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Degrees & Certificates

The following degrees and certificates are offered:

DEGREE
A.A. — Art, Studio

Required Program (Units)
ART 300 Elementary Drawing and Composition (3)
ART 304 Figure Drawing and Composition (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 300, 303, 304, 306, 307, 309, 311, 312, 313, 314, 318, 324, 326, 328, 330, 332, 333
A minimum of 9 units from chosen area (i.e., painting, drawing, sculpture): (9)
 Drawing: ART 302, 305, 308, 310, 312, 316, 322, 361, 364; Painting: ART 322, 327, 328, 330, 332, 334, 336, 337, 447; Sculpture: ART 322, 372, 373, 383, 386, 387, 390, 402, 404  
A minimum of 2 units from the following: (2)
 ART 494 or 499
TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 32

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, Art History

Required Program (Units)
ARTH 300 Introduction to Art 3
ARTH 303 Art Survey: Ancient to 14th Century 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 304, 306, 307, 313, 314, 318; HIST 307, 308; HUM 300, 310, 332 
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
    ART 300, 304, 310, 312, 320, 322, 323, 327, 330, 332, 334, 336, 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
A.A.-T — Art History

Required Program (Units)
ARTH 303 Art Survey: Ancient to 14th Century 3
ARTH 309 Art Survey: Renaissance to 19th Century 3
ARTH 311 Art Survey: Modern Art 3
ART 300 Elementary Drawing and Composition 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 328, 332, 333
   Art Electives:
   ART 304, 320, 370, 372, 390
   General Electives:
   ARTH 307, 318
TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 21

Students are required to:
- Complete a minimum of 19 semester units in the major with a grade of C or better while maintaining a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU transferable coursework.
- Complete 60 semester CSU-transferable units using the California State University-General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU-GE Breadth); OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern. 
- No more than 60 semester units are required.
- A “P” (Pass) grade is not an acceptable grade for courses in the major.

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 06/10/14

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