Art Pathway

The Associate of Arts

Contact Information

Dr. Lisa Smith
(731) 424-3520 ext. 50271

Carol Norman
(731) 424-3520 ext. 50223

Program and Career Description

The art major is a two-year program for students planning to earn a bachelor’s degree in this field of study. Designed to parallel the first two years of art schools across the country, our program gives students the opportunity to work closely with experienced faculty and provides ample access to the campus art studios. A wide variety of careers, from architect to zoological illustrator, are available with an art degree. Employment opportunities are available in offices, design studios, museums, education, and industry as well as in private studios. Art therapists and college art instructors must have at least a master's degree.

Program Requirements

(Students may require additional Learning Support courses.)

Communication Requirement (All required)
ENGL 1010 English Composition I
ENGL 1020 English Composition II
SPCH 1010 Fundamentals of Speech

Required Humanities Courses
ARTH 2010 Survey of Art History I
ARTH 2020 Survey of Art History II

Choose ONE Literature Course
ENGL 2111 American Lit: Pre-Colonial - 1865
ENGL 2121 American Lit: 1865 - Present
ENGL 2210 British Lit: Beginnings - 1785
ENGL 2220 British Lit: 1785 - Present
ENGL 2310 World Lit: Beginnings - 1650
ENGL 2320 World Lit: 1650 - Present

Choose TWO Social and Behavioral Science Courses
ECON 2010 Macroeconomics
ECON 2020 Microeconomics
GEOG 2010 World Regional Geography
PHED 2050 Health and Wellness
POLS 1030 American Government
POLS 2010 State and Local Government
PSYC 1030 General Psychology
SOCI 1010 Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 1020 Social Problems

Choose TWO History Courses
HIST 1110 Survey of World Civilizations I
HIST 1120 Survey of World Civilizations II
HIST 2010 Survey of American History I
HIST 2020 Survey of American History II

Choose TWO Natural Science Courses
BIOL 1110 General Biology I
BIOL 1120 General Biology II
BIOL 2010 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
BIOL 2020 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
CHEM 1110 General Chemistry I
CHEM 1120 General Chemistry II
GEOL 1040 Physical Geology
PHYS 2010 Non-Calculus Based Physics I
PHYS 2020 Non-Calculus Based Physics II
PSCI 1010 Survey of Physical Science I
PSCI 1020 Survey of Physical Science II

Choose ONE Mathematics Course
MATH 1010 Math for Liberal Arts
MATH 1530 Statistics and Probability
MATH 1630 Finite Mathematics
MATH 1710 Precalculus I
MATH 1720 Precalculus II (Trigonometry)
MATH 1830 Applied Calculus
MATH 1910 Calculus I

Area of Emphasis Requirements
ARTP 1010 Drawing I
ARTP 1020 Drawing II**
ARTP 1110 Two Dimensional Design
ARTP 1120 Three Dimensional Design
Studio ART Elective
SPAN 1010 and 1020 Spanish I and II or
FREN 1010 and 1020 French I and II

**Students who plan to attend ETSU or UTK will complete Drawing I and a three-hour elective course in Studio Art rather than Drawing II

The Associate of Arts: Art requires 62 college level credits. Some courses have prerequisites and co-requisites.