Program Overview

An Associate in Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer (AA-T) from Skyline College is intended for students who are interested in transferring to a California State University (CSU) campus with a major in Studio Arts, or similar major. This degree promotes historical and contemporary perspectives on the creation of art, the ability to analyze and understand compositional structure, and hands-on skills working in a variety of media.

Students completing an AA-T degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students transferring to a CSU campus that accepts the AA-T will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor's degree. This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or university or a college that is not part of the CSU system. Students should consult with a Skyline College counselor for further information on university admissions and transfer requirements. A grade of "C" or better, or "Pass" if the course is taken on a Pass/No Pass basis, is required for each course applied to the major. Major course requirements may also be applied to meet general education requirements.

To earn an AA-T degree, students must meet the following requirements:

  1. Complete a minimum of 60 CSU transferable units;
  2. Earn a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least a 2.0 in all CSU transferable coursework;
  3. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. A "P" (Pass) grade is also an acceptable grade for courses in the major if the course is taken on a Pass/No Pass basis. Students should consult with their counselor before enrolling in a major course on a Pass/No Pass basis, as some CSUs may have limitations on which major courses can be taken on a Pass/No Pass basis.
  4. Certified completion of the California State University General Education-Breadth (CSU GE Breadth) or the Intersegmental General Education Curriculum (IGETC) pattern.

Advising Note: Students planning to transfer to a CSU (California State University) campus MUST complete an Oral Communication (COMM) course (CSU Minimum Admissions Requirement). Oral Communication courses are noted in the following GE areas: CSU GE (Area A1) or IGETC (Area 1C).

Note: Students do not need to complete the Skyline College Associate Degree requirements. For further information, please consult a Skyline College counselor.

Program Requirements

Required Core Courses (12 units) Units
ART 102 History of Western Art II 3 units
ART 301 Two-Dimensional Design 3 units
ART 401 Three-Dimensional Design 3 units
ART 204 Drawing I 3 units
List A – Select one course from the following (3 units): Units
ART 101 History of Western Art I 3 units
ART 105 Art of Asia & the Near East 3 units
List B – Select three Curricular Areas from the following (9 units): Units
Drawing
ART 205 Drawing II Drawing 3 units
ART 207 Life Drawing 3 units
Painting
ART 221 Painting I 3 units
Printmaking
ART 234 Printmaking I 3 units
Ceramics
ART 411 Ceramics I 3 units
Sculpture
ART 405 Sculpture I 3 units
Digital Art
ART 430 Introduction to Digital Art 3 units
Photography
ART 351 Black and White Photography I 3 units
ART 354 Digital Photography I 3 units
Color
ART 214 Color 3 units
Other Media
ART 231 Watercolor I 3 units
ART 435 Digital Illustration 3 units
ART 440 Introduction to Web Design 3 units
Second Semester Courses
ART 222 Painting II 3 units
ART 232 Watercolor II 3 units
ART 406 Sculpture II 3 units
ART 412 Ceramics II 3 units
Total Required Major Units: 24

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) pattern

Advising Note: Students planning to transfer to a CSU (California State University) campus MUST complete an Oral Communication (COMM) course (CSU Minimum Admissions Requirement). Oral communication courses are noted in the following GE areas: CSU GE (Area A1) or IGETC (Area 1C).

Up to (6) major course units may be double counted to apply to meet general education requirements. This degree does not require the Skyline College Associate Degree requirements.

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

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