Jun 24, 2024  
2015 - 2016 CNM Catalog, Volume 48.1 
2015 - 2016 CNM Catalog, Volume 48.1 [The CNM Academic Year includes Fall, Spring, Summer Terms]

Fine Arts (AA), Art Studio 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.

Educational Option Information

This educational option is an

  •  Associate of Arts Degree.

This educational option can be completed

  •  Part-Time or Full-Time.

This educational option is designed for

  •  Meeting the requirements for an Associate of Fine Arts, with Concentration in Art Studio, from CNM and prepare a student to obtain a Bachelor of Fine Arts or related degree.

This educational option can be started

  •  Any term.

Primary course location

  •  Main Campus, Westside Campus and Montoya Campuses have full art studios.

Approximate Costs of this Educational Option

Financial Aid Considerations

Additional costs:

  • Students may be required to purchase materials for art studio courses.
  • This cost is approximately $300.

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 our courses are transferable to four-year degree programs, and CNM currently has transfer agreements with many colleges and universities in New Mexico and elsewhere.


Employment Information

Prospects for Employment
Sample Job Titles
  • Professional Artists/Craftsman
  • Museum Preparator
  • Gallery Attendant
  • Custom Framer
  • Art Supply Sales
  • Tattoo Artist
  • Sign Painter

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Program Proficiencies and/or Prerequisites

Students must demonstrate proficiency in these areas either by placement exam scores  or specific course work.

Term 1

Term 3

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

This information is meant to serve as a general guide for students intending to major in Art Studio. 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.

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