Art - Studio Arts

Studio Arts Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer 2020-2021

(MAJOR #C.5203.AA-T)

The Studio Art Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer is designed to give students basic skills in 2D and 3D composition, an introductory level of knowledge of art history and computer digital art familiarity. The primary focus is to prepare students for transfer into, as well as to complete, a Bachelor of Arts degree program within the California State University system. The secondary focus is to prepare students to enter into the multiple career paths of visual communication fields such as graphic design, architecture, web-based media, animation, filmmaking, fine arts, and more.

No other major engages or encourages creativity as much as an art major. Art and design permeate everything we see, hear, touch, wear, or otherwise interact with. A creative professional thought up the icons on your smartphone; designed the cut, color, and texture of your clothing; created the label on your favorite beverage; conceived of the characters in your favorite video game; told an engaging story through film or animation, and creatively solved a problem. With the exponential growth of computer-based social networks and other digital forms of human exchange, artists and designers will continue to be necessary and integral cultural producers, storytellers, and creative problem solvers. Studio Arts graduates are qualified for countless employment opportunities in the art, design, entertainment, and creative fields.

Major requirements (24 units minimum)
A grade of “C” or better is required in the following courses:

Core Courses (12 Units):
Course Course Description Units C-ID
ART 6 or
ART 6H
Art History 2 or
Honors Art History 2
3 ARTH 120
ART 3 Two-Dimensional Design 3 ARTS 100
ART 4 Three-Dimensional Design 3 ARTS 101
ART 7 Beginning Drawing 3 ARTS 110
List A – Select one course (3 Units):
Course Course Description Units C-ID
ART 5 Art History 1 3 ARTS 110
ART 26 Arts of of Africa, Oceania, Indigenous North America, and the Pre-Columbian Americas 3 ARTH 140
List B – Select three Curricular Areas (9 Units):

Curricular Area - Drawing:
Course Course Description Units C-ID
ART 8 or
ART 17
Beginning Drawing or
Intermediate Drawing
3 ARTS 200 or
ARTS 205
Curricular Area – Painting:
ART 9 Beginning Painting: Oil and Acrylic 3 ARTS 210
Curricular Area - Color:
ART 53 Color Theory 3 ARTS 270
Curricular Area - Digital Art:
ART 30A or
ART 37A or
ART 41 or
ART 42
Illustrator®: Beginning Computer Drawing and Design or
Photoshop®: Digital Visual Art or
Computerized Multimedia or
Computer Animation/3D
3 ARTS 250
Curricular Area - Photography:
PHOTO 1 Introduction to Digital Photography 3 N/A
Curricular Area - Second Semester:
ART 19 Intermediate Painting: Oil and Acrylic 3 N/A

Additional Information

  1. Apply knowledge of the elements and principles of design to the description and/or production of artwork.
  2. Communicate effectively in one or more of the following ways; verbally, written and visually with emphasis on concepts of content and form.
  3. Understand the impact of the visual arts in a personal, cultural and global context.
  4. Apply knowledge of techniques and media through production and description of artwork.
  5. Evaluate and analyze the strengths and weaknesses of an artworks’ effectiveness to visually communicate.
  6. Solve visual problems through the artistic process.

  • A minimum of 60 CSU-transferrable units with a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or better must be completed.
  • Certification of either the California State University General Education Breadth (CSU GE-Breadth) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC-CSU version) is required.
    CSU GE-Breadth and IGETC advising sheets are available in Student Services, AC2# 133 or online at www.cloviscollege.edu/majors
  • Courses may double count in the major and CSU GE-Breadth or IGETC.

  • A minimum of 60 CSU-transferrable units with a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or better must be completed.
  • Certification of either the California State University General Education Breadth (CSU GE-Breadth) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC-CSU version) is required. CSU GE-Breadth and IGETC advising sheets are available in Student Services, AC2# 133, or online at CCC GE(CSU/UC) GE and Major Sheets
  • Courses may double count in the major and CSU GE-Breadth or IGETC.

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Faculty Advisor(s): Dent, Johnson, King, Ledgerwood


2020-2021 Studio Arts Associate in Arts Transfer Degree