Degrees

ASSOCIATE DEGREES

Associate degrees prepare you for employment and/or transfer to a university. Associate degree programs consist of mutiple degree-applicable units in your chosen major and the required general education courses. Generally, it takes two years to complete a degree program, on a full-time basis. Choose this pathway to transfer to a university Art program.

Advertising and Graphic Design Associate in Arts Degree

The Advertising and Graphic Design Associate in Arts Degree is designed for students seeking employment in the advertising and graphic design industry.It is recommended that students seeking employment in these areas should also complete a total of 18 units with 12 units of required courses and 6 units of restricted electives. A minimum grade of ‘C’ or better is required for each course taken. Students are guided through presentation and portfolio creation process throughout the program. This program is not designed to transfer to a UC or CSU institution, but may transfer to a private four year school of art with specialized focus upon Advertising and Graphic Arts.

Art Associate in Arts Degree

Curriculum leads to the Associate in Arts Degree. This degree is designed to prepare students for possible careers in the different fields of Fine Arts, including Gallery presentation, Sculpture, Painting, and Ceramics. It is also very good preparation for possible transfer to a four-year public or private Art Institute or university.

Art History Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer

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.

Studio Arts Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer

The Associate in Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer (AA-T), also called the Studio Arts AA-T Degree, prepares students to transfer to CSU campuses that offer bachelor’s degrees in Studio Art. Students earning the Studio Arts AA-T will be granted priority for admission as a Studio Arts major to a local CSU, as determined by the CSU campus to which the student applies. This degree requires students to complete 60 CSU transferable units including completion of CSU GE or IGETC and 24 units in the major with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better. Title V requires that students earn a grade of ‘C’ or better in all major coursework. There are no additional graduation requirements. This degree is designed to prepare students to understand and appreciate various art forms and art media, and guide them in choosing an appropriate path for them to follow for the demonstration of their creativity. While a baccalaureate degree is recommended for a possible career in gallery and museum presentation, Art Criticism, Commercial Art, Art Education, and many other Art-related careers, completion of this curriculum will demonstrate commitment to the serious study of Art in practice and in theory, and provide comprehensive preparation for upper-division work. The Studio Arts AA-T Degree program requires 24 total units of which 12 units are in required core courses. In addition, a total of 12 units are required from a list of restricted electives: 3 units in restricted electives required in Art History, and 9 units from a list of Studio Arts restricted elective courses.