Cerro Coso Community College

Studio Arts for Transfer

Studio Arts AA-T

Associate Degree for Transfer: A Degree with a GuaranteeWe are now offering associate degrees for transfer to the CSU. This provides a clear pathway to a CSU major and baccalaureate degree. This AS-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.

The Studio Arts Degree for Transfer

  • Guarantees acceptance to the CSU system
  • 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
    • art therapy

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.

  • To demonstrate knowledge of the arts through associated terminology, historical practices and contemporary developments.
  • To identify the formal, technical and expressive aspects in visual artworks, using critical skills to describe, analyze, interpret and evaluate such works.
  • To demonstrate proficiency in basic foundation level art techniques and practices.
  • To use a wide range of materials and means of expression to communicate visual ideas, including traditional or digital studio practices.

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:

Advisory: ENGL C070.

This course provides an overview of art and architecture from the Renaissance to the Contemporary period. (ART C105 is not a prerequisite for ART C106.) 54 hours lecture.

This course provides an introduction to the concepts, applications, and historical references related to twodimensional art and composition, including the study of the basic principles and elements of line, shape, texture, value, color, and spatial illusion. A combined lecture and studio approach provides students with the opportunity to develop a visual vocabulary for creative expression. $10 Material Fee. 27 hours lecture/81 hours laboratory.

This course is an introduction to the concepts, applications, and historical references related to three-dimensional design and spatial composition, including the study of the elements and organizing principles of design as they apply to three-dimensional space and form. A combined lecture and studio approach provides the student with the opportunity to develop a visual vocabulary for creative expression. The course uses appropriate materials for representational and nonrepresentational three-dimensional studio projects. $20 Material Fee. 27 hours lecture/81 hours laboratory.

This is a studio course that introduces the principles, elements, and practices of drawing, employing a range of subject matter and drawing media. A strong focus is placed on perceptually based drawing, observational skills, technical abilities, and creative responses to materials and subject matter. $10 Material fee. 27 hours lecture/81 hours laboratory.

Select 3 units from the following courses:

Advisory: ENGL C070.

This course provides an overview of western art and architecture from prehistory through the Middle Ages. 54 hours lecture.

This course provides a general introduction to art that offers a look at works of art through the study of theory, terminology, themes, design principles, media, techniques, with an introduction to the visual arts across time and diverse cultures. In addition, the student is given studio art experiences dealing with various studio media in order to reinforce the concepts presented. $10 Material Fee. 27 hours lecture/81 hours laboratory.

Select 9 units from the following courses:

Advisory: ENGL C070.

This course is a beginning level studio arts course introducing the materials, methods, and techniques of painting as a means of creating two dimensional art images. The course focuses on exploration of painting materials, perceptual skills and color theory, paint mixing and technique, as well as creative responses to materials and subject matter. $10 material fee. 27 hours lecture/81 hours laboratory.

Advisory: ENGL C070.

This course introduces students to ceramics materials, concepts, and processes including basic design principles, creative development, hand-building, throwing, glaze techniques, firing and ceramic terminology. The course covers aesthetics and creative development of clay objects examining historical, contemporary, and personal modes of expression across cultures. $10 material fee. 27 hours lecture/81 hours laboratory.

This course introduces sculptural principles, concepts, processes and techniques. Modern materials and their relationship to design, form, and three-dimensional space are examined. A combined lecture and studio approach provides students with the opportunity to develop perceptual skills that enable them to create sculptures for personal artistic expression. $20 material fee. 27 hours lecture/81 hours laboratory.

Prerequisite: ART C121

This studio course provides an exploration of artistic concepts, styles, and creative expression in intermediate-level drawing, focusing on complex subject matter and concepts and using a variety of drawing mediums, techniques, and methodologies. Students in this course build on fundamental drawing skills to develop personalized approaches to content and materials in exercises covering multiple historical and contemporary approaches to drawing. $10 material fee. 27 hours lecture/81 hours laboratory.

Prerequisite: ART C131

This course provides students opportunities for advanced projects in painting. $10 material fee. 27 hours lecture/81 hours laboratory.

Prerequisite: ART C141

This course provides an opportunity for advanced work in basic ceramic techniques, glaze and clay formulation, and kiln firing. $20 Material Fee. 27 hours lecture/81 hours laboratory.

Complete one of the following general education patterns:

Students desiring transfer to the California State University system may conform to either (1) the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or (2) CSU General Education Certification.

Please consult the Transfer Center or Counseling for more information regarding which classes will transfer to a four-year institution.

IGETC is a series of courses that community college students can use to satisfy lower division general education requirements at any CSU or UC campus.

Please consult the Transfer Center or Counseling for more information regarding which classes will transfer to a four-year institution.

Campuses

All classes needed for this degree are available at the following campuses: Ridgecrest / IWV Bishop Mammoth Lakes

Pathway to Completion

Additionally, some of the general education courses needed to complete this major are available at all our locations.

See Counseling for specific help with enrolling and completing this major.

This degree requires 60.0 units and will likely take 4 semesters.

Approximate Total Costs

CA Residents

60.0 units

at $46 per unit

Equals $2,760 in tuition and fees

Plus approximately $3,600* for books and supplies

Total cost $6,360 for 4 semesters

Non-residents

60.0 units

at $258 per unit

Equals $15,480 in tuition and fees

Plus approximately $3,600* for books and supplies

Total cost $19,080 for 4 semesters

*This is an estimate. Actual costs will vary.

Need help? Financial Aid can help with fee waivers and scholarships and other aid. Make sure to fill out your FAFSA every January.

For general questions, contact:

Lisa Darty
Visual and Performing Arts
Phone: (760) 384-6317
Email: ldarty@cerrocoso.edu

Counseling can provide specific help with enrolling and completing this major.

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