Studio Art, Associate in Arts for Transfer

The Associate in Arts in Studio Art for Transfer will provide the student with an introductory foundation in art principles and practices. Selected courses will include study in art history and studio practice in the creation of both two and three-dimensional works of art. This Studio Art program is designed for students planning to transfer to a California State University (CSU) or other four-year college or university, and for students who are interested in acquiring the skills needed to begin lifelong learning in the visual arts.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will recognize and identify the historical context, including the social, political, economic, and religious background of art.
  2. Students will demonstrate the appropriate use of terminology pertinent to the media or the field.
  3. Students will demonstrate skills and techniques used in multiple media to produce visual art.
  4. Students will demonstrate creative problem solving, in the areas of form, content, function, and expression.
  5. Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze visual art.

General Education

Complete one of the following general education patterns:

  • California State University General Education (CSU-GE) pattern (40 units)
  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum - CSU Version (IGETC-CSU) pattern (37 units)

Students are advised to double-count courses in the major or area of emphasis to also satisfy general education when possible. Course subject credit will be awarded in satisfaction of both major/area of emphasis and lower division general education requirements, but the units will only be counted once in computing the total number of units for the degree.

Major Requirements - Core

Complete 12 units (It is strongly recommended that students complete the Core Requirements prior to enrolling in Studio Art Electives.)

ART 001B

Art History: Europe from the Fifteenth to the Twentieth Century


ART 006

Color and Design


ART 012

3-D Design


ART 033A

Beginning Drawing


Major Requirements - Restricted Electives

Area A - Art History - Complete 3 units selected from:

ART 001A

Art History: Europe from Prehistory to 1400


ART 002

Art History of the Non-Western World


Area B - Studio Art - Complete 9 units selected from:

ART 007A

Painting I


ART 020A

Sculpture I


ART 033B

Intermediate Drawing





ART 033C

Figure Drawing


ART 040A

Printmaking I


ART 064A

Ceramics I



Introduction to Photography


Minimum Major Units Required: 24

Complete all courses with a grade of "C" or better.

Minimum Degree Units Required: 60