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Studio Art Associate of Arts

My Academic Plan

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your degree and should be completed in the order listed. If you are unable to complete all courses listed in a semester, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Pathways Advisor.

Program Description

This program is designed for students wanting to complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree at the community college and transfer to a university to complete a BA in Fine Art or Arts. Students explore studio techniques and historical aspects of art. Careers often require a master's degree. Studio Art teaches students both how to make art and understand how it is made. Students will study drawing, painting, ceramics, and photography in detail. This program introduces students to the study of Studio Art and includes courses that are common to all Colorado four-year institutions. Career paths for Studio Art degree holders include museum and gallery management, building design, media, art restoration, and education. The Associate of Arts (AA) Degree with Designation in Studio Art prepares students to complete the second half of a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Art or Art History at a four-year university. 

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First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENG 121English Composition I: GT-CO1

3

ART 111Art History Ancient to Medieval: GT-AH1

3

ART 121Drawing I

3

ART 131Visual Concepts 2-D Design

3

GT- AHLIT 115, HUM 121/122, PHI 111/112/113, or Any GT-AH

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENG 122English Composition II: GT-CO2

3

ART 112Art History Renaissance to 1900: GT-AH1

3

ART 132Visual Concepts 3-D Design

3

REQUIRED ART 221/128

3

GT- AHLIT 115, HUM 121/122, PHI 111/112/113, or Any GT-AH

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Third Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
GT- MA1MAT 120 or Any GT-MA1

3

GT- SC1Any Science (GT-SC1) Course

4

GT- SSGEO 105, ANT 101, or Any GT-SS

3

REQUIRED Any Studio Art Course

3

ELECTIVE Any Approved Elective List Course

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Fourth Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
GT- SC1/2Any Science (GT-SC1/2) Course

3

GT- HI1HIS 101/102 or Any GT-HI1

3

GT- SSGEO 105, ANT 101, or Any GT-SS

3

ELECTIVE Any Approved Elective List Course

3

ELECTIVE Any Approved Elective List Course

2

Total Credit Hours:14

Total Credit Hours: 60

Important Program Notes:

Per the Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement (STAA), if ART 111, ART 112, ART 121, ART 131, ART 132, and/or ART 207 are not required for the major at a receiving 4-year institution, they will be applied to the Bachelor's degree as elective credit toward graduation. Please check with the receiving institution to determine in which these courses will be applied.

Per the Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement (STAA), you must take two gtPathways Natural & Physical Science courses (GTSC1, GT-SC2). One of these courses must have the required laboratory (GT-SC1).

Per the Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement (STAA), students seeking K-12 teacher licensure may not use this agreement because teacher preparation programs have different requirements for educator licensure. 

If you take MAT 120 and/or more credits in science than are listed, it will reduce the 8 credits of electives needed. You must complete 60 credits to earn your Associate of Arts degree. You should not exceed 62 credits. You may want to check with your advisor to monitor your completion progress and select your electives.