Associate in Fine Arts

WPCC College Transfer Program

Smiling WPCC Graduates pose just before graduation exercises at the COMMA Auditorium in Morganton, NC

Get A Start on Your Future at WPCC

The Associate in Fine Arts Degree, part of Western Piedmont Community College’s college transfer programs, provides you with the opportunity to complete a significant amount of your general education requirements for many Bachelor of Fine Arts degree programs. Courses in the A.F.A. degree emphasize reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, and critical thinking.

Associate in Fine Arts courses are approved for transfer through the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) between the University of North Carolina System and North Carolina Community Colleges. The CAA enables you to transfer to one of the 17 institutions of The University of North Carolina as a junior after you complete the A.F.A. program. In order to transfer as a junior, you must make a grade of “C” or better in each course and have an overall GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. You must meet the foreign language and/or health and physical education requirements, if applicable, at the transfer institution.

A.F.A. courses also transfer to private 4-year colleges and universities. We suggest that you check with the admission office at your transfer institution for specific details.

Meet Our Faculty

We invite you to meet the faculty who teach courses in the Associate in Fine Arts program. Select a name under the Arts & Sciences Faculty heading for a brief bio of that instructor, including their area(s) of expertise and a bit about themselves.

Program Costs, Graduation & Job Placement

Estimated Total Cost
for A.F.A. Degree

Tuition/Fees – $1298.20 per semester
Books/Materials (estimated) – $500

TOTAL FOR 2022-2023: $3596.40

Tuition/Fees – $1298.20 per semester
Books/Materials (estimated) – $500

TOTAL FOR 2022-2023: $3596.40

Graduation Rates


Job Placement

N/A (college transfer program)

Additional Requirements for Licensure,
Certification or Approval


Tracks in the WPCC A.F.A. Program

The Associate in Fine Arts program offers two tracks to student Click or tap on the Learn More button under each track for more details about the program.

A.F.A. in Theatre

This track focuses on performance in the theatre, including history and technical training. (No longer open for enrollment.)


A.F.A. in Visual Arts

This track focuses on the study of and creation of art in a studio environment.


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