The studio art program empowers students to learn diverse perspectives and practical portfolio art skills for transfer into art schools and university studio art programs. The Associate in Arts degree and Certificate of Achievement offer a range of beginning to intermediate level ceramics, digital arts, drawing, life drawing, 2-D, and 3-D design, painting and art theory. Our equitable schedule of courses is offered on weekdays, weeknights, weekends, face to face, hybrid, and online to fit students' needs.
Learn more about the program on the Art website.
Associate Degree for Transfer
This program also offers an Associate Degree for Transfer. Learn more and review the degree requirements on the Studio Arts AA-T listing.
Program Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to:
- Create two- and three-dimensional artwork using drawing, design, ceramics, and/or digital tools, materials, methods, and techniques.
- Create artwork that communicates diverse cultural and personal perspectives, and the human condition.
- Analyze and assess diverse historical and current two- and three-dimensional works of art as it relates to art and theory.
- Translate concepts and visual experiences into images, tactile, and digital forms.
- AA = Associate in Arts Degree
- CA = Certificate of Achievement
- Major: 32.5
- Certificate(s): 32.5
Associate Degree Requirements
|Select one of the following:|
|ENGL 1A||COMPOSITION & READING||5|
|ENGL 1AH||HONORS COMPOSITION & READING||5|
& ENGL 1T
|INTEGRATED COMPOSITION & READING|
and INTEGRATED COMPOSITION & READING
|Select one of the following:|
|MATH 105||INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA||5|
|MATH 180||QUANTITATIVE REASONING||5|
|or any MATH course approved for Foothill GE Area V, Communication & Analytical Thinking|
A minimum of 90 units is required1 to include:
- Completion of one of the following general education patterns: Foothill General Education, CSU General Education Breadth Requirements or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)
- Core courses (16.5 units)
- Support courses (16 units)
Additional elective course work may be necessary to meet the 90-unit minimum requirement for the associate degree.
Note: All courses pertaining to the major must be taken for a letter grade. In addition, a grade of "C" or better is required for all core and support courses used for the degree or certificate.
Core and Support Courses
|ART 1||INTRODUCTION TO ART||4.5|
|ART 4A||FUNDAMENTALS IN DRAWING||4|
|ART 5A||2-D FOUNDATIONS||4|
|ART 5B||3-D FOUNDATIONS||4|
|Complete four support courses from one of the following lists:||16|
|List 1: Drawing and Figure Studies|
|FIGURE DRAWING I|
|HEADS & HANDS DRAWING|
|FIGURE DRAWING II|
|List 2: Painting|
|OIL PAINTING I|
|ACRYLIC PAINTING I|
|OIL PAINTING II|
|ACRYLIC PAINTING II|
|List 3: Ceramics|
or ART 5C
|BEGINNING CERAMICS HANDBUILDING|
|BEGINNING CERAMICS POTTER'S WHEEL|
|LOW-TEMPERATURE CERAMIC FIRING & GLAZING TECHNIQUES|
|POTTER'S WHEEL II|
|List 4: Digital and Color Theory|
|DIGITAL PAINTING I|
|DIGITAL PAINTING II|
Certificate of Achievement in Art
- Units: 32.5
The certificate of achievement is awarded upon completion of the core and support courses. General education courses are not required.