Program Overview

The Art Department affords a unique experience for students seeking a solid foundation in aesthetics, skill development, and understanding of the forms and history of art. The program has been designed to offer a continuity of study through structured courses in the academic tradition. This understanding of art history as a means of understanding the world is intended to support further studies for transfer students.


AA-T Degree Requirements Major: Core and Selective Requirements
Complete Core Courses, 15 units Units
ART 101 Ancient, Classical and Medieval Art History 3 units
ART 102 Late Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Art History 3 units
ART 103 History of Art from the Baroque Period to Post-Impressionism 3 units
ART 104 History of Modern Art 3 units
ART 204 Drawing I 3 units
Selective Courses, choose 9 units from the following:
List A: 3 units Units
ART 105 Art of Asia and the Near East 3 units
List B: Studio Art Courses - Select one course from the following, 3 units Units
ART 205 Drawing II 3 units
ART 207 Life Drawing 3 units
ART 214 Color 3 units
ART 221 Painting I 3 units
ART 301 Two-Dimensional Design 3 units
ART 306 Three-Dimensional Design 3 units
List C: Select one course from the following, 3 units Units
Any course from the Studio Art courses listed above not already used 3 units
ART 113 Great Museums of America 3 units
ART 114 The Art History of Paris 3 units
ART 116 The Art of Great Britain 3 units
ART 118 The Art and Architecture of Spain 3 units
ART 128 Great Museums of California 3 units
ART 131 Art History Goes to the Movies 3 units
ART 250 The Art History of Rome 3 units
HIST 100 History of Western Civilization I 3 units
HIST 101 History of Western Civilization II 3 units
Total Required Major Units: 24
General Education - certified completion of one of the following:
  • California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE Breadth),
  • OR
  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC/CSU) pattern
Elective courses: If applicable, additional courses to meet the minimum 60 CSU transferable units requirement.

Please refer to Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Requirements for more information.