Art (AA) Art Total Units: 24.0

Term Effective: Fall 2020

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 2021

Previous Versions:

Art - effective Fall 2019
Art - effective Fall 2018
Art - effective Fall 2017
Art - effective Summer 2012
Art - effective Summer 2010
Art - effective Summer 2006
Art - effective Fall 2002


Students intending to transfer to CSU may also be interested in the Studio Arts AA-T.

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 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 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.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Art program are:

  • Complete 24.0 units from
    • Art Major Requirements

Art Major Requirements - complete 24.00 units
ART 3Introduction to Art and 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 and Appreciation of Prehistoric to 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 2.5Women and Art Since 15003.00
ART 7BDrawing and Composition 23.00
ART 12Beginning Figure Drawing3.00
ART 14ABeginning Painting3.00
ART 19Elementary Photography3.00
ART 24Introduction to the Art of Printmaking3.00
ART 31ABeginning Ceramics3.00
ART 33ABeginning Sculpture3.00
ART 69Introduction to Cartooning and Sequential Art3.00
ART 112AIntermediate Figure Drawing3.00
ART 112BAdvanced Figure Drawing3.00

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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