Jul 23, 2024  
2024-2025 NOVA Catalog 
    
2024-2025 NOVA Catalog

Visual Art, A.F.A.

Location(s): AL, AN, LO, MA, WO


CIP Code: 50.0701

NOVA Code: 5610

Purpose: This studio-arts, portfolio-intensive curriculum is designed for students who seek transfer into a competitive Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program or similar baccalaureate program in either fine arts, graphic design, or photography at a college or university. Students work on a common foundation year of studio art courses and then select their concentration in either fine arts, graphic design, or photography for their second year of study. NOTE that the graphic design concentration is offered at the AL and LO campuses and the photography concentration is offered at AL and WO. 

Transfer Information: Transfer Information: Since four-year colleges can vary in their course, GPA, and portfolio requirements, students are required to work with their AFA faculty advisor for course scheduling and portfolio preparation. Electives should be chosen carefully to meet requirements of the transfer institution. The responsibility for proper course selection rests with the student. 

Recommended Preparation: Satisfactory aptitude in visual art.

Two Years


Total credits for the Visual Art A.F.A.: 62 credits


Electives should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

1 Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 155  and MTH 245 .

2 Courses may be selected from the following electives with the advice of a counselor or academic advisor according to the requirements of the transfer institution. Students who are interested in Graphic Design, select from ART 116 , ART 141 , ART 142 , and ART 217 . Students interested in Fine Arts select from ART 130 ART 153 ART 154 ART 231 ART 236 ART 241 , or ART 242 . Students interested in Photography, select from PHT 101 , PHT 102 , PHT 103 , PHT 104 , PHT 110 , PHT 130 , PHT 131 , PHT 201 , PHT 221 , PHT 270 , or ART 271 .

3 Select any course listed under General Education Electives .

4 See physical and life science courses listed under General Education Electives .

5 See social/behavioral science course listed under General Education Electives 

6 CST 100  or CST 110  will fulfill this elective depending on the requirements of the transfer institution. Seek advice of a counselor or academic advisor.