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Studio Arts, Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer (AA-T)

Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 1_AAT_ARTS
Control Number: 32536

Students graduating with an Associate in Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer Degree are well positioned to complete a Bachelor’s Degree in a similar major within the California State University system with 60 units of upper-division coursework. Students who complete the Studio Arts AA-T degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students must maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework. While a minimum 2.0 is required for CSU admission, some majors may require a higher GPA. Please consult a counselor for more information.

The program will provide an opportunity to develop all the skills necessary to be successful in the field of art. Students build confidence in their abilities and the quality of their professional portfolios. They participate in rigorous problem solving and conceptual assignments to develop critical thinking, creative problem solving and aesthetic understanding skills. This major introduces students to foundation, history and technical knowledge of many facets of Art.

Program Outcomes

  1. Display competence in the use of tools, materials and concepts by completing a portfolio of original art and design projects.
  2. Demonstrate ability to evaluate works of art and design through critical discussion and written assignments.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the contribution of art and design to human experience.
  4. Students will be eligible and prepared for admission (SB 1440 and Education Code 66746) to California State University system schools.

Associate Degree for Transfer Requirements

The following is required for all AA-T or AS-T degrees:

  1. Minimum of 60 CSU-transferable semester units.
  2. Minimum GPA of at least 2.0 in all CSU transferable coursework. While a minimum of 2.0 is required for admission, some majors require a higher GPA. Consult with a counselor for more information.
  3. Completion of a minimum of 18-semester units in the major as detailed in the Degree and Certificate section of this catalog. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of C or better.
  4. Certified completion of the California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU General Education Breadth — Option 2) OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC — Option 3).
Course Title Units
Core Courses
ART A101/A101HSurvey of Western Art from Renaissance to Modern3
ART A110Color and Design: Two-Dimensional3
ART A111Color and Design: Three-Dimensional3
ART A120/A120HBeginning Drawing3
List A
ART A100
Survey of Western Art from Prehistory Through Gothic
and Honors Survey of Western Art from Prehistory Through Gothic
or ART A103 Survey of Asian Art
List B
Select three of the following:9-10
Life Drawing 1
Advanced Drawing
Perspective Drawing
Painting 1
Painting 2
Sculpture 1
Life Sculpture 1
Story Illustration Techniques
Jewelry 1
Ceramics 1
Ceramics 2
Printmaking 1
Printmaking 2
Screen Process Printing 1
Sculpture 2
Jewelry 2
Introduction to Computer Graphics
Introduction to Photography
Personal Expression
Art Photography
Program Major Units24-25
CSU or IGETC for CSU37-39
Transferable electives as needed to satisfy unit requirementsVaries
Total Units60