- 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 are of focus.
CFA candidates must complete 85 credits college-level courses (numbered 100 or greater) with a minimum GPA of 2.0. At least 15 credits must be earned at NSC, and the final quarter must be completed at NSC.
Some art courses are offered only once a year, so students should consult with their adviser and plan accordingly:
• Fall quarters: ART251
• Winter quarters: ART252, ART112,
ART205, ART206, ART207
• Spring quarters: ART253, ART101,
ART112, ART205, ART206, ART207
Substitution may be made only with the approval of the art advisor and the dean. Students must submit a portfolio of at least eight pieces during their final quarter for evaluation. This portfolio will be evaluated by the art faculty. Final approval and recommendation to award the CFA rests with the art faculty.
See the following PDF file for the complete requirements, a reccommended sequence of courses, and a course planning worksheet.
Certificate curriculum requirements and planning sheet