Jul 16, 2024  
2016 - 2018 CNM Catalog, Volume 49 
2016 - 2018 CNM Catalog, Volume 49 [The CNM Academic Year includes Fall, Spring, Summer Terms]

Fine Arts (AA), Art History Concentration

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School of Communication, Humanities & Social Sciences (CHSS)

The Fine Arts program offers a rich variety of courses which are designed to acquaint students with the range of visual arts, elements of drawing and design, the history of art, as well as the important role which art and architecture play in society.

See Recommended Sequence of Courses

Educational Option Information

  • This educational option is an  Associate of Arts Degree.
  • This educational option is designed for Meeting the requirements for an Associate of Fine Arts, with Concentration in Art History, from CNM and prepare a student to obtain a Bachelor of Fine Arts or related degree.
  • This educational option can be completed  Part-Time or Full-Time.
  • This educational option can be started  Any term.
  • Primary course location:  All CNM Campuses.

Approximate Costs of this Educational Option

Financial Aid Considerations


  • Note: Individual courses associated with this program may require students to purchase additional materials.

Career and Educational Opportunities

Educational Opportunities

The Associates Degree is an important milestone for student pursuing either a baccalaureate degree or a graduate degree in the field. Core requirements for the baccalaureate are met through completion of the CNM Associate of Arts degree.

Many of the courses in this program are transferable and some may be applied to four-year degree programs at other institutions. CNM currently has transfer agreements with many colleges and universities in New Mexico and elsewhere.


Program Proficiencies and/or Prerequisites

Students may demonstrate proficiency in these areas either by Diploma/GPA , placement exam scores , or specific course work.

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Associate of Arts in Fine Arts, Art History Concentration 60-61 credit hours

This information is meant to serve as a general guide for students intending to major in Art History. Specific requirements for transfer will vary from school to school. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the four year transfer school to confirm specific admission and degree requirements.

* HIST 1101  or HIST 1102  recommended for UNM transfer

* * MATH 1340  recommended

* * * ARTS 1125  recommended for UNM transfer

* * * * THEA or MUS courses recommended for UNM transfer

Program Approved Art Studio Electives

  • Any ARTS Course (except ARTS 1102)

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