Program Overview

The Associate in Arts in Art History for Transfer degree from Skyline College prepares students for transfer into the CSU system to obtain a degree in Art History or a closely related discipline. The degree promotes an understanding of art across time, cultures and geographic boundaries. Students are taught to apply fundamental art and art historical terminology and methodologies to analyze works, in order to articulate the historical, social, and aesthetic functions of art.

The Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or the Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing these degrees (AA-T or AS-T) are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students transferring to a CSU campus that does accept the AA-T or AS-T will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor's degree (unless the major is a designated "high-unit" major). This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a university or college that is not part of the CSU system. Students should consult with a counselor when planning to complete the degree for more information on university admission and transfer requirements.

Program Requirements

Required Core Courses Units
ART 101 History of Western Art I 3 units
ART 102 History of Western Art II 3 units
ART 204 Drawing I 3 units
List A – Select one course from the following: Units
ART 105 Art of Asia & the Near East 3 units
ART 120 Art of the Americas 3 units
ART 117 Arts of Africa and the African Diaspora 3 units
List B – Select one course from the following: Units
ART 207 Life Drawing 3 units
ART 301 Two-Dimensional Design 3 units
ART 351 Black and White Photography I 3 units
ART 401 Three-Dimensional Design 3 units
ART 405 Sculpture I 3 units
ART 411 Ceramics I 3 units
ART 430 Introduction to Digital Art 3 units
List C – Select one course from the following: Units
ART 107 Art of Our Times 3 units
ART 115 Art, Music and Ideas 3 units
ART 175 Visual Theory and Practice: Ceramic Art 3 units
ART 221 Painting I 3 units
ART 350 Visual Perception Through Photography 3 units
ANTH 110 Cultural Anthropology 3 units
ANTH 150 Introduction to Archaeology: Bones, Beads and the Basics of Material Culture 3 units
FILM 440 Film Study and Appreciation 3 units
HIST 104 World Civilizations I 3 units
HIST 106 World Civilizations II 3 units
PHIL 100 Introduction to Philosophy 3 units
Total Required Major Units: 18

General Education - certified completion of one of the following:

  • California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE Breadth),
  • OR
  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC/CSU) pattern

Elective courses: If applicable, additional courses to meet the minimum 60 CSU transferable units requirement.

Up to a total of 6-9 major units may be double counted to meet general education requirements. This degree does not require the Skyline College Associate Degree requirements.

Please refer to Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Requirements for more information.