We are now offering associate degrees for transfer to the CSU. This provides a clear pathway to a CSU major and baccalaureate degree. This AA-T degree guarantees admission with junior standing somewhere in the CSU system and gives priority admission consideration to your local CSU campus or to a program that is deemed similar to your community college major. This priority does not guarantee admission to specific majors or campuses. More information on the Degree with a Guarantee Program.
Current and prospective community college students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to review their options for transfer and to develop an educational plan that best meets their goals and needs.
All classes needed for this degree are available on the ground at the Ridgecrest, Bishop, and Mammoth Lakes campuses. Additionally, some of the general education courses needed to complete this degree are available at all our locations. See Counseling for specific help with enrolling and completing this degree.
This degree requires 60 units and will likely take 4 semesters.
x $46 per unit
x ($193 + $14) per unit
= $2760 in tuition and fees
= $12,420 in tuition and fees
+ ~$3500* for books and supplies
= $6260 across four semesters or $1565 per semester
= $15,920 across four semesters or $3980 per semester
*This is an estimate. Actual costs will vary.
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:
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.
Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be able to
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 all of 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|
Select 3 units from the following courses:
|ART C105||History of Western Art I||3 Units|
|ART C101||Introduction to Art||3|
Select 9 units from the following courses:
|ART C131||Painting I||3 Units|
|ART C141||Ceramics I||3|
|ART C151||Sculpture I||3|
|ART C221||Drawing II||3 Units|
|ART C231||Painting II||3 Units|
|ART C240||Ceramics II||3|
Complete one of the following general education patterns:
|OPTION B||CSU General Education Breadth|
|OPTION C||IGETC - Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum|
For general questions, contact:Lisa Darty
Counseling can provide specific help with enrolling and completing this degree.