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  Dec 12, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 VSCC Catalog

Art (Studio) - A.F.A. (TTP)


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The Art emphasis is a two-year program for students planning to complete a bachelor’s degree at a four-year school. The standard pre-professional degree for artists and designers is a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.). Individuals majoring in art have a variety of career opportunities including, but not limited to: studio artist, graphic designer, photographer, web and/or multimedia designer, product and/or package designer, interior designer, craft artist including jewelry or textile designer, museum curator, art historian, and educator.

Additionally, an art curriculum provides intensive education in problem-solving strategies, a skill both useful and desired in many occupations. For those students primarily interested in developing their problem-solving skills, Two-Dimensional Design, Three-Dimensional Design, and Graphic Design are recommended.

Transfer Options
The Tennessee Transfer Pathway (TTP) degree is designed to create a smooth transition to all public universities offering a Baccalaureate degree in this major by guaranteeing the transferability of all courses. For transfer to other four-year institutions, contact an advisor at the senior institution.  Note:  There are to be no course substitutions in this program.

All students graduating with a degree from VSCC are required to take the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile (ETSP). More information can be found at http://www.volstate.edu/Testing/Services.php.

General Education Requirements- Credits (41)


Area of Emphasis Requirements - Credits (21)


  • Studio Art Electives Credits: (9) 2

Total Degree REquirements - Credits (62)


Computer Literacy Requirement-


See http://www.volstate.edu/ComputerLiteracy/ for computer literacy requirements.

Career and Salary Information


Career Beginning Salary Experienced Median Salary
Graphic Designer $25,460 $40,600
Craft Artist $25,650 $32,230
Commercial & Industrial Designers, including Architects $33,460 $51,060
Fine Artists, including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators $16,080 $23,580

Career and salary information taken from http://www.onetonline.org. Check out this web site for additional information about education requirements and preferred work styles and abilities for these careers. Salaries are not guaranteed.

Recommended Schedule


This is a recommended schedule. Learning Support, pre-requisites and other academic factors may impact this schedule. See your advisor to create a degree plan.

First Year - Fall Semester - Credits (15)


  • History (HIST 2310 Preferred) Credits: (3)

First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (15)


  • History (HIST 2320 Preferred) Credits: (3)

Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits (16)


  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (Literature Course- See General Education Requirements in Catalog)  Credits: (3)
  • Natural Sciences (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (4)
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Studio Art Elective (Choose from list above) Credits: (3)

Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (16)


  • Mathematics (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Natural Sciences (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (4)
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (See Gerneal Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Studio Art Electives (See list above) Credits: (6)

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