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Art: Emphasis in Painting Associate of Arts (AA)

About the Program

The AA in Art: Emphasis in Painting provides students with broad exposure to art courses, allowing students to explore and refine their studio arts practice. This degree is designed for art majors in addition to those who are pursuing an arts education for its own merit.

Program Outcomes

  • Upon completion of the AA in Art: Emphasis in Painting, students are able to apply creative thinking through the production of original artworks.
  • Upon completion of the AA in Art: Emphasis in Painting, students are able to apply the principles of visual design for the communication and expression
    of ideas.
  • Upon completion of the AA in Art: Emphasis in Painting, students are able to create works of art that synthesize quality technical execution with content
    and concept.
  • Upon completion of the AA in Art: Emphasis in Painting, students are able to demonstrate technical proficiency in use of art media, tools, processes and

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Required Core: (27 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
ARHS 1 Introduction to Art History 3
ARHS 4 Western Art History - Ancient to Medieval 3
ARHS 5 Western Art History - Renaissance to Contemporary 3
ARTS 2A Introduction to Drawing 3
ARTS 3A Figure and Composition I 3
ARTS 7A Introduction to Watercolor Painting 3
ARTS 12A Oil/Acrylic Painting: Beginning I 3
ARTS 23 2-D Design 3
ARTS 24 3-D Design 3

List A: Select Three (9 Units)

Course Number Course Title Units
ARHS 6 Museum & Gallery Techniques 3
ARHS 3 Arts of Africa, Oceania, and Indigenous North Americas 3
ARTS 2B Drawing and Composition 3
ARTS 3B Figure and Composition II 3
ARTS 7B Watercolor Painting 3
ARTS 12B Oil/Acrylic Painting: Beginning II 3

Total Units in the Major: 36

The Associate Degree is conferred upon those students who complete the required 60 or more semester units of the degree pattern with a grade-point average of 2.0 or better, of which 12 units must be earned at Las Positas College. In addition, students must complete a General Education pattern in order to earn a degree: see the Las Positas College General Education Pattern for Associate of Arts (AA) Degree, California State University General Education-Breadth, or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (for CSU) patterns for 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, the optional course(s) taken, and the GE pattern selected. Elective units are degree applicable. Consult with an adviser or a counselor to plan the courses necessary to achieve your academic goal.