Liberal Arts
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Majoring in Studio Art or Art History?

clay statutesWhen you apply for admission to Pellissippi State, you will be asked to complete a Major Designation form. Be sure to check the appropriate box labeled either Art Studio or Art History. This ensures that you will be assigned an academic advisor in the visual art discipline.

Sign up to be advised during the pre-registration advising periods for upcoming semesters. Most art majors continue on to a four-year institution. Bring an undergraduate college catalog from the four-year institution that you have selected to complete your art degree (B.F.A. or B.A.), to your advising session.

Check with your advisor during the semester if you have concerns or questions.

Required Courses

The Curriculum below leads to an Associate of Science degree from Pellissippi State, and is designed specifically for students who wish to pursue a B.F.A. or B.A. in a studio arts discipline. These courses provide an essential foundation and fulfill the discipline requirements at both Pellissippi State and most four-year institutions, including the University of Tennessee.


ENGL 1010 - English Comp I
ENGL 1020 - English Comp II
Mathematics Elective
Natural Sciences Electives
SPCH 2100 - Public Speaking
Literature Elective
History Sequence Elective
Social/Behavioral Science Electives
Intermediate Foreign Language


ARTP 1010 - Drawing I
ARTP 1020 - Drawing II
ARTP 1110 - 2D Design
ARTP 1120 - 3D Design
ARTP 2950 - Design and Color
ARTH 2010 - Survey of Art History I
ARTH 2020 - Survey of Art History II
ARTP 2130 - Painting I
ARTP 2210 - Ceramics I
ARTP 2410 – Sculpture

For a detailed description of these courses and other courses available at Pellissippi State, please review the course listings in the college catalog.

Please note: It is especially important that you meet with your art advisor to make sure your course of study is correct for your individual transfer plans.