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Studio Arts

Unlock your creativity with Studio Arts

Tidewater Community College’s studio arts programs offer a rich array of opportunities for artists and students looking to develop and advance their talents and expand their world of knowledge through creative expression. Customize your education and learn by doing in a collaborative arts environment with specializations in pre-art therapy, glass, and photography. Build a skill set and professional portfolio that will help you stand out in job interviews or applications to four-year colleges and universities.

Semesters:
4
Credits:
64
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Locations:
Portsmouth Campus
Associate of Applied Arts - Studio Arts

Hone your artistic ability under the guidance of faculty who support independent and creative expression. Through study and studio work, students produce a comprehensive body of work that demonstrates principles and elements of design and development of technical proficiency.

Semesters:
4
Credits:
6
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Locations:
Portsmouth Campus
Associate of Applied Arts - Specialization in Glass

Glass is a dynamic medium with limitless possibilities. As a student in the glass program, you’ll learn from masters of this craft as you develop your skills in surface design, fusing, slumping, and blowing with glass.

Semesters:
4
Credits:
64
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Locations:
Portsmouth Campus
Associate of Applied Arts - Specialization in Photographic Media Arts

Using cutting edge technologies, this interactive curriculum teaches you the classic skills of composition, lighting, camera technique, and video editing. Learn to tell stories, capture moments, and communicate through visual images.

Semesters:
4
Credits:
64
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Locations:
Portsmouth Campus
Associate of Applied Arts - Specialization in Pre-Art Therapy

Taught by a board-certified art therapist, this coursework provides instruction in the use of art materials in therapy, and contemporary approaches in various art therapy settings as well as basic counseling skills.

Semesters:
2
Credits:
27
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Locations:
Portsmouth Campus
Career Studies Certificate - Photographic Media Arts

Explore current photographic technology, video and related media, including best practices regarding ideation, creative processes and visual problem-solving, a skill set mandatory for survival in the highly competitive field of photography.

Is this program for you?

Yes, if you:
  • are creative
  • think independently
  • have a passion for the arts

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