Associate in Fine Arts - Visual Art AFA Degree

Wake Tech Course ID: A10600

Completion Earns:

AFA - Associate in Fine Arts

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Yes, financial aid is available for this program

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University Transfer

Wake Tech’s two-year associate degree program prepares students for professional practice or the pursuit of a bachelor’s degree. (It is appropriate for those who wish to pursue a bachelor’s in any area of visual art or design [studio art, graphic design, art education, art history] at a UNC System university.)

The AFA curriculum focuses on creativity and technical skill along with historical knowledge of art and design. Courses and studio work build skills in concept development, visual observation, personal expression, critical thinking, and problem-solving to prepare students for professional success. The program includes hands-on practice in traditional drawing, painting, sculpting, and printmaking while also fully exploring digital and other emerging technologies. Faculty and advisors help students identify interests and abilities and find the right career pathway. 

The Associate in Fine Arts in Visual Arts degree (A10600) Program of Study meets the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) course needs of the students and communities we serve. We promote a learning-centered environment designed to assist and equip students to successfully complete the AFA Visual Arts degree and transfer to a university or college. The AFA Visual Arts degree Program Learning Outcomes are Design Thinking & Production, Written Communication, Critical Thinking, and Information Management.