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2015-2016 VSCC Catalog 
    
2015-2016 VSCC Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art (Studio) - A.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

General Education Requirements - Credits (41)


  • History Credits: (6) (HIST 1110 and HIST 1120 Preferred)
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (Must be Literature Course) Credits: (3)
  • Mathematics Credits: (3)
  • Natural Sciences Credits: (8)
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences Credits: (6)

Area of Emphasis Requirements - Credits (21)


  • Foreign Language (One Year Sequence in Single Foreign Language) Credits: (6)

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (62)


Computer Literacy Requirements


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

Career and Salary Information


Career Beginning Salary with Bachelor Degree Experienced Salary with Bachelor Degree
Graphic Designer $25,200 $66,500
Craft Artist $24,600 $86,600
Commercial & Industrial Designers, including Architects $27,000 $81,100
Fine Artists, including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators $21,600 $48,700

Career and salary information taken from onetonline.org. Check out this website 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 1110 Preferred) Credits: (3)

First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (15)


  • History (HIST 1120 Preferred) Credits: (3)

Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits (16)


  • Foreign Language (One Year Sequence in Single Foreign Language) Credits: (3)
  • 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)

Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (16)


  • Foreign Language (One Year Sequence in Single Foreign Language) Credits: (3)
  • Guided Elective (Choose from list above) Credits: (3)
  • Mathematics (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)

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