Associate in Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer (AA-T)

Division: Fine Arts

Students completing the Associate in Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer will be able to seamlessly transfer into the CSU system to pursue a baccalaureate degree in Art, Studio Arts. Students completing this degree will demonstrate the understanding, expertise and skill development necessary to transfer to the CSU system and pursue a bachelor’s degree in Art. The Studio Arts Program provides opportunities for students to learn about spatial concepts, color theory, media-specific terminology, technology, craftsmanship and an intellectual understanding of the creative process.

Program Outcomes

  • At the end of this program, students will read and write effectively and understand the history of the creative experience as it relates to the history of art.
  • At the end of this program, students will create artwork using foundational techniques such as the six basic elements of design, drawing and composition, an understanding of color and artistry.
  • At the end of this program, students will create original three-dimensional designs using a variety of media and applications.

Transfer & Career Opportunities

This Associate in Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer (AA-T) Degree is intended to meet the lower division requirements for art 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: ceramist, commercial artist, world-wide designer including architectural, advertising, interior, automotive and industrial design, art education and gallery management.

General Education (37-39 Units)37-39
Select one of the following General Education patterns:
California State University General Education (CSU-GE) *
Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC-CSU) **
Required Courses (15 Units)15
Art History/Ancient-Gothic *
Art History/Gothic-Modern
Color and Design *
Drawing Fundamentals
Beginning 3-D Design
Restricted Electives (9 Units)9
Select three of the following courses:
Drawing Composition
Beginning Figure Drawing
Macintosh Basic for Artists
Beginning Studio Painting
Beg. Handbuilding Ceramics
Beginning Sculpture
Beginning Studio Arts
Electives (3-5 Units)3-5
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).