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University Transfer Program
60-70 transferable units

California State University
University of California
Independent Colleges and Universities

Program Overview

Students gain historical and contemporary perspectives on the creation of art, the ability to analyze and understand compositional structure, and hands-on skills working in a variety of media. Art majors find employment in a variety of fields, which include advertising, manufacturing, industrial design, public relations, and communications. Experienced artists frequently specialize in a particular product or field such as fashion, industrial art, advertising, or story illustration. Career opportunities include advertising manager, antique dealer, architect, art administrator, art therapist, art critic, art dealer, art historian, cartoonist, ceramicist, commercial ceramicist, community artist, computer artist, computer graphics illustrator, computer publisher, design consultant, curator, display designer/manager, fashion/floral/interior designer, educator, gallery director, graphic artist, illustrator, jewelry designer, layout artist, muralist, museum technician, painter, photographer, police artist, printmaker, set designer, sculptor, and visual information specialist.

Art (AA) Requirements

Major Requirements
Required Core Courses: 18 - 18.5 units 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 204 Drawing I 3 units
ART 214 Color 3 units
ART 301 Two-Dimensional Design 3 units
And select one of the following: Units
ART 200 Portfolio Preparation 3 units
ART 385 Master Portfolio - Digital Photography 3.5 units
ART 388 Master Photography Portfolio 3.5 units
Required Selective Courses: Select 12 units from any of the following courses. Units
Drawing: Units
ART 205 Drawing II 3 units
ART 206 Expressive Figure Drawing and Portraiture 3 units
ART 207 Life Drawing 3 units
ART 213 Life Drawing II 3 units
ART 208 Portrait Drawing I 3 units
ART 209 Portrait Drawing II 3 units
ART 215 Portraiture III 3 units
ART 216 Portraiture IV 3 units
ART 230 Expressive Figure Drawing and Portraiture II 3 units
Painting: Units
ART 203 Plein Air Painting 3 units
ART 223 Oil Painting I 3 units
ART 224 Oil Painting II 3 units
ART 244 Oil Painting III 3 units
ART 247 Oil Painting IV 3 units
ART 225 Acrylic Painting I 3 units
ART 226 Acrylic Painting II 3 units
ART 251 Acrylic Painting III 3 units
ART 252 Acrylic Painting IV 3 units
ART 231 Watercolor I 3 units
ART 232 Watercolor II 3 units
ART 233 Watercolor III 3 units
ART 243 Watercolor IV 3 units
Ceramics and Sculpture: Units
ART 401 Three-Dimensional Design 3 units
ART 405 Sculpture I 3 units
ART 406 Sculpture II 3 units
ART 409 Sculpture III Extended Expertise 3 units
ART 410 Sculpture IV Advanced Expression 3 units
ART 411 Ceramics I 3 units
ART 412 Ceramics II 3 units
ART 417 Ceramics Glaze 3 units
ART 418 Ceramics III 3 units
Digital Art: Units
ART 315 Mixed Media Art 3 units
ART 316 Mixed Media Art 2 3 units
ART 317 Mixed Media Art 3 3 units
Photography (Darkroom): Units
ART 351 Beginning Black and White Photography 3 units
ART 352 Intermediate Black and White Photography 3 units
ART 353 Advanced Black and White Photography 3 units
ART 391 Experimental Photography 1 3 units
ART 392 Experimental Photography 2 3 units
ART 393 Experimental Photography 3 3 units
ART 394 Experimental Photography 4 3 units
Digital Photography: Units
ART 350 Visual Perception 3 units
ART 381 Beginning Digital Photography 3 units
ART 383 Intermediate Digital Photography 3 units
ART 384 Advanced Digital Photography 3 units
ART 396 Documentary Photography 1 3 units
ART 397 Documentary Photography 2 3 units
ART 398 Documentary Photography 3 3 units
ART 399 Documentary Photography 4 3 units
For students who wish to explore career options in arts organizations or art education, it is recommended to take ART 420 Art Internship.
Total Required Major Units: 30 - 30.5

And required General Education coursework and electives as needed to meet the minimum 60 units required for the Associate degree.

Please refer to the AA/AS Degree Requirements for more information.