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 demonstrate a fundamental knowledge and understanding of the creative experience and its history.
  • At the end of this program, students will demonstrate the ability to communicate using sophisticated academic language when discussing works of art in terms of design principles.
  • At the end of this program, students will demonstrate proficiency in applying a selected range of media to create artworks at an intermediate college level that expresses their creative voice.
  • At the end of this program, students will create a professional portfolio of individual artworks that demonstrates the student's ability in a selective range of media.

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, University art education, K-12 art education, and gallery management.

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-Modern3
ART 006Color and Design *3
ART 008Drawing Fundamentals3
ART 032Beginning 3-D Design3
Select three of the following courses:
ART 009Drawing Composition3
or ART 049 Beginning Figure Drawing
ART 015Beginning Printmaking3
ART 023Introduction to Digital Art3
ART 043Beginning Studio Painting3
ART 061Beginning Handbuilding Ceramics3
ART 066Beginning Sculpture3
ART 070Color Theory3
ART 080Introduction to Digital Photography - Fine Art Emphasis3
ART 141Beginning Studio Arts3
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).