60 Credits    AFA 3514,  Academic Catalog 2021-2022

 * This program is no longer accepting applications

Degree Description

South Central College's Associate of Fine Arts Degree (AFA) in Visual Arts is a combination of liberal arts courses and foundation courses in Art and Art History.  The AFA provides first and second year art courses leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.  Students desiring a two-year AFA degree for job placement or enhancement, as well as those returning to school for enrichment purposes, will also benefit from this degree.  Studio Art majors will graduate with experience across a substantial number of studio disciplines and develop a strong, creative direction of thier choosing.  Students enrolling in this curriculum are urged to meet with an academic advisor each semester to review course selections and transfer plans.

An articulation agreement exists providing direct transfer into the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Campus: North Mankato
Program Start Dates: Fall and Spring Semesters

Estimate for 60 credit program

Tuition is paid on a semester by semester basis and will vary depending on the courses and total credits you take.

Tuition and Fees: $11,925
Tools and Equipment: $ n/a
Total Estimated Cost: $11,925 *

Compare the costs and you'll see that tuition at South Central College is much more affordable than other institutions.

*Based on 2021-22 tuition rates. Does not include extra expenses for online delivery, course fees, or course differental. Books, transportation, and living expenses also not included.

The course requirements listed below are specific to the current school year (noted above). If you need to view the program from previous years view our Catalog Archive.

Required Courses (14 Courses)

Complete the following courses:



MnTC Goal 3 Course (6 Credits)

Choose 6-7 credits from the following MnTC Goal Area 3 courses:

MnTC Goal 5 Course (3 Credits)

Choose 3-4 credits from the following MnTC Goal Area 5 courses:

MnTC Goal 6 Course (3 Credits)

Choose 3-4 credits from MnTC Goal Area 6 that is NOT an ART course:


Choose one course from MnTC Goal Areas 7,9 or 10 (1 Course)

that is NOT in MnTC Goal Area 6. Course must be chosen in consultation with your Advisor.

PLEASE NOTE: All program plans are preliminary and curriculum may change without notice. Your catalog of record may have different requirements.