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Degree Options

Associate Degree in Arts and Sciences

Option A
The following suggested program represents Option A of the Associate Degree in Arts and Sciences as described in the TCC Catalog. While this program offers the prospective pre-art major only a minimal selection of art courses, it does conform to the requirements of the transfer agreement between most Washington State senior institutions and the community colleges. (See Option B if you are certain of your transfer destination). The specific art courses listed are basic requirements in all art programs.

Students who wish to transfer to University of Puget Sound (UPS) must plan carefully in order to ensure maximum transferable credits and fulfillment of UPS core requirements. Contact the TCC transfer advisor or the UPS admissions counselor if necessary for more information.

(Suggested program for maximum art content)

OPTION ACreditsOffered

1st YEAR

ART 1025F, W, SP, S
ART 1035F, W
ART 1055F, W, SP, S
ENGL& 101*5F, W, SP, S
ENGL& 102* or 1035F, W, SP, S
Quantitative Skills Course5F, W, SP, S
Humanities**5F, W, SP, S
Social Science**5F, W, SP, S
Natural Science**5F, W, SP, S
Physical Education3F, W, SP, S
TOTAL48 

2nd YEAR

ART 201***5F
ART 202***5W
ART 203***5SP
Humanities**5F, W, SP, S
Social Science**10F, W, SP, S
Natural Science**10F, W, SP, S
Elective2 
TOTAL42 

Option B
As described in the TCC catalog, Option B may be more appropriate for the student who intends to major in art, since it is an agreement between the student and the transfer institution (university, four-year college or art school) to complete lower division requirements at TCC before transferring. To discuss this option, see an art advisor: Rick Mahaffey (253.566.5260) Bldg. F1, Marit Berg (253.566.5031) Bldg F1., or Kyle Dillehay (253.566.5256) Bldg F1.

Associate Degree in General Studies

The Associate Degree in General Studies offers the student who is interested in a concentrated art program a broader selection and greater depth of study in art than is possible within the requirements of the Associate Degree in Arts and Sciences. (see AGS degree requirements in the TCC Catalog)

This is not a transferable degree. This option provides an excellent opportunity to prepare for further studies in art fields such as craft design, illustration, fine arts, theater design, visual communication arts, etc. 

The following program meets the requirements for the Associate Degree in General Studies at Tacoma Community College. Consult with the advisors (Rick Mahaffey 253.566.5260 Bldg. F1, Marit Berg 253.566.5031 Bldg. F1, or Kyle Dillehay 253.566.5256 Bldg. F1) for additional help.

(Suggested program for maximum art content)

 CREDITSOFFERED

1st YEAR

ART 1025F, W, SP, S
ART 1035F, W
ART 1055F, W, SP, S
ART 156 or ART 1315F, W, SP, S
ENGL& 101*5F, W, SP, S
Communications**5F, W, SP, S
Humanities (literary)**5F, W, SP, S
Social ScienceII5F, W, SP, S
Math/ScienceII5F, W, SP, S
Physical Education3F, W, SP, S
TOTAL48 

2nd YEAR

Humanities**5F, W, SP, S
Social Science**5F, W, SP, S
Natural Science**5F, W, SP, S
Art Electives30F, W, SP, S
TOTAL42 

Bold type indicates required courses.

A course requiring a prequisite(s).

** These courses should be chosen from the approved lists of the TCC catalog to meet general distribution requirements.

*** Students should utilize their elective options to develop their art studio skills and art history background according to their goals. See an art advisor for help with a personalized program.

In transferring to other universities, additional Humanities classes may be required after transfer.

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