Porterville College

Studio Art

Associate in Arts for Transfer AA-T

This Associate in Arts in Studio Art for Transfer degree is designed to prepare students for transfer to a four-year university to continue their studies toward earning a B.A. in Art or Studio Art. The students who achieve this Studio Art AA-T degree will have the skills necessary to create many kinds of 2-D and 3-D art projects. They will be trained to use visual media to generate ideas, solve visual problems, and enhance perception and to think and respond critically to visual information in their lives. They will be able to identify and describe the historical and cultural contexts of works of art in order to evaluate the relationship between works of art and their time and culture. They will also be able to assess the role of the visual arts in contemporary culture as a vehicle of human expression in order to evaluate and value that creative impulse in their own lives.AA-T/AS-T Degrees

Program Learning Outcomes: The student will create basic 2-D, 3-D, and digital art projects; use drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, and digital arts to generate ideas, solve visual problems, and enhance perception; recognize, describe, analyze, and employ the visual language inherent in all art forms and visual media; identify and describe the historical and cultural contexts of works of art in order to evaluate the relationship between works of art and their time and culture; assess the role of the visual arts in contemporary culture as a vehicle of human expression in order to recognize, evaluate, and value that creative impulse in their own lives.

Students must satisfy the following requirements in order to earn the Associate in Arts in Studio Art for Transfer degree:

  1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    1. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements.
    2. A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

Students must earn a “C” or better in all courses required for the major. A “P” (Pass) grade is not an acceptable grade for courses in the major.

Core Courses (12 units)  
Complete the following courses to total 12 units.  
ART P103 - Fundamentals of Drawing 3 units
ART P106 - 2-D Design 3 units
ART P107 - 3-D Design 3 units
ART P114 - Renaissance to Contemp Art History 3 units
List A: Art History Restricted Electives (3 units)  
Select one course to total 3 units from the following:  
ART P113 Pre-Historic to Medieval Art History 3 units
List B: Studio Art Restricted Electives (9 units)  
Select three courses for a total of 9 units from the following:  
ART P116 - Introduction to Painting 3 units
ART P123 - Introduction to Sculpture 3 units
ART P124 - Figure Drawing 3 units
CGRA P110 - Introduction to Digital Arts 3 units
PHOT P101 - Introduction to Photography 3 units
Total Overall Units 60 units

Students are not required to complete additional campus course graduation requirements.

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CA Certificate of Achievement
AA Associate in Arts Degree
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AA-T Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree
AS-T Associate in Science for Transfer Degree
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