MTH 030 or MTH 040 with grades of "C" or better or satisfactory score on placement test and Reading Proficiency. All prerequisite courses must have been completed within the last 3 years.MTH 140 or higher
Physical Education Elective1 One credit hour must be an activity
Credit Hours15-17
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
ART 208 Design IV2ART 207 and Reading Proficiency.This course is only offered in the Spring semester at Forest Park
ART 210 Advanced Drawing3ART 209, ART 211 and Reading Proficiency.This course is only offered in the Spring semester at Forest Park
Art Elective3  
Natural Sciences Elective3  
Physical Education Elective1 One credit must be an activity
Credit Hours12
Third Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
Art Elective3 Apply for graduation
Art Elective3  
Social Sciences Elective3  
Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective Designated as Civics3  
Credit Hours12
Total Credit Hours67-69

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**Students completing a course that has been assigned a MOTR number may transfer that course to any public institution in Missouri. Those who complete CORE 42 requirements will have that verification on their transcript.

*** It is your responsibility to verify that the courses listed above will transfer to the four-year institution of your choice.  Maximize your transfer credits/classes by meeting with an academic advisor.