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The following degrees and certificates are offered:

DEGREE
A.A. — Studio Art 

Required Program (Units)
ART 300    Drawing and Composition I (3)
ART 304    Figure Drawing I (3)
ART 320    Design: Fundamentals (3)
ART 323    Design: Color Theory (3)
ART 370    Three-Dimensional Design (3)
A minimum of 6 units from the following: 6
 ARTH 303, 309, 311, 332
A minimum of 9 units from chosen area
(i.e., drawing, painting, sculpture): (9) 
  Drawing: ART 302, 305, 308, 310, 312, 322, 361, 364
  Painting: ART 322, 327, 328, 330, 332, 334, 336, 337
  Sculpture: ART 322, 372, 373, 383, 386, 387, 390, 402, 404
TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 30

This A.A. degree may be obtained by completion of the Required Program, plus General Education Requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total.

The A.A. degree in Art is designed for students to develop their skills in visual arts to further their studies, as well as for self enrichment. Students who transfer to earn their BA or BFA can continue their studies in MA and MFA. The Art program includes two and three dimensional, fine and applied arts, as well as study in art history. Upon completion of their higher degrees, students can work as independent artists, educators, restorers, designers, etc.

Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:
- create and critique works of art using different techniques in visual arts, elements of art, and principles of design
- create works of art and express oneself using traditional and/or contemporary materials and techniques.
- distinguish historical developments in the visual arts.
- evaluate how different subjects and aesthetic view points are depicted in traditional and contemporary arts.


DEGREE
A.A. — Art History

Required Program (Units)
ARTH 304    Ancient Art (3)
ARTH 306    Medieval Art (3)
ARTH 309    Art Survey: Renaissance to 19th Century (3)
ARTH 311    Art Survey: Modern Art (3)
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
ARTH 312, 324, 326, 328, 330, 332, 333
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
ARTH 307, 318
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
ART 300, 320, 322, 323, 361, 364, 370,
372, 383, 390, 402
TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 21

This A.A. degree may be obtained by completion of the Required Program, plus General Education Requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total.

The A.A. Degree in Art History is designed for students to continue their education in Art History and Art Administration as well as for students who seek self enrichment in the field of Art History. Students, after their transfer and completion of their BA in Art History, can further their studies in Master's and Ph.D. in Art History and Art Administration. Upon the completion of their continued education, students can work in galleries and museums as docents, programmers, curators, as well as working for private collectors and public organizations in the related fields as educators and/or writers.

Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:
- identify the roles and contributions of artists throughout history. 
- identify and evaluate works of art and architecture according to their appropriate style and time period. 
- analyze and critique art and architecture within the context of their function and meaning. 
- research and analyze meanings and purposes behind art and architecture. 
- analyze art, architecture, and artifacts for their cultural significance.


DEGREE
AA-T — Studio Art

Required Program Units
ART 300    Drawing and Composition I (3)
ART 320    Design: Fundamentals (3)
ART 370    Three Dimensional Design (3)
ARTH 309    Art Survey: Renaissance to 19th (3)
ARTH 311    Art Survey: Modern Art (3)
A minimum of 3 units from the following: (3)
  ARTH 303    Art Survey: Ancient to 14th Century (3)
  or ARTH 332  Asian Art (3)
A minimum of 9 units from the following: 9
Select three courses, each from a different category
listed below.
  Drawing: ART 302 or ART 304
  Color Theory: ART 323
  Painting: ART 327
  Printmaking: ART 361
  Sculpture: ART 372
  Ceramics: ART 390
  Applied Design: ART 383
  Other Media: ART 310, 330, 332, 334, 336, 402
  Second Semester: ART 328, 337, 373, 386, 387, 404
TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 27

The Associate in Arts in Studio Art for Transfer Degree program provides students with a major that fulfills the general requirements for transfer to the California State University. Students with this degree will receive priority admission with junior status to the California State University system. Students should work closely with their Folsom Lake College counselor to ensure that they are taking the appropriate coursework to prepare for majoring in Studio Art at the institution they wish to transfer to because major and general education requirements may vary for each CSU and the degree may only transfer to specific institutions.

This program has the following completion requirements:
1. Completion 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 Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education - Breadth Requirements.
    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

Program Student Learning Outcomes 
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 an initial 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. 


DEGREE
A.A.-T — Art History

Required Program (Units)
ARTH 304 Ancient Art (3)
ARTH 306 Medieval Art (3)
ARTH 309 Art Survey: Renaissance to 19th Century (3)
ARTH 311 Art Survey: Modern Art (3)
A minimum of 9 units from the following: 9
Select 3 units from Art History Electives, 3 units from Art Electives, and 3 units from any of the following lists.
Art History Electives:
ARTH 312, 324, 326, 328, 330, 332, 333
Art Electives:
ART 304, 320, 327, 361, 370, 372, 383, 390, 402
General Electives:
ARTH 307, 313, 314, 318
TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 24

The Associate in Arts in Art History for Transfer Degree program provides students with a major that fulfills the general requirements for transfer to the California State University. Students with this degree will receive priority admission with junior status to the California State University system. Students should work closely with their Folsom Lake College counselor to ensure that they are taking the appropriate coursework to prepare for majoring in Art History at the institution they wish to transfer to because major and general education requirements may vary for each CSU and the degree may only transfer to specific institutions.

This program has the following completion requirements:
1. Completion 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 Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education - Breadth Requirements.
    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.

Program Student Learning Outcomes 
Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:
- assess and evaluate the contributions of artists throughout history.
- identify and evaluate works of art or architecture according to their appropriate style and time frame.
- analyze and critique art and architecture within the context of their functions and meanings.
- research and assess theoretical information concerning the meanings and purposes of art and architecture.
- demonstrate an understanding of the history of cultures and civilizations and how art and architecture is a reflection of that history.

Updated 06/30/15

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