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University Transfer Program
60-70 transferable units
California State University
University of California
Independent Colleges and Universities
The Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing these degrees (AA-T) are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to university or college that is not part of the CSU system. Students should consult with a counselor when planning to complete the degree for more information on university admission and transfer requirements.
The Associate in Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer will prepare students for transfer into bachelor's degree programs in Studio Arts and similar majors. 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-T) Requirements
|Area 3: Ceramics||Units|
|ART 411||Ceramics I||3 units|
|Area 4: Sculpture||Units|
|ART 405||Sculpture I||3 units|
|Area 5: Digital Art||Units|
|ART 315||Mixed Media Art||3 units|
|Area 6: Color||Units|
|ART 214||Color||3 units|
|Area 8: Advanced Courses||Units|
|ART 200||Portfolio Preparation||3 units|
|ART 203||Plein Air Painting||3 units|
|ART 208||Portrait Drawing I||3 units|
|ART 209||Portrait Drawing II||3 units|
|ART 213||Life Drawing II||3 units|
|ART 224||Oil Painting II||3 units|
|ART 226||Acrylic Painting II||3 units|
|ART 230||Expressive Figure Drawing and Portraiture II||3 units|
|ART 232||Watercolor II||3 units|
|ART 352||Intermediate Black and White Photography||3 units|
|ART 383||Intermediate Digital Photography||3 units|
|ART 391||Experimental Photography 1||3 units|
|ART 392||Experimental Photography 2||3 units|
|ART 396||Documentary Photography 1||3 units|
|ART 397||Documentary Photography 2||3 units|
|ART 406||Sculpture II||3 units|
|ART 412||Ceramics II||3 units|
- California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE Breadth),
- Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC/CSU) pattern
Please refer to Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Requirements for more information.