Associate in Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer

Visual communication is an essential part of the human experience. The Associate in Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer explores and analyzes the ways in which the visual arts take place in the public sphere, between individuals, in new media, and in other contexts. Students who successfully earn the Associate in Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer by completing a maximum of 60 transferrable units are guaranteed transfer admission into a California State University campus to further their study of Art.

Students who earn the Associate in Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer are able to:

- Transfer to a four-year CSU institution to pursue baccalaureate studies in Studio Arts or a related field.

- Define and apply aesthetic choices in daily life.

- Recognize and use different types of art making techniques and media.


a. Completion of 60 CSU transferrable semester units:

- 24 semester units in the approved Studio Arts courses;

- Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education Breadth Requirements (CSU GE).

b. Achieve a grade point average of 2.0.

c. Earn a C (or “P”) for each course in the major.

Notes: No remedial or non-collegiate level course work will be counted in the total units for this degree, Associate in Arts Degree

Required Core Courses

Subject & No. Course Units
ART 201 Drawing I 3
ART 501 Beginning Two-Dimensional Design 3
ART 502* Beginning Three-Dimensional Design 3
ARTHIST 120** Survey of Western Art History II 3
Subtotal 12
List A (Select One) 3
ARTHIST 110** Survey of Western Art History I 3
ARTHIST 130** Survey of Asian Art History 3
ARTHIST 140** Survey of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and Ancient America 3
List B (Select Three) 3
ART 202* Drawing II 3
ART 204** Life Drawing II 3
ART 213* Color Theory 3
ART 300 Introduction to Painting 3
OR   3
ART 304* Acrylic Painting I 3
or   3
ART 307* Oil Painting I 3
ART 633 Introduction to Computer Graphics 3
ART 708 Introduction to Ceramics 3
PHOTO 010 Beginning Photography 3
Complete additional CSU units, if needed, to reach 60 CSU transferrable units
IGETC or CSU Pattern  
Total 60

*This course has a prerequisite.

Note: 6 units of major courses may be double counted towards General Education.

Program requirements listed reflect the 2021/22 course catalog