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Degree Programs

other photo NEW A.A.Transfer Degree (ADT) "Roadmaps" of suggested course sequence*:

Studio Art
Art History
For more info: http://westvalley.edu/services/academic-success/transfercenter/degree-for-transfer.html

Computer Animation AA Degree requirements and suggested course sequence click here




AA in Art Major Requirements:

Course, Units

  • Art 001AB Survey of Western Art 3+3
  • Art 001E Design in society 3
  • Art 031A Beginning Drawing 3
  • Art 031B Expressive Drawing 3
  • Art 031C Representational Drawing 3
  • Art 033A Two Dimensional Design 3
  • Art 033C Color Design 3

Electives from recommended

list 3 Recommended Electives:

For students who concentrate in the following areas, the recommended electives are:
Art History: Art 001D, 007, 010, 012A,B,
Ceramics: Art 065A,B,C,D, 067A,B,C,D;
3-D Design: Art 81 
Graphic Design: Art 035A,B,C,D, 055
Painting/Drawing: Art 035A,B,C,D, 047A,B,C,D, 049A,B,C,D 055,
Sculpture: Art 081, Art 085A,B, 088A,B 3-D Design: Art 081

Art History majors should include at least 2 semesters of a foreign language.

To be awarded an A.A. Degree

a student must complete:

  1. All the major requirements
  2. Additional units to meet the college graduation requirements.

*Note:  The Associate Degree for Transfer can be seen as a minimum requirement for acceptance as a junior to CSU/UC and other transfer institutions. Many programs require additional portfolio reviews once accepted to the university. We recommend using the ADT as a great starting point, and adding as much extra art media experience that your course schedule will allow, in addition to the GE requirements.

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