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Online Degrees & Certificates

AA in Art

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, virtual, 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

  • 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.

Units Required

Units required for Major: 32.5

A minimum of 90 units is required to include:

  • Completion of one of the following general eduation patterns:
    • Foothill General Education
    • CSU General Education Breadth Requirements or
    • the Intersegmental Genearl 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. 

Associate Degree Requirements

English Proficiency: Select one of the following
ENGL 1A Composition & Reading 5
ENGL 1AH Honors Composition & Reading 5
ENGL 1S Integrated Composition & Reading  
and ENGL 1T and Integrated Composition & Reading 8
ESLL 26 Advanced Composition & Reading 5
or equivalent    
Mathematics Proficiency:
College-level math course at or above the level of Intermediate Algebra

Core Courses (16.5 units)

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

Support Courses (16 units)

Complete four support courses from one of the following lists

List 1: Drawing and Figure Studies
ART 4B Intermediate Drawing 4
ART 4C Representational Drawing 4
ART 4D Figure Drawing I 4
ART 4E Heads & Hands Drawing 4
ART 4I Figure Drawing II 4
ART 4J Figure Modelling 4
List 2: Painting
ART 19A Oil Painting I 4
ART 19B Acrylic Painting I 4
ART 19C Oil Painting II 4
ART 19D Acrylic Painting II 4
ART 47A Watercolor I 4
ART 47B Watercolor II 4
List 3: Ceramics
ART 44 Ceramic Sculpture 4
ART 45A Beginning Ceramics Handbuilding 4
ART 45C Advanced Ceramics 4
ART 45F Low-Temperature Ceramic Firing & Glazing Techniques 4
List 4: Digital and Color Theory
ART 15A Digital Painting I 4
ART 15B Digital Painting II 4
ART 20A Color I 4
ART 20B Color II 4
 Note that this is a list of fully online courses that satisfy degree requirements.

For a list of on-campus courses that satisfy degree requirements,  please visit Art 2022-2023 Degrees & Certificates.

Based on the 2022 - 2023 degree program.