The associate of fine arts degree program in visual arts offers a foundation curriculum parallel to the first two years of a baccalaureate in fine arts (BFA). As a transfer program, students will begin a direction in either two-dimensional or three-dimensional studio practice before moving to a senior institution. Students completing the AFA program are prepared for a range of higher education options such as art education, art therapy, art management or museum related careers. The program is designed to develop technical, conceptual, creative problem-solving, visual and critical thinking skills that lay the groundwork for specialized academic study, self employment or careers in creative industries. Before degree completion, students undertake the art capstone portfolio class in their final semester. This class requires the student to stage a professional art exhibition or art internship project. The components of this program develop a strong foundation in visual literacy that will equip students with a broad range of options for their future in the visual arts.