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University Transfer Program
60-70 transferable units

California State University
University of California
Independent Colleges and Universities

Program Overview

The certificate in Art History is designed for students who wish to pursue the study of the visual arts in a social, political, philosophical and cultural context as a foundation for understanding human history and creativity. The study of art history develops a greater sensitivity to art-related issues, the ability to think critically about art and history, and to appreciate the artistic expression of varied cultures and civilizations. Completion of the certificate in Art history exposes students to the major stylistic periods of Western European and American Art and Architecture and provides a firm basis for continued study in the field of art history.

Program Requirements

Required Core Courses: 15 units Units
ART 101 Art and Architecture from the Ancient World to Medieval Times (c. 1400) 3 units
ART 102 Art of Renaissance and Baroque (c. 1300-1700) 3 units
ART 103 Art of Europe and America: Neoclassical (c. 1750-Present) 3 units
ART 104 Modern Art 3 units
ART 204 Drawing I 3 units
Required Selective Courses: Select 3 units from the following: Units
ART 105 Asian Art and Architecture 3 units
ART 124 Old Masters' Aesthetics and Techniques 3 units
ART 206 Expressive Figure Drawing and Portraiture 3 units
ART 207 Life Drawing 3 units
ART 214 Color 3 units
ART 223 Oil Painting I 3 units
ART 301 Two-Dimensional Design 3 units
DGME 103 Fundamentals of Two-Dimensional Design 3 units
ART 350 Visual Perception 3 units
ANTH 110 Cultural Anthropology 3 units
FILM 100 Introduction to Film 3 units
HIST 100 History of Western Civilization I 3 units
HIST 101 History of Western Civilization II 3 units
Total Required Units: 18