About the Program
Century College offers a comprehensive Associate of Fine Arts Degree in Fine Art (AFA in Fine Art). The Century College Fine Art Department faculty, and coursework, seek to empower and prepare students for the rigor of a 4-year Art or Design education.
The AFA Fine Art degree curriculum closely resembles that of the first two years of a baccalaureate Art or Design Degree at a 4-year college or university. This reinforces a smooth transition into a Bachelor’s degree at one of our transfer partner institutions.
The AFA Fine Art degree classes present a unified foundation of essential knowledge that is required for success in upper-class work after transferring as an Art or Design major in a BFA, or BA Degree. Our classes challenge students to view and analyze diverse approaches to art and design in contemporary culture, while also researching traditions from past centuries. These opportunities are useful to students interested in careers in art or design, as well as students simply wishing to enhance their visual acuity and stretch their conceptual abilities.
Our instructors are active professionals in their fields. We bring this body of knowledge and personal experience to each of our students, daily demonstrating what a creative life in the arts and design looks like - and that it is indeed possible. We offer a partnership - a mentoring relationship that will help each of our students fulfill their unique goals in the arts.
Cost & Financial Aid
Century College can be extremely affordable through financial aid and scholarship opportunities.
As a two-year public community and technical college, Century College receives funding from the State of Minnesota, keeping tuition rates significantly lower than private colleges and universities.
Century College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Our programs qualify for federal financial aid including Pell Grants, Federal Direct Loans, and others.