Associate of Fine Arts
Associate of Fine Arts (AFA)
The AFA program is known for
- Allowing transitioning students to study either part time or full time in many of the same courses that full-time BFA and BA students take.
- Encouraging “second career” students to find a new vocation that brings them a renewed sense of satisfaction and possibility.
- Preparing art and design students to take the leap into careers in the creative economy, or to transfer into accredited bachelor’s degree programs, like the Corcoran’s own.
- Individual advising that takes into account a student’s ambitions, work schedule, and personal preferences.
The 60-credit Associate of Fine Arts program can be taken full-time in two years or part time over several. The AFA majors in Design, Fine Art, and Photography closely follow the beginning curriculum of the BFA program so that students can easily apply to transfer into the Corcoran’s BFA majors upon completion of the degree, or into any other art school. Others may decide to complete an AFA thesis and use the degree to jump-start their careers without pursuing additional training.
AFA students get the same personal attention from their advisors and the same level of faculty support as do all Corcoran students, making for a rich and challenging experience. Those coming back to school after years in the workforce or from government service find the flexibility of a Corcoran education especially appealing, along with its high level of instruction.