The creativity and problem-solving skills you’ll develop as a student in the visual arts are an excellent foundation for any career you choose to pursue.
M State's Fergus Falls campus offers a 60-credit Associate in Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in visual arts that will help you develop your skills as an artist and prepare you for continued study in the arts through a baccalaureate program. Other students use the knowledge and skills gained in the AFA degree program to launch academic and professional careers in a wide array of other fields.
At M State, our commitment to and passion for the arts are on display across the campus. Our visual arts facilities include a ceramic studio, painting and drawing studio, the Waage Fine Arts Gallery and the Charles Beck Gallery.
Visual Art Associate in Fine Arts (AFA)
Locations: Fergus Falls
The 60-credit AFA in Art at provides students with the skills to help them develop into professional artists and ensures that students will have the necessary coursework to prepare for transfer and advanced studies in art. Courses must be completed from at least six of the 10 MnTC goal areas. The degree specifies 29 credits of required art courses in Goal Areas 6 or 6F.
Fine Artist, Including Painter, Sculptor, and Illustrator regional wage
Graduates will find art-focused career opportunities in studio art, art education, graphic design, art therapy, fine art and art galleries/museum work.
Description: Create original artwork using any of a wide variety of media and techniques.
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The average retirement age in the U.S. is 65 years old. Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators in the 55-64 and the 65+ categories are 1-10 years away from retirement. When older workers retire, there will likely be a demand for new workers.
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Last modified: June 16th, 2015 at 02:31pm