Associate in Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer Degree (AA-T)


This curriculum is designed to provide an opportunity for the Studio Arts major to achieve an Associate in Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer (AA-T in Studio Arts) which completes the first and second year requirements for transfer to a four-year public California institution. This degree provides lower division major and general education prepa-ration for students interested in transferring to four-year universities as Studio Arts majors. The study of Studio Arts is an interdisciplinary, critical study of technical development, as well as the foundation for all studio based courses. Students explore the various areas of studio art to build a foundation for future creative, interpretive, analytical work and portfolios. While at least a baccalaureate degree is recommended preparation for those considering professional careers, completion of this curriculum will demonstrate commitment to the field and provide comprehensive preparation for further academic study through upper-division course work. This curriculum specifically prepares the prospec-tive transfer student for upper division coursework in Studio Arts or a similar major at a California State University (CSU) campus. Students should consult a counselor, the Transfer Center and the catalog of the college or university to plan a specific program of study to meet the college or university’s requirements. Note: Courses that fulfill major requirements for an Associate Degree for Transfer at Cypress College might not be the same as those required for completing the major at all transfer institutions offering a Baccalaureate Degree. The Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act (Senate Bill 1440, now codified in California Education Code sections 66746–66749) guarantees admission to a California State University (CSU) campus for any community college student who completes an “associate degree for transfer”, a newly established variation of the associate degrees traditionally offered at a California community college. The AA-T is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing these degrees (AA-T) are guar-anteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students transferring to a CSU campus that does accept the AA-T will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree (unless the major is designated “high-unit” major). This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a university or college that is not part of the CSU system. Students should consult with a counselor when planning to complete the degree for more information on university admission and transfer requirements. To earn an AA-T in Studio Arts, students must complete the following requirements: (1) a minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in the major or area of emphasis as determined by the community college district, (2) earn a grade of C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis, (3) the California State University General Education Breadth requirements (CSU GE-Breadth) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern, (4) 60 semester or 90 quarter CSU-transferable units, and (5) obtainment of a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0.

Core Courses (12 units):12
Survey of Art History II3
Honors Survey of Art History II
Two-Dimensional Design3
Three-Dimensional Design3
Beginning Drawing3
List A: Art History Restricted Electives - Select one course from the following (3 units):3
Survey of Art History I3
Modern Art History3
List B: Studio Arts Restricted Electives - Select one course from any three of the following areas (9 units):9
Introduction to Digital Art (formerly ART 122 C Gallery/Portfolio Design)3
Color Theory3
Introduction to Printmaking3
Beginning Sculpture (formerly ART 149 C)3
Introduction to Crafts3
Ceramics Handbuilding3
Ceramics Throwing
Intermediate Drawing3
Beginning Life Drawing
Jewelry Design3
Beginning Painting (formerly ART 189 C)3
Introduction to Media Arts Design-Mac3
Introduction to Media Arts Design-Win
Graphic Design I (formerly ART 140 C)3
Introduction to Photography3
Total Units24