Art Pathway

The Associate of Arts

Contact Information

Jeanne LaHaie, Ph.D.
(731) 424-3520 ext.50267

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
COMM 2025 Fundamentals of Communication

Required Humanities Courses
ART 2000 Art History Survey I
ART 2020 Art History Survey II

Choose ONE Literature Course
ENGL 2110 Early American Literature
ENGL 2120 Modern American Literature
ENGL 2210 Early British Literature
ENGL 2220 Modern British Literature
ENGL 2310 Early World Literature
ENGL 2320 Modern World Literature

Choose TWO Social and Behavioral Science Courses 
ECON 2100 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 2200 Principles of Microeconomics
GEOG 2010 World Regional Geography
PHED 2050 Health and Wellness
POLS 1030 American Government
POLS 2025 State and Local Government
PSYC 1030 General Psychology
SOCI 1010 Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 1020 Social Problems

Choose TWO History Courses 
HIST 2310 Early World History
HIST 2320 Modern World History
HIST 2010 Early United States History
HIST 2020 Modern United States History

Choose TWO Natural Science Courses 
BIOL 1110 General Biology I
BIOL 1120 General Biology II
BIOL 1510 Environmental Science I
BIOL 1520 Environmental Science 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 Principles of Physical Science
PSCI 1020 Principles of Earth/Space

Choose ONE Mathematics Course 
MATH 1010 Math for General Studies
MATH 1530 Introductory Statistics
MATH 1630 Finite Mathematics
MATH 1710 Precalculus Algebra
MATH 1720 Precalculus Trigonometry
MATH 1830 Applied Calculus
MATH 1910 Calculus I

Area of Emphasis Requirements
ART 1045 Drawing I
ART 1050 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
COL 1030 College to Career Navigation

*JSCC studio art electives include:

ART 151 Color
ART 241 or 242 Graphic Design
ART 131 or 132 Painting
ART 271 Printmaking

**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.