The Associate in Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer degree is designed to facilitate the student’s passage from Riverside City College to the California State University System with an Associate Degree in Art. This degree is intended to satisfy the lower division requirements for the Baccalaureate Degree in Art at a California State University. The Associate in Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer degree is designed to prepare students for a seamless transfer into the CSU system to complete a baccalaureate degree in Studio Arts or similar major.

Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Articulate ideas utilizing art terminology for critical discussion.
  • Demonstrate proficient technical and creative skills with a variety of art materials.
  • Describe and discuss art in its cultural and historical context.
  • Demonstrate accurate visual perception, working in an observational context.
Required Courses (24 units)  Units
AHS-2/2H* History of Western Art: Renaissance through Contemporary/Honors 3
ART-17 Beginning Drawing 3
ART-22 Basic Design 3
ART-24 Three Dimensional Design 3
Electives A Choose from list A below 3
Electives B Choose from list B below 9
Electives - List A (3 units) Units
AHS-1/1H* History of Western Art: Pre-Historic, Ancient and Medieval 3
AHS-5* Arts of Africa, Oceania, and Indigenous North America 3
AHS-12* Asian Art History 3
Electives - List B (9 units) Choose one course in each of the three different areas Units
ART-40A Figure Drawing - Introduction 2
ART-18 Intermediate Drawing 3
ART-26 Beginning Painting 3
ART-30A Printmaking - Introduction 3
ART-15 Beginning Ceramics 3
ART-20 Beginning Sculpturing 3
Digital Art    
ART-36A Computer Art - Introduction 3
PHO-8 Introduction to Photography 3
ART-23 Color Theory and Design  3

*Courses may also be used to fulfill general education requirements for the CSUGE or IGETC pattern, please confer with a counselor.

Note: Updates to the Studio Arts ADT are pending until chaptering at the State Chancellor's Office. See catalog addendum for final requirements.

Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree
The Associate in Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer degree will be awarded upon completion of 60 California State University (CSU) transferable units including the above major requirements and the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or California State University General Education (CSUGE) requirements and with a minimum grade point average of 2.0. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of “C” or better (or a “P” if taken as Pass/No Pass).