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Studio Arts (AA-T) Art Total Units: 27
Term Effective: Fall 2013


This Associate in Arts in Studio Art for Transfer 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 in Studio Art for Transfer.
(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 in Studio Art for Transfer.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the major, the student will be able to:

  • Synthesize and apply visual principles in creating works of art;
  • Articulate perception and awareness of fine art and applied design concepts;
  • Develop a vocabulary to discuss art in aesthetic terms;
  • Demonstrate skills in visual analysis by identifying specific formal elements in works of art;
  • Demonstrate appropriate use of art tools, materials and processes;
  • Achieve greater awareness of global and cultural traditions; and
  • Create a portfolio of fine art and designs.

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Students should refer to the TMC (Transfer Model Curriculum) Template here, transfer model, for a clear guide to the course requirements. Additionally, for students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, please view the recommended course sequence.

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 2.2History and Appreciation of Late Gothic to Impressionist Art3.00
ART 2.3History and Appreciation of Modern Art3.00
ART 3Introduction to Art and Design3.00
ART 5Three Dimensional Design3.00
ART 7ADrawing and Composition 13.00
Studio Art for Transfer List A - complete 3.00 units
ART 2.1History & Aesthetic Appreciation of Prehistoric - 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 4Principles of Color3.00
ART 7BDrawing and Composition 23.00
ART 12Figure Drawing3.00
ART 13Watercolor1.50-3.00
ART 14ABeginning Painting3.00
ART 14BIntermediate Painting3.00
ART 19Elementary Photography3.00
ART 21Intermediate Black and White Photography3.00
ART 24Introduction to the Art of Printmaking1.50-3.00
ART 27ASilkscreen Printmaking1.50-3.00
ART 27BSilkscreen Printmaking3.00
ART 28ABeginning Etching1.50-3.00
ART 28BIntermediate Etching1.50-3.00
ART 31ABeginning Ceramics3.00
ART 31BIntermediate Ceramics3.00
ART 33ABeginning Sculpture3.00
ART 33BIntermediate Sculpture3.00
ART 34ACeramic Sculpture3.00

Term Effective: Fall 2013

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: Fall 2017

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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