Art, A.A.

The Associate of Arts in Art degree is intended for students who want to develop their art-making skills and breadth of knowledge through studio and art history course work.  Students who complete this non-transfer degree will have a body of work that can be used to further a personal career in art, or as an entry point into commercial art industries such as Studio Fine Arts, Commercial Arts, Graphic Design, Illustration, and Museum/Gallery Preparation.

The major requirement for an Associate in Arts in Art may be met by completing the pattern described plus all MSJC General Education Option A requirements (for a total of 60 units). 

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MSJC General Education Option A 

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Semester 1Units
ART-102 Art History: Renaissance to 21st Century (formerly Art History: Renaissance to 20th Century Art) 3
ART-108 Beginning Drawing 3
MATH-115 Ideas of Mathematics 3
ENGL-101 College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition) 4
CSCR-100 College Success and Career Readiness (formerly GUID-100 College Success) 3
 Units16
Spring Semester 1
ART-120 2D Design 3
ART-131 Introduction to Digital Art 3
ANTH-101 Physical Anthropology 3
ART-104 World Art 3
COMM-100 Public Speaking 3
 Units15
Fall Semester 2
ART-115 Painting I 3
ART-101 Art History: Prehistoric Through Medieval Art 3
PSYC-101 Introduction to Psychology 3
ART-121 Color Theory 3
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Typography (formerly Graphic Design: Typography)  
Sculpture  
Intermediate Drawing  
 Units15
Spring Semester 2
ART-116 Painting II 3
HIST-111 U.S. History to 1877 3
Select one of the following: 3
Graphic Design I  
Ceramic Arts  
Intermediate Sculpture (formerly Foundry-Ceramic Shell Casting)  
ART-122 3D Design 3
ART-116
Painting II
or Life Drawing
3
 Units15
 Total Units61

An Associate Degree in this program requires students to follow MSJC's General Education, Option A and complete all general education areas, all major requirements, and complete an overall total of 60 degree applicable units with a minimum 2.0 GPA.

Course Title Credits
MSJC General Education Option A24
Required Art Courses12
Art Electives6
Electives (as needed to reach 60 units)
Course Title Credits
Required Courses
ART-101Art History: Prehistoric Through Medieval Art3
or ART-101H Honors Art History: Prehistoric Through Medieval Art
ART-102Art History: Renaissance to 21st Century (formerly Art History: Renaissance to 20th Century Art)3
or ART-102H Honors Art History: Renaissance to 21st Century (formerly Art History: Renaissance to 20th Century Art)
ART-108Beginning Drawing3
ART-1202D Design3
Electives
Select 6 units from the following:6
Art History:
World Art
Honors World Art
Two Dimensional Art:
Intermediate Drawing
Life Drawing
Painting I
Painting II
Watercolor/Mixed Media
Mural Painting
Color Theory
Graphic Design I
Introduction to Typography (formerly Graphic Design: Typography)
Introduction to Digital Art
Illustration
Special Projects: Art
Three Dimensional Art:
Ceramic Arts
Sculpture
Intermediate Sculpture (formerly Foundry-Ceramic Shell Casting)
Special Projects: Art
Total Units18

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