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Art Degrees and Certificates

ART Degree (11911)

The associate degree curriculum in art provides students with an opportunity for individual creative stimulus and development. Completion of the associate in arts degree also prepares students to move into a curriculum at a four-year institution leading to a baccalaureate degree or into a professional art school. Possible careers in fine arts are art education, interior design, gallery operation, art merchandising, studio artist, illustration, art criticism, computer graphics and animation and related fields.

Major requirements for the associate in arts degree:

Course

 

Units

Art 100/100H, Introduction to Art Concepts

 

3

Art 101, Survey of Western Art History I

 

3

Art 102, Survey of Western Art History II

 

3

Art 110, Two-Dimensional Design

 

3

Art 111, Three-Dimensional Design

 

3

Art 130, Introduction to Drawing

 

3

Art 131, Beginning Life Drawing

 

3

Art 141, Beginning Painting

 

3

Electives from recommended elective list

 

6

TOTAL

 

30

*Students in A.A. Degree Transfer Program must enroll in 100, or 200 level courses.

 

 

Recommended electives: 128, 139, 149, 183, 186, 188A, 188B, 195, 228, 230, 231, 232, 233, 240, 241, 242, 250.

 

 

 

 

Associate in Arts In Studio Arts for Transfer (31715)

The Associate in Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer provides students with an opportunity to explore studio arts both conceptually and aesthetically by utilizing critical analysis and experimental practice. Possible careers in fine arts are studio artist, art educator, art designer, gallery personnel, museum technician, illustrator, digital media artist, animator and related fields. Successful completion of the transfer degree in studio arts guarantees the student acceptance to a local California State University to pursue a baccalaureate degree in studio arts or a related field.​ 

Major requirements for the associate in studio arts for transfer:

Course

 

Units

Art 101, Survey of Western Art History I

 

3

Art 102, Survey of Western Art History II

 

3

Art 110, Two-Dimensional Design

 

3

Art 130, Introduction to Drawing

 

3

Electives from recommended elective list

 

9

TOTAL

 

24

*Students in A.A. Degree Transfer Program must enroll in 100, or 200 level courses.

 

 

Recommended electives: 128, 131, 141, 149, 195, 230, 231, 232, 233, 241, 242.


Art-Graphic Design Degree (11921)

The associate degree curriculum in graphic design prepares students for entry into the broad field of visual communication, with an emphasis on the development of problem solving in the practical application of graphic design. These applications include design for the print media, advertising, architectural and environmental graphics, packaging, logos, corporate identity, the web and other electronic media, using both digital media tools as well as traditional hand skills.  It also enables students to enter a four-year institution leading to a baccalaureate degree or into a professional art school with a graphic design emphasis.

Major requirements for the associate in arts degree in Graphic Design:

Course

 

units

Art 100/100H, Introduction to Art Concepts

 

3

Art 110, Two-Dimensional Design

 

3

Art 111, Three-Dimensional Design

 

3

Art 121A, Fundamentals of Typography

 

3

Art 121B, Advanced Typography

 

3

Art 122, Graphic Design I

 

3

Art 128, Illustration for Graphic Design

 

3

Art 130, Introduction to Drawing

Art 131, Beginning Life Drawing

Art 141, Beginning Painting

 

3

3

3

Electives from recommended elective list below

 

3

TOTAL                                                                                                                                   

 

33


Recommended electives: Art 101, 102, 129, 139, 183, 186, 188A, 188B, 195, 221, 228, 229, 230, 231, 232, 233, 241, 242, 250.

 

 

 


Digital Media Arts Certificate: Graphic Design (21670)


Requirements for the certificate:​

Course

 

Units

Art 100/100H, Introduction to Art Concepts

 

3

Art 110, Two-Dimensional Design

 

3

Art 122, Graphic Design I

 

3

     Art 129, Graphic Design Concepts for the Web

 

3

Art 130, Introduction to Drawing

Art 195, Intro to Digital Media Art

 

3

3

One Elective from recommended elective list

 

3

TOTAL

 

21

Recommended electives: Art 101, 128, 131, 139, 141, 149, 221, 228, 230, 231, 232, 250; Computer Science 105, MKTG 112.​

 

  

Digital Media Arts Certificate: Interactive Design (11922)

       
Requirements for the certificate:

Course

 

Units

Art 100/100H, Introduction to Art Concepts

 

3

Art 110, Two-Dimensional Design

 

3

Art 129, Graphic Design Concepts for the Web​

 

3

     ​Art 195, Intro to Digital Media

 

3

Art 229, Multimedia Applications for the Web

 

3

CMPR 105, Visual BASIC Programming

Electives from recommended elective list                                                                                        

 

​3      

3

       ​

TOTAL

 

21

Recommended electives: Art 122, 128, 130, 131, 141, 149, 159, 221, 228, 250; MKTG 112.

 

 

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