With the many professional fields available to artists, you should begin your career as an artist at TJC. Let us help you discover your creative voice and hone your skills towards directing, craft, fine or multimedia arts in our 10,000-square-foot art facilities, all while being in close proximity to the Tyler Museum of Art.
Our Associate of Arts degree provides the first two years of a liberal arts education and prepares you with the sound artistic foundation required to successfully pursue an art degree at an upper level institution.
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Major Courses 16 Credits ARTS 1311 Design I ARTS 1316 Drawing I ARTS 1303 Art History I ARTS 1304 Art History II Select One ARTS 1312 Design II OR ARTS 1317 Drawing II OR ARTS 2316 Painting I OR ARTS 2317 Painting II OR ARTS 2323 Life Drawing OR ARTS 2326 Sculpture OR ARTS 2333 Printmaking OR ARTS 2346 Ceramics I OR ARTS 2347 Ceramics II TJC Core Curriculum 44 Credits In addition to the Major Courses, the student is required to take 44 credit hours from the TJC Core Curriculum. These courses must not duplicate courses taken to fulfill the major course requirement. Major Courses: 16
TJC Core Curriculum: 44
Total Semester Hours: 60
Recommended Course Sequence:
First Semester Credit Hours ENGL 1301 Composition I 3 HIST 1301 United States History I 3 EDUC 1300 Learning Framework 3 ARTS 1311 Design I 3 ARTS 1316 Drawing I 3 Second Semester Credit Hours ENGL 1302 Composition II OR
3 HIST 1302 United States History II OR
3 xxx x4xx Life and Physical Sciences Core 4 xxx x3xx Creative Arts Core** 3 ARTS x3xx ARTS Elective 3 Third Semester Credit Hours GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3 xxxx x4xx Life and Physical Science Core 4 xxxx x3xx Language, Philosophy, and Culture 3 MATH x3xx Mathematics Core 3 ARTS 1303 Art History I 3 Fourth Semester Credit Hours GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3 SPCH 1315 Public Speaking OR
3 ARTS 1304 Art History II 3 xxxx x3xx Social and Behavioral Sciences Core 3 xxxx x1xx Elective 1 Total Semester Hours 60
Note: Some schools may require ARTS 1317 Drawing II as a foundation art course for portfolio development and transfer credit.
*Recommended Core Curriculum course. Other Core Curriculum courses may satisfy this requirement.
**Creative Arts Core: ARTS 1301 recommended