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Associate Degree for Transfer. A Degree with a guarantee.

The Associate in Arts in Art/Studio Arts Transfer (AA-T) Degree is intended to meet the lower division requirements for Studio Arts majors (or similar majors) at a CSU campus that offers a Studio Arts baccalaureate degree.

Students who earn an AA-T in Art/Studio Arts demonstrate knowledge and skill in areas including drawing, painting, ceramics, or photography. Foundational skills and knowledge of the studio arts are the springboard for an array of careers including professional artist, illustrator, layout artist, graphic designer, animator, advertising artist, art director, art critic,
art educator, art therapist, gallery and museum curator, gallery assistant and art restorer. The CSU campuses offer a wide range of specialized bachelor’s degrees, including each of the studio arts as well as art education, art history, photography, digital arts and multimedia, graphic design and arts technology.

In addition to the courses listed in the curriculumn tab, the following additional requirements must be met for completion of the AA-T Degree in Studio Arts:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 60 CSU-transferable semester units.
  2. Achievement of a minimum GPA of at least 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework (some majors may require a higher GPA, students should consult with a counselor for more information).
  3. Completion of the 24 semester units in the major with a grade of “C” or better.
  4. Certified completion of the California State University General Education-Breadth (CSUGE) pattern; OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern.

NOTE: Students are advised to check with the Counseling Department or Transfer Center for the courses accepted into the Art major at the CSU where they seek transfer.

Major Advising Sheet:Art – Studio Arts for Transfer 20-21

Required Courses
ART 106 or
ART 106H
Survey of Western Art: Renaissance to Contemporary
*Survey of Western Art: Renaissance to Contemporary Honors
ART 120 Two Dimensional Design 3
ART 121 Three Dimensional Design 3
ART 130 Freehand Drawing I 3
Choose one course, 3 units, from the following list:
ART 105 or
ART 105H
Survey of Western Art: Prehistory through the Middle Ages
*Survey of Western Art: Prehistory through the Middle Ages Honors
ART 107 The Art of Asia 3
ART 108 Art of Mexico 3
Choose three courses, 9 units, from the following list:
ART 131 *Freehand Drawing II 3
ART 135 Beginning Painting 3
ART 136 *Intermediate Painting 3
ART 140 Ceramics I 3
ART 141 *Ceramics II 3
ART 150 *Beginning Printmaking 3
ART 230 *Beginning Life Drawing 3
ART 231 *Intermediate Life Drawing 3
ART 235 *Advanced Painting I 3
ART 236 *Advanced Painting II 3
ART 242 *Advanced Ceramics 3
PHTO 190 Beginning Photography 4

Required Subtotal: 24

CSU GE or IGETC Pattern: Units Vary
Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 transferable units)

Units Required: 60