Associate in Arts in Art History for Transfer (AA-T)

Division: Fine Arts

Students completing the Associate in Arts in Art History for Transfer will be able to seamlessly transfer in the CSU system to pursue a baccalaureate degree in Art History or a similar major. Students completing this degree will have an introductory foundation for the field of Art History through the study of courses surveying Western and non-Western art from the Paleolithic era to the present and will acquire the ability to interpret works of art from an interdisciplinary and historical perspective.

Program Outcomes

  • Identify works of art according to artist(s), title and time period.
  • Apply proper usage of art-specific terminology as it relates to media, processes and iconography.
  • Discuss the relationship of works of art to human history by exploring their political, socio-cultural, economic, religious and intellectual context.
  • Read and write effectively, understand the history of the creative experience and fundamentals in studio practices.
  • Enter a four-year university as an Art History major and have the expertise to select a time period of emphasis for further study.

Transfer & Career Opportunities

This Associate of Arts in Art History for Transfer (AA-T) Degree is intended to meet the lower division requirements for Art History for all CSU campuses. Students planning to transfer to institutions other than the CSU are encouraged to consult and a COS counselor for program planning and course selection. Most common career opportunities with a baccalaureate degree include: education and gallery management.

General Education (37-39 Units)37-39
Select one of the following Genral Education patterns:
California State University General Education (CSU-GE) *
Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC-CSU) **
Required Major Courses (9 Units)9
Art History/Ancient-Gothic *
Art History/Gothic-Modern *
Drawing Fundamentals
Restricted Electives - List A (3 Units)3
Select one of the following courses:
Precol Art &Cult/Americas-Meso
Precol Art&Cult/Americas-S.Ame
Restricted Electives - List B (6 Units)6
Select two courses from either List A or List B or a combination from both lists:
Color and Design
Advanced Color and Design
Macintosh Basic for Artists
Beginning 3-D Design
Beginning Figure Drawing
Beginning Sculpture
Beg. Handbuilding Ceramics
Electives (9-11 Units)9-11
Select additional transferable courses numbered 1-199 to achieve 60 units.

Course(s) meets General Education requirement and 6 units may be double counted above in 1A (CSU GE).


6 units may be double counted above in 1B (IGETC-CSU). IGETC-CSU requires completion of IGETC AREA 1C.

The Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer requirements include completion of the 60 unit program defined above with at least 12 units taken in residence at College of the Sequoias with a “C” (2.0) average and a “C” or better grade in all required major and restricted electives courses (see Transfer Information and Requirements for additional details).