Associate of Applied Arts - Studio ArtsAssociate of Applied Arts
Tidewater Community College
The Associate of Applied Arts (A.A.A.) degree in Studio Arts is designed for those entering or continuing in the field of visual arts, which may include the study of two- and three-dimensional design, photography, ceramics, glass, painting, sculpture, printmaking, and drawing. Students gain extensive studio experience, learning from masters in visual art media. Students are prepared for employment in museums, art centers, galleries, and similar areas; they are also prepared for owning a business in the arts or for personal enrichment in one or more areas of the visual arts.
Program Credit Requirements
Please note that some courses may count towards more than one requirement such as meeting a general education requirement and a major specific requirement. The course will be listed under the first matching requirement. Please contact the institution with questions.
A formal determination of credits awarded for your prior learning and their applicability to the degree requirements can only be made by the institution. The formal determination and resulting map may reflect higher or lower number of credits to be completed to achieve this program.
Program Overview & Guidance
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Program Requirement Notes
Students may substitute CST 110 for CST 100. Students planning to transfer should consult the transfer institution to ensure that the substitution is appropriate. Approved Studio Electives: Students may take any of the listed electives for which they have the prerequisites and that are not a requirement in their specialization: ART 208, ART 221, ART 222, ART 231, ART 243, ART 244, ART 245, CRF 101, CRF 102, CRF 105, CRF 130, CRF 151. ART 287 should be taken in the final semester before graduation and is offered in the fall and spring semesters only. Instructor permission is required.
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|Program Successes & Highlights||TCC had 8 graduates in 2020-21, 9 graduates in 2019-20, 4 graduates in 2018-19, 7 graduates in 2017-18, and 17 graduates in 2016-17 in the AAA program in Studio Arts.|
What If I Have An Associate Degree Or Credit For Prior Learning?
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|Associate Transfer Degree Completion||The student development requirement at TCC is waived for students who have completed an associate or baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution. All other coursework is evaluated and transferred as applicable to your degree.
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|Credit for Prior Learning||TCC recognizes you have a wealth of skills and knowledge gained through life, work and community-based experiences. Credit for Prior Learning at TCC is academic credit awarded to students who successfully demonstrate college or university-level learning achieved through informal or experiential learning outside of the classroom. You can have your learning evaluated for academic credit, saving you time and money towards earning your degree.
For more information: https://help.tcc.edu/s/topic/0TO1R000000gnrkWAA/credit-for-prior-learning
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College Level Information
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|Is This College Right For Me?||At TCC, we believe everyone should have access to a high quality, affordable education. With diverse programs designed for immediate job placement, smaller class sizes, top-rated faculty and modern campuses, TCC is an ideal environment for a life changing education, right here in your own backyard.|
|Transfer Student Catalog Year||Catalog year is determined when an academic plan is selected by the student.|
|First Year Student Catalog Year||Catalog year is determined by first semester of attendance.|
|Applying for Guaranteed Admissions||Completing the first two years of your degree at TCC can get you in the door - while saving you thousands on the cost of your education. We recommend that you start your transfer planning during your first semester at TCC. In addition to your regular academic advising, you should review the TCC guaranteed admissions agreements and the transfer guides for the college or university to which you would like to transfer.
Where Can This Degree Transfer
|Institution||Title||Degree||Award Name||Award Level||Delivery Mode|
|Brightpoint Community College||Associate of Applied Arts Degree in Visual Arts||Associate||Associate of Applied Arts||2-Year||In-Person, Hybrid|
|Virginia Peninsula Community College||Associate of Fine Arts in Visual Arts||Associate||Associate of Fine Arts||2-Year||In-Person|
|Northern Virginia Community College||Visual Art, A.F.A.||Associate||Associate of Fine Arts||2-Year||In-Person, Hybrid|
|Northern Virginia Community College||Liberal Arts: Art History Specialization, A.A.||Associate||Associate of Arts||2-Year||In-Person, Online|
|Virginia Western Community College||Associate of Arts Degree in Fine Arts||Associate||Associate of Arts||2-Year||In-Person, Hybrid|
|Northern Virginia Community College||Graphic Design, A.A.S.||Associate||Associate of Applied Science||2-Year||In-Person, Hybrid|
|Northern Virginia Community College||Graphic Design: Interactive Design Specialization, A.A.S.||Associate||Associate of Applied Science||2-Year||In-Person, Hybrid|
|Brightpoint Community College||Associate of Applied Arts Degree in Visual Arts - Film Specialization||Associate||Associate of Applied Arts||2-Year||In-Person, Hybrid|
|Brightpoint Community College||Associate of Applied Arts Degree in Visual Arts - Photo Specialization||Associate||Associate of Applied Arts||2-Year||In-Person, Hybrid|
Careers Where This Degree Applies
|25-1121.00||Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary||Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.||Educational Instruction and Library Occupations|
|27-1013.00||Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators||Create original artwork using any of a wide variety of media and techniques.||Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occ|
|27-1012.00||Craft Artists||Create or reproduce handmade objects for sale and exhibition using a variety of techniques, such as welding, weaving, pottery, and needlecraft.||Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occ|
|27-1014.00||Special Effects Artists and Animators||Create special effects or animations using film, video, computers, or other electronic tools and media for use in products, such as computer games, movies, music videos, and commercials.||Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occ|
|27-1019.00||Artists and Related Workers, All Other||All artists and related workers not listed separately.||Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occ|
|27-1011.00||Art Directors||Formulate design concepts and presentation approaches for visual productions and media, such as print, broadcasting, video, and film. Direct workers engaged in artwork or layout design.||Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occ|
|13-2022.00||Appraisers of Personal and Business Property||Appraise and estimate the fair value of tangible personal or business property, such as jewelry, art, antiques, collectibles, and equipment. May also appraise land.||Business and Financial Operations Occupations|
|25-4011.00||Archivists||Appraise, edit, and direct safekeeping of permanent records and historically valuable documents. Participate in research activities based on archival materials.||Educational Instruction and Library Occupations|
|25-4012.00||Curators||Administer collections, such as artwork, collectibles, historic items, or scientific specimens of museums or other institutions. May conduct instructional, research, or public service activities of institution.||Educational Instruction and Library Occupations|
|25-4013.00||Museum Technicians and Conservators||Restore, maintain, or prepare objects in museum collections for storage, research, or exhibit. May work with specimens such as fossils, skeletal parts, or botanicals; or artifacts, textiles, or art. May identify and record objects or install and arrange them in exhibits. Includes book or document conservators.||Educational Instruction and Library Occupations|
|27-4021.00||Photographers||Photograph people, landscapes, merchandise, or other subjects. May use lighting equipment to enhance a subject's appearance. May use editing software to produce finished images and prints. Includes commercial and industrial photographers, scientific photographers, and photojournalists.||Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occ|
|25-2031.00||Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education||Teach one or more subjects to students at the secondary school level.||Educational Instruction and Library Occupations|
|13-1011.00||Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes||Represent and promote artists, performers, and athletes in dealings with current or prospective employers. May handle contract negotiation and other business matters for clients.||Business and Financial Operations Occupations|
|11-9199.11||Brownfield Redevelopment Specialists and Site Managers||Plan and direct cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated properties for reuse. Does not include properties sufficiently contaminated to qualify as Superfund sites.||Management Occupations|
|11-9199.02||Compliance Managers||Plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization to ensure compliance with ethical or regulatory standards.||Management Occupations|
|11-9199.08||Loss Prevention Managers||Plan and direct policies, procedures, or systems to prevent the loss of assets. Determine risk exposure or potential liability, and develop risk control measures.||Management Occupations|
|11-9199.00||Managers, All Other||All managers not listed separately.||Management Occupations|
|11-9199.01||Regulatory Affairs Managers||Plan, direct, or coordinate production activities of an organization to ensure compliance with regulations and standard operating procedures.||Management Occupations|
|11-9199.10||Wind Energy Development Managers||Lead or manage the development and evaluation of potential wind energy business opportunities, including environmental studies, permitting, and proposals. May also manage construction of projects.||Management Occupations|
|11-9199.09||Wind Energy Operations Managers||Manage wind field operations, including personnel, maintenance activities, financial activities, and planning.||Management Occupations|