Studio Arts for Transfer (AA-T)
The Associate in Arts Degree in Studio Arts for Transfer (60 units total, 24 units in the major) prepares students for transfer to the CSU System to earn a baccalaureate in Arts, Studio Arts, Fine Arts, Art History, or Art Education. Upon successful completion of the program, students will know how to analyze and interpret the formal, technical, and expressive aspects of a work of art, whether as a viewer or creator. They will also demonstrate proficiency in basic art techniques. The program is appropriate for students going on to professional art school, as well as those completing their studies in fine arts, design fields (such as graphic and media arts, industrial and product design), art education, or art therapy. To complete the degree, students must fulfill both of the following requirements:
- Completion of 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
- The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements.
- A minimum of 18 semester units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the Kern Community College District Board of Trustees.
- Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0
Please note that our local Cerro Coso general education pattern MAY NOT be used to fulfill the requirements of this degree and that all required courses for the degree must be transferable to CSU.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be able to
- Demonstrate knowledge of the arts through associated terminology, historical practices and contemporary developments.
- Identify the formal, technical and expressive aspects in visual artworks, using critical skills to describe, analyze, interpret and evaluate such works.
- Demonstrate proficiency in basic foundation level art techniques and practices.
- Use a wide range of materials and means of expression to communicate visual ideas, including traditional or digital studio practices.
- Ridgecrest Indian Wells Valley Campus [Degree Pathway]
Note: Some courses within the major may have a required prerequisite. If you feel you have equivalent knowledge and skills to those included in the prerequisite course through professional experience, licensure, or certification, you have the opportunity to submit a Prerequisite Challenge to be reviewed by the faculty chair. For the Prerequisite Challenge to be considered, you must submit documentation/verification to substantiate the basis for the challenge. Please consult a counselor for more information regarding Prerequisite Challenge.
Complete the following courses:
|ART C106||History of Western Art II||3 Units|
|ART C111||Two Dimensional Design||3|
|ART C115||Three Dimensional Design||3|
|ART C121||Drawing I||3|
Choose a minimum of 12 units from below with at least 3 units from Area A:
|ART C105||History of Western Art I||3 Units|
|ART C101||Introduction to Art||3|
|ART C131||Painting I||3 Units|
|ART C141||Ceramics I||3|
|ART C151||Sculpture I||3|
|ART C165||Photography I||3|
|ART C221||Drawing II||3 Units|
|ART C231||Painting II||3 Units|
|ART C240||Ceramics II||3|
|ART C265||Photography II||3|
Complete one of the following general education patterns:
|OPTION B||CSU General Education Breadth|
|OPTION C||IGETC - Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum|