Jul 21, 2024  
2024-2025 WNCC College Catalog 
2024-2025 WNCC College Catalog

Fine Arts, Visual Arts 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

Program Outcomes:

Upon graduating with an AFA in Visual Arts program, students will be able to:

  • understand elements and principles of art and design by using related problem-solving skills to organize, analyze and interpret visual information.
  • explain the significance of major periods and works in the history of art.
  • effectively use techniques and materials of various disciplines with knowledge of the traditional and contemporary practices of the area. 
  • effectively choose materials, techniques, form and content to engage in substantive self-directed artistic activity.
  • evaluate their own work and the work of others. 


The degree requires 31 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

Visual Arts AFA Option

Associate of Fine Arts (61 credits)

Program Requirements

In addition to the required 31 general education credits, students seeking the theatre option are required to take an additional 21 required credits and nine (9) elective credits.

Total AFA Requirements: 61-62 Credits

Recommended Plan of Study

Total Semester Credits: 15

Total Semester Credits: 15

Total Semester Credits: 15

Total Semester Credits: 16

Total AFA Credits: 61

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