Fine Arts - Associate in Fine Arts

NMSU Alamogordo 2023-2024 Catalog

A grade of C- or better is required in Art courses.

Total Credits Required for Degree: 60

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 60 credits. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education Requirements
Courses specified in the General Education areas below are Program required courses that will also fulfill General Education requirements.
Area I: Communications
English Composition - Level 1
ENGL 1110GComposition I4
English Composition - Level 2
ENGL 2210GProfessional & Technical Communication3
or ENGL 2221G Writing in the Humanities and Social Science
COMM 1115GIntroduction to Communication3
or COMM 1130G Public Speaking
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 1130GSurvey of Mathematics 13
or MATH 1220G College Algebra
Area III/IV: Laboratory Science and Social/Behavioral Sciences10
Select one course from Area III: Laboratory Science (4 credits) 2
Select two courses from Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 credits) 2
Area V: Humanities
Select one course from Area V: Humanities. 23
Area VI: Creative/Fine Arts
ARTH 2110GHistory of Art I 33
General Education Elective
ARTH 2120GHistory of Art II 33
Program Requirements
ARTS 1610Drawing I 43
ARTS 2010Portfolio Development3
or FDMA 2994 Portfolio Design & Development
Major Requirements
Choose six courses (18 credits) from below.18
Orientation in Art3
Introduction to Ceramics3
Ceramics I3
Introduction to Photography3
Introduction to Photography & Digital Imaging
Painting I3
Photographic Portraiture3
Drawing II3
Painting II3
Painting III3
Introduction to Sculpture3
Special Topics in Studio 53
Electives to bring total credits to 604
Total Credits60
1

MATH 1220G College Algebra or MATH 1130G Survey of Mathematics is required for the degree but students may need to take prerequisites to enter the course.

2

See the General Education Section of the catalog for a full list of courses.

3

ARTH 2110G History of Art I and ARTH 2120G History of Art II can be taken in any order.

4

 It is recommended that students take Fine Arts core requirements, specifically ARTS 1610 Drawing I in their first year.

5

ARTS 2996 Special Topics in Studio  may be repeated up to three times (9 credits total); must be under different subtitles.

NMSU Alamogordo 2023-2024 Catalog

A Suggested Plan of Study - Fine Arts

Additional classes may be needed based on placement test results and course prerequisites. Visit with an advisor for help with creating a customized plan.

A grade of C- or better is required in Art courses.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
ARTH 2110G History of Art I 3
ARTS 1610 Drawing I 3
ENGL 1110G Composition I 4
Major Requirements Area Course 1 3
 Credits13
Spring
ARTH 2120G History of Art II 3
ENGL 2210G
Professional & Technical Communication
or Writing in the Humanities and Social Science
3
MATH 1130G
Survey of Mathematics 2
or College Algebra
3
Major Requirements Area Course 1 3
Major Requirements Area Course 1 3
 Credits15
Summer
Area III: Laboratory Science 3 4
 Credits4
Second Year
Fall
COMM 1115G
Introduction to Communication
or Public Speaking
3
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences 3 3
Major Requirements Area Course 1 3
Major Requirements Area Course 1 3
Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
ARTS 2010
Portfolio Development
or Portfolio Design & Development
3
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences 3 3
Area V: Humanities 3 3
Major Requirements Area Course 1 3
Elective 1
 Credits13
 Total Credits60
1

Choose from:

2

MATH 1220G College Algebra or MATH 1130G Survey of Mathematics is required for the degree but students may need to take prerequisites to enter the course.

3

See the General Education Section of the catalog for a full list of courses.