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Arts Division
The Associate of Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer is designed to facilitate successful transfer to baccalaureate art degree programs. This degree provides students with the lower division breadth and depth of the field of art. This degree exposes students to the core principles and practices in the field. Students will learn to visually express personal experience and thought with skill and clarity. Students will acquire fundamental visual experiences and concepts basic to many forms and fields of art, animation and design.

To earn an Associate in Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer (AA-T) a student must complete 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the CSU that consist of: IGETC pattern or CSU GE breadth and a major of at least 18 units. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework to receive an associate degree for transfer and all courses in the major must be completed with a C or better. Students earning an associate degree for transfer will not be required to complete any other local graduation requirements.

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AA-T/AS-T degrees are designed to facilitate transfer to four-year institutions. Mt. San Antonio College ranks in the Top 10 in transferring students to UC, CSU, and private universities. Please visit Counseling Services for information on how to transfer, workshops, activities, events, and advising.

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      SOC Career Code: 25-2022.00

      Teach students in one or more subjects in public or private schools at the middle, intermediate, or junior high level, which falls between elementary and senior high school as defined by applicable laws and regulations.

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      SOC Career Code: 25-2031.00

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      Annual Job Openings
      142

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      Median Salary Earnings
      $34,834.05
      Annual Job Openings
      639

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      $34,834.05
      Annual Job Openings
      639

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      $40.24

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      Median Salary Earnings
      $34,834.05
      Annual Job Openings
      639

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

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      Median Salary Earnings
      $32,070.55
      Annual Job Openings
      139

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

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  • Studio Arts, AA-T

    Arts Division
    The Associate of Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer is designed to facilitate successful transfer to baccalaureate art degree programs. This degree provides students with the lower division breadth and depth of the field of art. This degree exposes students to the core principles and practices in the field. Students will learn to visually express personal experience and thought with skill and clarity. Students will acquire fundamental visual experiences and concepts basic to many forms and fields of art, animation and design.

    To earn an Associate in Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer (AA-T) a student must complete 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the CSU that consist of: IGETC pattern or CSU GE breadth and a major of at least 18 units. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework to receive an associate degree for transfer and all courses in the major must be completed with a C or better. Students earning an associate degree for transfer will not be required to complete any other local graduation requirements.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Core Courses
    AHIS 5History of Western Art: Renaissance Through Modern3
    or AHIS 5H History of Western Art: Renaissance Through Modern - Honors
    ARTD 15ADrawing: Beginning3
    ARTD 20Design: Two-Dimensional3
    ARTS 22Design: Three-Dimensional3
    LIST A
    Choose one from the following:3
    AHIS 4
    History of Western Art: Prehistoric Through Gothic
    or AHIS 4H
    History of Western Art: Prehistoric Through Gothic - Honors
    LIST B9
    ARTD 17A
    Drawing: Life
    ARTD 21
    Design: Color and Composition
    ARTD 25A
    Beginning Painting I
    Total Units for Major24
    CSU General Education or IGETC Pattern 139-42
    Total Units60

    Fine Arts Website 

    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence 

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Department Contact

Contact: Carolyn AlexanderTitle: Department ChairContact: calexander@mtsac.edu

Office Contact

Location: Building 1A-6APhone: (909) 274 - 4317