The Associate in Arts in Studio Arts Transfer degree (AA-T in Studio Arts) is intended to meet the lower division requirement for Studio Arts majors (or similar majors) at a CSU campus that offers a Studio Arts baccalaureate degree. The degree helps to develop a strong foundation level of art skills in a variety of mediums and techniques. Courses will stimulate conceptual thinking, problem solving and critical analysis through direct application and experience, as well as foster an understanding of art within history and culture. Students who major in the field of art have a variety of opportunities open to them. Choices include careers in teaching, art criticism, historic preservation, museum/gallery practices, or work as practicing artists in ceramics, painting, sculpture, drawing, or applied art.
The Associate in Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer (AA-T in Studio Arts) is intended for students who plan to transfer and complete a bachelor’s degree in Studio Arts, or a “similar” major at a CSU campus. For a current list of what majors (and what options or areas of emphasis within that major) have been designated as “similar” to this degree at each CSU campus, please refer to adegreewithaguarantee.com and seek guidance from a Moorpark College counselor. Students completing this degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system but not necessarily to a particular campus or major of choice.
To earn an AA-T in Studio Arts degree, students must:
- Complete of 60 semester or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
- The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth (CSU GE-Breadth) requirements
- A minimum of 24 semester units in Studio Arts major, listed in the Moorpark College catalog.
- Obtain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0. While a minimum of 2.0 is required for admission, some transfer institutions and majors may require a higher GPA. Please consult with a counselor for more information.
- Obtain a grade of “C” or better or “P” in all courses required in the major. Even though a “pass-no-pass” is allowed (Title 5 §55063), it is highly recommended that students complete their major courses with a letter grade (A, B, or C).
- Complete requirements in residency. For students in the Ventura County Community College District, a minimum of 12 units must be completed in residency at the college granting the degree.
Students transferring to a CSU campus that does accept the Studio Arts AA-T will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree (unless the major is a designated “high-unit” major at a particular campus). This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a university or college that is not part of the CSU system. Students should consult with a counselor to obtain more information on university admission and transfer requirements.
|REQUIRED CORE: Complete the following courses (12 units)|
|ART M20||Two-Dimensional Design||3|
|ART M23||Three-Dimensional Design||3|
|ART M30||Drawing and Composition I||3|
|ARTH M120||History of Western Art: Renaissance through Modern||3|
|LIST A: Select and complete one course from the following||3|
|ARTH M110||History of Western Art: Prehistoric Through Gothic||3|
|ARTH M130||History of Art: Asian||3|
|ARTH M150||History of Western Art: Modern through Contemporary||3|
|LIST B: Select and complete three courses from the following|
|ART M31||Drawing and Composition II||3|
|or ART M32||Beginning Life Drawing I|
|ART M43||Beginning Painting I||3|
|or ART M49||Water Color I|
|ART M90||Beginning Printmaking I||3|
|ART M70||Beginning Ceramics I||3|
|ART M77||Beginning Sculpture I||3|
|or ART M79A||Figure Sculpture I|
|PHOT M10||Beginning Photography||3|
|Second Semester Course|
|ART M31||Drawing and Composition II||3|
|ART M33||Beginning Life Drawing II||3|
|ART M44||Beginning Painting II||3|
|ART M50||Water Color II||3|
|ART M71||Beginning Ceramics II||3|
|ART M91||Beginning Printmaking II||3|
|Total Units for Major: 24|
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- develop strong foundation level art skills in a variety of mediums and techniques.
- demonstrate creative problem-solving, conceptual thinking and critical analysis as learned through direct application and experience.
- demonstrate visual literacy, and an understanding of art both contemporary and historical, across cultures and throughout time.