A new agreement will allow students who have completed the General Education Certificate at Paul D. Camp Community College to transfer the 33 credits to Tidewater Community College’s Associate of Applied Arts in Studio Arts.

The studio arts program at TCC gives students extensive studio experience and prepares them for employment in art-related venues, such as museums, art centers and galleries.
 
“While this partnership allows students the opportunity to earn a General Education Certificate and the A.A.A. in Studio Arts, it also provides options of completing specializations within the Studio Arts degree,” said Christina Rupsch, director of TCC’s Visual Arts Center. “These specializations include Photographic Media Arts, Glass and Pre-Art Therapy.”
 
In order to complete the General Education certificate with credits that transfer to TCC’s program, students must complete Drawing I, College Composition I and II, College Success Skills, Principles of Public Speaking, History of World Civilization I and II, electives in social science and math, and a lab science sequence.
 
“We are very excited about this partnership, which increases educational opportunities for students at an affordable cost through collaboration with our sister college,” said Tara Atkins-Brady, vice president of academic affairs and student development at Paul D. Camp.
 
Rupsch approached Atkins-Brady approximately a year ago regarding the creation of a transfer agreement such as this.
  
The transfer agreement is effective beginning this fall.