General Fine Arts, Associate in Fine Arts Degree

Florissant Valley, Forest Park, Meramec and Wildwood

The Associate in Fine Arts Degree in General Fine Arts is designed for students who plan to transfer to four-year programs to earn a bachelors degree in an art-related discipline. Students may experience both two- and three-dimensional artwork through courses in painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, design, and other studio areas. 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.
  3. create a personal portfolio of artwork that demonstrates competent use of materials.
  4. present a personal portfolio that meets current minimum professional standards.
  5. 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. Information on who is eligible for a waiver can be found on our website: https://stlcc.edu/programs-academics/missouri-civics-exam.aspx.  

Program of Study

General Education*
Select two of the following art history classes:6
Art History - Prehistory to 1300 (MOTR ARTS 101)
Art History - 1300 to Present (MOTR ARTS 102)
Survey of African American Art
ENG 101College Composition I (MOTR ENGL 100)3
ENG 102College Composition II (MOTR ENGL 200) *3
or COM 101 Oral Communication I (MOTR COMM 100)
XXX xxxSocial & Behavioral Sciences: Civics Requirement *3
MATH/SCIENCE: Complete one CORE 42 MTH course and one CORE 42 science course OR two CORE 42 science courses from different prefixes6-8
Quantitative Reasoning (MOTR MATH 120) *
Science Elective(s)
Program Requirements
ART 140Two-Dimensional Design3
ART 207Three-Dimensional Design3
ART 109Drawing I (MOTR PERF 105D)3
ART 110Drawing II3
ART 111Figure Drawing I3
ART 112Figure Drawing II3
ART 210Advanced Drawing3
AT 291Fine Art Portfolio and Professional Practices3
ART 131Computer Art Studio3
or ART 172 Digital Photography (MOTR PERF 105GA)
Electives*
Select 12 credit hours of the following:12
Ceramics I (MOTR PERF 105C)
Ceramics II
Advanced Ceramics
Photography I (MOTR PERF 105GA)
Photography II
Alternative Photographic Processes
Digital Photography (MOTR PERF 105GA)
Digital Photography II
Photo Imaging I: Photoshop (MOTR PERF 105GA)
Video Art I
Sculpture I (MOTR PERF 105S)
Sculpture II
Three-Dimensional Studio
Mixed Media
Painting I
Painting II
Advanced Painting Projects
Watercolor I
Watercolor II
Printmaking I (MOTR PERF 105GA)
Printmaking II
Advanced Printmaking
Drawing Problems
Foundations of Education in a Diverse Society
Computer Art Studio
Total Credit Hours60-62

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. Information on who is eligible for a waiver can be found on our website: https://stlcc.edu/programs-academics/missouri-civics-exam.aspx.  

PLEASE NOTE:  If you originally enrolled at STLCC prior to Fall 2021, you may need to view an archived catalog for your correct program requirements.  Please speak with an advisor or the program coordinator for more information.

New PlanGrids
First Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
ART 101 Art History - Prehistory to 1300 (MOTR ARTS 101)
or Art History - 1300 to Present (MOTR ARTS 102)
or Survey of African American Art
3Reading Proficiency.Students should select two of the three art history offerings
ART 140 Two-Dimensional Design3Reading 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 Hours15
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
ART 101 Art History - Prehistory to 1300 (MOTR ARTS 101)
or Art History - 1300 to Present (MOTR ARTS 102)
or Survey of African American Art
3Reading Proficiency.Students should select two of the three art history offerings
ART 207 Three-Dimensional Design3Reading 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)
or Oral Communication I (MOTR COMM 100)
3ENG 101 with a grade of "C" or better and Reading Proficiency.Students interested in art education should take COM 101
Credit Hours15
Second Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
ART 210 Advanced Drawing3ART 110, ART 112, and Reading Proficiency.
ART 131 Computer Art Studio
or Digital Photography (MOTR PERF 105GA)
3Reading Proficiency.Students interested in art education should take ART 131
Art Elective3 Students interested in art education should take ART 113 or ART 116
Art Elective3 Students interested in art education should take EDU 211
MTH 161 or Science Elective3-4 Students interested in art education should take MTH 161
Credit Hours15-16
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
AT 291 Fine Art Portfolio and Professional Practices3ART 210 and Reading Proficiency.Apply for graduation
Art Elective3  
Art Elective3  
Science Elective3-4  
Social and Behavioral Sciences: Civics Requirement3  
Credit Hours15-16
Total Credit Hours60-62

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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.