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Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree (AA-T) in Studio Arts Peralta Community College District




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The Associate in Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer Degree provides students with a strong foundation in the terminology and principles of the visual arts, two-and three-dimensional design, and an introduction to various techniques and media. Topics also explored include the relationship between form and content, historical and contemporary approaches to art and art making, and personal expression.

Students who successfully complete the AA-T in Studio Arts earn specific guarantees for transfer to the CSU system: admission to a CSU with junior status and priority admission to their local CSU campus and to a program or major in studio arts or a similar major. Students transferring to a CSU campus will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree.

Students are required to complete 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to a California State University, including both of the following: (1) The Intersegment General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements and (2) 24 semester units with a grade of C or P or better in the major and an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU transferable coursework.

Required Courses Units

ART 3 History of Western Art from Renaissance

to Contemporary Art 3

ART 20 Beginning Drawing & Composition 3

ART 462D Visual Design 3

ART 473D Visual Design 3

Art History Electives—Select 3 units from the following:

ART 2 History of Western Art from Prehistory through the Middle Ages 3

ART 4 History of Modern Art (1800 to Present) 3

Studio Art Requirements:


ART 22 Intermediate Drawing and Composition 3


ART 50 Beginning Painting 3

Digital Art


130L Survey of Digital Imaging and Lab 3

Major Requirements 24

General Education (IGETC or CSU GE) and Electives 36

Total Units 60

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the program will be able to:

• Assemble a portfolio of strong drawings, paintings, sculptures or digital media that demonstrate skill and understanding of techniques in various media.

• Assemble a portfolio of strong drawings, paintings, sculptures or digital media that combine personal style and technical skills to create provocative, insightful, and inventive compositions.

• Produce artwork in various media reflecting an understanding of line, shape, value, texture, space, color, scale, proportion, balance, mood, movement, mass, and emphasis.

• Write a visual analysis/ critique of their own and others’ art on both form and content, and its relation to a historical and global context.

The Associate in Arts for transfer (AA-T) intended for students who plan to complete a Bachelor’s degree in a similar major at a CSU campus.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree (AA-T) in Studio Arts.

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees

USD $258 per semester unit

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution




Berkeley City College

2050 Center Street,



94704, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Students must have a high School/Secondary School Diploma (from High School or secondary school) in a recognised institution.

Applicant must have TOEFL score of 61 ibt, or 6 on the IELTS test.

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