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If you are a creative person who likes to express yourself artistically, a degree in art could lead to the perfect career for you.

In this program, you’ll grow your passion and appreciation for art, while completing the foundational courses required to transfer to a four-year university, college or art school. You’ll develop your artistic skills and techniques through faculty instruction and hands-on studio work in ceramics, drawing, painting, printmaking or sculpture.

Whether you want to become a professional artist, an art teacher, an art curator or an art administrator, earning a fine arts degree can help you transform your artistic talent into a career.


Fine Arts Gallery

The SFCC Fine Arts Gallery routinely hosts world-class exhibits and lectures on campus. Be sure to visit an upcoming show!

An AFA graduate will be able to do the following:

  1. Transfer to a four-year institution or professional art school.
  2. Develop a portfolio for the transfer institution which will highlight the best work completed at SFCC emphasizing originality, facility, and exploration in several mediums.
  3. Develop enhanced critical thinking, judgment, and problem solving skills.
  4. Contribute creatively to the regional art community.
  5. Participate in a culminating gallery exhibition.

You and your advisor will use this program map as a starting point in creating your own personal education plan, customized to your needs and goals.

Program Map for Associate in Fine Arts - Art

Choose program map:

Total Credits: 91 - 94

First Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
ART 101
Fundamentals of Drawing
4
ART 105
Color and Design
5
ART 122
Health and Safety in Art
1
Choose one from:
ART 108
Ancient/Medieval Art
5
ART 112
Non-Western Art
5
ART& 100
Art Appreciation
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Second Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
ART 106
3-D Design
4
ENGL& 101
English Composition I
5
MATH& 107
Math in Society
5
Choose one from:
ART 102
Drawing Composition
4
ART 103
Drawing Techniques
4
ART 201
Experimental Drawing
3
Total Credits
 
17 - 18
 

Third Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
ART 110
Modern Art
5
ART 160
Matting and Framing
1
ART 161
Portfolio I
1
Choose one from:
ART 180
Watercolor
4
ART 186
Oil Painting
4
ART 188
Acrylic Painting
4
Choose one from:
ART 194
Jewelry
3
ART 205
Ceramics
4
Total Credits
 
14 - 15
 

Fourth Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
ART 202
Figure Drawing
3
Choose one from:
ANTH& 100
Survey of Anthropology
5
PSYC& 100
General Psychology
5
SOC& 101
Introduction to Sociology
5
Choose one from:
CMST& 101
Introduction to Communication
5
ENGL& 102
Composition II
5
Total Credits
 
13
 

Fifth Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
ART 102
Drawing Composition
3 - 4
ART 130
Sculpture
4
Choose one from:
ENGL& 111
Introduction to Literature
5
FILM 141
Introduction to Film
5
HUM& 101
Introduction to Humanities
5
PHIL& 101
Introduction to Philosophy
5
Choose one from:
ART 109
Renaissance/Baroque Art
5
ART 112
Non-Western Art
5
ART& 100
Art Appreciation
5
Total Credits
 
17 - 18
 

Sixth Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
ART 186
Oil Painting
4
ART 260
Gallery Procedures
1
ART 261
Exhibit
1
Choose one from:
ART 189
Printmaking
4
ART 190
Printmaking Relief
4
ART 191
Screen Printing
4
ART 192
Printmaking, Intaglio
4
Choose one from:
BIOL 100
Environmental Biology
5
CHEM& 110
Chemical Concepts w/Lab
5
ENVS& 101
Intro to Environmental Science
5
GEOL& 101
Intro to Physical Geology
5
PHYS 100
Introductory Physics
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

You and your advisor will use the Program Map located on this page to create your own personal education plan, customized to you interests and goals, your starting quarter, your schedule (part-time or full-time), any prior credits you have, and the classes available each quarter.
To see an up-to-date list of required classes for your degree/certificate, click here for AA/AS/DTA degrees , click here for AFA/AAS degrees and certificates.

  • Tuition

  • Resident

    $
    10,378
  • Non-Resident

    $
    14,378
  • International

    $
    25,644
  • Max. Books

    $
    942
  • Max. Course Fees

    $
    846
  • Institutional Fees

    $
    1,545

  • Bonnie Glantz
    Bonnie Glantz
    Dean Visual/Perform Arts
    B.A., Walla Walla College; M.A., University of Northern Iowa
    Bonnie.Glantz@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3339
  • Jennifer Day
    Jennifer Day
    Administrative Assistant 3
    Jennifer.Day@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3720
  • Patty Haag
    Patty Haag
    Adjunct Academic Employee
    Patty.Haag@sfcc.spokane.edu
    533-3710
  • Tobe Harvey
    Tobe Harvey
    Adjunct Academic Employee
    M.F.A, Washington State University; B.A., Montana State University; A.A., Northwest College
    Tobe.Harvey@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3712
  • Peter Jagoda
    Peter Jagoda
    Adjunct Academic Employee
    Peter.Jagoda@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3036
  • Lenora Lopez Schindler
    Lenora Lopez Schindler
    Adjunct Academic Employee
    L.LopezSchindler@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3037
  • Kurt Madison
    Kurt Madison
    Art
    B.S., University of Wisconsin; M.F.A., Tyler School of Art - Temple University
    Kurt.Madison@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3713
  • Megan Martens-Haworth
    Megan Martens-Haworth
    Art
    A.A., Northwest College; B.F.A., Minnesota State University, Mankato; M.F.A., Washington State University
    M.Martens-Haworth@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3706
  • Rob McKirdie
    Rob McKirdie
    Art
    A.A.S., Salt Lake Community College; B.S., B.F.A., Portland State University; M.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design
    Rob.McKirdie@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3716
  • Jamie Nadherny
    Jamie Nadherny
    Instructional Technician
    Jamie.Nadherny@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3037
  • Tybre Newcomer
    Tybre Newcomer
    Art
    B.F.A., Missouri State University; M.F.A., Rochester Institute of Technology
    Tybre.Newcomer@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-4412
  • Carl Richardson
    Carl Richardson
    Art
    A.A., Okaloosa-Walton Community College, Florida; B.S., Florida A & M University; M.F.A., Washington State University
    Carl.Richardson@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3714
  • Garric Simonsen
    Garric Simonsen
    Art
    B.A., The Evergreen State College; M.A., Washington State University
    Garric.Simonsen@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3707
  • Bradd Skubinna
    Bradd Skubinna
    Adjunct Academic Employee
    Bradd.Skubinna@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3035
  • Mariah Boyle
    Mariah Boyle
    Art
    B.A., Eastern Oregon University; M.F.A., Washington State University
    Mariah.Boyle@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3424
  • Cozette Phillips
    Cozette Phillips
    Art
    Cozette.Phillips@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3706
  • Heather Bellerud
    Heather Bellerud
    Curriculum Advisor
    Heather.Bellerud@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3195

Have a question? Let's hear it.

Carl Richardson

Department Chair
Carl.Richardson@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-3714

Heather Bellerud

Curriculum Advisor
Heather.Bellerud@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-3195
Building 15, Room 106