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The Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) is designed to support the development of professional studio artists, teachers, and students interested in obtaining a Bachelor of Fine Art. The AFA degree provides students with the lower level courses needed to enter and complete a Bachelor of Fine Art in the College of Fine Art at UNM-Albuquerque and other universities and art schools. Courses include a variety of studio disciplines, including art practices, drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, metals, photography, and printmaking, as well as art history courses taught online and at the Harwood Museum of Art.

Fine Art Core Requirements:

27 credit hours

Required: 15 credit hours

ARTH 2110 - History of Art I

ARTH 2120 - History of Art II

ARTS 1610 - Drawing I

ARTS 1220 - Art Practices I

ARTS 1230 - Art Practices II


Choose 3 classes from the following: 

9 credit hours

ARTS 1410 - Intro to Photography

ARTS 1310 - Intro to Ceramics

ARTS 1630 - Painting I

ARTS 1840 - Sculpture I

ARTS 1710 - Intro to Printmaking

ARTS 1510 - Introduction to Electronic Arts

ARTS 141   - Art & Ecology


First Year Experience: 3 credit hours

fyex 1110 or additional arts course if not required


+ 31 hours of general education



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