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Art (Studio)

Associate in Fine Arts (AFA)

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Completion of the A.F.A. degree does not fulfill the requirements of the Illinois Transferable General Education Core Curriculum (IAI GECC). A student must complete the general education requirements of the college or university to which she/he transfers.​

 

Details: Associate in Fine Arts (AFA)

Transfer Pathway

Credit Hours (CH)

Credits

Program/Plan Number

216

Funding Options

 

Career Possibilities

Courses

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Prerequisites

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Program General Requirements

31 CH

Students should meet with a college Academic Advisor for selection of specific course requirements for the  A.F.A. degree.

Mathematics:

Select General Education Math (Math 118) OR Introductory Statistics (Math 125)

4 credit hours

Physical and Life Sciences:

Select any two courses from the following disciplines. One course must be a lab.

Astronomy, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Geology, Oceanography, Physical Science, Physics, Zoology

6-8 credit hours

Social and Behavioral Sciences:

6 credit hours

Fine Arts & Humanities:

6 credit hours

English
ENGLISH 101
Composition 3
Development of critical and analytical skills in writing and reading of expository prose. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
ENGLISH 102
Composition 3
Continuation of English 101. Introduces methods of research and writing of investigative papers. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in English 101.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Speech
SPEECH 101-1
Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
Theory and practice of oral communication; development of poise and confidence, delivery, and speech organization; public speaking practice; small group discussion, and development of standards of criticism. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright

Program Core Requirements

21 CH
Art
ART 131-2
General Drawing 3
Still-life, landscape and human figure; experimentation with various media. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
ART 132
Advance General Drawing 3
This course builds on and refines the experiences of general drawing focusing on a variety of color media. Emphasis is on invention and formal concerns. Explorations into abstraction, non-objective, and fabricated image making are covered in this class. Course includes vocabulary development, critical analysis activities, and reference to historic models of drawing. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in ART 131.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
ART 142-1
Figure Draw & Composition 3
Study of the human figure in action and still poses; rapid sketching, long poses, memory work, and portraiture. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in ART 131.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
ART 144-1
Two Dimensional Design 3
A studio course exploring the fundamentals of the formal systems and basic elements of visual organization through two-dimensional design principles and theories using a variety of media. Fundamental design and experimentation in relationship s of line, shape, textures, and color. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
ART 145-1
Three Dimensional Design 3
Study of the fundamentals of the formal systems and basic elements of visual organization through three-dimensional design principles and theories; use of a variety of media, including recent and traditional materials, such as clay and plaster. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Art 144, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Fine Arts
FIN ART 107
History of Architecture, Painting & Sculpture I 3
Survey of art from pre-history through the 17th century. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, the course
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
FIN ART 108
Hist Of Arch Paint Sculp II 3
Survey of art from the 18th century to the present. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright

Additional Requirements

  CH

Program Elective Requirements

9 CH

Students should meet with a college Academic Advisor for selection of specific course requirements for the  A.F.A. degree.

Select 9 credit hours from the following:

Art
ART 115-2
Photography 3
Basic principles of black and white photography. 35 mm cameras, exposure, development and printing processes, composition and presentation. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley
ART 116
Advanced Photography 2
Advanced techniques in development and printing. Introduction to other formats. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Art 115, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley
ART 117
Beginning Color Photography 2
Introduction to techniques, art and theory of color photography; printing from color negatives and/or transparencies, developing color negatives and/or transparencies; characteristics of different color film types, lighting for color photography; covers color theory and use of color in composition. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in (Art 115 and 116), OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Richard J. Daley
ART 126-2
Printmaking I 3
Processes of lithography and relief printmaking; includes line, shape, texture, value and color in stone lithography, wood, linoleum printmaking. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington
ART 143-1
Advanced Figure Drawing 3
Development of skills. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in ART 142.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
ART 166-1
Oil Painting Techniques 3
A studio course that serves as an introduction to basic painting techniques and color principles applied to the exploration of oil and acrylic painting media. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Art 131, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
ART 167
Advanced Oil Painting Techniques 3
Advanced techniques and experimentation in use of materials and the development of creative styles in oil painting. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Art 166, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
ART 196-4
Ceramics 3
Ceramics formed by coil, slab or free form methods. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley
ART 197
Advanced Ceramics & Sculpture 3
Advanced work in pottery and sculpture, use of molds and various materials, individual experiments in pottery and sculpture. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Art 196, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Olive-Harvey
ART 198
Sculpture I 3
The creation of sculpture using the formal systems and elements of visual organization in a study of materials and processes; this is done using a variety of tools and media, including but not limited to contemporary and traditional materials. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Concurrent enrollment in ART 145-1, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington
ART 200
Individual Art Projects 2
For advanced students who have completed beginning level studies in the corresponding discipline specific course, or an equivalent course at another institution, or who can demonstrate proficiency through portfolio review in the skills taught in the corresponding 100 level course. Work is completed on an independent project, the subject of which is designed through dialogue between the student and instructor. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Allowed Repeatable Course: Not more than an accumulated six credit hours will be counted towards graduation.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
ART 200-B
Art Projects: Advanced Photography 2
For advanced students who have taken all or most other art courses. Work on individual projects. Hours scheduled at convenience of student and instructor. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline. are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in (English 100 or ART 116), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
ART 200-C
Art Projects: Color Photography 2
For advanced students who have taken all or most other art courses. Work on individual projects. Hours scheduled at convenience of student and instructor. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline. are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in (English 100 or ART 117), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
ART 200-D
Art Projects: Printmaking I 2
For advanced students who have taken all or most other art courses. Work on individual projects. Hours scheduled at convenience of student and instructor. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline. are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in (English 100 or ART 126), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
ART 200-E
Art Projects: Printmaking II 2
For advanced students who have taken all or most other art courses. Work on individual projects. Hours scheduled at convenience of student and instructor. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline. are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in (English 100 or ART 127), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright

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Career Pathways

Human Sciences (Liberal Arts)

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