Art - AA

Associate in Arts in Art

The Associate in Arts in Art is designed to provide students with a comprehensive foundation in the areas of drawing, painting, design, digital art, and art history. Students acquire the necessary skills and experience to demonstrate an extensive understanding of materials, technique, philosophy, and aesthetics in the creative process.

Program Learning Outcomes
  • Students will create and critique works of art in a supportive environment using traditional and new art media according to established principles of art and design. Students will be able to communicate orally and in writing about art and design related topics.
  • Students will develop their vision to devise innovative solutions to creative and technical problems.
  • Students will present to the instructor a portfolio of work which will be evaluated according to the criteria of technical mastery, creativity, solving problems with original solutions, and meeting the stated goals of the assignment.
  • Students will develop critical thinking skills as they analyze, compare and contrast, and trace the development of art forms from different parts of the world from ancient to modern times. .
 

To earn this degree, students must meet the following requirements: 
a. Completion of 60 degree applicable units with an overall GPA of 2.0. 
b. Completion of a minimum of 18 semester units in the major with a grade of C (or P) or better. 
c. Completion of the Associate in Arts graduation requirements.

Please note not all classes are offered each semester. For sections with honors courses, select either the honors version or the non-honors version

Foundation Courses

Select 20.0 - 21.0 units from categories A, B, C: 

A Survey of Art - 6.0 units selected from:

Code Class Units
ART 001A Survey of Western Art I (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
ART 001B Survey of Western Art II (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
ART 001D Art of the 20th Century (3.0 Lecture) 3.0

B. Drawing - 6.0 units selected from: 

Code Class Units
ART 031A Drawing (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 3.0
ART 031B Intermediate Drawing (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 3.0
ART 035A Life Drawing (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 3.0

C. Design - 6.0 units selected from:

Code Class Units
ART 033A Basic Design: Two-Dimensional (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 3.0
ART 033B Basic Design: Three-Dimensional (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 3.0
ART 033C Basic Design: Color (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 3.0
Plus one course from either 2D or 3D Art below

Note: students can take ART 033A, 033B or 035A if not taken in foundation courses

Two-Dimensional Art

Code Class Units
ART 033A Basic Design: Two-Dimensional (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 3.0
ART 033B Basic Design: Three-Dimensional (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 3.0
ART 033C Basic Design: Color (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 3.0
ART 035A Life Drawing (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 3.0
ART 035B Life Drawing (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 3.0
ART 039A Survey of Printmaking (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 3.0
ART 047A Watercolor (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 3.0
ART 047B Watercolor (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 3.0
ART 048A Airbrush Painting (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 3.0
ART 048B Airbrush Painting (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 3.0
ART 049A Painting (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 3.0
ART 049B Painting (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 3.0
ART 034A Introduction to Digital Art (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 3.0
ART 034B Advanced Digital Art (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 3.0

Three-Dimensional Art

Code Class Units
ART 065A Ceramics-Handbuilding (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 3.0
ART 065B Ceramics-Handbuilding (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 3.0
ART 067A Ceramics-Potter's Wheel (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 3.0
ART 067B Ceramics-Potter's Wheel (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 3.0
ART 075A Metalsmithing (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 3.0
ART 075B Metalsmithing (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 3.0
ART 085A Sculpture (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 3.0
ART 085B Sculpture (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 3.0
ART 088A Metal Sculpture Casting (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 3.0
ART 088B Metal Sculpture Casting (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 3.0

Required Units for the Major

  Units
Required unts for the major 21.0
plus completion of general education requirements
and electives as needed to reach 60 units.
 
Total required units 60.0
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Career/Transfer Opportunities

The Associate in Arts in Art transfers to most four-year institutions. Career opportunities include the following: education/teaching, studio artist, arts administration, commercial art, digital artist, designer, museum/gallery professional, and art conservator.

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