Feb 23, 2024  
2022-2023 Catalog and Student Handbook 
2022-2023 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fine/Studio Arts

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In completing the AA degree in Studio 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.  Students are expected to develop a portfolio with instructor guidance.

This program is designed for the student who does intend to transfer to a baccalaureate degree program.

Degree: Associate of Arts

Emphasis: Fine/Studio Arts

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 (catalog.ws.edu) 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, 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.

3This A.A. degree requires proficiency in a foreign language equivalent to 6 hours of elementary college-level work, which can be applied toward B.A. degree requirements at a senior institution.

4Students should consult a faculty advisor to determine appropriate course selections transferable to specific institutions.

Learning Support courses must be taken every semester until completed.

First Year

Second Year

Fall Term (16 semester credit hours)

1 Art Studio Elective (3 hrs.) 
1 English Literature Elective (3 hrs.) (Select from Walters State approved general
education list)
1 Natural Science Elective with lab (3/1 hrs.) (Select from Walters State approved general
 education list)1
1 Foreign Language Elective (1010 course) (3 hrs.)3
1 Behavioral/Social Science Elective (3 hrs.) (Select from Walters State approved general
 education list)1

Spring Term (14 semester credit hours)

Program Degree Requirements - A.A. Fine/Studio Arts

General Education Requirements (41 hours)

Behavioral/Social Sciences (6 hours)

     Approved Behavioral/Social Science General Education electives1   6 credits

Mathematics (3 hours)

     Approved Mathematics General Education elective (Select from MATH 1530, 1630, or 1710)
     3 credits

Natural Science (8 hours)

     Approved Natural Science w/Lab General Education electives1   8 credits

Area of Emphasis Requirements (19 hours)

Total Credit Hours 60

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