Studio Arts (AA-T Degree A0395)

Arts Division
The Associate of Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer is designed to facilitate successful transfer to baccalaureate art degree programs. This degree provides students with the lower division breadth and depth of the field of art. This degree exposes students to the core principles and practices in the field. Students will learn to visually express personal experience and thought with skill and clarity. Students will acquire fundamental visual experiences and concepts basic to many forms and fields of art, animation and design.

To earn an Associate in Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer (AA-T) a student must complete 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the CSU that consist of: IGETC pattern or CSU GE breadth and a major of at least 18 units. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework to receive an associate degree for transfer and all courses in the major must be completed with a C or better. Students earning an associate degree for transfer will not be required to complete any other local graduation requirements.

Required Courses

Course Prefix Course Name Units
Core Courses
AHIS 5History of Western Art: Renaissance Through Modern3
or AHIS 5H History of Western Art: Renaissance Through Modern - Honors
ARTD 15ADrawing: Beginning3
ARTD 20Design: Two-Dimensional3
ARTS 22Design: Three-Dimensional3
LIST A
Choose one from the following:3
History of Western Art: Prehistoric Through Gothic
History of Western Art: Prehistoric Through Gothic - Honors
LIST B9
Drawing: Life
Design: Color and Composition
Beginning Painting I
Total Units for Major24
CSU General Education or IGETC Pattern 139-42
Total Units60

Fine Arts Website 

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of this program, a student will:

  • Be prepared to transfer to the California State University system or other public and private colleges and universities to complete Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art, Studio Art, Fine Art, or Visual Art degrees. 
  • Be able to apply visual arts concepts that are basic to many forms and fields of art and design in visual, oral, and written communication.
  • Be able to analyze historical, contemporary, peer, and personal visual artwork that range in modes of artistic expression.

    Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

Looking for guidance? A counselor can help.This Guided Pathways for Success (GPS) is a suggested sequence of coursework needed for program completion. It is not an official educational plan. Schedule an appointment with a counselor or advisor as soon as possible to create an individualized Mountie Academic Plan (MAP) specific to your goals and needs.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
ARTD 15A Drawing: Beginning 3 3
ARTD 20 Design: Two-Dimensional 3 3
ENGL 1A Freshman Composition 4 4
CSU LIFE CSU GE E Lifelng Self Dev Crse 3 3
 Units13
Spring Term 1
ARTD 21 Design: Color and Composition 3 3
ARTD 17A Drawing: Life 3 3
AHIS 4 History of Western Art: Prehistoric Through Gothic 3 3
CSU MATH CSU GE B4 Mathematics Crse 3 3-4
 Units12-13
Summer Term 1
CSU ETHS CSU GE Area F Ethnic Studies 3 3
 Units3
Fall Term 2
AHIS 5 History of Western Art: Renaissance Through Modern 3 3
ARTD 25A Beginning Painting I 3 3
CSU BEHAV CSU GE D Social Sciences Crse 3 3
CSU AMIST CSU GE American Institutions 3 3
 Units12
Winter Term 2
CSU SCNC1 CSU GE B1 Physical Sc Crse 3 3-5
 Units3-5
Spring Term 2
ARTS 22 Design: Three-Dimensional 3 3
CSU AMIST CSU GE American Institutions 3 3
CSU BEHAV CSU GE D Social Sciences Crse 3 3
CSU SCNC2 CSU GE B2 Life Sc Crse 3 3-5
CSU LAB CSU GE B3 Phy/Life Sc Lab Crse 1 1-2
 Units13-16
 Total Units56-62
Print Options