Studio Arts AA-T Degree

The Associate in Art in Studio Arts for Transfer Degree is designed to provide students a seamless transfer to the California State University system. The degree is designed to prepare students for a baccalaureate degree in Studio Arts or similar major.

The Art program is dedicated to providing the highest quality of lower division art courses for students who are majoring in art as well as all students who want to explore visual artistic expression through the creation of art and the study of art history. The Art program offers a complete selection of lower division courses in the Fine Arts. Students planning to continue their studies at a four-year college typically include courses in Art History, Design, Drawing and other studio art courses. This provides students with a richer understanding of their world and themselves. Students in the art program work with experienced instructors who assist them in the development of a sound artistic foundation.

Program student learning outcomes:

  1. Students will create a visually balanced artwork using the art elements and design principles.
  2. Students will produce sustained and developed artworks for inclusion in an artistic portfolio.
  3. Students will create artworks demonstrating proficiency with basic color theory and color mixing.
  4. Students will write a personal and individual critique and artist statement describing her/his series of artworks.
  5. Students will describe visual art concepts and terminology relating to art history and art disciplines, media, materials, and techniques.
  6. Students will analyze, critique, and respond orally and in writing to a variety of artistic movements throughout European and non-European history.

Students must meet the following requirements to qualify for an Associates for Transfer Degree (ADT):

  • Complete 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University (CSU), including both of the following:
    • The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education (CSU GE) Breadth Requirements
    • A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  • Obtain a minimum grade point average of 2.0
  • Minimum grade of “C” (or “P”) for each course in the major, and
  • Completion of the IGETC and/or CSU GE-Breadth
Course # Title Units
Required Core Courses (24 Units)
ART 002 Two-Dimensional Design 3
ART 003 Three-Dimensional Design Fundamentals 3
ART 005A Basic Drawing 3
ART 005B Intermediate Drawing 3
ART 013A Beginning Ceramics 3
ART 015A Beginning Painting 3
ART 016A Survey of Western Art: Pre-History to Proto-Renaissance 3
ART 016B Survey of Western Art: Renaissance to The Present 3
Total Major Units 24
Units to be double-counted as General Education 6
CSU GE Breadth or IGETC Units 39
Transferable Elective Units 3
Total 60