Program Overview

The Associate of Arts in Art History is designed for students who wish to pursue the study of art forms of the past and present in a social, political, philosophical and cultural context as a foundation for understanding human history and creativity.



AA Degree RequirementsMajor: Core and Selective Requirements
Complete Core Courses, 12 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
Selective courses, choose a minimum of 11 units from the following:
Complete 8 units from the following courses: Units
ART 201 Form and Composition I 3 units
ART 204 Drawing I 3 units
ART 205 Drawing II 3 units
ART 206 Figure Drawing and Portraiture 3 units
ART 207 Life Drawing 3 units
ART 214 Color 3 units
ART 221 Painting I 3 units
ART 222 Painting II 3 units
ART 229 Landscape Painting 2 units
ART 301 Two-Dimensional Design 3 units
Complete 3 units from the following courses: Units
ART 105 Art of Asia and the Near East 3 units
ART 113 Great Museums of America 3 units
ART 119 The Golden Age of Painting in Northern Europe 3 units
ART 304 Gallery Design and Management 2 units
HIST 100 History of Western Civilization I 3 units
HIST 101 History of Western Civilization II 3 units
Total Required Major Units: 23

And required General Education coursework and electives as needed to meet the minimum 60 units required for the Associate degree.

Please refer to the AA/AS Degree Requirements for more information.