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Associate in Fine Arts (General Degree Requirements)


Schoolcraft Degree and Program Code

AFA - ASSOCIATE IN FINE ARTS # AFA.00402

Description The associate in fine arts (AFA) degree is for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university. The associate in fine arts degree is appropriate for most transfer programs leading to a baccalaureate degree in the fine arts fields. Schoolcraft students may complete the degree by following the requirements specified by the transfer institution and Schoolcraft College (SC).
Degree Focus

Transfer: Completion of a broad distribution of liberal arts courses in the English, humanities, mathematics, natural sciences, and social sciences distribution areas that may be used to meet transfer requirements toward a baccalaureate degree with an intended focus toward the arts, literature, music, humanities and other related fields.

Some liberal arts courses cannot be used to satisfy the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA). Please see your advisor or review the MTA course list on schoolcraft.edu/transfer and select “Michigan Transfer Agreement”.

English Communication

Minimum 6 credit hours.

Completion of a minimum of two English communication courses within a set of courses.
ENG 101 M and ENG 102 M* or ENG 102 M and ENG 221 M* or
ENG 102 M and COMA 103 M+* or ENG 221 M and COMA 103 M+*

 
Humanities+

Minimum 4 credit hours plus an additional 18 hours from the Major Area of Study.

Completion of a minimum of two humanities courses from two different disciplines.
Art, Communication Arts, English (Literature), Foreign Language, History+, Humanities, Music, Philosophy or Theatre

Mathematics

Minimum 4 credit hours.

Completion of a minimum of one mathematics course from Schoolcraft’s approved Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) course list.

Natural Sciences

Minimum 7 credit hours.

Completion of a minimum of two natural science courses from two different disciplines.
One must be a lab science course.
Biology, Chemistry, Geography+, Geology, Nutrition and Food Science or Physics

Social Sciences+

Minimum 6 credit hours.

Completion of a minimum of two social science courses from two different disciplines.
Anthropology, Economics, Geography+, History+, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology

Major Area of Study

Minimum 18 credit hours selected from any of the following liberal arts areas: ART, HUM, MUSIC, THEA, and ENG (Creative Writing or Literature only). Schoolcraft College recommends students complete a specific track as specified below while referring to the transfer institution’s requirements:

These courses also may be used to meet the Humanities requirement of this degree as long as the minimum number of credits and disciplines are completed.

Art Track:
ART courses recommended: ART 115 MART 116 M, ART 120 MART 121 MART 122 MART 201 MART 248 

Additional courses in various art media that satisfy transfer and academic goals and requirements are recommended.

Creative Writing Track:
ENG courses recommended: ENG 120 MENG 205 MENG 206 MENG 243 MENG 244 MENG 246 MENG 248 MENG 280 M

Additional courses in literature that satisfy transfer and academic goals and requirements are recommended.

Humanities Track:
HUM courses recommended: HUM 151 MHUM 152 MHUM 190 MHUM 210 MHUM 212 MHUM 215 M

Additional courses in the history, appreciation, and culture of music and art that satisfy transfer and academic goals and requirements are recommended.

Music Tracks:
Music History/Culture Track:
MUSIC courses recommended: MUSIC 105 MMUSIC 149 MMUSIC 153 MMUSIC 154 MMUSIC 155 MMUSIC 160 MMUSIC 164 MMUSIC 165 M

Additional courses in music history and culture that satisfy transfer and academic goals and requirements are recommended.

Music Performance Track:
Core MUSIC courses recommended: MUSIC 121 MMUSIC 137 MMUSIC 138 MMUSIC 153 MMUSIC 154 M
Select MUSIC courses recommended: Applied performance courses in piano, voice, instrumental, & ensemble

Additional courses in humanities and music performance that satisfy transfer and academic goals and requirements are recommended.

Theater Track:
THEA courses recommended: THEA 101 MTHEA 210 MTHEA 211 MTHEA 231 MTHEA 232 MTHEA 241 M
ENG courses recommended: ENG 200 MENG 245 MENG 248 M

Additional courses in theater and literature that satisfy transfer and academic goals and requirements are recommended.

 
General Electives Minimum 15 credit hours in liberal arts or occupational courses that satisfy transfer and academic goals and requirements.
Course Level All courses that apply to this degree must be at the 100- through 400-level with a minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.0.
Credit Requirement Minimum 60 credit hours.
Institutional Requirements

Completion of all Schoolcraft College Core Abilities and a minimum of 16 credit hours associate-level Schoolcraft College general education requirements in English, humanities, mathematics, natural sciences and social sciences.

The Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) may be used to fulfill the Schoolcraft College general education requirements.

PLEASE NOTE: Students may not use the same History course to satisfy both the humanities and social sciences distribution area. Additionally, students may not use COMA 103 M+* to satisfy both the humanities and English communications distribution area.

Only certain Geography courses can be used for a natural science or social science course.

There are three (3) types of courses that may be used toward fulfilling associate degrees at Schoolcraft College: liberal arts, applied liberal arts, and occupational. Applied liberal arts or occupational courses may not account for more than 15 credits in an AFA degree. While the applied liberal arts courses provide immediate skill building opportunities, their transferability and value should be discussed with an academic advisor. Most transferable courses may be found in the Schoolcraft College MTA requirements.

 
Types of Courses There are two primary types of courses that may be used towards fulfilling credentialsc such as certificate, associate, or bachelor degrees at Schoolcraft College (SC). The nature, goals, and use of each course determines the type of course and how it applies toward each credential at Schoolcraft College or at other transfer institutions. The two types of courses include occupational and liberal arts courses.
  1. Occupational Courses - Occupational courses have a direct career relationship and focus on developing necessary knowledge and skills to enter the work force within the chosen field of study-e.g., ACCT 103 EMT 115 MFG 211 WELD 120 . Courses may or may not transfer to another institution and are written in bold font. No SC occupational course may be used toward SC General Education (SCGE) or to meet the requirements for Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA)^T.
  2. Liberal Arts Courses - Liberal Arts courses provide general knowledge and theory in the arts, language and communication, humanities, natural sciences, math and social sciences areas. Liberal Arts courses may fall into three categories:
    1. Applied Liberal Arts - courses that are focused on building particular skills through the practice and application of talents or concepts-e.g., ART 248 ENG 205 CAB 100 THEA 204 MUSIC 114 COLLS 105 . Applied Liberal Arts courses typically do not transfer to other institutions and are written in italicized font. A subset of these courses may be used toward meeting the requirements for SCGE.
    2. Liberal Arts used for Schoolcraft College General Education (SCGE) - courses that are theory-based or application-based which offer a wide distribution of experiences to students across multiple disciplines-e.g., ENG 100 PSYCH 153 MHIST 138 M+MATH 106 . These courses may or may not transfer to another institution. The Liberal Arts courses that do not transfer are typically applied in nature and are written in plain text-e.g., MATH 106. The Liberal Arts courses that are intended to transfer are typically theory-based and are denoted with a subscriptM -e.g., PSYCH 153 M -see paragraph 2c.
    3. Liberal Arts Courses used for Transfer - courses which are theory-based and offer a wide distribution of experiences to students across multiple disciplines-e.g., PSYCH 153 MBIOL 101 MLECON 201 MART 120 MMATH 111 M. These courses are a sub-set of the Liberal Arts used for SCGE which meet both SCGE and the requirements for the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA). The MTA identified courses are intended to meet the general education requirements at transfer institutions and are denoted with a subscriptM-e.g., MATH 111 M. Information about the MTA requirements may be found at https://www.macrao.org/.

c = Credentials - a documentation of satisfactory completion of courses that result in a nationally recognized acknowledgement of learning and skills. Schoolcraft College offers skills certificate, certificate, associate and bachelor degree credentials.
^ = Courses used for SCGE and MTA - a list of specific disciplines and course numbers within each distribution area that meet the requirements for Schoolcraft General Education (SCGE) and the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) may be found here: http://www.schoolcraft.edu/catalog.
T = Transferability of courses should be discussed with an academic advisor and may be dependent on the receiving institution.

Key

Plain text = Liberal Arts courses used to satisfy Schoolcraft College General Education (SCGE) requirements.
M = Liberal Arts courses used to satisfy SCGE requirements and the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) requirements.
* = Only these courses or combination of courses may be used to satisfy the final requirement for MTA English Communications.
L = Lab Science
+ = Students may not use the same History course to satisfy both the humanities and social sciences or COMA 103 M+* to satisfy both humanities and English communications. Only certain Geography courses can be used for a natural science or social science course.
Italicized text = Applied Liberal Arts courses that do not qualify to meet SCGE requirements or MTA requirements (Courses may or may not transfer to another institution.)
BOLD = Occupational Courses have a direct career relationship, and focus on developing necessary knowledge and skills to enter the work force within the chosen field of study. (Courses may or may not transfer to another institution. No SC occupational courses may be used toward SC General Education or to meet the requirements for MTA.)

Liberal Arts courses will typically transfer to another institution. They provide general knowledge and theory in the arts, language and communication, humanities, natural sciences, math and social sciences