AFA Advising Frequently Asked Questions
The ACA 122 course offers students the opportunity to explore their transfer opportunities. Students may also set up advising appointments to discuss transfer options and may wish to discuss transfer with faculty in their area of interest.
If you are a first-semester student, welcome! You will have to first meet with an academic advisor through Student Services. AFA students with questions about advising should make an appointment with Academic Advising.
If you have general AFA Advising questions or need an advising checklist or program planning guide, see the Advising Tools area of the AFA website.
For inquiries about portfolio development and specific transfer questions, AFA students can make an appointment via the AFA Visual Arts Bookings scheduling page.
The North Carolina Community College System and the UNC System have a Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for seamless transfer for students who begin visual arts studies at a community college and then transfer to a BFA visual arts program at a UNC institution. The following UNC schools accept the AFA degree coursework (60 credit hours) based upon successful admission to the visual arts program and earning "C" or above on all courses:
- Appalachian State University – BFA in Studio Art
- East Carolina University – BFA in Art
- UNC Asheville – BFA in Art
- UNC-Chapel Hill – BFA in Studio Art
- UNC Charlotte – BFA in Art
- UNC Greensboro – BFA in Studio Art
- UNC Wilmington – BFA in Art
- Western Carolina University – BFA in Art
Wake Tech also has transfer agreements with North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities, as well as the Savannah College of Art and Design and North Carolina Wesleyan College.
Please see Wake Tech’s AFA website for updates on transfer agreements.
Yes. Students who already have a four-year bachelor’s degree may pursue the AFA in Visual Arts at Wake Tech.
The AFA is an associate degree program that is meant to be like the first two years of a university visual art program and geared towards a transfer into a BFA program. AFA degree requirements checklist
- When you submit your transcript for review at Wake Tech, it is reviewed and courses that are equivalent to the AFA curriculum may receive transfer credit. Students find out which courses transfer after enrolling at Wake Tech.
- Students who are not enrolled at Wake Tech can find out about transfer credit through TES
- FAQ link about transfer credit
To get an AFA degree, students will need to complete 25% of their 60 to 61 required credits at Wake Tech. This means that a maximum of 45 to 46 credit hours could transfer towards the AFA degree.
Tuition is based on your residency status. Explore all costs. Materials/supplies for studio-based classes range from $100 to $150 per class. Detailed supply lists will be included in the course syllabus posted in Blackboard and discussed on the first day of class. Some of the supplies for this class may be used in other art courses, thus lowering the overall cost of studio art courses.