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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fine Arts, A.F.A. - Art (Studio) (TTP)

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Degree: Associate of Fine Arts
Major: Fine Arts
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: (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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