Pathways to Transfer


Studio Art for Transfer

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The Art Department (Fine Arts and Graphic Communications) provides comprehensive, coherent, integrated and cumulative studies in foundation courses (2D, 3D, drawing and photography) intermediate studio courses (drawing, painting and ceramics), art appreciation and art history courses, and graphic communications courses (design, software-based illustration, page layout, photo manipulation and animation). We offer students several pathways to success. These include a local A.A. degree with a focus in either fine arts or graphic communications, a certificate in graphic communications, and general education courses that meet transfer requirements to the UC or CSU systems.

To achieve the Associate in Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer students must (1) complete the 27-30 units of Studio Arts degree major emphasis requirements; (2) fulfill requirements of either the CSU-General Education; and/or The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) (3) complete 60 semester units college transfer level units; and (4) obtain a minimum grade point average of 2.0.  Note: students must earn a “C” or better in all courses required in the major area of emphasis.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate appropriate and safe practices in various two-dimensional media, three-dimensional media, and computer-based studio environments.
  2. Present, explain and justify their conceptual design solutions using the vocabulary of design elements and principles, and critique the solutions of others in a thoughtful, constructive manner.
  3. Research and synthesize examples of historical and cultural products with their own ideas in order to improve their creative and conceptualization processes.

Program Requirements

Required Courses

ART 008

Western Art History III: Art of the Modern World (1550 A.D. to 1920)

3 Units

ART 009

Western Art History IV: Modern, Post- modern and Contemporary Art

3 Units

ART 010

Two-Dimensional Design Concepts

3 Units

ART 011

Three-Dimensional Design Concepts

3 Units

ART 020

Introduction to Drawing

3 Units

List A: Select one of the following: 3 units:


Asian Art History

3 Units 

List B: Select three of the following electives (9 units):

ART 030

Figure Drawing

3 Units

ART 038

Introduction to Printmaking

3 Units

ART 040

Introduction to Painting

3 Units

ART 047

Color Theory

3 Units

ART 066

Introduction to Ceramics

3 Units

ART 069

Ceramic Sculpture

3 Units

ART 072

Introduction to Digital Photography

3 Units

ART 250

Introduction to Digital Art

3 Units

A minimum of 39 units of general education coursework is also required by the CSU General Education-Breadth Requirements in the catalog.

Studio Arts Transfer Major Requirements:
27-30 units in Studio Arts program requirements;
39 units in General Education-Breadth Requirement.

(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.  A “P” (Pass) grade is not an acceptable grade for courses in the major. 


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