Fine Arts - Associate Degree

A grade of C- or better is required in the NM Common Core/General Education requirements and Art courses.

Total Credits Required for Degree: 60

Area I: Communication
ENGL 111GRhetoric and Composition4
COMM 265GPrinciples of Human Communication3
or COMM 253G Public Speaking
Select one from the following:3
Business and Professional Communication3
Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences3
Technical and Scientific Communication3
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 210GMathematics Appreciation3
or MATH 121G College Algebra
Area III: Laboratory Science
Select two courses from the Laboratory Sciences area of the NM Common Core list. 18
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Science
Select two courses from the Social/Behavioral Sciences area of the NM Common Core list. 16
Area V: Humanities/Fine Art
ART 295GIntroduction to Art History I 23
ART 296GIntroduction to Art History II 23
Select an additional course from the Humanities/Fine Arts area of the NM Common Core list. 13
Fine Arts Degree Requirements
ART 150Drawing I 33
ART 1552-D Fundamentals 33
ART 1563-D Fundamentals 33
ART 260Introduction to Painting3
ART 275Introduction to Ceramics3
Option Area
Ceramics/Sculpture or Drawing/Painting Option9
Total Credits60

A full list of NM Common Core Classes can be found in the General Information section of this catalog.


ART 295G Introduction to Art History I and ART 296G Introduction to Art History II can be taken in any order.


 It is recommended that students take Fine Arts core requirements, specifically ART 150 Drawing I, ART 155 2-D Fundamentals, ART 156 3-D Fundamentals, and begin pathway requirements in their first year.

Ceramics/Sculpture Option

ART 151Drawing II3
ART 265Introduction to Sculpture3
ART 276Ceramics I, B3
Total Credits9

Drawing/Painting Option

ART 151Drawing II3
ART 261Painting Methods, Techniques and Applications3
ART 262Aspects of Painting3
Total Credits9