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 Requirements Major: 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 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 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
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.