Minimum of 103 Credits
The Associate in Fine Arts degree is generally pursued by students who plan to transfer to a four-year university. However, completion of this degree does not guarantee admission as an art major. This degree offers students a broad foundation in advanced education or a career in Art.
In order to be granted the Washington state Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA), students must apply for the Associate in Arts Degree, AA-DTA as well as the AFA at the time of graduation.
A portfolio highlighting the student’s best work completed at Green River College, emphasizing originality, facility, and exploration is highly recommended. Portfolio presentation is usually the determining factor in acceptance for Fine Arts major, and this degree provides the structure for the preparation of a strong portfolio.
To earn this degree, students must complete a minimum of 103 quarter credits in courses numbered 100 or higher (from approved distribution list below) and meet specific distribution requirements. No more than 25 percent of credit requirements may be taken on a pass/no-credit basis. Students should be aware that courses with “Pass” grades may not satisfy the requirements in their major field. Students must attain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 and earn a minimum of 24 credits at Green River College.
Students are responsible for knowing transfer requirements and policies, as well as specific course choices and GPA requirements, and are urged to consult the catalog of the institution for which they plan to transfer.