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Associate degree programs are meant to educate students on a specific field of study in preparation for further education or entry-level work. Most associate degree programs can be completed in two years or fewer. There are a number of paths students can take when it comes to the arts. What is an associate degree in fine arts? Fine arts covers a wide range of focus areas, including photography, mu… Read more

Associate degree programs are meant to educate students on a specific field of study in preparation for further education or entry-level work. Most associate degree programs can be completed in two years or fewer.

There are a number of paths students can take when it comes to the arts. What is an associate degree in fine arts? Fine arts covers a wide range of focus areas, including photography, music, graphic design, and theater, so the study topics vary depending upon a student’s focus. Some potential courses include web design, music theory, theater, and animation. General education requirements may be required to complete a degree as well.

An associate degree in fine arts prepares students for careers in the arts, broadening their horizons in terms of the field. This degree often also makes for an easy transition into a bachelor’s degree program, something a lot of students choose to do.

The cost of an associate’s degree depends on the school, so students will want to explore their options and decide which program is right for them. A typical two-year program can offer financial aid to students who qualify. Contact an advisor to figure out what it will cost for you to attend.

Depending upon a student’s specific field of study within a fine arts program, career options can include becoming a photographer, web designer, musician, printmaker or animator and working at such places as newspapers, websites, advertising agencies or music producers. Continuing education options include bachelor’s and master’s degree programs that focus on a particular discipline in fine arts.

Your associate’s degree can be a great way to kick start a career. Because fine arts covers such a broad range of topics, it’s important to understand the ins and outs of each specific program. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Delaware County Community College
Philadelphia, USA

The Studio Arts program stresses a concentration in both Painting and Drawing but allows students to utilize a diversity of mixed media to be infused with traditional approach ... +

The Studio Arts program stresses a concentration in both Painting and Drawing but allows students to utilize a diversity of mixed media to be infused with traditional approaches of the genre. Students in this program will be encouraged to explore and develop a variety of techniques within a range of media. -
Associate of Arts
Full-time
2 - 3 years
English
Jan 2022
Campus
 
Parkland College
Champaign, USA

Parkland College Art & Design courses are designed to enhance your skills, build your portfolio, and develop the fundamentals needed to successfully transfer to a four-yea ... +

Parkland College Art & Design courses are designed to enhance your skills, build your portfolio, and develop the fundamentals needed to successfully transfer to a four-year college or university.Parkland's Art & Design faculty are working artists who have the experience and skills necessary to provide a strong foundation for students planning to transfer and pursue a bachelor's degree. Not looking to transfer? That's okay, our dedicated faculty can help you make the most of your talent and achieve your dream. -
Associate Degree
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Snow College (Community College)
Ephraim, USA

Snow College Visual Arts offers a dynamic general education curriculum designed to provide all students with a holistic understanding of the principles of art which fashion th ... +

Snow College Visual Arts offers a dynamic general education curriculum designed to provide all students with a holistic understanding of the principles of art which fashion the visual world around us. -
Associate of Arts
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 

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Glendale Community College
Glendale, USA

We offer a full certificate with areas of specialization: Motion Graphic Design (2d digital animation);2D Animation Design 3D Character Setup and Animation; 3D Digital Charact ... +

We offer a full certificate with areas of specialization: Motion Graphic Design (2d digital animation);2D Animation Design 3D Character Setup and Animation; 3D Digital Character Design; Video Game Design. Our instructors are all industry professionals. Specialty areas are intended to be taken over 4 semesters (for most students two years) and are aimed at providing students with entry-level artist skills. -
Associate of Arts
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
South Central College
North Mankato, USA

As a student in the Graphic Communications program, you will be developing the creative side of yourself while carrying out your creativity in an actual production setting. Th ... +

As a student in the Graphic Communications program, you will be developing the creative side of yourself while carrying out your creativity in an actual production setting. The program offers training and instruction for students interested in graphic design, graphic production, web design, and animation media. -
Associate of Applied Science
Full-time
English
Campus
Online
 
Rowan College At Burlington County
Mount Laurel, USA

Express yourself with a broad-based liberal arts education with this associate of art degree.

Express yourself with a broad-based liberal arts education with this associate of art degree. -
Associate of Arts
Campus
 
Central Texas College
Killeen, USA

These areas prepare students for a broad range of careers including communications, fine arts, graphic design and much more.

These areas prepare students for a broad range of careers including communications, fine arts, graphic design and much more. -
Associate of Arts
Campus
 
College Of San Mateo Online | Distance Education
San Mateo, USA

Students gain historical and contemporary perspectives on the creation of art, the ability to analyze and understand the compositional structure, and hands-on skills working i ... +

Students gain historical and contemporary perspectives on the creation of art, the ability to analyze and understand the compositional structure, and hands-on skills working in a variety of media. Art majors find employment in a variety of fields, which include advertising, manufacturing, industrial design, public relations, and communications. -
Associate Degrees
English
Online
 
North Seattle College
Seattle, USA

This pathway is designed for students that wish to obtain an Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) degree with a specialization in 3D (Sculpture or Ceramics). This sample schedule assu ... +

This pathway is designed for students that wish to obtain an Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) degree with a specialization in 3D (Sculpture or Ceramics). This sample schedule assumes a fall start. If you wish to take alternate courses not listed below please meet with a North advisor. -
Associate of Arts
English
 
Carteret Community College
Morehead City, USA

The Associate in Fine Arts in Visual Arts degree shall be granted for a planned study program consisting of a minimum of 60 semester hours of college transfer courses. Within ... +

The Associate in Fine Arts in Visual Arts degree shall be granted for a planned study program consisting of a minimum of 60 semester hours of college transfer courses. Within the degree program, the institution shall include opportunities to achieve competence in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, and basic computer use. -
Associate of Arts
Full-time
English
Campus
 
County College Of Morris
Randolph, USA

With the growing need for 3D computer animation worldwide, County College of Morris (CCM) offers student artists a chance to take their first steps towards a career creating v ... +

With the growing need for 3D computer animation worldwide, County College of Morris (CCM) offers student artists a chance to take their first steps towards a career creating visual effects. -
Associate of Arts
English
Campus
 
Connors State College
Warner, USA

The Communication and Fine Arts division includes English, Speech, Humanities, Journalism, Foreign Language, Music, and Art. Many of these courses are the basic courses for th ... +

The Communication and Fine Arts division includes English, Speech, Humanities, Journalism, Foreign Language, Music, and Art. Many of these courses are the basic courses for the General Education program and the cornerstone courses for the Arts and Letters Degree. -
Associate Degree
English
Campus
 
Cape Cod Community College
Barnstable, USA

The Visual Arts concentration provides necessary fundamental courses resulting in a quality portfolio of artwork ready for transfer.

The Visual Arts concentration provides necessary fundamental courses resulting in a quality portfolio of artwork ready for transfer. -
Associate of Arts
English
Campus
 
Kansas City Art Institute
Kansas City, USA

KCAI’s award-winning animation department provides students with a comprehensive education in the history and practice of animation. We encourage our students to think and act ... +

KCAI’s award-winning animation department provides students with a comprehensive education in the history and practice of animation. We encourage our students to think and act critically by their unique creative practices and goals. -
Associate Degree
English
Campus
 
Cleveland State Community College
Cleveland, USA

The Art Studio emphasis is designed to prepare students for transfer to a bachelor’s degree-granting institution to study Art.

The Art Studio emphasis is designed to prepare students for transfer to a bachelor’s degree-granting institution to study Art. -
Associate of Arts
English
Campus