State Fair Community College


Why study art?

We live in a visual culture that creates images that inform and entertain us. From practical every day images, to great works of art, we are constantly being challenged by popular media. To study the variety and depth of our modern world is a necessity for all major fields of study.

Associate of Fine Arts in Art degree

SFCC is one of only two colleges in Missouri to offer an Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) degree, which provides concentrated study in art, music or theatre. The degree is designed to lay the foundation for upper-level class work and to establish a smooth transfer for SFCC graduates who may seek a bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university.

The AFA in Art, which requires 66 credit hours, will help you develop and explore your ideas and craftsmanship in a variety of art classes, exhibition opportunities and field trips. Classes such as drawing, design, figure drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, art history, watercolor, printmaking, and fibers make up the core of the art classes. Our program will allow you the opportunity to discover who you are and what you want to do by experiencing all aspects of art. Careers in art are limitless and include jobs in painting, drawing, sculpture, teaching, fashion design, animation, 3-D art, and graphics.

You will have the opportunity to develop an art portfolio and participate in the annual juried student art show.

In addition to making art, you will have the opportunity to study works of art through the programs and collections in the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, located adjacent to the Stauffacher Center for the Fine Arts.

View COURSE CATALOG for program requirements.

This program requires students to have certain essential qualifications in order to be admitted and retained in the program. Click Essential Skills to view program specific qualifications.


Donald Luper Jr.
Art Instructor
Stauffacher Center for the Fine Arts
(660) 530-5800, ext. 7485

Paul Allen
Art Instructor
Stauffacher Center for the Fine Arts

♦ For information about the annual Student Art show held in April and other art events at SFCC, click here.



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