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.

Cost of Attendance.  For more information on cost of attendance visit MoSCORES

Program Career and Salary Information.  Pursuant to Missouri HB 1606 (2018), information regarding the number of credit hours, program length, employment rate, wage data, and graduates employed in careers related to their program of study at St. Louis Community College can be found at the following URL: https://scorecard.mo.gov/scorecard/. Search using School / Program “St. Louis Community College” and choose the degree or credential type of interest. 

The following limitations to the data apply: Information provided is based on the most recent cohorts available. Typically, most recent cohorts for wage and completion data are six years prior to the current academic year. Time to complete a program of study varies depending on the number of credit hours students earn per semester.

Interested in this program? Start the enrollment process by visiting the Apply to STLCC page.   

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. use appropriate vocabulary to describe, analyze, and evaluate works of art they create or encounter. \\n
  3. create a personal portfolio of artwork that demonstrates competent use of materials, an understanding of relevant concepts, and the ability to professionally present artwork as appropriate.
  4. explain the qualities of exhibition-worthy and/or professional level work that reflects the formal, conceptual, and/or media interests of the student's artwork and artistic practice.

Missouri Civics Examination.  Students entering college for the very first time in fall 2019 and who intend to complete an associate’s degree must successfully complete a civics examination. Students who have completed dual credit courses must complete this examination. Students who participated in Early College or other dual enrollment programs, transfer students, and previously enrolled students are exempt from this requirement.

Program of Study

General Education
ENG 101College Composition I (MOTR ENGL 100)3
ENG 102College Composition II (MOTR ENGL 200)3
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 I (MOTR ARTS 101)3
ART 102Art History II (MOTR ARTS 102)3
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

Missouri Civics Examination.  Students entering college for the very first time in fall 2019 and who intend to complete an associate’s degree must successfully complete a civics examination. Students who have completed dual credit courses must complete this examination. Students who participated in Early College or other dual enrollment programs, transfer students, and previously enrolled students are exempt from this requirement.

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)3 Placement score or ENG 030 or ENG 070 with a grade of "C" or better or recommendation of department and Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 079.
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 or MTH 050 with a grade of "C" or better or satisfactory score on placement test and Reading Proficiency.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: Civics Requirement3  
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.