AFA in Art/Design Transfer Plan

Art Transfers: This plan is for students who intend to transfer to a four-year school to complete a BFA degree in art. The Harper Art Faculty suggests choosing studio art electives that most align with the interests of the student. These classes will dictate the kind of artwork that makes up the student’s transfer portfolio. The fine arts encompass a host of disciplines, which are centered on personal and cultural expression, as well as creative production for various industries. Careers include: Animator, ceramic artist, college professor, fabricator, film/video-maker, furniture-maker, jewelry artist, painter, photographer, print-maker, prop/display production, and sculptor.

Design Transfers: This plan is for students who intend to transfer to a four-year school to complete a BFA degree in a design field. Art studio electives should be chosen to best prepare the student for their area of interest. These classes will dictate the kind of artwork that makes up the student’s transfer portfolio. The design fields primarily serve the needs of business and industry. Almost all career areas in design are digital-based. Careers include: Animator, college professor, fashion designer, film/video-maker, game designer, graphic designer, illustrator, industrial designer, interior designer, landscape designer, photographer, and web designer.

First Semester Credit Hours
Core Course ART 110: Drawing I 3
Core Course ART 121: Design I 3
Core Course ART 130: Ancient and Medieval Art History** 3
Communication - ENG 101: English Composition I 3
Mathematics - See Group 2 in the AA Degreeand transfer school information 3
Total 15
Second Semester Credit Hours
Core Course ART 111: Drawing II 3
Core Course ART 122: Design II 3
Core Course - ART 131: Gothic through Romantic Art History**  3
Physical Sciences - See Group 3 in the AA Degreeand transfer school information 3
Social & Behavioral Sciences - Recommended: PSY 101 or SOC 101 3
Total 15
Third Semester Credit Hours
Media Specific Courses - Art Studio elective* 3
Media Specific Courses - Art Studio elective* 3
Communication - ENG 102: English Composition II 3
Major Discipline and Transfer Electives - ART 132: Modern and Contemporary Art History** 3
Humanities & Fine Arts - either in 3rd or 4th needed (must be HUM course not ART) 3
Total 15
Fourth Semester Credit Hours
Media Specific Courses - Art Studio elective* 3
Core Course - ART 133: Non-Western Art** 3
Life Sciences - See Group 3 in the AA Degree and transfer school information 4
Communication - SPE 101: Speech I 3
Humanities & Fine Arts - either in 3rd or 4th needed (must be HUM course not ART) 3
Total 16

* Choose from: ART 225 (Figure Drawing Studio), ART 261 (Painting Studio), ART 291 (Ceramics Studio), ART 296 (Sculpture Studio), ART 151 (Digital Photography Studio), and ART 206 (Printmaking Studio).

** The plan above outlines a suggested sequence for the Art History courses. ART 133 (Non-Western Art History) fulfills the World Culture and Diversity Requirement.