Art History Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer

Art History Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer

Program Code: 2A31529

The Art History Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer, also called the Art History AA-T Degree, prepares students to transfer to CSU campuses that offer bachelor’s degrees in Art History. This degree requires students to complete 60 CSU transferable units including completion of CSU or IGETC and 18 units in the major with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better. Title 5 requires that students earn a grade of 'C' or better in all major coursework. Students earning the Art History AA-T will be granted priority for admission as an Art History major to a local CSU, as determined by the CSU campus to which the student applies. A B.A. in Art History prepares students for employment in curatorial work for the gallery and museum system. In addition, a B.A. in Art History provides a solid foundation for advanced training in the more technical areas of art restoration and conservation, as well an introduction to art theory, methodology, and criticism – areas of study which are key to studies of art at the post-graduate level. The Art History AA-T Degree program requires 18 total units of which 9 units are in required core courses. In addition, a total of 9 units are required from lists of restricted electives.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

Outcome 1: Identify key architectural and sculptural works from ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome, and understand their significance within a social-political context. Outcome 2: Recognize key sculptures and paintings by master artists from the Italian Renaissance; the Dutch and Spanish Baroque; and the French Neoclassical period. Outcome 3: Identify important works of art from the mid-19th century until the early 21st century, particularly from the following artistic movements: Impressionism, Cubism, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, and Post-modernism

Required Courses:
Art History: Ancient to Medieval
Art History: Renaissance to Modern
Basic Drawing
List A (Select one Course):
Art History: The Art of Asia
Art History - Mexico
List B (Select one Course):
Basic Design (3 units)
Ceramics: Beginning Handbuilding
Beginning Life Drawing
Introduction to Photography
Three-Dimensional Design
Introduction to Digital Art
Digital Photo Editing I
List C (Select one Course) Any course from List A or List B not already used or:
Art History: Impressionism to Present

DISCLAIMER: Data on this page was extracted from the official college catalog on 08/02/2016 and is subject to change. Any student interested in matriculating through the certificate program should cross reference the data found on this page against the official catalog and/or meet with a campus counselor.