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Las Positas College is an inclusive, learning-centered, equity-focused environment that offers educational opportunities and support for completion of students' transfer, degree, and career-technical goals while promoting lifelong learning.

Studio Arts Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T)

About the Program

This Associate in Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer degree is designed to prepare students for transfer to a CSU institution to continue their studies toward earning a B.A. in Art or Studio Arts. The students who earn a Studio Arts AA-T degree will have an understanding of art and design concepts, the ability to communicate using visual media, and will possess a portfolio of work reflecting their knowledge, techniques, and creativity gained during the course of study.

Career Opportunities

Students will be able to pursue a careers in arts education, arts management, studio arts, multimedia design, graphic design, photography, animation/ illustration, or a variety of other areas.

Program Outcomes

  • Upon completion of the AA-T in Studio Arts, students are able to apply the basic principles of observational drawing and how to develop illusionary spatial constructions.
  • Upon completion of the AA-T in Studio Arts, students are able to demonstrate critical thinking as it applies to critique, evaluation and/or production of works of art.
  • Upon completion of the AA-T in Studio Arts, students are able to demonstrate knowledge of the science of color perception and how it can be utilized in the creation of works of art.
  • Upon completion of the AA-T in Studio Arts, students are able to the principles and concepts of design.

Learning and Career Pathway Maps

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Completion Requirements:
  1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    1. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or CA State University General Education – Breadth Requirements.
    2. A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADT’s) also require that students must earn a "C " (or "P'') or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

Required Core: (12 Units)

Course Number Course Title Units
ARHS 5 Western Art History - Renaissance to Contemporary 3
ARTS 2A Introduction to Drawing 3
ARTS 23 2-D Design 3
ARTS 24 3-D Design 3

List A: Select One (3 Units)

Course Number Course Title Units
ARHS 3 Arts of Africa, Oceania, and Indigenous North Americas 3
ARHS 4 Western Art History - Ancient to Medieval 3
ARHS 8 Asian Art History 3

List B: Select One Course from Three Curricular Areas (9 Units)

Course Number Course Title Units
ARTS 4A Introduction to Ceramics 3
ARTS 26 Color Theory 3
GDDM 51 Color Theory 3
ARTS 2B Drawing and Composition 3
ARTS 3A Figure and Composition I 3
ARTS 7A Introduction to Watercolor Painting 3
ARTS 12A Oil/Acrylic Painting: Beginning I 3
PHTO 50 Introduction to Photography 3
Second Semester Course    
ARTS 12B Oil/Acrylic Painting: Beginning II 3

Total Units for the Major: 24

Additional General Education and Elective Units: 36

Total Units: 60

See the Las Positas College California State University General Education-Breadth or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (for CSU) patterns for a listing of areas and courses. Double counting courses in GE and the major is permissible. The number of units that may be double counted will depend on the entry point to the degree program and the optional course(s) taken. Elective units are CSU transferable. Consult with an adviser or a counselor to plan the courses necessary to achieve your academic goal.