The Associate in Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer (AA-T in Studio Arts) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in Studio Art or Art or a “similar” major at a CSU campus. Each CSU campus determines which of the degrees it offers are “similar” and can be completed with the preparation included in the AA-T in Studio Arts within 60 units once a student transfers, so which majors are “similar” varies from CSU to CSU. 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 CSU’s Associate Degree for Transfer Major and Campus Search webpage and seek guidance from an Oxnard College counselor. Students completing this degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. The AA-T in Studio Arts may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a college or university that is not part of the CSU system.
To earn an AA-T in Studio Arts, students must:
- Complete a minimum of 60 CSU-transferable semester units including both of the following:
- Certified completion of 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 the Studio Arts major as listed in the Oxnard College catalog.
- Obtain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework. While a minimum of 2.0 is required for admission, some 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.
- 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 accepts 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 university or college that is not part of the CSU system. Students should consult with a counselor when planning to complete the degree for more information on university admission and transfer requirements.
|Required Core Courses||12|
|Western Art II: Renaissance to Contemporary|
or ART R103H
|Honors: Western Art II: Renaissance to Contemporary|
|Color and Design: 2-D Foundations|
|Drawing and Composition I|
|List A - Complete one course from the following:||3|
|Western Art I: Prehistory through the Middle Ages|
or ART R102H
|Honors: Western Art I: Prehistory through the Middle Ages|
|Art of the Ancient Americas|
or ART R172H
|Honors: Art of the Ancient Americas|
|Latin American Art|
or ART R174H
|Honors: Latin American Art|
|List B - Complete three courses from the following:||9|
|ART R126A||Life Drawing I||3|
|or ART R106B||Drawing and Composition II|
|ART R110A||Beginning Acrylic Painting||3|
|or ART R108A||Beginning Oil Painting|
|ART R155||Beginning Sculpture||3|
|ART R175||Introduction to Digital Art||3|
|ART R160||Introduction to Digital Photography||3|
|ART R104B||Color Theory||3|
|Total Required Major Units||24|
|CSU GE Breadth||39|
|Double-Counted Units||- 6-9|
|Free Electives Required||3-6|
|Total Units Required for the AA-T Degree||60|
|Free Elective Required||5|
|Total Units Required for AA-T Degree||60|
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of art including its many contexts and art’s interrelationships with other disciplines.
- Interpret artworks that are visual or non-visual and be able to respond to the artwork with interpretation.
- Present ideas related to subject matter and communicate effectively.
- Demonstrate creative expression when they design and implement a hands-on experience through creative thinking and either individually or collaboratively create original work, which they then revise and improve upon, based on critical feedback.
- Engage in collaborative projects that allow students to practice critical thinking, express their ideas, and apply creative art concepts across disciplinary lines and in a variety of contexts.
- Understand and use the elements of design in the correct application in various creative contexts.
- Understand the complex blend of personal vision, social-cultural background, ethical values and aesthetic judgment in their own artistic work.