The Art department has a place for expressive people like you. We provide supplies, studio experience, and teachers dedicated to sharing their knowledge and love for the arts. Through fine art, we are able to preserve and share culture, feelings, history and knowledge. The curriculum available to you in the Art department will allow you to develop a portfolio, gain better insight into the fine arts, and help you grow and develop personally.
The faculty of the Art Department is committed to the objective of making the arts of the past and present available to the students through historical surveys and the studio experience. It is believed that this heritage of thought and skill, going beyond our immediate time and culture, will enrich the students' lives, their personal view of their world, and their communication of ideas, through added knowledge and inter-cultural understanding.
Art History is a program that provides students with an understanding of the history of visual arts and architecture. The program curriculum introduces students to the different art historical methodologies that shape the study of art of the past and present. Students examine art objects stylistically and contextually while highlighting a relationship between the object and the cultural values and beliefs of its creators. Students also explore the role of the artist, the patrons and the audience of art throughout history. The courses emphasize the fundamentals of visual analysis resulting in critical thinking and writing, as well as visual literacy.
The Associate in Arts in Art History for Transfer degree (AA-T) prepares students to transfer into the CSU system to complete a bachelor’s degree in Art History. Students completing the Associate in Arts in Art History for Transfer degree and meeting the CSU minimum eligibility requirements are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Upon transfer, students will be required to complete no more than 60 units to earn a bachelor’s degree.
To earn the Associate in Arts in Art History for Transfer degree, students must complete 60 CSU-transferable semester units with a grade point average of at least 2.0, including:
It is highly recommended that, prior to transferring, students complete courses that satisfy the CSU United States History, Constitution and American Ideals graduation requirement. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for more information on university admission and transfer requirements.
The key to a successful career in art is a high-quality portfolio. In our Art A.A. program, you will fine-tune the skills you need to develop a portfolio that will serve you well in finding a career. With the knowledge you gain in our curriculum, you will become better prepared for an entry-level position in the fine and applied arts fields. We provide workshops for classes such as drawing, sculpture, painting, and a host of other artistic media. Whether you are taking classes to develop a portfolio, or simply for personal enrichment, we can meet your interests.
Learn about the styles, themes, and creators ofthe art that influences culture today. Our A.A. program in Art History will give you an understanding of the history of visual arts and architecture. You will learn the progress and development of the different historical art styles thatshape the study of arts in the past and present. Learn to interpret themeanings of various works and gain insight into the cultural values and beliefsof their creators. This program will prepare you for transfer to a university, while enhancing your writing and critical thinking skills.
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