Studio Arts

Student Transfer Achievement Reform (STAR) Act (SB1440)

Associate in Arts
Transfer Preparation * (Major Code: 01228)

Designed to provide students with a broad visual arts education and for the major who wishes to transfer to a four-year college or university. Coursework focuses on both form and content while developing the student’s technical skills, aesthetic awareness, personal expression, and critical analysis. In addition, the curriculum encourages the student’s perceptual and conceptual abilities in the context of art history and society. Most universities require students to present a portfolio for evaluation to be admitted; therefore, students should keep a portfolio of their work from Southwestern College.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Students will demonstrate a proficiency in communicating their original ideas through visual, oral or written media.
  • Students will engaged in discussions of human communication, interaction and expression from all spheres, with the purpose of enriching their ability to be part of their cultural surroundings and a larger social dialogue.
  • Students will elaborate a conceptual and artistic statement describing and analyzing personal points of view and associations to our contemporary social context.
  • Students will seek out resources that enables them to investigate elements for the growth of their creative and aesthetic experience.
The following is required for all AA-T or AS-T degrees:
  • Completion of minimum 60 semester or 90 quarter units of degree applicable courses.
  • Minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU transferable coursework.
  • Minimum grade of “C” (or “Pass”) for each course in the major.
  • Completion of the California State University General Education (CSU GE) Breadth pattern or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern.  For more information, refer to the catalog section, “Certificate of Achievement” under Graduation, Certificates, and Degree Requirements.
Required Core12
ART HISTORY-RENAISSANCE TO CONTEMPORARY
DESIGN I
DESIGN II
DRAWING I
List A: Select one of the following:3
ART HISTORY SURVEY---STONE AGE TO THE AGES OF FAITH
ASIAN ART
ARTS OF AFRICA, OCEANIA, AND INDIGENOUS NORTH AMERICAS
List B: Select three courses from any of the Curricular Areas9
Drawing **
DRAWING II
LIFE DRAWING I
Painting
PAINTING I
Printmaking
PRINTMAKING I
Ceramics
BEGINNING CERAMICS
Sculpture
SCULPTURE I
Digital Art
INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL IMAGING
Photography
BEGINNING DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
ART 114COLOR THEORY3
Applied Design
JEWELRY AND METALWORK I
Other (Second semester courses) **
LIFE DRAWING II
PAINTING II
SCULPTURE II
Total Units27

** Only one of these courses will count towards the degree

Some courses within this program may require additional coursework that must be completed prior to enrollment in these courses. Please consult the individual course listings for prerequisites and any other limitations on enrollment.