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Art (AA) Art Total Units: 24
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Term Effective: Summer 2010


The Art major is designed for students who are pursuing transfer majors in the fine arts, including Painting and Drawing, Printmaking, Graphic Design, Digital Arts, Photography, Ceramics, Sculpture, and related disciplines.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Synthesize and apply visual principles in creating works of art;
  2. articulate perception and awareness of fine art and applied design concept;
  3. develop a vocabulary to discuss art in aesthetic terms;
  4. demonstrate skills in visual analysis by identifying specific formal elements in works of art;
  5. demonstrate appropriate use of art tools, materials and processes;
  6. achieve greater awareness of global and cultural traditions; and
  7. create a portfolio of fine art and designs.

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, please view the recommended course sequence.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Art (AA) program are:

  • Complete 24 units from
    • Art Major Requirements

Art Major Requirements - complete 24.00 units
ART 3Introduction to Art & Design3.00
ART 7ADrawing and Composition 13.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
ART 4Principles of Color3.00
ART 5Three Dimensional Design3.00
Complete a combination totaling at least 6.00 units from the following:
World Art History to 15003.00
ART 1.2 ORWorld Art History Since 15003.00
History & Aesthetic Appreciation of Prehistoric - Gothic Art3.00
ART 2.2History and Appreciation of Late Gothic to Impressionist Art3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 9.00 units from the following:
ART 2.3History and Appreciation of Modern Art3.00
ART 7BDrawing and Composition 23.00
ART 12Figure Drawing3.00
ART 14ABeginning Painting3.00
ART 24Introduction to the Art of Prints1.50-3.00
ART 31ABeginning Ceramics3.00
ART 33ABeginning Sculpture3.00
ART 36Elementary Photography3.00

Term Effective: Summer 2010

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Term Inactive: Summer 2012

Previous Versions:

Art - effective Summer 2006
Art - effective Fall 2002

Associate Degree Requirements:

The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:

For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter, a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis, is required for each course applied toward the major.

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

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