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Studio Art - A.A.

Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements

Written Communication

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENG 121English Composition I


ENG 122English Composition II


Total Credit Hours:6

Students may also complete ENG 122 and a gtPathways approved CO3 course


Select one gtPathways Mathematics course (GT-MA1), prefer MAT 120: Mathematics for the Liberal Arts.

Total Credit Hours:3

Arts and Humanities

Select two gtPathways Arts & Humanities courses (GT-AH2, GT-AH3, GT-AH4). 

No GT-AH1 courses.

Total Credit Hours:6


Select one gtPathways course (GT-HI1)

Total Credit Hours:3

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Select two gtPathways Social and Behavioral Sciences courses (GT-SS1, GT-SS2, or GT-SS3)

Total Credit Hours:6

Natural and Physical Sciences

Select two gtPathways Natural & Physical Sciences courses (GT-SC1, GT-SC2). One of these courses must have the required laboratory (GT-SC1).

Total Credit Hours:7

Additional Required Courses

Please note: if these credits are not required for the major at a receiving 4-year institution, they will be applied to the Bachelor’s degree as elective credit towards graduation. Please check with the receiving institution to determine in which way these courses will be applied.
Course NumberTitleCredits
ART 111Art History Ancient to Medieval


ART 112Art History Renaissance to Modern


ART 121Drawing I


ART 131Visual Concepts 2-D Design


ART 132Visual Concepts 3-D Design



ART 221Drawing II



ART 128Figure Drawing I


Total Credit Hours:18

Any three-credit STUDIO ART course

Includes all ART courses in this catalog excluding Art History & Lecture courses.  Exclusions are listed here:  ART 107, ART 110, ART 111, ART 112, ART 113, ART 205 and ART 207

Total Credit Hours:3


  • Select 8 credits* from the approved list of electives or log into eWOLF to see elective requirements in DegreeCheck.
  • Selection of elective credits should be done with a Front Range advisor and your intended transfer institution.
Total Credit Hours:8
*Students planning to transfer to CSU-FC for completion of the BA in Studio Art must complete two semesters of one foreign language for their electives OR be able to pass the CSU-FC Foreign Language placement exam at the sophomore level. It may not be possible to complete the BA in Studio Art in two years without this prior foreign language competency.

Participating Colorado Public Four-Year Institutions of Higher Education

  • Adams State University [B.A. Liberal Arts; Studio Art emphasis]
  • Colorado Mesa University [B.F.A Art; Studio Art concentration]
  • Colorado State University-Ft Collins [B.A. Art; Studio concentration]
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo [B.A. Art]
  • Fort Lewis College [B.A. Art; Art option]
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver [B.A. Art]
  • University of Colorado Boulder [B.A. Studio Arts]
  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs [B.A. Visual & Performing Arts; Visual Art option]
  • University of Colorado Denver [B.A. Fine Arts; Studio Art emphasis]
  • University of Northern Colorado [B.A. Art & Design; Art emphasis]
  • Western State Colorado University [B.A. Art; Studio Art emphasis]

The receiving institutions listed above in this agreement will accept all applicable credits earned within ten years of transfer to the receiving institution. Credits earned more than ten years earlier will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis. Please view the official agreement here.

Total Credit Hours: 60