Art, Associate of Arts Degree
This major encourages the development of technical skills, art appreciation, and personal creative vision. Art majors begin with a series of foundation courses that are designed to develop students’ understanding and application of visual language across a range of media. This major will equip students with a variety of skills and visual strategies that they will be able to apply in meaningful contexts. Through study of arts, students learn how to find creative solutions to problems and how to express their individuality.
Program Level Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Interpret the ideas being communicated by analyzing the visual elements and principles of design.
- Solve visual problems involving craftsmanship by using the creative process.
- Recognize, distinguish, and correlate the basic elements of form and utilize it to make original art.
Associate Degree Requirements
Complete at least 60 units of acceptable college work with a minimum of 12 units completed in residence at Coastline. Earn an overall grade point average of 2.0 or higher from all colleges attended and a 2.0 or higher grade point average at Coastline.
*Students must be in good academic standing (not on probation and/or disqualification) during the semester graduation is petitioned.
Program of Study
Complete the required courses in one of the programs as detailed In the Academic/Career/Certificate Programs section of this catalog. All coursework must be completed with a grade of C or higher.
Complete one of the three General Education options below (visit the General Education page for details):
Option 1 — Coastline General Education: designed for students pursuing an Associate degree and who may or may not be planning to transfer to a four-year university. The degree is transferable to many colleges and universities.
Option 2—CSU GE Breadth: designed for students who are planning to transfer to a university in the CSU system. It may also be appropriate for transfer to some independent colleges and universities.
Option 3—IGETC: designed for students who are planning to transfer to a university in the CSU or UC system. It also may be appropriate for transfer to some independent colleges and universities.
Global and Multicultural Studies Requirement
Complete at least 2.5 units from any Global and Multicultural Studies courses. See what courses fulfill the Global and Multicultural Studies Requirement.
|Requirements for the Major|
|ART C100||Survey of Art: Prehistory through Late Gothic||3|
|or ART C101||Survey of Art: Renaissance to Contemporary|
|or ART C105||Introduction To Art|
|ART C110||Color and Design: 2-D||3|
|ART C120||Drawing 1||3|
|ART C121||Life Drawing 1||3|
|ART C122||Painting 1||3|
|ART C111||Color and Design - 3-D||3|
|or ART C150||Ceramics 1|
|Subtotal for Major||18|
|Total Units for Major Preparation||18|
|Degree Option 1, 2, or 3||Varies|
|Electives to satisfy unit requirement||Varies|
|Total Degree Units||60|