The Fine Arts Department offers strong foundational instruction in Art with emphases on visual literacy, technical and observational skills, critical thinking, and artistic expression. The art offerings consist of studio and non-studio courses. These courses — all of which are transferable — can lead toward a specialized Associate of Fine Arts degree or may fulfill various general education requirements for various degrees and programs.

Students may also take these courses for general knowledge or pleasure. CFCC’s art students range in age from 16 to 65. Courses may be taken for credit or on an “audit” basis where no credit is given.

Students learn problem-solving skills applicable not only to art studies, but also to everyday life. We foster lifelong learning, appreciation of diverse points of view, and recognition of art as a fundamental form of human expression.

Associate in Fine Arts Degree (Visual Arts pre-major)

The Fine Arts Department offers Associate in Fine Arts degrees (AFA degrees) for those planning to pursue major study in the arts at the four-year level.  See Associate in Fine Arts, Visual Arts for more details about the Art pre-major for the AFA degree.

Suggested Starting Classes for AFA Visual Arts pre-majors

ART 131 Drawing I

ART 121 Two-Dimensional Design

ART 122 Three-Dimensional Design

ART 114 Art History Survey I

ART 115 Art History Survey II

Student photography from Project Wings, 2015

Art in the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science Degrees

ART 111, ART 114, and ART 115 can be used in the Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) requirements for the Associate of Arts (AA) and the Associate of Science (AS) degrees.

ART 116 can be used in the Critical Thinking component of the Additional General Education Courses requirement for the AA degree, and ART 117 can be used in the Global Awareness and Foreign Languages component of the Additional General Education Courses requirement for the AA degrees.

All Art courses can be used as elective credit for such degrees.

Visit the CFCC catalog for more information about how Art courses fit into the curriculum: CFCC Catalog.

Annual Student Art Show

Every Spring Semester the Fine Arts Department hosts the CFCC Student Art Show, with awards and a reception, in the Wilma W. Daniels Gallery on the CFCC campus.

From the Spring 2017 Student Art Show

CFCC Creative Arts Club


Creative Arts Club students at the unveiling of their backdrop for the Sleeping Beauty production by the Wilmington School of Ballet in 2017

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Richard Conn
Program Chair of Visual Arts
Office: WA1023
Phone: 910-362-7691


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