Studio Arts Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer


The Associate in Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer (AA-T), also called the Studio Arts AA-T Degree, prepares students to transfer to CSU campuses that offer bachelor's degrees in Studio Art. Students earning the Studio Arts AA-T will be granted priority for admission as a Studio Arts major to a local CSU, as determined by the CSU campus to which the student applies. This degree requires students to complete 60 CSU transferable units including completion of CSU GE or IGETC and 24 units in the major with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better. Title 5 requires that students earn a grade of C or better in all major coursework. A P (Pass) grade is an acceptable grade for a course in the major only if the P is defined to be equivalent to a C or better. There are no additional graduation requirements. This degree is designed to prepare students to understand and appreciate various art forms and art media, and guide them in choosing an appropriate path for them to follow for the demonstration of their creativity. While a baccalaureate degree is recommended for a possible career in gallery and museum presentation, Art Criticism, Commercial Art, Art Education, and many other Art-related careers, completion of this curriculum will demonstrate commitment to the serious study of Art in practice and in theory, and provide comprehensive preparation for upper-division work. The Studio Arts AA-T Degree program requires 24 total units of which 12 units are in required core courses. In addition, a total of 12 units are required from a list of restricted electives: 3 units in restricted electives required in Art History, and 9 units from a list of Studio Arts restricted elective courses.

The following is required for all AA-T or AS-T degrees, and there are no additional graduation requirements:

  1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    1. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements (for admissions to CSU, it is necessary that the students meet the "Oral Communications" requirement when using IGETC for AA-T or AS-T).
    2. A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
  3. ADTs also require that students must earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. A P (Pass) grade is an acceptable grade for a course in the major only if the P is defined to be equivalent to a C or better.
Required Core Courses (12 Units):
ART 113 F Art History: Renaissance to Modern3
ART 120 FBasic Design3
ART 121 FThree-Dimensional Design3
ART 182 FBasic Drawing3
List A: Art History Restricted Electives (3 units):3
Art History: Ancient to Medieval3
Art History: American Art3
Art History: The Art of Asia3
List B: Studio Arts Restricted Electives (9 units):9
Beginning Life Drawing3
Beginning Painting3
Introduction to Printmaking3
Ceramics: Beginning Handbuilding (formerly ART 150AF)3
Fundamentals of Sculpture3
Color Theory3
Jewelry Casting3
Introduction to Digital Art3
Digital Photo Editing I3
Total Units24

Outcome 1: Analyze and arrange visual components according to recognized design standards.

Outcome 2: Create work in two-dimensions and three-dimensions in a variety of different disciplines and media.

Outcome 3: Recognize artworks of ancient and/or modern Art History and demonstrate an understanding of their significance within a social-political context.