Associate of Fine Arts Degree (AFA) at the School of Art + Design at MC

The School of Art + Design’s degree program offers an associate of fine arts (AFA)—a foundation curriculum parallel to the first two years of a baccalaureate in fine arts (BFA). The first year studies include core studio courses in drawing (Introduction to Drawing, Intermediate Drawing and Figure Drawing I), color theory, and 2-D and 3-D design. In the second year, students select their major. Graphic Design majors study computer graphics, graphic design, photography, and typography. Studio Arts majors study drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture. Your total course-work at the School of Art + Design will include 2/3 studio courses and 1/3 general education courses.

Students completing the School of Art + Design program continue their study in many areas including fine art, graphic design, web page design, curating, art education, advertising, fashion design, and interior design. Administrators, faculty, and staff can answer your questions and help guide you along the path toward your goals. Our primary concern is to help you reach your highest potential.

The School of Art + Design at Montgomery College began as Maryland College of Art + Design, an art college established in 1957 as a community of artists providing education and training in the visual arts. Today the School of Art + Design at Montgomery College continues as a place where the visual arts and the study of various academic disciplines are meshed to give you the knowledge and ability to transform your dreams of being an artist into reality.