Location: College Center
Art courses range from introductory art and art history to beginning and advanced studio courses in ceramics, drawing, glass, painting, and photography. Focus is on historical, cultural, and contemporary perspectives including personal expression in the arts. Many students take art courses as part of their liberal arts requirements while others have taken their first two years and transferred to a four-year program for art. Some students take a few courses and continue their studies for non-credit. Inver Hills offers the Associate in Fine Art (A.F.A) degree. The art instructors actively exhibit their work both regionally and nationally and are excited about and knowledgeable in their field of expertise.
This program offers a two-year degree for students pursuing their Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and for students interested in entering the art job market. Students will take 30 credits in general requirements and 30 credits in art. A portfolio class in the final semester will prepare the students by teaching skills in documentation, resume, artist statement, and application to schools, jobs, grants and exhibitions.
The A.F.A. in Art Degree will give art students a strong foundation for transfer to a four-year institution. The focus will be on taking Art History, Introductory Studio Art, Design courses and two advanced courses in their area of focus. Students should be able to transfer with junior status to a four-year institution.
Art Curriculum (30 credits):
|ART 1100||Introduction to Art||3cr|
|ART 1114||Beginning Drawing||3cr|
|ART 1120||Two-Dimensional Design||3cr|
|ART 1196||Three-Dimensional Design||3cr|
|ART 1106||Art History: Ancient to 1400||3cr|
|ART 1107||Art History: Renaissance to the Present||3cr|
|ART 1109||World Art||3cr|
|ART 1131||Beginning Digital Photography||3cr|
|ART 2200||Beginning Ceramics||3cr|
|ART 2207||Beginning Glass||3cr|
|ART 2100||Beginning Sculpture||3cr|
|ART 2251||Beginning Painting||3cr|
Take two of the following in areas of focus/interest:
|ART 1115||Advanced Drawing||3cr|
|ART 1132||Advanced Digital Photography||3cr|
|ART 2101||Advanced Sculpture||3cr|
|ART 2201||Advanced Ceramics||3cr|
|ART 2217||Advanced Glass||3cr|
|ART 2252||Advanced Painting||3cr|
|ART 2295||Portfolio Development1||3cr|
Liberal Arts Curriculum (30 credits):
|1A portfolio may need to be submitted to the receiving institution. See counselor.
2See counselor for information on specific tracks for intended transfer institution. In addition to the requirements listed, two world language courses are encouraged. See counselor for requirements at intended transfer institution.
|ENG 1108||Writing and Research Skills||4cr|
|ENG 1111/1114||Research Writing in the Disciplines OR The Research Paper||2-3cr|
|COMM 1110||Public Speaking||3cr|
|Lab Science||(See Goal 3 of MnTC)||3cr|
|Mathematical/Logical Reasoning||(See Goal 4 of MnTC)||3cr|
|History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences||(See Goal 5 of MnTC)||3cr|
|The Humanities and Fine Arts||(Fulfilled by art courses)|
|Goal 7-10||Any Course (See MnTC)||3cr|
|Liberal Arts Electives2||(Restricted to MnTC courses)||8-9cr|