2018-2019 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jun 13, 2024  
2018-2019 Catalog and Student Handbook [Archived Catalog]

Art (Studio), A.A.

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Major in Tennessee Transfer Pathway with Emphasis in Art (Studio) (A.A.)

Program and Career Description:

The Art (Studio) emphasis is a two-year program for students planning to complete a bachelor's degree at a four-year school. Individuals majoring in art have a variety of job careers such as artists, designers, and photographers. They may specialize in film, design for print such as magazines, craft artists, illustrators and cartoonists, sculptors, and even work in restoration projects. A few selected careers are listed below.

Career Entry-Level Education Entry-Level Pay Median Pay Experienced Pay
Craft and Fine Artists Most earn some college education $20,420 $37,840 $52,370
Interior Designer Bachelor's degree $27,460 $39,350 $51,880
Photographer Some college to Bachelor's degree $18,410 $29,040 $40,690

Career and salary information taken from JOBS4TN.GOV. Check out this website for additional information about job descriptions, education requirements and abilities, and supply and demand for these careers. For additional information from a national perspective, go to Bureau of Labor Statistics, U. S. Department of Labor on the internet at www.bls.gov. Visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook on this website. Salaries are not guaranteed.

Transfer Options

This program is a Tennessee Transfer Pathway (TTP) major. A student who completes the associates degree in this major is guaranteed that all required community college courses will be accepted in this major at the transfer institution. To see which four-year institutions offer this TTP major and guarantees a seamless transfer, visit the Tennessee Transfer Pathway website at www.tntransferpathway.org.

Articulation agreements exist between other private and non-TN public institutions. These agreements are available at www.columbiastate.edu/admissions/transfer-information.

Program Requirements

Students may be required to take additional Learning Support courses.

Humanities/Fine Arts Requirement

Foreign Language

one-year sequence in a single foreign language such as SPAN 1010  and SPAN 1020 

Requirements for Graduation Include:

  • earning 25% of total program credits in residence at Columbia State.
  • earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • taking the Exit Exam.

If you have completed TN eCampus courses, run a degree audit from the student tab in myChargerNet to determine how these courses apply to this program.

Art (Studio), A.A. Sample Academic Plan - Total Credit Hours: 63

First Year - Fall Semester - Total Credit Hours: 16

First Year - Spring Semester - Total Credit Hours: 15

Second Year - Fall Semester - Total Credit Hours: 16

  • Literature Requirement Credit(s): 3
  • History Requirement Credit(s): 3
  • Natural Science Requirement Credit(s): 4
  • Credit(s): 3
  • Social/Behavioral Science Credit(s): 3

Second Year - Spring Semester - Total Credit Hours: 16


*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.

Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts Degree at universities include demonstrated competency in foreign language at the intermediate level. Community college students are encouraged to attain intermediate-level competency in foreign language before transferring. Complete information regarding foreign language requirements at each university may be found on the transfer and articulation web sites of the Tennessee Board of Regents and the University of Tennessee System. Community college students are encouraged to be familiar with foreign language requirements at the universities and, if applicable, complete the requirements before transferring.

For more information contact:
Herbert Cobb at
hcobb@columbiastate.edu or 931.540.2872
Humanities & Social Sciences Division office at 931.540.2780

Columbia State Community College, a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educational institution. CoSCC- ART STUDIO-02-14-18

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