Associate in Fine Arts

What is an AFA Degree?

The Associate in Fine Arts degree provides students with the opportunity to complete the first two years of a baccalaureate degree in preparation for transfer in the fields of theatre, and digital cinema. Learn more about the AFA program:

Transfer Center

The Transfer Center provides assistance to students transferring from BCTC to a four-year university.

Academic Pathway

AA students who plan to transfer to a four-year university may select an Academic Pathway to identify the program or field that the student wishes to pursue upon transfer. Selecting an Academic Pathway enables students to be assigned an academic advisor with expertise in the student's transfer area. To update an Academic pathway, students may submit a Program Change Form to the Records Office. Indicate both the Program Plan (Associate in Arts) and the Pathway (for example, Theatre, PTHE).

  Student group Student group description
Art/Art History/Fine Art PART Art/Art History/Fine Art
Communications PCOM Communications
Criminal Justice PCRJ Criminal Justice
English PENG English
History PHIS History
Journalism PJOU Journalism
Languages PLAN Languages
Music PMUS Music
Philosophy PPHI Philosophy
Political Science PPOL Political Science
Psychology PPSY Psychology
Religion PREL Religion
Sociology PSOC Sociology
Social Work PSWK Social Work
Theater PTHE Theater
Art Education PAED Art Education
Preschool Education PPED Preschool Education
Elementary Education PEED Elementary Education
High School Education PHED High School Education
Music Education PMUE Music Education
Middle School Education PMSE Middle School Education
Physical Education/Coaching PPEC Physical Education/Coaching
Special Education PSED Special Education
Education General PGED Education Genera
General, SBS PSBS Social Behavior Science
General, HUM PHUM Humanities
  Student group Student group description
Agriculture/Horticulture PAGR Agriculture/Horticulture
Animal Science/ Pre-Vet/ Zoology PZOO Animal Science/ Pre-Vet/ Zoology
Architecture PARC Architecture
Biology/Botany PBIO Biology/Botany
Chemistry PCHE Chemistry
Exercise Physiology PEXP Exercise Physiology
Economics PECO Economics
Forestry PFOR Forestry
Geology/Earth Science PGEO Geology/Earth Science
Information Technology/CIS PIT Information Technology/CIS
Mathematics PMAT Mathematics
Nursing PNSG Nursing
Nutrition PNUT Nutrition
Physics/Astronomy PPHY Physics/Astronomy
Pre-Dental PDEN Pre-Dental
Pre-Engineering PETE Pre-Engineering
Pre-Medicine PMED Pre-Medicine
Pre-Pharmacy PPHA Pre-Pharmacy
Pre-Physical Therapy PPTH Pre-Physical Therapy
Radiography PRAD Radiography
Business Administration PBA Business Administration
Management PMGT Management
Accounting PACC Accounting
Office Systems POS Office Systems
General, ALH PALH Allied Health
General, BUS PBUS Business
General ENTC PENT Engineering Technology
General, LNS PLNS Life/Natural Science

Transfer Information

Area Coordinators and Transfer Information


Stephanie Fitch
Newtown CB-0005
(859) 246-4617

BCTC Program Website

Curriculum Plans

  • Associate in Fine Arts Digital Cinema (PDF) (Word)


Tim Davis
Leestown Campus, M 106 
(859) 246-6672

BCTC Program Website

BCTC’s Theatre program can get you there!

Find your place on stage or backstage with the Theatre program at BCTC. We are one of the few colleges that offer the Associate in Fine Arts in Theatre in the southeastern United States!

We put on several full productions each season and have partnerships with top local theatre and arts organizations in Lexington.

Our students have the chance to get valuable onstage and backstage experience right away, and the program is a great preparatory tool for students looking to transfer for a four-year theatre degree.

In addition to their own productions, students participate in state and regional theatre conferences, acting competitions, workshops by visiting theatre professionals, and attend plays throughout the region. Both students and faculty have been recognized at regional festivals for their achievements in recent years.

BCTC theatre students have been employed at:

  • regional outdoor dramas
  • the Lexington Children’s Theatre
  • Actors Guild of Lexington
  • Summerfest
  • the Downtown Arts Center
  • acting in commercials, TV, films, & voiceovers

“BCTC's Theatre Program helped me find my identity as a young man and Tim Davis helped cultivate my talent as an artist.”
Jeremy Gillet, BCTC Theatre Alum

Gillet recently graduated from Arizona State University with an MFA in acting and is pursuing a career in theatre and film in Los Angeles.

Sign up for Introduction to Theatre (THA 101) today!

This class can count towards your general education credits.

Contact Tim Davis, Theatre Program Coordinator: / (859) 246-6672


Curriculum Plans

A program or curriculum plan describes the degree requirements (courses) and the sequence for completing the courses. Students are required to schedule an appointment with their assigned academic advisor to ensure achievement of their academic goals.

Associate in Fine Arts

UK Transfer Information

EKU Transfer Information

Murray State University


Length of Program

You can earn an Associate in Fine Arts degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

For more information

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.