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Fine Arts

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 Art Gallery

Three Native American performers, inside SFCC’s Fine Art Gallery, performing the Grass Dance to honor Indigenous People’s Day. This was part of the Masked Preservation exhibition by artist Chad “Little Coyote” Yellowjohn.

SFCC's Fine Art Gallery is an educational gallery where students and community can engage with contemporary work by a wide range of artists in a variety of media. Our students have a chance to learn from visiting artists, and even get to exhibit their own work.

We aim to ...

  • promote learning, dialogue, and critical thinking,
  • challenge inequities, and
  • to enrich the cultural vitality of the campus and community.

All our exhibits, lectures, and workshops are free and open to the public.

What You’ll Learn

  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to identify and apply the elements and principles of design in both 2D and 3D work
  • Demonstrate proficiency in a variety of art making techniques and materials utilizing observational and compositional skills
  • Analyze and problem-solve through difficulties with materials and processes and arrive at and implement solutions
  • Recognize and convey an understanding of diverse historical contexts, styles, and ideas that are relevant to the study of art and culture
  • Critically evaluate or critique both their own work, and that of others, in the context of technical skills, art history, and art theory
  • Utilize professional practices in preparing themselves and their portfolios for presentations and exhibitions of their artwork

You and your advisor will use this program map as a starting point to create a personal education plan customized to your needs. We meet you where you are and help you reach your goals.
Need more details? Check out the requirements for the AFA degree in Fine Arts.
  Course descriptions and course learning outcomes can be found in our online catalogue.

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Total Credits: 91

First Quarter

Course 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 1 course from:
ART 108
Ancient/Medieval Art
5
ART 112
Non-Western Art
5
ART& 100
Art Appreciation
5
Total Credits
 
15

Second Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ART 106
3-D Design
4
ENGL& 101
English Composition I
5
MATH& 107
Math in Society
5
Choose 1 course from:
ART 102
Drawing Composition
4
ART 103
Drawing Techniques
4
Total Credits
 
18

Third Quarter

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

Fourth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ART 202
Figure Drawing
3
Choose 1 course from:
ANTH& 100
Survey of Anthropology
5
PSYC& 100
General Psychology
5
SOC& 101
Introduction to Sociology
5
Choose 1 course from:
CMST& 101
Introduction to Communication
5
ENGL& 102
Composition II
5
Total Credits
 
13

Fifth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ART 130
Sculpture
4
Choose 1 course 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 1 course from:
ART 109
Renaissance/Baroque Art
5
ART 112
Non-Western Art
5
ART& 100
Art Appreciation
5
Choose 3 credit from:
ART 102
Drawing Composition
4
ART 180
Watercolor
4
ART 189
Printmaking
4
ART 205
Ceramics
4
Total Credits
 
17

Sixth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ART 260
Gallery Procedures
1
ART 261
Exhibit
1
Choose 1 course from:
ART 189
Printmaking
4
ART 190
Printmaking Relief
4
ART 191
Screen Printing
4
ART 192
Printmaking, Intaglio
4
Choose 1 course from:
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
Choose 3 credit from:
ART 103
Drawing Techniques
4
ART 130
Sculpture
4
ART 188
Acrylic Painting
4
ART 201
Experimental Drawing
3
Total Credits
 
14

You and your advisor will use the Program Map located on this page to create a personal education plan customized to your interests and goals, your start quarter, full- or part-time status, any prior credits you have, and the classes available each quarter.
For an up-to-date list of all classes that satisfy the requirements for the Associate of Fine Arts degree or the Certificate of Fine Arts, click here to go to our iCatalog, then select the AFA or CFA in Fine Art.
To see the requirements for the AA-DTA, click here

Maximum estimated costs for completing this program

  • Tuition

  • Resident

    $
    9,489
  • Non-Resident

    $
    11,564
  • International

    $
    21,422
  • Books

    $
    1,457
  • Course Fees

    $
    100
  • Institutional Fees

    $
    1,545

  • The amounts listed for tuition and lab & course fees reflects a maximum estimated cost and may be lower based on courses selected.
  • The amount listed for books is a maximum estimated cost based on the price of new textbooks purchased during the previous school year. Costs may be lower based on student choices and availability (used books vs new, rental vs purchase).
  • For more information about costs, visit our page How Much Does It Cost?

  • Heather Bellerud
    Heather Bellerud
    VPAA Pathway Specialist
    Heather.Bellerud@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3195

  • Mariah Boyle
    Mariah Boyle
    Art
    B.A., Eastern Oregon University; M.F.A., Washington State University
    Mariah.Boyle@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3424
  • Rachel Colton
    Rachel Colton
    Administrative Assistant 2
    Rachel.Colton@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3710
  • Jennifer Day
    Jennifer Day
    Office Manager
    Jennifer.Day@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3720
  • Ashley DeMoville
    Ashley DeMoville
    Dean Visual/Perform Arts
    B.A., University of Hawaii; M.F.A., Victoria University of Wellington New Zealand; Ed.D., University of Southern California
    Ashley.DeMoville@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3339
  • Patty Haag
    Patty Haag
    Instructor
    Patty.Haag@sfcc.spokane.edu
    533-3710
  • Tobe Harvey
    Tobe Harvey
    Instructor
    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
    Instructor
    Peter.Jagoda@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3036
  • Jordan Kornreich
    Jordan Kornreich
    Instructor
    Jordan.Kornreich@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-322-2706
  • Lenora Lopez Schindler
    Lenora Lopez Schindler
    Instructor
    L.LopezSchindler@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3037
  • 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
  • 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
  • Cozette Phillips
    Cozette Phillips
    Art
    B.F.A., Columbus College of Art and Design; M.F.A., State University of New York at New Paltz
    Cozette.Phillips@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3746
  • 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
    Instructor
    Bradd.Skubinna@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3035
  • Lydia Wallace
    Lydia Wallace
    Instr & Class Supp Tech1
    Lydia.Wallace@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3037

Artist Mya Cluff presenting a lecture on sculpting in the SFCC’s ceramics classroom.

SFCC students who complete the Associate in Fine Arts (AFA) in Art have the following transfer opportunities:

  • the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) at Pacific Northwest College of Art at Willamette University (Portland, Oregon)
  • the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Studio Art at Central Washington University
  • the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Art at Central Washington University
  • the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Art at Gonzaga University

SFCC students who complete the Associate in Arts – Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) with an emphasis in Art have the following transfer opportunities:

  • the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Studio Art at Central Washington University
  • the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Art at Central Washington University

Please be sure to meet with your advisor to take recommended courses for these transfer options.

Have a question? Let's hear it.

Carl Richardson

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

Heather Bellerud

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