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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate 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) to meet graduation requirements. More information can be found at https://www.volstate.edu/testing.

CIP Code: (30) 50.0101.00

General Education Requirements- Credits (41)

Area of Emphasis Requirements - Credits (21)

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (62)


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.

3 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.

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)

  • Studio Art Electives (See list above) Credits: (3)2, 3
  • Studio Art Electives (See list above) Credits: (3)2, 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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