Aug 21, 2018  
2017-2018 Catalog and Student Handbook 
2017-2018 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

TTP - A.F.A. - Art

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In completing the AFA degree in Art, students acquire training in techniques and disciplines of art-making. The department of Art provides learners with courses that develop visual knowledge, theory, creativity and self-expression. Students acquire technical, perceptual, and conceptual skills necessary for future growth. Our program corresponds to the first two years of study for a BFA at four-year institutions enabling our students to attain the necessary tools, knowledge, and critical thinking skills to transfer successfully to the institution of their choice. Students are expected to develop a portfolio with instructor guidance.

Degree: TTP - Associate of Fine Arts

Emphasis: Art

Recommended Full-Time Schedule

The following Recommended Full-Time Schedule is not a substitute for academic advising. You must meet with an academic advisor each semester to be cleared for registration. Consult with your advisor about scheduling and degree requirements. Also, see the current undergraduate catalog ( for a complete list of requirements and electives. Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked. Contact the academic division or department for current information.

Factors that affect your progression include required Learning Support courses, completion of computer competency and your choices regarding campus location, course delivery method, and the days and times selected to take classes.

1General Education electives in each category must be chosen from approved courses listed in the General Education Program .

2See senior institution for history requirements. 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.

3Students should consult a faculty advisor to determine appropriate course selections transferable to specific institutions.


• Walters State students are required to meet computer competency during the first 30 hours of coursework. Students must take INFS 1010, BUSN 1360 or AGRM 2630/2631 or successfully complete a Computer Competency Exam. The Computer Competency Exam does not provide course credit. Consult your advisor. See for additional information.

•Learning Support courses must be taken every semester until completed.

First Year

Fall Term (15 semester credit hours)

Spring Term (15 semester credit hours)

Second Year

Fall Term (16 semester credit hours)

Spring Term (16 semester credit hours)

1 ENGL Literature Elective (3 hrs.)1

1 Natural Science lecture with lab (3/1 hrs.)1

1 History Elective (3 hrs.)2

1 Art Studio Elective (3 hrs.)3

1 Art Studio Elective (3 hrs.)3

Program Degree Requirements - TTP - AFA Fine/Studio Arts

General Education Requirements (41 hours)

History (6 hours)

See note above.2

HIST 1110♦ - Survey of World Civilization I and

HIST 1120♦ - Survey of World Civilization II


HIST 2010♦ - American History I and

HIST 2020♦ - American History II


Behavioral/Social Sciences (6 hours)

Approved Behavioral/Social Science General Education elective1  6 credits

Mathematics (3 hours)

See note above.1

MATH 1530♦ - Probability and Statistics or

MATH 1630♦ - Finite Mathematics or

MATH 1710♦ - Pre-Calculus (Algebra)


Natural Science (8 hours)

Approved Natural Science w/Lab General Education electives1  8 credits

Area of Emphasis Requirements (21 hours)

ARTP 1110♦ - Two Dimensional Design

ARTP 1120♦ - Three Dimensional Design

ARTP 1010♦ - Drawing I

ARTP 1020♦ - Drawing II

ART Studio (9 hours)

See note above.3  Select from:

ARTP 2510♦ - Painting I

ARTP 2520♦ - Painting II

ARTP 2610♦ - Sculpture I

ARTP 2620♦ - Sculpture II

ARTP 2710♦ - Printmaking I

ARTP 2720♦ - Printmaking II

ARTP 2210♦ - Photography I

ARTP 2220♦ - Photography II

ARTP 2410♦ - Ceramics I

ARTP 2420♦ - Ceramics II

Total Credit Hours 60

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