Oct 31, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

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


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) to meet graduation requirements. More information can be found at https://www.volstate.edu/testing.

General Education Requirements- Credits (41)


Area of Emphasis Requirements - Credits (21)*


  • Studio Art Electives Credits: (9)2

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (62)


Career and Salary Information


The following is a list of some of the career choices that may be obtained upon completion of this program. Please visit the following website http://www.onetonline.org or speak to an advisor for additional career opportunities, salary information and education requirements.  Salaries are not guaranteed.

Career Beginning Salary Experienced Median Salary
Graphic Designer $26,680 $45,300
Craft Artist $19,030 $39,100
Commercial & Industrial Designers, including Architects $20,770 $48,580
Fine Artists, including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators $22,510 $40,650

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.

DegreeWorks, along with the correct catalog, should be utilized by students for all of their educational planning.  Students can monitor their progress toward a degree or certificate and view missing requirements with the DegreeWorks audit, which is accessible through My Volstate.

First Year - Fall Semester - Credits (15)


First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (15)


Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits (16)


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)2

Footnotes


¹ Students who plan to attend ETSU or UT- Knoxville should take a three credit hour Studio Art Elective instead of Drawing II.
² Studio Art Electives are to be 1000 and 2000 level, non-sequential studio art courses. Students should consult their advisor regarding which studio art courses to take depending upon the university to which they plan to transfer.
* For the BFA at UT-Martin, four credit hours of foreign language are required; for the BFA at UT-Knoxville, six credit hours of foreign language are required.