2022-2023 College Catalog 
    
    Feb 02, 2023  
2022-2023 College Catalog

Art (A.F.A.)


The Tennessee Board of Regents community colleges and the state’s public universities have joined together to develop a common core of courses for the Associate of Fine Arts (A.F.A.) degree. This common curriculum allows students to transfer, without loss of credit, from Pellissippi State to any Tennessee public university as juniors. All earned credit hours outlined on the pathway will apply toward a bachelor’s degree in the same discipline. The pathway guarantees admission to all public universities in the state, except for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where competitive admission standards will still apply.

Upon completion of the Associate of Fine Arts transfer program, the graduate will have developed the skills, knowledge and abilities to accomplish the following:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and/or skills acquired within the general education core.  
  • Locate and evaluate information from a range of credible sources using proper attribution and citation.  
  • Solve problems using skills developed across the curriculum.  
  • Demonstrate key skills which apply to specific artistic experiences in music, theatre, and/or visual art. 
  • Demonstrate knowledge of key terms and/or concepts as applied to specific artistic experiences in music, theatre, and/or visual art.  
  • Generate and communicate a variety of imaginative and meaningful ideas.

Contact(s): Liberal Arts Office, (865) 694-6475

Courses and Course Sequence


This sequence can be followed by students who begin college-level work in the fall semester. Prerequisites may apply to specific courses; it is the student's responsibility to determine if prerequisites have been met. An academic advisor is provided for each student. Prior to registering each semester, the student is expected to consult with his/her assigned advisor. All AFA Visual Art students must participate in a final portfolio experience to fulfill graduation requirements. 

Semester I (Fall)


Semester III (Fall)


Semester IV (Spring)


Total Credit Hours Needed for Graduation: 62-63


NOTE: For the BFA at UT Martin, four credit hours of modern language are required; for the BFA at UTK, six credit hours of modern language are required.

1ART
ART 1045  and a studio art elective rather than ART 1050 , are required for transfer to ETSU or UTK.
2MATH
Chosen from MATH 1010 , MATH 1050 , MATH 1130 , MATH 1530 , MATH 1630 , MATH 1710 , MATH 1720 , MATH 1730 , MATH 1830 , MATH 1910 .
3SBS
Chosen from AAST 2200 ; ANTH 1230 ; ECON 2100 , ECON 2200 ; GEOG 1000 ; PHED 1100 ; POLS 1010 , POLS 1030 ; PSYC 1030 , PSYC 2100 , PSYC 2120 , PSYC 2130 , SOCI 1010 , SOCI 1040 ; WGST 2050 .
4ENGL
Chosen from ENGL 2035 , ENGL 2055 , ENGL 2110 , ENGL 2120 , ENGL 2150 , ENGL 2210 , ENGL 2220 , ENGL 2310 , ENGL 2320 ENGL 2430 ENGL 2510 .
5HIST
Chosen from HIST 2010 , HIST 2020 , HIST 2030 , HIST 2210 , HIST 2220 , HIST 2310 , HIST 2320 . Students planning to transfer to out-of-state or private universities must check requirements and complete the appropriate courses.
6NS
Chosen from BIOL 1010 BIOL 1020 BIOL 1110 , BIOL 1120 BIOL 2010 , BIOL 2020 BIOL 2310 , BIOL 2320 CHEM 1010 , CHEM 1020 CHEM 1110 , CHEM 1120 ; PHYS 2010 , PHYS 2020 PHYS 2110 , PHYS 2120 . Credit toward graduation cannot be received for both courses in either of the following pairs: BIOL 1010 and BIOL 1110; BIOL 1020 and BIOL 1120.
7SAE
Chosen from 1000 and 2000 level, non-sequential studio art courses. Students should see their advisor to select the appropriate courses for the intended college or university.