The Art department has a place for expressive people like you. We provide supplies, studio experience, and teachers dedicated to sharing their knowledge and love for the arts. Through fine art, we are able to preserve and share culture, feelings, history and knowledge. The curriculum available to you in the Art department will allow you to develop a portfolio, gain better insight into the fine arts, and help you grow and develop personally.
The faculty of the Art Department is committed to the objective of making the arts of the past and present available to the students through historical surveys and the studio experience. It is believed that this heritage of thought and skill, going beyond our immediate time and culture, will enrich the students' lives, their personal view of their world, and their communication of ideas, through added knowledge and inter-cultural understanding.
TRANSFER MAJOR REQUIREMENTS in Art are available in the Counseling Center. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for specific transfer requirements. Positions for which four-year graduates in Art are qualified are professional artist, teacher, fine artist and crafts artist.
Studio Arts is a program that provides students with broad exposure to the visual arts through basic requirements in two and three-dimensional studio and art history. Program curriculum introduces students to the fundamental concerns of art, including lab and material safety, visual literacy, design, problem solving, and critical thinking. Through various hands on projects, students develop the skills necessary to approach problems, analyze constraints and requirements, and use appropriate techniques to invent creative solutions in a variety of media.
The Associate in Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer degree (AA-T) prepares students to transfer into the CSU system to complete a bachelor’s degree in Studio Arts or a major deemed similar by a CSU campus. Students earning an associate degree for transfer and meeting the CSU minimum transfer admission requirements are guaranteed admission with junior standing to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Upon transfer, students will be required to complete no more than 60 additional prescribed units to earn a bachelor’s degree.
To earn the Associate in Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer degree, students must complete 60 CSU-transferable semester units with a minimum grade point average of 2.0, including both of the following:
It is highly recommended that, prior to transferring, students complete courses that satisfy the CSU United States History, Constitution and American Ideals graduation requirement. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for more information on university admission and transfer requirements.
The key to a successful career in art is a high-quality portfolio. In our Art A.A. program, you will fine-tune the skills you need to develop a portfolio that will serve you well in finding a career. With the knowledge you gain in our curriculum, you will become better prepared for an entry-level position in the fine and applied arts fields. We provide workshops for classes such as drawing, sculpture, painting, and a host of other artistic media. Whether you are taking classes to develop a portfolio, or simply for personal enrichment, we can meet your interests.
Melanie currently resides in Tahoe City, Ca and works as a ceramic instructor at Sierra College in Truckee, Ca. During the summer months she works... More