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Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Studio Art, Associate in Fine Arts (A.F.A.)

Student drawing


The AFA in Studio Art degree will prepare students to transfer into a four-year Bachelor of Fine Arts program. Students will be provided with all foundation-level studio courses with a primary concentration in drawing and painting.

Program Curriculum / Course Sequence

Foundation Year

Foundation Year

The first year of study in the Studio Art program is arranged to provide an equal understanding of the practice and theories in art and design.

Learn more about Foundation Year »

Foundation Year Student Work » | Course Sequence »

Student Artwork

Studio Art Student Work

Click the link below to see some of the artwork students have done in the program.

Studio Art Student Work » 


Program Outcomes

The Associate in Fine Arts degree will prepare students to transfer into a four-year Bachelor of Fine Arts program. Students will be provided with all foundation-level studio courses with a primary concentration in drawing and painting.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the general rules of visual literacy in regard to the dynamics of two and three dimensional design principles and drawing from observation.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the general rules of visual literacy in regard to the dynamics of basic color theory including the manipulation of hue, value and chroma.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the general rules of visual literacy in regard to the manipulation of the concept of the picture plane.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of visual literacy in regard to understanding of the forms and concepts associated with the history of art including western, non-western and modern and contemporary art.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of visual literacy in conjunction with the application of digital technology and or photographic technology.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of visual literacy in the application of subjective and non-objective subject matter in addition to utilizing traditional figurative motifs.
  • Demonstrate the ability to prepare materials for the process of painting and drawing.
  • Communicate issues of critical thinking skills through the creation of artworks and participation in the formal critique process.
  • Produce a portfolio of artworks that demonstrates all of the above principles.

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