Studio Arts


The Studio Arts program is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in visual design elements and principals, common materials and techniques, and with a historical and cultural context. The degree also seeks to promote critical visual thinking, problem solving and evaluation, and nurture creative independence.

Core Studio Arts classes include:

  • Basic Freehand Drawing
  • Basic Color and Design
  • History of Art
  • 3-D Art & Design

Related electives include:

  • Figure Drawing
  • Painting
  • Watercolor
  • Mixed Media Painting
  • Ceramics/Ceramic Sculpture
  • Photography-film and digital
  • Digital Media
  • Computer Graphics

Studio Arts Majors go into a variety of careers. Some examples are:

At the Associate’s Level:  
At the Bachelor’s Level:
At the Master’s/Doctorate Level
(or additional experience)
Artist Graphic Designer Art Educator in K-12 setting
Prepress Technician Multimedia Artist Art Director
Photographer Illustrator Professor
Artist Assistant Interior Design/Decor Art Therapist
Greeting Card Artist


 Art Gallery Owner

Students successfully completing the Studio Arts Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) Degree have a solid foundation for pursuing further education in Studio Arts or a related field. This AA-T degree is specifically designed to streamline transfer to CSU, see for details. Please see a counselor for major preparation and general education that will best meet your specific goals.

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