Jul 13, 2024  
2024-2025 WNCC College Catalog 
2024-2025 WNCC College Catalog

Fine Arts, Theatre AFA Option, AFA

Location(s): Scottsbluff

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An Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) degree prepares students for careers and/or advanced study at a four-year college or university. The degree consists of a core of general education courses with remaining courses focusing on specific fine arts curricula. Areas of focus within the AFA degrees include the following six options:

  • Interdisciplinary
  • Music
  • Music Performance
  • Musical Theatre
  • Theatre
  • Visual Arts

The degree requires 32 hours of general education courses and a minimum of 28-29 hours in a fine arts field of choice (art, music, or theatre). An interdisciplinary option is available with a core set of courses form art, theatre, and music totaling 20 hours and nine (9) elective hours.


  • Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university should consult their faculty and transfer advisor early in their WNCC career to determine a curriculum to best suit their transfer goals.

Program Requirements

AFA General Education Core: 31 Credits

View listing of General Education Courses.  

  • Written Communication Credits: 6
  • Oral Communication Credits: 3
  • Humanities Credits: 6 (from two different alphas)
  • Math Credits: 3
  • Lab Science Credits: 4
  • Personal Development Credits: 3
  • Social Sciences Credits: 6 (from two different alphas)

Note: Some general education requirements may be satisfied by other core courses. Please consult with an advisor for details.

Required AFA Core Courses or Electives: 29 Credits

(by Discipline)

Total AFA Credits: 60 Credits

Theatre AFA Option

Associate of Fine Arts (62 credits)

Program Outcomes

At the conclusion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Focus on the process of storytelling through textual analysis and peer critique as a means of recognizing and applying methods for performance choice and individual artistic development.
  • Choose topics, convey purpose, and employ research and organizational skills appropriate for specific planned communication events.
  • Analyze readings for social and cultural context.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and appreciation of other cultures including language, arts, and cultural values.

Program Requirements

In addition to the required 31 general education credits, students seeking the theatre option are required to take a minimum of an additional 31 required credits.

Total AFA Requirements: 62 Credits

Recommended Plan of Study

Total AFA Credits: 62

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