Online Degrees & Certificates
AA in Art
The studio art program empowers students to learn diverse perspectives and practical portfolio-art skills for transfer into art schools and university studio art programs. The Associate in Arts degree and Certificate of Achievement offer a range of beginning to intermediate level ceramics, digital arts, drawing, life drawing, 2-D and 3-D design, painting, and art theory. Our equitable schedule of courses is offered on weekdays, weeknights, weekends, face-to-face, virtual, hybrid, and online to fit students' needs.
Program Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to:
Create two- and three-dimensional artwork using drawing, design, ceramics, and/or digital tools, materials, methods, and techniques.
Create artwork that communicates diverse cultural and personal perspectives, and the human condition.
Analyze and assess diverse historical and current two- and three-dimensional works of art as it relates to art and theory.
Translate concepts and visual experiences into images, tactile, and digital forms.
AA = Associate in Arts Degree
Online Courses for Art
The courses listed BELOW are offered as online courses at least once every two years. Please see the Class Schedule for verification.
For a complete listing of online courses offered during the current quarter, visit Online Course Information.
If you need any additional degree information or confirmation, please contact the Counseling Division.
NOTE: Students having difficulty attaining an associate degree because of timing or availability of classes should consult with a counselor to submit a petition for course substitution.
Associate Degree Requirements
|English Proficiency: Select one of the following|
|ENGL 1A||Composition & Reading||5|
|ENGL 1AH||Honors Composition & Reading||5|
|ESLL 26||Advanced Composition & Reading||5|
|College-level math course at or above the level of Intermediate Algebra|
A minimum of 90 units is required* to include:
Completion of one of the following general education patterns: Foothill General Education, CSU General Education Breadth Requirements or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)
Core Courses (16.5 units)
Support courses (16 units)
*Additional elective course work may be necessary to meet the 90-unit minimum requirement for the associate degree.
Note: All courses pertaining to the major must be taken for a letter grade. In addition, a grade of "C" or better is required for all core and support courses used for the degree or certificate.
Core and Support Courses
|ART 1||Introduction to Art||4.5|
|ART 4A||Fundamentals in Drawing||4|
|ART 5A||2-D Foundations||4|
|ART 5B||3-D Foundations||4|
Support Courses (16 units)
Complete four support courses from one of the following lists
|List 1: Drawing and Figure Studies|
|ART 4B||Intermediate Drawing||4|
|ART 4C||Representational Drawing||4|
|ART 4D||Figure Drawing I||4|
|ART 4E||Heads & Hands Drawing||4|
|ART 4I||Figure Drawing II||4|
|ART 4J||Figure Modelling||4|
|List 2: Painting|
|ART 19A||Oil Painting I||4|
|ART 19B||Acrylic Painting I||4|
|ART 19C||Oil Painting II||4|
|ART 19D||Acrylic Painting II||4|
|ART 19G||Outdoor Landscape Painting||4|
|ART 47A||Watercolor I||4|
|ART 47B||Watercolor II||4|
|List 3: Ceramics|
|ART 44||Ceramic Sculpture||4|
|ART 45A||Beginning Ceramics Handbuilding||4|
|ART 45C||Advanced Ceramics||4|
|ART 45F||Low-Temperature Ceramic Firing & Glazing Techniques||4|
|List 4: Digital and Color Theory|
|ART 15A||Digital Painting I||4|
|ART 15B||Digital Painting II||4|
|ART 20||Color Theory||4|
|GID 33||Graphic Design Studio I||4|
|GID 41||Digital Art & Graphics||4|
|GID 43||Illustration & Digital Imaging||4|
For a list of on-campus courses that satisfy degree requirements, please visit Art 2023-2024 Degrees & Certificates.
Based on the 2023 - 2024 degree program.