Purpose
The Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) degree in Art is designed for students pursuing the fine arts, but does not transfer to other colleges and universities the way the Associate of Arts (AA) degree does. The AFA in Art is accepted by The Evergreen State College and some other colleges with transfer agreements similar to those of the AA degree. Students seeking a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Fine Arts should consult the NSC AA degree requirements, their art advisor and the university in which they intend to enroll about equivalency requirements.
Learning Outcomes
  • Use form, organization, structure and tools appropriate to the discipline
  • Understand and use the language and vocabulary of the discipline
  • Make aesthetic judgments and decisions
  • Understand the history and traditions of the discipline
  • Connect the arts with the cultures and societies that they are a part of
  • Integrate the arts into one’s life as a member of the community
  • Function as a citizen and lifelong learner through attitudes, skills, and knowledge gained in courses in areas of knowledge outside of one’s area of focus.
Advising
All AFA students must plan their program with the art advisor Lynne Hull. The following procedure outlines the process for this achieving this award.

Candidates for the Associate of Fine Arts degree in Art must complete a minimum of 100 credits of college transfer-level courses (numbered 100 or greater) with a GPA of 2.0 or higher. At least 15 credits must be earned at NSC. The last quarter must be completed at NSC.

Required Courses

The AFA in Art requires successful completion of the following specific courses:

Visual, Literary and Performing Arts (VLPA)

Students must also complete 5 credits of Visual, Literary and Performing Arts courses that are not ART. Courses that currently qualify as VLPA courses are listed here for your convenience.

ART&100 ART223 CMST155 DRMA174 ENG251 ENGL241 HUM105 MUS119 MUSC&105 MUSC161
ART101 ART231 CMST175 DRMA180 ENG252 ENGL&244 HUM110 MUS120 MUSC106 MUSC163
ART102 ART232 CMST185 DRMA182 ENG253 ENGL&245 HUM&116 MUS125 MUSC109 MUSC164
ART103 ART240 CMST195 DRMA204 ENG263 ENGL&246 HUM&117 MUS128 MUSC110 MUSC165
ART104 ART251 CMST205 DRMA205 ENG265 ENGL251 HUM&118 MUS130 MUSC113 MUSC166
ART105 ART252 CMST&210 DRMA206 ENG291 ENGL252 HUM125 MUS134 MUSC116 MUSC171
ART110 ART253 CMST215 DRMA221 ENG292 ENGL253 HUM135 MUS135 MUSC117 MUSC172
ART111 ART254 CMST&220 DRMA222 ENG293 ENGL&254 HUM140 MUS136 MUSC119 MUSC173
ART112 ART255 CMST&230 DRMA223 ENGL104 ENGL&256 HUM150 MUS137 MUSC120 MUSC182
ART113 ART257 CMST235 DRMA284 ENGL109 ENGL257 HUM160 MUS138 MUSC125 MUSC185
ART114 ART281 CMST245 DRMA285 ENGL&111 ENGL258 HUM200 MUS139 MUSC126 MUSC204
ART115 ART282 CMST255 DRMA286 ENGL&112 ENGL259 HUM210 MUS140 MUSC127 MUSC205
ART121 ART283 CMST265 ENG104 ENGL&113 ENGL260 HUM234 MUS141 MUSC128 MUSC213
ART122 ART284 CMST275 ENG109 ENGL&114 ENGL263 HUM261 MUS142 MUSC130 MUSC221
ART123 ART285 CMST285 ENG113 ENGL117 ENGL265 ITAL121 MUS143 MUSC134 MUSC222
ART124 ART290 CMST295 ENG114 ENGL151 ENGL266 ITAL122 MUS144 MUSC135 MUSC223
ART163 ART291 DRA180 ENG151 ENGL152 ENGL267 ITAL123 MUS145 MUSC136 MUSC&231
ART166 ASL&121 DRMA&101 ENG152 ENGL153 ENGL291 JAPN&121 MUS146 MUSC137 MUSC&232
ART170 ASL&122 DRMA103 ENG153 ENGL201 ENGL292 JAPN&122 MUS147 MUSC138 MUSC&233
ART201 ASL&123 DRMA105 ENG201 ENGL204 ENGL293 JAPN&123 MUS148 MUSC139 RUSS&121
ART202 ASL210 DRMA108 ENG204 ENGL205 FRCH&121 JAPN&221 MUS150 MUSC140 RUSS&122
ART203 ASL&221 DRMA109 ENG205 ENGL214 FRCH&122 JAPN&222 MUS156 MUSC&141 RUSS&123
ART204 ASL&222 DRMA110 ENG214 ENGL218 FRCH&123 JAPN&223 MUS157 MUSC&142 SPAN&121
ART205 ASL&223 DRMA112 ENG224 ENGL219 FRCH212 JRN102 MUS158 MUSC&143 SPAN&122
ART206 CHIN&121 DRMA116 ENG225 ENGL&224 FRCH&221 JRN103 MUS161 MUSC144 SPAN&123
ART207 CHIN&122 DRMA120 ENG226 ENGL&225 FRCH&222 LIT238 MUS163 MUSC145 SPAN&221
ART210 CHIN&123 DRMA121 ENG227 ENGL&226 FRCH&223 MUS100 MUS182 MUSC146 SPAN&222
ART211 CHIN&221 DRMA122 ENG228 ENGL&227 FRCH231 MUS105 MUS204 MUSC147 SPAN&223
ART212 CHIN&222 DRMA123 ENG231 ENGL&228 FRCH232 MUS106 MUS205 MUSC148 SPAN236
ART213 CHIN&223 DRMA131 ENG232 ENGL231 FRCH233 MUS109 MUS213 MUSC150 SPAN238
ART214 CMST&101 DRMA170 ENG233 ENGL232 GERM&121 MUS110 MUS221 MUSC151 VIET&121
ART215 CMST&102 DRMA171 ENG235 ENGL233 GERM&122 MUS113 MUS222 MUSC156 VIET&122
ART221 CMST115 DRMA172 ENG240 ENGL&235 GERM&123 MUS116 MUS223 MUSC157 VIET&123
ART222 CMST145 DRMA173 ENG241 ENGL240 HUM104 MUS117 MUSC100 MUSC158  

 

Individuals in Culture and Society (ICS)

Students must also complete 5 credits of Individuals in Culture and Society courses. Courses that currently qualify as ICS courses are listed here for your convenience.

AME150 ANTH275 ENVS150 HIST131 HIST221 ISP251 PHIL240 POLS255 PSYC294 SOC245
AME151 ASL120 ENVS160 HIST&136 HIST230 ISP255 PHIL245 PSYC&100 REL150 SOC250
ANTH&100 ASL125 GEOG&100 HIST&137 HIST251 ISP260 PHIL250 PSYC120 REL151 SOC275
ANTH&106 BIO150 GEOG155 HIST138 HIST268 ISP261 PHIL255 PSYC&200 SOC101 SSC101
ANTH113 BIOL150 GEOG&200 HIST140 HIST273 PHI102 PHIL267 PSYC205 SOC&101 SSC103
ANTH&125 ECON100 GEOG205 HIST145 ISP101 PHI110 POLS&101 PSYC207 SOC102 SSC187
ANTH130 ECON101 GEOG207 HIST&146 ISP105 PHI215 POLS111 PSYC209 SOC105 SWF200
ANTH135 ECON102 GEOG230 HIST&147 ISP110 PHI267 POLS112 PSYC210 SOC106 WMN140
ANTH201 ECON&201 GEOG260 HIST&148 ISP160 PHIL&101 POLS170 PSYC217 SOC107 WMN200
ANTH&206 ECON&202 HIST105 HIST150 ISP170 PHIL102 POLS&200 PSYC&220 SOC120 WMN205
ANTH&210 ECON240 HIST106 HIST200 ISP200 PHIL110 POLS&202 PSYC230 SOC130 WMN213
ANTH211 ENV150 HIST108 HIST208 ISP201 PHIL111 POLS&203 PSYC235 SOC150 WMN257
ANTH212 ENV160 HIST120 HIST210 ISP205 PHIL118 POLS205 PSYC245 SOC170  
ANTH213 ENV170 HIST&126 HIST212 ISP210 PHIL160 POLS206 PSYC250 SOC&201  
ANTH&216 ENVS&100 HIST&127 HIST&214 ISP220 PHIL215 POLS213 PSYC255 SOC220  
ANTH&228 ENVS&101 HIST&128 HIST&219 ISP234 PHIL220 POLS220 PSYC257 SOC230  

 

Natural World (NW)

Students must also complete 5 credits of Natural World courses. Courses that currently qualify as NW courses are listed here for your convenience.

AME150 ANTH275 ENVS150 HIST131 HIST221 ISP251 PHIL240 POLS255 PSYC294 SOC245
AME151 ASL120 ENVS160 HIST&136 HIST230 ISP255 PHIL245 PSYC&100 REL150 SOC250
ANTH&100 ASL125 GEOG&100 HIST&137 HIST251 ISP260 PHIL250 PSYC120 REL151 SOC275
ANTH&106 BIO150 GEOG155 HIST138 HIST268 ISP261 PHIL255 PSYC&200 SOC101 SSC101
ANTH113 BIOL150 GEOG&200 HIST140 HIST273 PHI102 PHIL267 PSYC205 SOC&101 SSC103
ANTH&125 ECON100 GEOG205 HIST145 ISP101 PHI110 POLS&101 PSYC207 SOC102 SSC187
ANTH130 ECON101 GEOG207 HIST&146 ISP105 PHI215 POLS111 PSYC209 SOC105 SWF200
ANTH135 ECON102 GEOG230 HIST&147 ISP110 PHI267 POLS112 PSYC210 SOC106 WMN140
ANTH201 ECON&201 GEOG260 HIST&148 ISP160 PHIL&101 POLS170 PSYC217 SOC107 WMN200
ANTH&206 ECON&202 HIST105 HIST150 ISP170 PHIL102 POLS&200 PSYC&220 SOC120 WMN205
ANTH&210 ECON240 HIST106 HIST200 ISP200 PHIL110 POLS&202 PSYC230 SOC130 WMN213
ANTH211 ENV150 HIST108 HIST208 ISP201 PHIL111 POLS&203 PSYC235 SOC150 WMN257
ANTH212 ENV160 HIST120 HIST210 ISP205 PHIL118 POLS205 PSYC245 SOC170  
ANTH213 ENV170 HIST&126 HIST212 ISP210 PHIL160 POLS206 PSYC250 SOC&201  
ANTH&216 ENVS&100 HIST&127 HIST&214 ISP220 PHIL215 POLS213 PSYC255 SOC220  
ANTH&228 ENVS&101 HIST&128 HIST&219 ISP234 PHIL220 POLS220 PSYC257 SOC230  

There are also 45 required ART credits and a minimum of 25 ART electives. Some of the art courses are offered only once a year:

Fall quarters: ART251

Winter quarters: ART252, ART112, 

ART205, ART206, ART207

Spring quarters: ART253, ART101, 

ART112, ART205, ART206, ART207

Students must submit a portfolio of work of at least eight pieces for evaluation during the final quarter. The art faculty will provide exact details on portfolio preparation and will review and vote on acceptability toward the degree.

All studio art courses must be taken in sequence. However, art history courses may be taken in any order. Substitutions may be made only with the approval of the art faculty and the dean. Requests for such substitutions must be made on a Request for Waiver form. Contact your advisor for the required form. Please note, it may be necessary to take courses out of sequence based on the quarterly schedule when you begin your coursework.

See the following PDF document for the complete requirements, a recommended sequence of courses, and a course planning worksheet.

 

Effective Quarter
B231
Program Code
0004