Studio Arts-Painting and Drawing: AA Degree

This degree option provides a comprehensive foundation in painting and drawing and professional practices for students interested in participating in the local cultural community as studio artists, painters, illustrators, gallery assistants, or in other arts-related positions through community or private arts organizations. This degree is not intended as preparation for transfer to a baccalaureate degree program.

Program Learning Outcomes
  1. Critically analyze and assess diverse historical and contemporary works of art, architecture, and design.
  2. Create art that engages and builds on historical and contemporary practices, theories, and materials.
  3. Translate concepts and visual experience into images or tactile forms.
  4. Present finished artwork for peer, professional or academic review.
  5. Evaluate and critique artwork and receive criticism from others.
  6. Express artistic concepts and intents in written and oral formats.
Degree Requirements 
Required Core Courses (15 units)
ARTH-105History of Western Art: Prehistoric Through Medieval3
ARTH-106History of Western Art: Renaissance to Contemporary3
ARTS-1012D Foundations3
ARTS-110Fundamentals of Drawing3
ARTS-120Fundamentals of Painting3
Required Electives (9 units)
Select 9 units from 3 of the following categories:9
Figure Drawing
Creative Drawing
Introduction to Printmaking
3D Foundations
Clay Sculpture
Advanced Studio Courses:
Intermediate Painting
Studio Workshop
Art History:
Survey of Modern Art
History of Asian Art
Total Units24

To receive an Associate Degree, students must complete 60 degree applicable semester units with a grade point average of at least 2.0. Students must also complete the NVC General Education pattern to earn an Associate degree. Consultation with a Counselor is highly encouraged to ensure all requirements are met.