Fine Arts Studies Program - School of Arts and Design
Associate in Arts (AA)
The creative process in visual arts - conception, creation, critique, revision, and exhibition - shapes the intellectual foundation for any individual to become an independent and critical thinker. The Fine Arts curriculum develops the capabilities of emerging artists because it is centered in liberal arts studies and combined with applied studio courses.
Students may select from concentrations in Painting and Drawing, Ceramics, Jewelry, Sculpture, Art History, Book Arts and Printmaking and Intermedia Studies. Each concentration features the possibility of integrating other courses across The School of Arts and Design. The program emphasizes the development of a high quality portfolio of artwork to help students be accepted into the 4-year program of their choice.
Students who complete the AA in Fine Arts may transfer into the University of New Mexico BFA program offered on the SFCC campus. The degree is in studio arts and was developed to allow students to remain on the SFCC campus while they complete all requirements for the four-year degree.
There are many opportunities for artists outside of exhibitions in galleries, which are both satisfying and financially rewarding.
- Graphic or fashion designer
- Film maker
- Art director
- Appraiser or administrator
- Gallery manager
- Architectural model builder
- Window designer
For more information, please contact the Fine Arts Department, 505-428-1731, firstname.lastname@example.org.