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2017-2018 College Catalog 
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art Associate in Arts Degree

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Program Description

The primary purpose of TCC’s art program is to develop a basic historical, conceptual, and technical education in art. Believing that the artist’s success is dependent on both creative vision and technical expertise, the program encourages excellence, critical inquiry, and experimentation.

For More Information Contact:
School of Visual and Performing Arts
Southeast Campus:  (918) 595-7752

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the proper use of tools and materials in art projects.
  • Create complete and unified works of art in a variety of media using the elements and principles of design.
  • Classify art media and design concepts.
  • Evaluate art projects with regard to the relationship of the elements and principles of design and the relationship between form and content.
  • Classify works of art according to media, technique and style.
  • Classify key works from the history of art according to cultural period styles.
  • Analyze key works from the history of art as they relate to historical and sociological context and cultural and stylistic influences.
  • Analyze the role and function of art in society.
  • Demonstrate writing proficiency on the subject of art.
  • Assemble a professional portfolio.


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Student Organizations

You are encouraged to network with other art students through participation in the Student Art Association at Metro Campus.

Degree Requirements

View a semester-by-semester course plan of study and information on how this degree transfers to other colleges and universities on the Art Degree Map .

General Education Requirements Credit Hours: 37

Humanities 6 hours

Mathematics 3 hours

Science 7 hours

Recommended Electives 3 hours

Required Electives 3 hours

  • Select three (3) credit hours from courses in Fine Arts (Art, Music, Theatre), Foreign Language, Psychology, or Social Sciences.

Specialized Course Requirements Credit Hours: 23-24

Total Credit Hours: 60-61

To receive an A.A. or A.S. degree, students must demonstrate computer proficiency.
Physical Education activity classes do not count toward graduation requirements for this degree.

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