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2018-2019 Vol State Catalog 
2018-2019 Vol State Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

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For more information on this program, contact the Humanities division at 615-230-3200 or at humanities@volstate.edu.

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 $26,480 $41,770
Craft Artist $19,520 $33,440
Commercial & Industrial Designers, including Architects $18,790 $48,550
Fine Artists, including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators $17,330 $37,840

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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