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University Parallel, A.A. - Art (Studio) (TTP)


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Degree: Associate of Arts
Major: University Parallel
Area of Emphasis: Art (Studio)

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

This pathway is 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
Tennessee Transfer Pathways (TTPs) are advising tools designed to help community college students plan for transferring to a Tennessee public university or select regionally accredited, non-profit Tennessee private colleges and universities to complete their baccalaureate degree. The TTPs also constitute an agreement between community colleges and four-year colleges/universities confirming that community college courses meet major preparation requirements. For transfer to other four-year institutions, contact an advisor at the senior institution.  Note: Due to the transferability to a four-year institution, there are to be no course substitutions where a specific course is required in the TTP curriculum guide.  

All students graduating with a degree from VSCC are required to take the E-Proficiency Profile (EPP) to meet graduation requirements. More information can be found at https://www.volstate.edu/graduation/exit-exams.

CIP Code: (16) 24.0101.01

General Education Requirements - Credits (41)


Area of Emphasis Requirements - Credits (21)


Total Degree Requirements - Credits (62)


Footnotes


Students who attend community colleges that do not offer ARTH 2010, 2020 will complete these courses upon transfer to a university.  These students will complete requirements in the Humanities/Fine Arts as prescribed at the community college where they are enrolled.

Students who plan to attend East Tennessee State University or the University of Tennessee, Knoxville will complete Drawing I and a three-hour elective course in Studio Art rather than Drawing II.

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)


  • Foreign Language (One-Year Sequence in a Single Foreign Language) Credits: (3)
  • Natural Sciences  (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (4)
  • Mathematics  (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Art Electives (Choose from list above) Credits: (3)
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences  (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)

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