Studio Arts for Transfer

Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree (AA-T)


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Completion of this degree will provide a foundation in studio art methods. Program offerings include course work in art history, 2-D, and 3-D studio practices.

The Associate in Arts in Studio Art for Transfer provides students with a major that fulfills the general requirements of the California State University for transfer. Students with this degree will receive priority admission with junior status to the California State University system.

Career Opportunities

Individuals who choose to transfer, earning four-year degrees in art in may be placed in the K-12 educational field as well as in museums and galleries as registrars, preparators, and curatorial staff. Individuals may also work as fine artists, graphic artists or designers, illustrators, computer artists, and other commercial work such as freelance photography and the film industry. Advanced degrees in art may lead to careers as educators at the college or university level, art directors, art editors, curators, conservators, and restorers for museums and galleries.

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • differentiate major historical movements and developments in the visual arts.
  • compose or design works of art that utilize a combination of technique, materials, visual ideas, and experiences.
  • construct and document a personal portfolio of artworks for professional presentation.
  • critique artworks using correct terminology related to concepts, materials, and techniques.
  • evaluate form, image, and artistic creation of visual artworks from different traditions, cultures, and civilizations.

Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree

The Associate in Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer (AA-T) degree may be obtained by completion of 60 transferable, semester units with a minimum 2.0 GPA, including (a) the major or area of emphasis described in the Required Program, and (b) either the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements.

The Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) student completion requirements (as stated in SB1440 law):
(1) Completion of a minimum of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
(A) The California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC).
(B) A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
(2) Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
ADTs also require that students must earn a “C” or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.