Associate of Arts in Art (AA)

Division: Fine Arts

This degree prepares students for transfer to a four-year university. Students completing this degree will have an introductory foundation for the field of Art through the study of art history and studio art and will acquire comprehensive preparation for academic transfer.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate a fundamental knowledge and understanding of the creative experience and its history.

  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate using sophisticated academic language when discussing works of art in terms of design principles.

  • Demonstrate proficiency in applying a selected range of media to create artworks at an intermediate college level that expresses their creative voice.

  • Create a professional portfolio of individual artworks that demonstrates the student's ability in a selective range of media.

Transfer & Career Opportunities

The College maintains articulation with most CSU and UC campuses and some private colleges and universities. Course requirements vary between colleges and universities and students are encouraged to consult and a COS counselor for program planning and course selection. Most common career opportunities with a baccalaureate degree include: art education, gallery management, commercial art, design, ceramic design.

Program Requirements

Select one of the following General Education patterns:
California State University General Education (CSU-GE) *
Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC-CSU) **
ART 002Art History/Ancient-Gothic *3
ART 003Art History/Gothic-Modern *3
ART 006Color and Design3
ART 008Drawing Fundamentals3
ART 023Introduction to Digital Art3
ART 032Beginning 3-D Design3
Students must complete one of the following concentrations with a minimum of 15 units:
Concentration in Art History
ART 004Art of Ancient America: Mesoamerica3
ART 005Art of Ancient America: South America3
ART 007Advanced Color and Design3
ART 111Beginning Gallery Exhibition3
ART 112Intermediate Gallery Exhibition3
Concentration in Ceramics
ART 033Intermediate 3-D Design3
ART 061Beginning Handbuilding Ceramics3
ART 062Intermediate Handbuilding Ceramics3
ART 063Beginning Wheel Thrown Ceramics3
ART 064Intermediate Wheel-Thrown Ceramics3
ART 111Beginning Gallery Exhibition3
Concentration in Sculpture
ART 033Intermediate 3-D Design3
ART 066Beginning Sculpture3
ART 067Intermediate Sculpture3
ART 111Beginning Gallery Exhibition3
ART 141Beginning Studio Arts3
ART 142Intermediate Studio Arts3
Concentration in Digital Arts
ART 007Advanced Color and Design3
ART 009Drawing Composition3
ART 025Digital Painting and Imaging3
ART 111Beginning Gallery Exhibition3
ART 130Digital Printmaking3
Concentration in Drawing and Painting
ART 007Advanced Color and Design3
ART 009Drawing Composition3
ART 043Beginning Studio Painting3
ART 044Intermediate Studio Painting3
ART 049Beginning Figure Drawing3
ART 050Intermediate Figure Drawing3
ART 111Beginning Gallery Exhibition3
Concentration in Printmaking
ART 007Advanced Color and Design3
ART 009Drawing Composition3
ART 015Beginning Printmaking3
ART 016Intermediate Printmaking3
ART 111Beginning Gallery Exhibition3
ART 121Beginning Screen Printing3
ART 122Intermediate Screen Printing3
ART 130Digital Printmaking3
ART 176Beginning Stone Lithography3
ART 177Intermediate Stone Lithography3
ART 178Beginning Plate Lithography3
ART 179Intermediate Plate Lithography3

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


6 units may be double counted above in IGETC-CSU. 

The Associate of 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 (see Transfer Information and Requirements for additional details).