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Associate in Fine Arts
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Associate in Fine Arts (A10200)
The Associate in Fine Arts Program at Mayland Community College is designed to allow you to complete the first two years of a Bachelor’s Degree at Mayland and then move on to complete your fine arts degree at a 4-year college or university.
What makes Mayland's Associate in Fine Arts program unique is that it is offered in collaboration with the world-famous Penland School of Crafts and allows students the flexibility to study with Penland instructors while taking general education courses at Mayland.
The Associate in Fine Arts Program is designed for the students who plan to transfer to a four year institution to continue their formal education for a Baccalaureate Degree. The AFA program of study includes a general education core of 28 semester hours credit distributed as follows:
- English Composition (6)
- Humanities/Fine Arts (6)
- Social/Behavioral Sciences (9)
- Natural Sciences/Mathematics (7)
The remaining hours in the Associate in Fine Arts program consists of courses related to the arts, music, theatre, drama, etc.
Students who are planning to transfer to a private college or out-of-state institution should consult with that institution for academic course selection guidance.
The students' faculty advisors should be consulted for a listing of the courses that will satisfy the degree requirements for transfer purposes.
Each candidate for the Associate in Fine Arts degree will have an individualized semester-by-semestter plan that incorporates the desired and relevant courses the student wishes to take at Penland School, along with MCC courses appropriate for transfer to the 4-year institution of his or her selection.
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