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Studio Arts

Required Core Courses (12 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
ARTS 001B/H Survey of Western Art II or Honors 3 units
ARTS 031A Beginning Drawing 3 units
ARTS 033A Two-Dimensional Drawing 3 units
ARTS 081 3-Dimensional Design 3 units

List A: Select one from below (3 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
ARTS 001A/H Survey of Western Art I or Honors 3 units
ARTS 001E Design in Society 3 units
ARTS 001J Survey of Non-Western Art: Africa, Oceania, and Indigenous North America 3 units
ARTS 007 The Art of Asia 3 units

List B: Select 3 Curricular Areas (9 units)

Drawing

Course Number Course Title Units
ARTS 031B Expressive Drawing 3 units
ARTS 035A  Beginning Life Drawing  3 units

Painting

Course Number Course Title Units
ARTS 049A  Beginning Painting  3 units

Ceramics

Course Number Course Title Units
ARTS 065A Ceramics - Handbuilding 3 units 
ARTS 067A Ceramics - Potter's Wheel 3 unites 

Color

Course Number Course Title Units
ARTS 033C Color Design 3 units

Digital Arts

Course Number Course Title Units
ARTS 055 Introduction to Computer Arts  3 units

Photography

Course Number Course Title Units
ARTS 062A Basic Photography  3 units

Sculpture

Course Number Course Title Units
ARTS 085A Sculpture  3 units

Second Semester 

Course Number Course Title Units
ARTS 049B  Intermediate Painting  3 units
ARTS 057A  Animation I  3 units
ARTS 065B  Ceramics – Handbuilding II  3 units
ARTS 067B  Ceramics – Potter’s Wheel   3 units
ARTS 085B Sculpture 3 units 

Major Requirements: 24 – 25 units

CSU GE Breadth or IGETC for CSU Requirements: 37 or 39 units

Elective Units As Needed To Total 60 CSU Transferable Units

The Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) is intended for students who plan to transfer and complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing this transfer degree:

  • will earn an Associate’s Degree from West Valley College
  • are guaranteed admission to a campus in the CSU system
  • will be prepared to start upper division coursework at the CSU
  • will not need to complete more than 60 units after transfer

CSUs with Similar Majors

A complete and up-to-date listing of the similar CSU majors can be found by visiting adegreewithaguarantee.com

For more information, please speak with a counselor from Counseling or Transfer.

Important Notes

  • Completion of 60 CSU-transferable semester units with an overall GPA of at least 2.0
  • While a minimum of 2.0 GPA is required for CSU admission, some majors may require a higher GPA. Please consult with a counselor for more information.
  • Completing courses prior to transfer that satisfy the U.S. History, Constitution and American Ideals requirement as part to the CSU GE-B or IGETC is highly recommended.

Learn more about Associate Degree for Transfer at West Valley College.

Last Updated 9/18/20