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Associate in Arts (601)

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Illinois colleges and universities offer two different bachelor's degrees in Art: the professional Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A) degree and the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree with a major in Art. In general, because the B.F.A. degree prepares students for graduate school, it requires 70 or more semester credits in Art, while the B.A. degree (major in Art) requires about 40 to 50 semester credits in Art. At some schools, a B.A. degree requires competency in a foreign language, while the B.F.A. degree does not. To transfer as a junior into either a B.F.A. program or B.A. program with a major in Art, students should select one of the options following consultation with the Art department. for admission to a B.F.A. program, for registration in a second studio course in a medium and/or for scholarship consideration.

Students who have already chosen the university to which they plan to transfer should consult that institution's catalog or department advisor and an SVCC academic advisor in planning their program
Program Contacts at Sauk Valley Community College
Click here for career information: . This program includes the basic courses university art departments require their freshmen and sophomores to take as well as foundation courses in various areas of specialization. Academic Advising, 815/835-6354

Glenn Bodish, Associate Professor 815/835-6250

Estimated Program Cost

The following figures are based on 2018-19 tuition and fee rates and the course fees in the Class Schedule for the required number 65 credit hours.

Tuition $8,255.00 $21,645.00 $24,050.00
Fees $780.00 $780.00 $780.00
Course Fees * $937.00 * $937.00 * $937.00
Total Tuition and Fees $9,972.00 $23,362.00 $25,767.00

* Note: Course fees may vary depending upon the classes that a student completes within an academic program. The course fee above is only an estimation and represents the maximum course fees possible; it is likely that course fees will be lower than the estimation above.