Degrees & Certificates
Associate in Arts for Transfer
About the Program
Art and technology are the yardsticks of civilization. In the case of visual art, ideas are conveyed through images and objects. Our program is designed to make the visual artist an effective communicator. Through a variety of courses offered, student artists learn how great drawings, paintings, designs, and sculpture are made. In addition, the human condition requires us to create. We have a need to express ourselves through visual media, doing so is as old as human culture itself. With a stronger understanding of art, we are more able to contribute to the art world at large, and express our ideas visually.
About the Degree
This Associate in Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer degree is designed to prepare students for transfer to a CSU institution to continue their studies toward earning a B.A. in Art or Studio Arts. The students who earn a Studio Arts AA-T degree will have an understanding of art and design concepts, the ability to communicate using visual media, and will possess a portfolio of work reflecting their knowledge, techniques, and creativity gained during the course of study.
- Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer
to the California State University, including both of the following:
- The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or CA State University General Education - Breadth Requirements.
- A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
- Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADT’s) also require that students must earn a "C " (or "P'') or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.
- Upon completion of the AA-T in Studio Arts, students are able to apply the basic principles of observational drawing and how to develop illusionary spatial constructions.
- Upon completion of the AA-T in Studio Arts, students are able to apply the principles and concepts of design.
- Upon completion of the AA-T in Studio Arts, students are able to demonstrate critical
thinking as it applies to critique,
evaluation and/or production of works of art.
- Upon completion of the AA-T in Studio Arts, students are able to demonstrate knowledge
of the science of color perception and how it can be utilized in the creation of works
|ARHS 5 Western Art History - Renaissance to Contemporary||3|
|ARTS 2A Introduction to Drawing||3|
|ARTS 23 2-D Design||3|
|ARTS 24 3-D Design||3|
|ARHS 3 Arts of Africa, Oceana, and Indigenous North Americas||3|
|ARHS 4 Western Art History - Ancient to Medieval||3|
|ARHS 8 Asian Art History||3|
|ARTS 4A Introduction to Ceramics||3|
|ARTS 26 Color Theory OR|
|GDDM 51 Color Theory||3|
|GDDM 50 Graphic Design/Digital Media Fundamentals||3|
|ARTS 2B Drawing and Composition||3|
|ARTS 3A Figure and Composition I||3|
|ARTS 7A Introduction to Watercolor Painting||3|
|ARTS 12A Oil/Acrylic Painting: Beginning I||3|
|PHTO 50 Introduction to Photography||3|
|ARTS 12B Oil/Acrylic Painting: Beginning II||3|
|Total Units in the Major||24|
|Additional General Education and Elective Units||36|
See the Las Positas College California State University General Education-Breadth or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (for CSU) patterns for a listing of areas and courses. Double counting courses in GE and the major is permissible. The number of units that may be double counted will depend on the entry point to the degree program and the optional course(s) taken. Elective units are CSU transferable. Consult with an adviser or a counselor to plan the courses necessary to achieve your academic goal.
Updated: July 2022