Walters State Community College
About Walters State Community College
Located in East Tennessee in the Holston Valley, Morristown is home to Walters State Community College. The town of 58 thousand is approximately 47 miles from Knoxville, TN. Knoxville offers a diverse and active arts community, featuring a number of galleries, art cafes, and the Arts and Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville. Shopping, including arts and graphic supplies stores, is plentiful. Morristown offers a variety of dining options, and nearby Knoxville provides dining experiences to suit every taste. Additionally, Knoxville offers nightlife activities, including clubs, pubs, and bars, many of which provide live music.
Walters State Community College was founded in 1970, during a period of rapid development of state community colleges. The college was named for former U.S. Senator Herbert S. Walters, who played a key role in the establishment of the Morristown institution. The college experienced extensive campus growth during the 1990s, including a new library and math/science building. Walters State currently has a degree-seeking student population of around 5,900 on four principal campuses located in Hamblen, Sevier, Greene, and Claiborne counties.
Walters State offers the AA in multimedia design. The degree is designed to fulfill general education and major courses at the freshman and sophomore level of a bachelor's degree.The curriclum is structured for students that intend to transfer to a four-year program. Emphasis is placed on the development of design concepts and fundamental design skills. The program introduces students to basic design theories and experiences in two and three-dimensional productions. Students have the opportunity to view artifacts of national, regional, and local artists in the college library's art gallery. Coursework includes basic design, computer animation, photography, art history, printmaking and other studio classes, and problems in art.
Federal and state financial aid in the form of grants, loans, work-study, and scholarships are available to students who qualify. Prospective students are encouraged to contact the college financial aid office for further details and to apply early. Students are provided academic, career, and personal counseling at no additional charge. Student clubs and other activities are available on campus. Walters State Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges.