The curriculum in art is designed for either students who wish to transfer to other colleges and universities, or those who only wish to acquire skill or knowledge in creating. Drawing, painting, sculpting, and observing will allow each student to discover their own unique means of expression. Texarkana College art classes offer a very rare ingredient in art training today – individual attention. Small classes form the backbone of the structure necessary for creativity. This is not just a convenience; it is a way of teaching. Although Texarkana College offers many advantages over a larger four-year university, all the classes are geared for transfer into any accredited college or university. The following is a suggested course of study which will satisfy the requirements for this Associates of Arts degree at Texarkana College.

Freshman Year

First Semester Hours Second SemesterHours
ENGL 1301 (core)
Composition I
3ENGL 1302 (core)
Composition II
3
ARTS 1301 (Creative Arts core)
Art Appreciation
3SPCH 1315 (core)
Public Speaking
3
HIST 1301 (core)
United States History I
3HIST 1302 (core)
United States History II
3
EDUC/PSYC 1300 or BCIS 1305 (core)
Learning Frameworks or Business Computer Applications
3ARTS 1316
Drawing I
3
MATH 1332* or MATH 1314 (core)
Math for Liberal Arts or College Algebra
3ARTS 1311
Design I
3
Total15 Total15

Sophomore Year

First SemesterHours Second SemesterHours
Pick one: Language, Philosophy, & Culture (core)
ENGL 2327 / 2328 American Literature I/II
ENGL 2332 / 2333 World Literature I/II
HIST 2321 / 2332 World Civilizations I/II
3Pick one: Social & Behavioral Science (any core course)
PSYC 2301/2308 General or Child Psychology
PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth & Development
SOCI 1301 Introductory Sociology
3
GOVT 2305 (core)
Federal Government
3GOVT 2306 (core)
Texas Government
3
BIOL 1308* Biology for Non-Science Majors I
or BIOL/GEOL/CHEM/PHYS (any core course/no lab)
2BIOL 1309* Biology for Non-Science Majors II
or BIOL/GEOL/CHEM/PHYS (any core course/no lab)
3
ARTS 2316 or ARTS 2317 or ARTS 2366
Painting I or Painting II or Watercolor I
3ARTS 2316 or ARTS 2317 or ARTS 2366
Painting I or Painting II or Watercolor I
3
ARTS 2326 or ARTS 2346 or ARTS 2347
Sculpture I or Ceramics I or Ceramics II
3ARTS 2326 or ARTS 2346 or ARTS 2347
Sculpture I or Ceramics I or Ceramics II
3
Total15 Total
Arts (Fine & Studio Arts) AA Total
15
60


* Recommended or Preferred course
Consult the catalog of the four-year institution to which you intend to transfer.