Studio Arts – Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer to CSU

Top Code: 1002.00

The Associate in Arts Degree in Studio Arts for Transfer provides a solid preparation for transfer majors in the various areas of studio art, including ceramics, drawing, jewelry and craft, painting, printmaking, and sculpture. Additionally, the studio courses align well with preparation for transfer majors in related fields such as design, photography, cinema studies and other areas of study at UC, CSU, and private colleges and universities.

The Associate in Arts Degree in Studio Arts for Transfer degree will be awarded upon completion of coursework totaling 60 California State University (CSU) transferable units including the major requirements and the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or California State University General Education (CSUGE) requirements with a minimum grade point average of 2.0. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of “C” or better, or P if the course is graded on a P/NP basis. (Students completing this degree are not required to fulfill additional local graduation requirements).

Program Outcomes

  1. Display competence in the use of tools, materials and concepts by completing a portfolio of original art and design projects.
  2. Evaluate works of art and design through critical discussion and written assignments.
  3. Demonstrate, through the analysis of aesthetic and cultural values, an understanding of the contribution of art and design to human experience.

Associate in Arts Degree in Studio Arts for Transfer Degree

Required Core
ART 001BHISTORY OF WESTERN ART3
ART 011AFOUNDATION DRAWING3
ART 031ACOLOR AND COMPOSITION-TWO DIMENSIONAL DESIGN3
ART 032ADESIGN-THREE DIMENSIONAL3
List A
Select one of the following:3
HISTORY OF WESTERN ART - PREHISTORIC THROUGH MEDIEVAL
ARTS OF AFRICA, OCEANIA, AND INDIGENOUS NORTH AMERICA
HISTORY OF MODERN ART
List B
Select three of the folowing courses:9
BEGINNING LIFE DRAWING
INTERMEDIATE DRAWING
BEGINNING PAINTING
INTERMEDIATE PAINTING
PRINTMAKING - INTAGLIO AND RELIEF
BEGINNING SCULPTURE
COLOR THEORY
APPLIED DESIGN I - MATERIALS AND PROCESSES
JEWELRY/METAL FABRICATION
CERAMICS
HANDBUILT CERAMICS
DIGITAL ART: DESIGN FOUNDATION
DIGITAL ART: PAINTING & DRAWING
GRAPHIC DESIGN I
GRAPHIC DESIGN II
SCULPTURE
TYPOGRAPHY I
INTRODUCTION TO BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY
Required Subtotal24
CSU General Education or IGETC CSU Pattern37-39
Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 transferable units)
Degree Total60

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General Education Requirements for the Associate in Arts Degree