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The Associate in Arts for Transfer in Studio Arts is designed to prepare students who wish to transfer for the purposes of continuing study and practice in drawing, painting, digital art and other fine/studio arts.

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Overview

Completion of the Associate in Arts for Transfer in Studio Arts degree guarantees admission for students to transfer to a CSU with junior standing. This degree allows students to complete various lower division courses in preparation for obtaining a baccalaureate degree in art, fine art, or studio arts at a California State University. Students have the option of fulfilling CSUGE or IGETC general education patterns. Learn more about general education patterns

  • With CSUGE Requirements: MAA7
  • With IGETC Requirements: MAA7

California Community Colleges offer associate degrees for transfer to the CSU. These may include Associate in Arts (AA-T) or Associate in Science (AS-T) degrees. These degrees are designed to provide a clear pathway to a CSU major and baccalaureate degree. California Community College students who are awarded an AA-T or AS-T degree are guaranteed admission with junior standing somewhere in the CSU system and given priority admission consideration to their local CSU campus or to a program that is deemed similar to their community college major. This priority does not guarantee admission to specific majors or campuses.

Students who have been awarded an AA-T or AS-T are able to complete their remaining requirements for the 120-unit baccalaureate degree within 60 semester or 90 quarter units. To view the most current list of Moreno Valley College Associate Degrees for Transfer and to find out which CSU campuses accept each degree, visit I Can Go to College. Students are encouraged to meet with a MVC counselor to review their options for transfer and to develop an educational plan that best meets their goals and needs.

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Articulate ideas utilizing art terminology for critical discussion.
  • Demonstrate proficient technical and creative skills with a variety of art materials.
  • Describe and discuss art in its cultural and historical context.
  • Demonstrate accurate visual perception, working in an observational context.

Total Units Required: 24

Core Courses

Course Number Course Name Units
AHS-2* History of Western Art: Renaissance through Contemporary 3
ART-22 Basic Design 3
ART-24 Three Dimensional Design 3
ART-17 Beginning Drawing 3
Electives Choose from List A 3
Electives Choose from List B 9

List A: Choose 3 Units

Course Number Course Name Units
AHS-1*/1H* History of Western Art: Pre-Historic, Ancient, and Medieval 3
AHS-12* Asian Art History 3
ART-5* Non-Western Art History 3

* Courses may be double-counted within CSUGE or IGETC.

List B: Choose 9 Units

Course Number Course Name Units
ART-40A Figure Drawing Introduction (Curricular Area: Drawing) 3
ART-18 Intermediate Drawing (Curricular Area: Drawing) 3
ART-26 Beginning Painting (Curricular Area: Painting) 3
ART-36A Computer Art Introduction (Curricular Area: Digital Art) 3
ART-23 Design and Color (Curricular Area: Color) 3

 

Suggested Schedule by Term

Major and transfer course credit areas

Ensure you know how recommended classes satisfy your graduation and transfer goals.

  • Major
  • RCCD GE
  • CSUGE
  • IGETC

This program can be completed in 2 years, or 4 semesters (fall/spring). Students can decrease their semester course load by taking some required classes during the winter and summer terms instead.

Program completion within this time frame is dependent on the number of units enrolled per term and course availability. Full-time students are recommended to take 12-15 units per term. Meet with a counselor to develop your Student Educational Plan (SEP), determine the appropriate general education pattern and work/life/school balance.

Course Information
Course Credit Area
AHS 2/2H – History of Western Art: Renaissance through Contemporary/Honors
3 units
  • M
ART 17 – Beginning Drawing
3 units
  • M
ENG 1A/1AH – English Composition/Honors
4 units
  • A2
  • 1A
GUI 47 or 48 – Career and Life Exploration or College Success Strategies
3 units
  • E
CSUGE – US History (Suggested: HIS 6 or 7)
3 units

Student Tasks

Course Information
Course Credit Area
ART 22 – Basic Design
3 units
  • M

Choose one:

  • ART 18 – Intermediate Drawing
  • ART 40A – Figure Drawing - Introduction
3 units
  • M

Choose one:

  • AHS 1/1H – History of Western Art: Prehistoric, Ancient and Medieval/Honors
  • AHS 5 – Arts of Africa, Oceania, and Indigenous North America
  • AHS 12 – Asian Art History
3 units
  • M
  • 3A

MAT 11 or 12/12H – College Algebra or Statistics/Honors

4 units
  • B4
  • 2B
POL 1/1H – American Politics/Honors
3 units
  • D
  • 4

Student Tasks

Course Information
Course Credit Area

Choose one:

  • ART 23 – Design and Color
  • ART 26 – Beginning Painting
3 units
  • M
ART 24 – Three Dimensional Design
3 units
  • M

Choose one:

  • COM 1/1H – Public Speaking/Honors
  • COM 2 – Persuasion in Rhetorical Perspective
  • COM 6 – Dynamics of Small Group Communication
  • COM 9/9H – Interpersonal Communication/Honors
3 units
  • A1
  • 1C

ENG 1B/1BH – Critical Thinking and Writing/Honors

4 units
  • A3
  • 1B

ANT 1/1H – Physical Anthropology/Honors

3 units
  • B2
  • 4A

Student Tasks

Course Information
Course Credit Area

Choose one:

  • ART 18 – Intermediate Drawing
  • ART 23 – Design and Color
  • ART 36A – Computer Art - Introduction
3 units
  • M
GEG 1/1H – Physical Geography/Honors
3 units
  • B2
GEG 1L – Physical Geography Lab
1 unit
  • B3
ANT 2/2H – Cultural Anthropology/Honors
3 units
  • D
  • 4

Any Course from:

  • CSUGE Area D – Social Sciences
  • IGETC Area 4 - Social and Behavioral Sciences
3 units
  • D
  • 4

Any Course from:

  • CSUGE Area F – Ethnic Studies
  • IGETC Area 6 – Languages Other than English
3 - 5 units
  • F
  • 6

Student Tasks

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