The Associate in Fine Arts (AFA) in Visual Art degree program is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution in order to pursue a BFA in the Visual Arts and/or a career in arts-related areas requiring pre-professional credentials. The program includes general education requirements, visual arts foundation courses in drawing, design and art history, as well as a wide variety of studio art electives. Students will focus on the development of artistic skills and a visual vocabulary for personal expression, while exploring both traditional and nontraditional art areas. Classes will also encourage analytical and creative problem-solving skills and experience in both verbal presentation of ideas and critical concepts. A personal portfolio of artwork will be a tangible result of a student completing this program.