Associate in Arts in Art History for Transfer
The Associate in Arts in Art History for Transfer (AA-T in Art History) is designed to provide a clear pathway to a CSU institution for students who plan to transfer and complete a CSU major or baccalaureate degree in Art History. California Community College students who are awarded an Associate in Arts in Art History for Transfer (AA-T in Art History) are guaranteed admission with junior standing somewhere in the CSU system and given priority admission consideration to their local CSU institution or to a program that is deemed similar to their community college major. This priority does not guarantee admission to specific majors or institutions. The Associate in Arts in Art History for Transfer provide students the basics of art historical analysis, and completion of the program enhances students’ reading, writing, and critical thinking skills.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Students will identify major, monuments, and styles in art and architecture from ancient through modern times.
- Students will use critical thinking to analyze and compare and contrast world cultures and belief systems through a study of anthropology, philosophy, history, languages, and/or the humanities.
- Students will analyze, compare, and contrast works of art according to subject matter, symbolism, style, and artistic influences.
- Students will identify the various media and techniques associated with the creation of art and architecture.
What is an AA-T
The Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) is intended for student who plan to transfer and complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing these transfer degrees:
- will earn an Associate's Degree from Mission College;
- are guaranteed admission to a similar major at a campus in the CSU system;
- will be prepared to start upper division coursework at the CSU;
- and will not have to complete more than 60 units after transfer.
A complete and up-to-date listing of the similar CSU majors can be found on the
To earn this AA-T degree, students must meet the following requirements:
- Completion of the following major courses with grades of C or P or better.
- Completion of a maximum of 60 CSU-transferable semester units with a grade point average of at least 2.0; and
- Certified completion of either the California State University General Education Breadth pattern (CSU GE-B) or the CSU Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (CSU IGETC).
- Completing courses that satisfy CSU’s U.S. History, Constitution and American Ideals requirement prior to transfer is highly recommended.
- Requirements here apply to the current catalog year and are subject to change. Visit DegreeWorks in My Mission Portal to view requirements based your catalog year.
Required Core Courses
List B - Select one (1) course from the following:
|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 035A||Life Drawing (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab)||3.0|
|ART 034A||Introduction to Digital Art (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab)||3.0|
|ART 065A||Ceramics-Handbuilding: Introduction (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab)||3.0|
|ART 085A||Sculpture: Introduction (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab)||3.0|
List C - Select one (1) course from the following (3-5 units)
Includes any CSU transferrable Art History, except Art Appreciation; Any Art or Humanities course articulated as CSU GE Area C1; Any course articulated as CSU GE Area C2 in Language other than English (except ASL). Art, History, Humanities, Philosophy, Religion/Religion/Religious Studies or The History of Costume; Any Course articulated as CSU GE Aread D1, D3, D4 or D6
|ANT 003||Cultural Anthropology (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|ANT 055||Magic, Witchcraft and Religion (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|ART 001D||Art of the 20th Century (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|ART 011||The History of Modern Design (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|COU 055||Valuing Diversity (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|HUM 001A||Human Values in and From the Arts (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|HUM 001B||Human Values in and From the Arts (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|HUM 007||International Films (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|HUM 015||Introduction to Film Analysis (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|HUM 016A||Hispanic Roots and Culture (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|HUM 018||African-American Culture and Humanities (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|HUM 018H||African-American Culture and Humanities - Honors (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|PHI 001||Introduction to Philosophy (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|PHI 003||Introduction to Ethics (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|HIS 004A||History of Western Civilization (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|HIS 004AH||History of Western Civilization - Honors (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|HIS 004B||History of Western Civilization (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|HIS 004BH||History of Western Civilization - Honors (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|HIS 017A||History of the United States to 1877 (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|HIS 017AH||History of the United States to 1877 - Honors (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|HIS 017B||History of the United States Since 1877 (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|HIS 017BH||History of the United States Since 1877 - Honors (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|HIS 020||History and Geography of California (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|HIS 031||History of East Asia (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|SPA 050A||Basic Conversational Spanish and Culture (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|SPA 050B||Basic Conversational Spanish and Culture (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|VIE 049A||Vietnamese for the Vietnamese-Speaking (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|VIE 049B||Vietnamese Language and Culture for Fluent Speakers (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
Required Units for the Major
|Required unts for the major||27.0-29.0|
|GE and electives as needed to reach 60 units.|
|Total required units||60.0|
Career/ Transfer Opportunities:
Career opportunities include the following: arts administration, art librarian, education/teaching, museum/gallery professional, visual resources curator, art conservator, art therapist, and publishing/ journalism