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Discover Your Creative Potential in the General Fine Arts Program

The general fine arts program at St. Louis Community College provides a comprehensive foundation in artistic techniques and theories. General fine arts majors can gain the knowledge needed to successfully transfer to four-year colleges and universities and pursue bachelor’s degrees in art-related fields.

By exploring a range of artistic disciplines, students develop an understanding of the creative process and obtain practical experience in various mediums. 

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What is General Fine Arts at
St. Louis Community College?

STLCC's general fine arts program offers a robust education that explores traditional and non-traditional artistic techniques. Students can develop fundamental skills through courses in:

  • Drawing
  • Figure drawing
  • Two-dimensional design
  • Three-dimensional design

Students can explore other studio areas to further expand their personal artistic visions and develop their professional portfolios. Elective art courses include:

  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
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What Can You Do with an Associate of Fine Arts Degree in General Fine Arts?

The general fine arts curriculum is designed to provide studies for the first two years of a four-year program. The associate of fine arts (AFA) degree will facilitate transfer to a bachelor's degree program in an arts-related discipline. The AFA degree not only enhances technical skills but also fosters a deeper appreciation and understanding of the arts, broadening career prospects in roles such as:

  • Fine artist (painter, sculptor, installation artist, etc.)
  • Craft artist/freelance artist
  • Art educator
  • Museum educator
  • Art handler
  • Gallery preparator
  • Arts administrator

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Cost of Attendance

Tuition for district residents is $122 per credit hour for in-district students and $125 for all out-of-district students. Find out more about our straightforward and low-cost tuition structure.

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Why You Should Choose STLCC's General Fine Arts Program

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Schedules Built for Your Busy Life

Fitting a quality education into your busy life is easy with the flexibility STLCC offers, including day and evening classes, in-person and live virtual lectures, as well as online and hybrid options.

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Multiple Locations Near You

With four campuses and multiple education centers, STLCC has locations around the St. Louis metropolitan area that are close to your home or work, which makes for an easy commute.

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Graduate with Little or No Debt

We believe cost should never be a barrier to achieving your potential. Save over $4,700 per year with tuition that's one-third less than other local institutions. 

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Hands-on Learning

Bring your artistic vision to life in our studios, where you'll discover new techniques, experiment with different mediums and cultivate your unique creative voice.  

Come as you are. See what you become.

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