2022-2023 College Catalog 
    Feb 05, 2023  
2022-2023 College Catalog

Studio Arts Associate in Arts for Transfer

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The Associate in Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer degree is designed for students who plan to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Art at a California State University institution. The core courses required in this program provide students with a foundation of knowledge to pursue advance study in a variety of programs including General Studio, Ceramics, Crafts, Drawing, Painting, Entertainment Art, Animation, Graphic Design, Illustration, Sculpture, Printmaking and other similar majors of concentration.

The Associate in Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer prepares students for transfer to a four-year university and guarantees admission to the CSU system, though it will not guarantee admission to a particular campus. While an associate degree may support attempts to gain entry-level employment or promotion, a baccalaureate or higher degree is recommended for those considering professional careers, which can be achieved through transfer.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Develop a portfolio for transfer into studio arts programs in the UC system, the CSU system and private institutions.
  • Demonstrate employment readiness in the field of art through experience in the studio arts, exhibition design and art history which develop life skills & critical thinking through the creative process of researching and interpreting valid information, formulating socially engaging content, utilizing divergent thinking and engaging in reflective and active analytical or evaluative thinking.
  • Develop both soft and practical skills that translate into a higher level of qualification for employment in the areas of art education, museum studies, art exhibition & sales, public art, creative entrepreneurship, illustration, animation, graphic design, architecture, fashion, interior design.
  • Synthesize the collaborative nature of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics by experiencing the tools and methods of design through creative problem solving and innovative design practices.

Graduation Requirements

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

  1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    1. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements (CSU GE-Breadth).
    2. A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0. Students must earn a “C” (or “P” Pass) or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.


Course ID Title Units
ARTH 26   * Survey of Western Art History - Renaissance to Contemporary 3
ART 40   2-D Foundations 3
ART 41  * Three-Dimensional Design 3
ART 80   Drawing I 3
Group A: Select one of the following courses (3 units)  
ARTH 22   Survey of Asian Art (India, China, Japan and Korea) 3
ARTH 23   African, Oceanic, and Ancient North American Art 3
ARTH 25   Survey of Art History - Ancient Worlds to Gothic 3
ARTH 29   Introduction to World Art 3
Group B: Select three courses from three areas below (9 units)  
ART 85   * or Drawing from the Live Model I 3
ART 81   * Drawing II 3
ART 50  * Painting – I 3
ART 51  * Painting - II 3
ART 52  * Painting - III 3
ART 60  * Intaglio (Etching) and Relief I 3
ART 61  * Intaglio (Etching) and Relief II 3
ART 62  * Intaglio (Etching) and Relief III 3
ART 10   * Ceramics - Handbuilding I 3
ART 11   * Ceramics - Wheel I 3
ART 70   Fundamentals of Sculpture 3
ART 71   * Additive Sculpture 3
ART 72   * Subtractive Sculpture 3
ART 175   * Metal Casting 3
PHOT 50   Digital Photography I 3
ART 42   * Color Theory and Practice 3



*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.


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