Associate Degrees for Transfer

A.A.-T. in Art History

The Associate in Arts in Art History for Transfer Degree (AA-T) is designed to provide a seamless transfer pathway for students interested in pursuing at least one Art History degree option in the California State University (CSU) system. The degree is comprised of lower division coursework typically required by CSU institutions. Students must complete a total of 60 transferable semester units with a minimum 2.0 GPA, to include either the California State University General Education Breadth pattern or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum; students must also earn a grade of C or better in all the courses for the major as described in the Required Program. Upon successful completion of the degree requirements, students will be guaranteed admission to the CSU system with junior status and will not have to repeat lower division coursework. Students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to develop their educational plans as degree options and general education requirements vary for each university.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
ARTH 303 Art Survey: Ancient to 14th Century 3
ARTH 309 Art Survey: Renaissance to 19th Century 3
ARTH 311 Art Survey: Modern Art 3
ART 300 Drawing and Composition I 3
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
ARTH 333 Introduction to Islamic Art (3)
   or ARTH 328 Survey of African Art (3)
   or ARTH 332 Asian Art (3)
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
ART 304 Figure Drawing I (3)
   or ART 320 Design: Fundamentals (3)
   or ART 361 Printmaking: Survey (3)
   or ART 372 Sculpture (3)
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
Choose a minimum of three units from below that was not chosen above.
ART 301 Digital Drawing and Composition (3)
   or ART 327 Painting I (3)
   or ART 304 Figure Drawing I (3)
   or ARTH 333 Introduction to Islamic Art (3)
   or ARTH 328 Survey of African Art (3)
   or ART 320 Design: Fundamentals (3)
   or ART 361 Printmaking: Survey (3)
   or ART 372 Sculpture (3)
   or ARTH 312 Women in Art (3)
   or ARTH 332 Asian Art (3)
Total Units: 21

The Associate in Arts in Art History for Transfer (AA-T) degree may be obtained by completion of 60 transferable, semester units with a minimum 2.0 GPA, including (a) the major or area of emphasis described in the Required Program, and (b) either the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • assess and evaluate the contributions of artists throughout history and analyze art and architecture within the context of their functions and meanings (SLO #1).
  • discuss works of art publicly (SLO #2).
  • identify and evaluate works of art or architecture according to their appropriate style, region, and time frame (SLO #3).
  • research and assess theoretical information concerning the meanings and purposes of art and architecture, use scholarly sources, and express thoughts clearly in writing (SLO #4).
  • develop an appreciation for the arts, cultural practices, and history of people of the past and demonstrate how art and architecture is a reflection of that history (SLO #5).

Career Information

The AA-T in Art History can provide students with the foundational knowledge necessary for transfer to a 4-year Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree program. Career opportunities for students who have earned BA degrees in Art History include but are not limited to: registrars, preparators, and curatorial staff in art museums and galleries; art critics in mass media publications, such as newspapers and magazines. An advanced degree allows an art historian a wider range of possible career applications, including museums directorships, curators, instructors, preservationists, researchers, and auction house personnel. Some careers may require additional training. NOTE TO TRANSFER STUDENTS: The Associate in Arts in Art History for Transfer program is designed for students who plan to transfer to a campus of the California State University (CSU). Other than the required core, the courses you choose to complete this degree will depend to some extent on the selected CSU for transfer. In addition, some CSU-GE Breadth or IGETC requirements can also be completed using courses required for this associate degree for transfer major (known as “double-counting”). Meeting with a counselor to determine the most appropriate course choices will facilitate efficient completion of your transfer requirements. For students wishing to transfer to other universities (UC System, private, or out-of-state), the Associate Degree for Transfer may not provide adequate preparation for upper-division transfer admissions; it is critical that you meet with a CRC counselor to select and plan the courses for the major, as programs vary widely in terms of the required preparation.


A.A.-T. in Studio Arts

Completion of this degree provides a foundation in studio art methods. Program offerings include coursework in art history, 2-D, and 3-D studio practices. The Associate in Arts in Studio Art for Transfer Degree (AA-T) is designed to provide a seamless transfer pathway for students interested in pursuing at least one art studio degree option in the California State University (CSU) system. The degree is comprised of lower division coursework typically required by CSU institutions. Students must complete a total of 60 transferable semester units with a minimum 2.0 GPA, to include either the California State University General Education Breadth pattern or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum; students must also earn a grade of C or better in all the courses for the major as described in the Required Program. Upon successful completion of the degree requirements, students will be guaranteed admission to the CSU system with junior status and will not have to repeat lower division coursework. Students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to develop their educational plans as degree options and general education requirements vary for each university.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
ART 300 Drawing and Composition I 3
ART 320 Design: Fundamentals 3
ART 370 Three Dimensional Design 3
ARTH 309 Art Survey: Renaissance to 19th Century 3
Art History Elective:
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
ARTH 303 Art Survey: Ancient to 14th Century (3)
ARTH 332 Asian Art (3)
ARTH 311 Art Survey: Modern Art (3)
Studio Art Electives:
A minimum of 9 units from the following: 9
Select three courses, each from a different category listed below.
Drawing
ART 302 Drawing and Composition II (3)
ART 304 Figure Drawing I (3)
Color Theory
ART 323 Design: Color Theory (3)
Painting
ART 327 Painting I (3)
ART 336 Watercolor Painting (3)
Printmaking
ART 361 Printmaking: Survey (3)
Sculpture
ART 372 Sculpture (3)
Ceramics
ART 402 Beginning Clay Sculpture (3)
Photography
PHOTO 301 Beginning Photography (3)
Total Units: 24

The Associate in Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer (AA-T) degree may be obtained by completion of 60 transferable, semester units with a minimum 2.0 GPA, including (a) the major or area of emphasis described in the Required Program, and (b) either the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • differentiate major historical movements and developments in the visual arts. PSLO #1
  • compose or design works of art that utilize a combination of technique, materials, visual ideas, and experiences. PSLO #2
  • construct and document an initial portfolio of artworks for professional presentation. PSLO #3
  • critique artworks using correct terminology related to concepts, materials, and techniques. PSLO #4
  • evaluate form, image, and artistic creation of visual artworks from different traditions, cultures, and civilizations. PSLO #5

Career Information

Individuals with baccalaureate degrees in art may be placed in the K-12 educational field as well as in museums and galleries as registrars, preparators, and curatorial staff. Individuals may also work as fine artists, graphic artists or designers, illustrators, digital artists, and other commercial work such as freelance photographers. Advanced degrees in art may lead to careers as educators at the college or university level, art directors, art editors, curators, conservators, and restorers for museums and galleries. Many careers may require training beyond the baccalaureate level. NOTE TO TRANSFER STUDENTS: The Associate Degree for Transfer program is designed for students who plan to transfer to a campus of the California State University (CSU). Other than the required core, the courses you choose to complete this degree will depend to some extent on the selected CSU for transfer. In addition, some CSU-GE Breadth or IGETC requirements can also be completed using courses required for this associate degree for transfer major (known as “double-counting”). Meeting with a counselor to determine the most appropriate course choices will facilitate efficient completion of your transfer requirements. For students wishing to transfer to other universities (UC System, private, or out-of-state), the Associate Degree for Transfer may not provide adequate preparation for upper-division transfer admissions; it is critical that you meet with a CRC counselor to select and plan the courses for the major, as programs vary widely in terms of the required preparation.

Associate Degrees

A.A. in Art - Art History

CRC's art curriculum offers introductory and intermediate level courses in painting, watercolor, computer art, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking and design, as well as courses in art appreciation and art history. Through the program's art theory and art practice classes, students develop an awareness and understanding of the materials, tools, rationale and significance of art in society. The art curriculum's critical thinking and technical skills components encourage students to utilize independent thought processes and problem solving. This program provides transfer and employment opportunities as well as personal enrichment for students.

The art faculty is composed of professional artists with diverse specializations encompassing the spectrum of the classes offered.

HIGHLIGHTS

*Art faculty who have exhibited regionally, nationally and internationally

*Opportunities to explore artistic pursuits in two- and three-dimensional media using a wide variety of materials and techniques

*Regularly scheduled trips to major museums

*Guest lectures and demonstrations

*New state-of-the-art facility

NOTE TO TRANSFER STUDENTS: If you are interested in transferring to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in this major, it is critical that you meet with a CRC counselor to select and plan the courses for your major. Schools vary widely in terms of the required preparation. The courses that CRC requires for an Associate’s degree in this major may be different from the requirements needed for the Bachelor’s degree.


Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
ARTH 303 Art Survey: Ancient to 14th Century 3
ARTH 309 Art Survey: Renaissance to 19th Century 3
ARTH 311 Art Survey: Modern Art 3
Plus three (3) courses selected from:
A minimum of 9 units from the following: 9
ARTH 312 Women in Art (3)
ARTH 332 Asian Art (3)
ARCH 310 History of Architecture (3)
HUM 300 Classical Humanities (3)
HUM 310 Modern Humanities (3)
HUM 320 Asian Humanities (3)
HUM 332 American Humanities (3)
Plus one (1) studio course selected from:
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
ART 300 Drawing and Composition I (3)
ART 304 Figure Drawing I (3)
ART 320 Design: Fundamentals (3)
ART 327 Painting I (3)
ART 336 Watercolor Painting (3)
ARCH 320 Architectural Design and Communication I (3.5)
Special Projects - select either ART 494 or ART 499:
A minimum of 2 units from the following: 2
ART 499 Experimental Offering in Art (0.5 - 4)
   or ART 494 Topics in Art (0.5 - 4)
Total Units: 23

The Art - Art History Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See CRC graduation requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • demonstrate an appreciation of artistic endeavors, cultural expressions, ideas and/or institutions through non-empirical, analytic, interpretive studies and critical thinking projects (SLO #1).
  • manage the ability to discuss works of art publicly (SLO #2).
  • structure an historical, geographical and chronological context of art (SLO #3).
  • express clearly personal analyses and interpretations of arts, ideas, techniques, skills, and/or institutions, and will properly use the vocabulary appropriate to the field (SLO #4).
  • choose and apply a variety of scholarly sources for research and express thoughts clearly in writing (SLO #5).
  • develop an appreciation for the arts and cultural practices of people of the past (SLO #6).

Career Information

Painter; Sculptor; Ceramist; Art Instructor; Illustrator; Printmaker; Computer Publishing Specialist; Graphic Designer; Gallery Director; Graphic Artist; Computer Artist Some career options may require more than two years of college study.


A.A. in Art - Design

CRC's art curriculum offers introductory and intermediate level courses in painting, watercolor, digital art, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking and design, as well as courses in art appreciation and art history. Through the program's art theory and art practice classes, students develop an awareness and understanding of the materials, tools, rationale and significance of art in society. The art curriculum's critical thinking and technical skills components encourage students to utilize independent thought processes and problem solving. This program provides transfer and employment opportunities as well as personal development for students. With a choice of acquiring an A.A. degree in one of three areas related to art the student can tailor the program to their interests. The A.A. degree in Art-History allows the student to focus on the history, theory and research of art products, architecture and artifacts. The A.A. degree in Art-Studio Art is designed for the student wanting to develop their individual technical skill, conceptual abilities and creative processes emphasizing 2-D or 3-D art forms. The A.A. degree in Art-Design allows the student to focus on the application of art technical skills and the creative process as it relates to the applied arts, e.g. graphic design, product design, architecture, web design, interior design, etc.

The art faculty is composed of professional artists with diverse specializations encompassing the spectrum of the classes offered.

HIGHLIGHTS

*Art faculty who have exhibited regionally, nationally and internationally

*Opportunities to explore artistic pursuits in two- and three-dimensional media using a wide variety of materials and techniques

*Regularly scheduled trips to major museums

*Guest lectures and demonstrations

*New state-of-the-art facility

NOTE TO TRANSFER STUDENTS: If you are interested in transferring to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in this major, it is critical that you meet with a CRC counselor to select and plan the courses for your major. Schools vary widely in terms of the required preparation. The courses that CRC requires for an Associate’s degree in this major may be different from the requirements needed for the Bachelor’s degree.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
ART 300 Drawing and Composition I 3
ART 304 Figure Drawing I 3
ART 320 Design: Fundamentals 3
ART 323 Design: Color Theory 3
ART 370 Three Dimensional Design 3
Restricted Electives:
A minimum of 6 units from the following: 6
ART 325 Introduction to Graphic Design (3)
ARTNM 324 Digital Design (3)
JOUR 335 Introduction to Desktop Publishing (2)
JOUR 336 Intermediate Desktop Publishing (2)
ART 338 Introduction to Digital Painting I (3)
   or ART 301 Digital Drawing and Composition (3)
Art History Electives:
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
ARTH 303 Art Survey: Ancient to 14th Century (3)
ARTH 309 Art Survey: Renaissance to 19th Century (3)
ARTH 311 Art Survey: Modern Art (3)
ARTH 312 Women in Art (3)
ARTH 332 Asian Art (3)
Total Units: 24

The Art - Design Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See CRC graduation requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • demonstrate physical skills/dexterity within a discipline. SLO #1
  • manage the ability to discuss works of art publicly. SLO #2
  • structure an historical, geographical and chronological context of art. SLO #3
  • investigate self-analysis and external analysis techniques through the activity of "critique". SLO #4
  • formulate a conceptual framework for the future by applying analytical skills. SLO #5
  • choose and apply a variety of informational resources for research. SLO #6

Career Information

Painter; Sculptor; Ceramist; Art Instructor; Illustrator; Printmaker; Digital Publishing Specialist; Graphic Designer; Gallery Director; Curator; Graphic Artist; Digital Artist Some career options may require more than two years of college study.


A.A. in Art - Studio Art

CRC's art curriculum offers introductory and intermediate level courses in painting, watercolor, digital art, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking and design, as well as courses in art appreciation and art history. Through the program's art theory and art practice classes, students develop an awareness and understanding of the materials, tools, rationale and significance of art in society. The art curriculum's critical thinking and technical skills components encourage students to utilize independent thought processes and problem solving. This program provides transfer and employment opportunities as well as personal development for students. With a choice of acquiring an A.A. degree in one of three areas related to art the student can tailor the program to their interests. The A.A. degree in Art-History allows the student to focus on the history, theory and research of art products, architecture and artifacts. The A.A. degree in Art-Studio Art is designed for the student wanting to develop their individual skill, conceptual and creative processes emphasizing 2-D or 3-D art forms. The A.A. degree in Art-Design allows the student to focus on the application of art skills and the creative process as it relates to the applied arts, e.g. graphic design, product design, architecture, web design, interior design, etc.


The art faculty is composed of professional artists with diverse specializations encompassing the spectrum of the classes offered.

HIGHLIGHTS

*Art faculty who have exhibited regionally, nationally and internationally

*Opportunities to explore artistic pursuits in two- and three-dimensional media using a wide variety of materials and techniques

*Regularly scheduled trips to major museums

*Guest lectures and demonstrations

*New state-of-the-art facility

NOTE TO TRANSFER STUDENTS: If you are interested in transferring to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in this major, it is critical that you meet with a CRC counselor to select and plan the courses for your major. Schools vary widely in terms of the required preparation. The courses that CRC requires for an Associate’s degree in this major may be different from the requirements needed for the Bachelor’s degree.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
ART 300 Drawing and Composition I 3
ART 304 Figure Drawing I 3
ART 320 Design: Fundamentals 3
ART 370 Three Dimensional Design 3
Take two (2) Art History courses selected from:
A minimum of 6 units from the following: 6
ARTH 303 Art Survey: Ancient to 14th Century (3)
ARTH 309 Art Survey: Renaissance to 19th Century (3)
ARTH 311 Art Survey: Modern Art (3)
ARTH 312 Women in Art (3)
ARTH 328 Survey of African Art (3)
ARTH 332 Asian Art (3)
ARTH 333 Introduction to Islamic Art (3)
Plus four (4) courses from chosen emphasis of 2-D or 3-D art forms:
A minimum of 12 units from the following: 12
ART 301 Digital Drawing and Composition (3)
ART 302 Drawing and Composition II (3)
ART 305 Figure Drawing II (3)
ART 312 Portrait Drawing (3)
ART 324 Collage and Assemblage (3)
ART 327 Painting I (3)
ART 328 Painting II (3)
ART 330 Mural Painting (3)
ART 336 Watercolor Painting (3)
ART 337 Intermediate Watercolor Painting (3)
ART 361 Printmaking: Survey (3)
ART 362 Printmaking: Intaglio (3)
ART 364 Printmaking: Relief (3)
ART 372 Sculpture (3)
ART 402 Beginning Clay Sculpture (3)
ART 404 Intermediate Clay Sculpture (3)
ART 338 Introduction to Digital Painting I (3)
ARTNM 324 Digital Design (3)
ARTNM 420 3D Modeling and Texturing I - Introduction (3)
ART 443 Art Gallery Operations (3)
Total Units: 30

The Art - Studio Art Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See CRC graduation requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • demonstrate physical skills/dexterity within a discipline. SLO #1
  • manage the ability to discuss works of art publicly. SLO #2
  • structure an historical, geographical and chronological context of art. SLO #3
  • investigate self-analysis and external analysis techniques through the activity of "critique". SLO #4
  • formulate a conceptual framework for the future by applying analytical skills. SLO #5
  • choose and apply a variety of informational resources for research. SLO #6

Career Information

Painter; Sculptor; Ceramist; Art Instructor; Illustrator; Printmaker; Digital Publishing Specialist; Graphic Designer; Gallery Director; Curator; Graphic Artist; Digital Artist Some career options may require more than two years of college study.


A.A. in Art-Photo

The art-photography program is designed to teach students fine art photography with an emphasis in black and white film based processes. Critical analysis, history and current theories in photography are also requirements.

Students planning to prepare for a four-year degree in Photography should consult the lower division requirements of the university to which they plan to transfer.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
ART 300 Drawing and Composition I 3
PHOTO 301 Beginning Photography (3) 3
PHOTO 420 History of Photography (3) 3
PHOTO 310 Intermediate Photography (3) 3
ARTH 300 Introduction to Art (3) 3
ART 304 Figure Drawing I (3) 3
   or ART 361 Printmaking: Survey (3)
PHOTO 320 Color Photography (3) 3
PHOTO 360 Large Format Photography (3) 3
PHOTO 365 Alternative Process Photography (3) 3
   or PHOTO 364 Advanced Black and White Photography (3)
Total Units: 27

The Art-Photo Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See CRC graduation requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • SLO #1 Produce a portfolio that conveys creative self expression.
  • SLO #2 Work with silver based and alternative processes in black and white photography.
  • SLO #3 Use a variety of film based cameras, including medium and large format.
  • SLO #4 Describe the history of photography.
  • SLO #5 Recount current trends in photographic theories and aesthetics.

Career Information

Fine art photographer, gallery worker, museum worker, curator or general photographer. Some career options may require more than two years of college study. Classes beyond the associate degree may be required to fulfill some career options or for preparation for transfer to a university program.

Certificate of Achievement

Fine Art Photography Certificate

The fine art photography program is designed for students who want to enter a career path in fine art photography. Students will use a variety of cameras and formats to produce images in both color and black and white. Personal expression and creativity, history and contemporary issues in photography and visual communication will also be emphasized.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
PHOTO 301 Beginning Photography (3) 3
PHOTO 310 Intermediate Photography (3) 3
   or PHOTO 364 Advanced Black and White Photography (3)
PHOTO 320 Color Photography 3
PHOTO 360 Large Format Photography (3) 3
PHOTO 365 Alternative Process Photography (3) 3
   or PHOTO 366 Advanced Alternative Process Photography (3)
PHOTO 400 Digital Imaging (3) 3
PHOTO 420 History of Photography (3) 3
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
PHOTO 260 The Eastern Sierra Landscape, Yosemite Valley (2)
PHOTO 272 Lightroom (1.5)
PHOTO 273 Video Capture with DSLRs (1.5)
PHOTO 275 Digital Applications for Alternative Processes (1.5)
PHOTO 277 Creating a Digital Portfolio (1.5)
PHOTO 350 Photojournalism (3)
PHOTO 278 Flash Photography (1.5)
Total Units: 24

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • PSLO #1 communicate visual ideas in a variety of formats
  • PSLO #2 describe important historical and contemporary movements in photography
  • PSLO #3 produce a portfolio of images emphasizing personal creativity and self expression

Gainful Employment

The US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any program that is eligible for financial aid that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation." The following link provides Gainful Employment Disclosure information for this certificate program:

Gainful Employment Information for Fine Art Photography Certificate of Achievement

Career Information

freelance photographer, editorial photographer, photojournalist, gallery apprentice, museum apprentice, teacher

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