Academic Catalog

Visual & Performing Arts

Art History for Transfer (AA-T)

The Associate in Arts in Art History for Transfer degree is designed to provide students with an understanding and an appreciation of the arts in a variety of cultures and civilizations throughout history. This degree prepares students to transfer to a California State University where a baccalaureate degree may be earned in art, art history, or a related field.

The following is required for the Associate in Arts in Art History for Transfer degree:

  1. Minimum of 60 semester or 90 quarter CSU-transferable units.
  2. Minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework.
  3. Minimum of 18 semester or 27 quarter units in the major.
  4. A grade of “C” or higher or “Pass” in all courses required for the major.
  5. Certified completion of the California State University General Education (CSU GE) Breadth pattern or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern; see Degree Requirements and Transfer Information section for more information. Note: If following IGETC, IGETC-CSU must be followed for admission to a CSU.

Program Learning Outcomes

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

  • Analyze the role and development of the visual arts in past and present cultures throughout the world, noting human diversity as it relates to the visual arts and the artists.
  • Analyze and derive meaning from works of art according to the elements of art, the principles of design and aesthetic qualities.
  • Demonstrate how the arts help to understand the past.
  • Define artistic historical periods and transitions.

Associate in Arts Degree Requirements

Core Curriculum
ART-140Survey of Western Art I: Prehistory through Middle Ages3
ART-141Survey of Western ART II: Renaissance through Modern3
ART-124Drawing I3
List A
Select one of the following:3
Art of Africa, Oceania and the Americas
Asian Art
List B
Select one of the following:3
Two-Dimensional Design
Painting I
Three-Dimensional Design
Watercolor I
Figure Drawing I
Graphic Design Principles
List C
Select one of the following:3
Any List B course not already used
Modern Art
Architecture of the 20th and 21st Centuries
Contemporary Art
Principles of the Humanities
Arts and Culture in Local Context - San Diego
Kumeyaay Arts and Culture I
Units for the Major18
6-9 units may be double-counted with GE
Plus General Education Requirements (CSU GE or IGETC-CSU)39/37
Total Transferable Elective Units9-12/11-14
Total Units60