The Associate in Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer Degree is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing the degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major.
A student graduating with an Associate in Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer Degree may transfer to a CSU Campus to complete a Bachelor’s Degree in Art, Ceramics, Commercial Art, Digital Media, Fine Arts, Painting, Photography or Sculpture.
To earn an Associate in Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer Degree, students must meet the following requirements:
- Complete 60 semester units 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 Requirements.
- A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
- Obtain a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
- Obtain a "C" grade or better, or "P," in all courses required for the major. Even though a "P" grade is allowed (Title 5, Section 55063), it is recommended that students take the course for a letter grade (“A,” “B,” or “C”) due to unit limitations on "P/NP" courses.
- Complete a minimum of 12 units in residence at Ventura College.
|Required Core: 12 units|
|ART V02B||Introduction to the History of Western Art II||3|
|ART V11A||Color and Design: Two-Dimensional Design||3|
|ART V12A||Drawing and Composition I||3|
|ART V19||Three-Dimensional Design||3|
|List A (select one course): 3 units|
|ART V02A||Introduction to the History of Western Art I||3|
|ART V02D||Art of the Ancient Mediterranean||3|
|ART V03/AES V10||Introduction to African and Pre-Columbian Art||3|
|ART V04||Introduction to Renaissance and Baroque Art||3|
|ART V05||Introduction to American Art||3|
|ART V06||Introduction to Modern Art||3|
|ART V08/AES V65||Introduction to Asian Art||3|
|ART V09A||Art of the Ancient Americas||3|
|ART V09B/AES V66||Introduction to Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art||3|
|List B (select three courses): 9 units - Curricular Areas|
|ART V12B||Drawing and Composition II||3|
|ART V13A||Life Drawing I||3|
|ART V16A||Beginning Oil Painting I||3|
|ART V46A||Beginning Acrylic Painting I||3|
|ART V50A||Handbuilding Ceramics I||3|
|ART V51A||Beginning Ceramics I||3|
|ART V25A||Beginning Sculpture I||3|
|ART V68||Introduction to Digital Art||3|
|PHOT V01||Beginning Photography||3|
|PHOT V02||Digital Studio||3|
|ART V11B||Color and Design: Color Theory and Practice||3|
|ART V29A||Illustration I||3|
|ART V71||Graphic Design: Typography||3|
Second Semester Courses:
|ART V16B||Beginning Oil Painting II||3|
|ART V25B||Beginning Sculpture II||3|
|ART V51B||Beginning Ceramics II||3|
|ART V72||Introduction to Graphic Design||3|
|CSU General Education or IGETC-CSU Pattern||37–39|
|Electives (CSU transferrable units to reach 60)||3–5|
|Total Units that may be double-counted||(6)|
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transfer to a UC campus or a college or university other than CSU.
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate basic drawing skills, color manipulation, and design principles in areas of emphasis.
- Demonstrate three-dimensional techniques in creating objects in selected areas of emphasis.
- Demonstrate the proper use of the camera and of the basic techniques of analog and digital photography in selected areas of emphasis.
- Critically evaluate digital media and graphic communication design and production techniques and their use in selected areas of emphasis.
- Analyze works of art in terms of their historical contexts and social and cultural values.