Art Associate in Arts Degree

Division: Visual and Performing Arts

Financial Aid Eligible

The Art Associate in Arts Degree is designed to prepare the student in the development of conceptual and technical skills required by artists in certain occupations. To earn an Associate Degree students must complete: (1) all major course requirements with a grade of C or better; (2) Cypress College Native General Education requirements; California State University General Education Breadth requirements (CSU GE Breadth) or IGETC General Education requirements; (3) the Social Justice, Equity and Sustainability and reading requirements; (4) any elective courses to complete a minimum of 60 units; and, (5) have a minimum GPA of 2.0. At least 50% of all major course work must be completed at Cypress College. Courses that fulfill major requirements for an Associate Degree at Cypress College might not be the same as those required for completing the major at a transfer institution offering a Baccalaureate Degree. For information on specific university requirements, please consult with your counselor, or visit the Transfer Center. This degree requires a total of 27 units in the major, in addition to other general education requirements.

Required Courses are listed in suggested sequence (18 units)
ART 182 CBeginning Drawing3
ART 120 CTwo-Dimensional Design3
ART 111 CSurvey of Art History I3
ART 112 CSurvey of Art History II3
or ART 112HC Honors Survey of Art History II
ART 121 CThree-Dimensional Design3
ART 123 CColor Theory3
Elective units: Select from the following (9 units)9
Introduction to Digital Art3
Introduction to Printmaking3
Intermediate Printmaking3
Beginning Sculpture (formerly ART 149 C)3
Intermediate Sculpture3
Introduction to Crafts3
Ceramics Handbuilding3
Ceramics Throwing3
Tech-Conceptual Ceramics3
Ceramic Studio Exploration3
Ceramic Aesthetics & Finishes3
Intro to Gallery Stds: Exhibit3
Intermediate Gallery Studies - Exhibition Organization and Management Techniques (formerly titled Gallery Studies 2)3
Transfer Portfolio Development3
Contemporary Art Studio3
Contemporary Art Studio 23
Intermediate Drawing3
Advanced Drawing3
Beginning Life Drawing3
Intermediate Life Drawing3
Life Painting3
Portrait Painting3
Beginning Painting (formerly ART 189 C)3
Intermediate Painting3
Advanced Painting3
Beg Watercolor Painting3
Advanced Illustration3
Total Units27

Program Student Learning Outcomes

OUTCOME 1: Given art materials, students will able to show their knowledge of various art processes, theory, and technical skills.

OUTCOME 2: Given art materials, students will be able to effectively communicate content through the principles and elements of design.

OUTCOME 3:  Given art works and materials, students will be able to critically analyze the principles and elements of design for content and historical importance.

OUTCOME 4: Students will develop artistic skills to visually articulate and comprehend the interconnection between art and culture.