Program Overview

The Associate in Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer degree from Skyline College prepares students for transfer into the CSU system to obtain a degree in Studio Arts or a closely related discipline. The 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.

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 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: Units
ART 101 History of Art I 3 units
ART 105 Art of Asia & the Near East 3 units
ART 107 Art of Our Times 3 units
List B – Select three Curricular Areas from the following (9 units): Units
ART 205 Drawing II 3 units
ART 207 Life Drawing 3 units
ART 221 Painting I 3 units
ART 234 Printmaking I 3 units
ART 411 Ceramics I 3 units
ART 405 Sculpture I 3 units
Digital Art
ART 430 Introduction to Digital Art 3 units
ART 351 Black and White Photography I 3 units
ART 354 Digital Photography I 3 units
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 352 Black and White Photography II 3 units
ART 355 Digital Photography II 3 units
ART 406 Sculpture II 3 units
ART 412 Ceramics II 3 units
Plus CSU General Education or IGETC for CSU requirements. Up to a total of six (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. Plus CSU transferable elective courses as needed to reach a total of 60 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/CSU) pattern
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.