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Award Type: Associate in Arts

Art and design have permeated human experience for thousands of years. The fine artist and the designer both require knowledge of the same visual principles. An art major is trained in visual perception, design principles, and manual skills necessary for personal expression or a commercial career in various art media.

The graduate of the Associate in Arts in Art will:

  • Demonstrate understanding of concepts, materials, and processes involved in the creation of visual art throughout history by participation in discussions, knowledge of terminology, and successful execution of projects and assignments.
  • Participate in a variety of visual arts, demonstrating accomplishment of skills, techniques, and processes involved in their creation, through a portfolio of work.

Program Requirements

A major of 30 units is required for the degree. Required core courses (27 units):

Course Number Course Title Units
ART 103 Art History Ancient to Medieval 3.0
ART 104 Art History Renaissance to Modern 3.0
ART 106 Art of the 20th Century 3.0
ART 107 Computer Fine Art 3.0
ART 108 Design 1 on the Computer 3.0
or
ART 110 Design 1 3.0
ART 112 Design Color Theory 3.0
ART 113 Three Dimensional Design 3.0
or
ART 160 Ceramics 1 3.0
or
ART 164 Sculpture 1 3.0
ART 120 Drawing 1 3.0
ART 121 Drawing 2 3.0
or
ART 122 Life Drawing 1 3.0

Plus a minimum of 3 units selected from the following:

Course Number Course Title Units
ART 105 Art History of Mexico 3.0
ART 109 Art History: American Art 3.0
ART 123 Life Drawing 2 3.0
ART 137 Life Drawing 3 3.0
ART 124 Mixed Media 1 3.0
ART 144 Mixed Media 2 3.0
ART 125 Painting In Acrylics 1 3.0
ART 126 Painting in Acrylics 2 3.0
ART 146 Painting in Acrylics 3 3.0
ART 129 Painting in Oils 1 3.0
ART 130 Painting in Oils 2 3.0
ART 150 Painting in Oils 3 3.0
ART 131 Portraits 1.5
ART 133 Composition Studies: Figure 1 0.5
ART 134 Composition Studies: Figure 2 0.5
ART 154 Composition Studies: Figure 3 0.5
ART 160 Ceramics 1 3.0
ART 164 Sculpture 1 3.0
ART 199 Topics in Art 0.5 - 3.0 units
FILM 110 Introduction to Motion Picture and Video Production 4.0
GRPH 110 Introduction to Graphic Design 3.0
GRPH 116 Digital Portfolio 3.0
PHTO 110 Basic Photography 3.0
PHTO 120 Materials and Processes 3.0
ART 115 Introduction to Animation 3.0
or
MMAC 115 Introduction To Animation 3.0

General Education Requirements

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