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Studio Arts - Visual Arts Transfer (A.A.)

Title of Major: Visual Arts Transfer - Studio Arts, A.A.

Award: Associate of Arts degree, A.A.


Total Credit Hours: 60

Studio Arts

Purpose: Provides the fundamental foundation in the visual arts to prepare students for transferring to a 4-year college, university or art school to pursue a bachelor’s degree in the visual arts. In addition to the ability to transfer credits toward a bachelor’s degree at a 4-year school students would have the skills to pursue entry-level positions in art galleries, community arts education and apprenticeships or internships with professional artists.

Students’ options after completing their transfer degree are dependent on the educational pathway and degree or certificate program that the student selected. The options are many. Some options might include working as an independent studio artist, teaching in the studio arts field and working in a gallery or museum.

Graduation Requirements

See Academic Regulations for college-wide Graduation Requirements .

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General Education Requirements: 31-37 credits

An approved list of general education courses can be found in the General Education Requirements and degree program required courses  section of the catalog. Choose general education courses from the following topics:

English: 3-6 credits

Arts and Humanities: 6 credits

Biological and Physical Sciences: 7-8 credits

At least one lab science required. See General Education Biological and Physical Sciences Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

Computer Technology, Interdisciplinary Studies or Mathematics: 3-4 credits

CTA 100  or CTP 103  meet both the computer technology general education, and computer competency requirements.

See General Education Requirements for a list of approved courses.

Health/Fitness/Wellness: 3 credits

See General Education Health/Fitness/Wellness Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

Mathematics: 3-4 credits

See General Education Mathematics Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

Social and Behavioral Sciences: 6 credits

Must select two different disciplines. See General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

Program Requirements: 9 credits

Students must complete all of these courses with a grade of C or better. 

Area of Concentration: 17-23 credits

Students must complete all of these courses with a grade of C or better. 

Required Courses: 10 credits

Electives: 7-13 credits

Recommend students check on transfer institution’s requirements. No more than 3 credit hours of physical activity courses may be used as electives.

Recommend the following ART courses as electives:

Computer Competency Requirement

All students in associate degree programs must demonstrate competence in computing and information technology (a computer competency requirement ). Students may satisfy the computer competency course requirement simultaneously as they satisfy the computer technology general education course or with an elective.

Diversity Requirement

All students in associate degree programs must satisfy the diversity requirement.  In many cases, students may satisfy this requirement simultaneously as they satisfy a general education course requirement or with an elective.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Studio Arts Concentration, students will be able to:

  • Apply the principles of design to the creation of works of art.
  • Record the observable world through the use of a variety of drawing materials.
  • Use different media to solve design problems and express a personal point of view.
  • Use new technologies used to express visual ideas.
  • Apply knowledge of specific scientific and mathematical formulas in the making of artworks.
  • Describe the primary historical periods and cultural trends in art.
  • Apply critical thinking skills to written and verbal communication about art.
  • Develop a professional portfolio of work that demonstrates growth and maturation in personal artistic expression that is suitable to present at interviews for both transfer and job-related activities.

This program aligns with the college’s core competencies.

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