Studio Arts Associate in Art for Transfer

Art is the study of communicating concepts and ideas visually. Career paths chosen by students pursuing undergraduate to graduate studies in art include, but are not limited to: studio artist, art educator, art consultant, art therapist, conservator, gallery assistant, preparator and museum curator.  Students who choose not to major in studio art can improve their ability in complex and creative problem solving, critical analysis, research skills, understanding the intuitive process and in their ability to visualize.  College of the Desert’s Studio Arts curriculum includes course offerings that provide a general overview and history of the discipline as well as specific training in the myriad of studio areas.

Semester 1

Course Code Title Units
ART 001A  Beginning Drawing & Composition
ENG 001A English Composition 4
ARTH 002A or ARTH 002C or ARTH 012A or ARTH 012B or ARTH 012C History of Art I: Prehistoric to Medieval or History of Modern Art or Arts of Asia or Arts of Africa, Oceania, & Indigenous North America or Arts of Latin America 3
HIST 017 or 018 U.S. History 3

Semester 2

Course Code Title Units
ART 003A Basic Design & Color 3
Major Requirements List B 3
PS 001 Introduction to Government 3
CSU GE Area A1 Oral Communication 3
CSU GE Area A3 Critical Thinking  3

Semester 3

Course Code Title Units
ART 004 Three-Dimensional Design
Major Requirements List B 3
CSU GE Area B1 Physical Sciences 3-4
CSU GE Area B4 Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning 3-5
CSU GE Area F Ethnic Studies 3

Semester 4

Course Code Title Units
ARTH 002B History of Art II: Renaissance to Contemporary
Major Requirements List B 3
CSU GE Area B2 Life Sciences 3-4
CSU GE Area D Social & Behavioral Sciences 3
CSU GE Area E Lifelong Learning & Self-Development 3

Please see a Counselor if you need help selecting CSU GE or IGETC GE courses.

CSU GE Courses

Major Requirements List B Courses