Studio Arts AA-T Degree
Art is the study of communicating concepts and ideas visually. Career paths chosen by students pursuing undergraduate to graduate studies in art include, but are not limited to, studio artist, art educator, art consultant, art therapist, conservator, museum curator and art educator. Even students who choose not to major in studio art can improve their ability in complex and creative problem solving, critical analysis, research skills, understanding the intuitive process and in their ability to visualize. College of the Desert’s Studio Arts curriculum includes course offerings that provide a general overview and history of the discipline as well as specific training in the myriad of studio areas.
The Associate in Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer, also called the Studio Arts AA-T 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 5 requires that students must earn a “C” or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. There are no additional graduation requirements. Students should consult with a counselor when planning to complete the degree for more information on university admission and transfer requirements.
|Required Core Courses||Units|
|ART 001A||Beginning Drawing & Composition||3|
|ART 002B||History of Western Art II: Renaissance to Contemporary||3|
|ART 003A||Basic Design & Color||3|
|ART 004||Three-Dimensional Design||3|
|Select one course from the following:||3|
|History of Western Art I: Prehistoric to Medieval|
|History of Modern Art|
|Select three Curricular Areas:||9|
|Beginning Figure Drawing|
or ART 001B
|Intermediate Drawing & Composition|
|Introduction to Painting|
|Beginning Black & White Photography|
|Intermediate Design & Color|
|Select one of the following: 1||37-39|
|Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 transferable units) 2|
Units for the major may be double counted for CSU GE or IGETC, confer with Counselor.
Elective units to reach 60 unit total must be CSU transferable, confer with Counselor.