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||Drawing I||3cr|
|ART 1120||Two-Dimensional Color and Design||3cr|
|ART 1196||Three-Dimensional Design||3cr|
|ART 1106||Art from Prehistory to 1400||3cr|
|ART 1107||Art from Renaissance to Present||3cr|
|ART 1109||World Art||3cr|
|ART 1131||Digital Photography I||3cr|
|ART 2200||Ceramics I||3cr|
|ART 2207||Glass I||3cr|
|ART 2100||Sculpture I||3cr|
|ART 2251||Painting I||3cr|
Take two of the following in areas of focus/interest:
|ART 1115||Drawing II||3cr|
|ART 1132||Digital Photography II||3cr|
|ART 2101||Sculpture II||3cr|
|ART 2201||Ceramics II||3cr|
|ART 2217||Glass II||3cr|
|ART 2252||Painting II||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|