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Studio Arts (AA-T) Art Total Units: 27
Term Effective: Fall 2021


See the state issued Transfer Model Curriculum template for any further clarification regarding program requirements.

This Associate in Arts for Transfer in Studio Arts is designed for students who are pursuing a degree in Studio Art, including the fields of Painting and Drawing, Printmaking, Photography, Ceramics, Sculpture, and related disciplines. 

This associate degree is designed to provide a clear pathway to a CSU major and baccalaureate degree. California Community College students who are awarded an AA-T are guaranteed admission with junior standing somewhere in the CSU system and given priority admission consideration to their local CSU campus or to a program that is deemed similar to their community college major. This priority does not guarantee admission to specific majors or campuses. Current and prospective community college students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to develop an educational plan that best meets their goals and needs.

Students will have to fulfill the following requirements to earn this degree.
(1) Complete 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
(A) The Inter-segmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth requirements; and
(B) A minimum of 26 semester units as required for the Associate in Arts for Transfer in Studio Arts.
(2) Obtain an overall minimum grade point average of 2.0
(3) Earn a grade of “C” or better in all courses required for the Associate in Arts for Transfer in Studio Arts major.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, the student 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 concepts;
  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.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Studio Arts (AA-T) program are:

  • Complete 27 units from
    • Studio Art for Transfer Core Requirements
    • Studio Art for Transfer List A
    • Studio Art for Transfer List B

Studio Art for Transfer Core Requirements - complete 15.00 units
ART 2.2 History and Appreciation of Late Gothic to Impressionist Art3.00
ART 2.3 History of Modern Art in Europe and North America3.00
ART 3 Introduction to Art and Design3.00
ART 5 Three Dimensional Design3.00
ART 7A Drawing and Composition 13.00
Studio Art for Transfer List A - complete 3.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
ART 1.1 World Art History to 15003.00
ART 1.2 World Art History Since 15003.00
ART 2.1 History and Appreciation of Prehistoric to Gothic Art3.00
Studio Art for Transfer List B - complete 9.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 9.00 units from the following:
ART 4 Principles of Color3.00
ART 7B Drawing and Composition 23.00
ART 12 Figure Drawing3.00
ART 13 Watercolor1.50-3.00
ART 14A Beginning Painting3.00
ART 14B Intermediate Painting3.00
ART 19 Elementary Photography3.00
ART 21 Intermediate Black and White Photography3.00
ART 24 Introduction to the Art of Printmaking1.50-3.00
ART 27A Beginning Screen Printing3.00
ART 27B Intermediate Screen Printing3.00
ART 28A Beginning Etching1.50-3.00
ART 28B Intermediate Etching1.50-3.00
ART 31A Beginning Ceramics3.00
ART 31B Intermediate Ceramics3.00
ART 33A Beginning Sculpture3.00
ART 33B Intermediate Sculpture3.00
ART 34A Ceramic Sculpture3.00

Term Effective: Fall 2021

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.

Previous Versions:

Studio Arts (AA-T) - effective Fall 2018
Studio Arts (AA-T) - effective Fall 2017
Studio Arts (AA-T) - effective Fall 2013

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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