Art

Art

Are you a visual thinker? Do you like to work with your hands and your mind?

As a studio arts major you will apply creativity, problem-solving, and design-based solutions to different media, including sculpture, ceramics, painting, and jewelry.

Careers in the Art-World, Design, and Education

Whether becoming an entrepreneur or working for a business or institution, an art degree will help you succeed in many areas.

  • Professional artist (specializing in your chosen medium such as painting, jewelry, etc.)
  • Interior, graphic, fashion, or product designer
  • Graphic artist or illustrator (children's book, scientific, video game, etc.)
  • Animator
  • Art conservator or restorer
  • Installer or preparator for art museum
  • Director/owner of art gallery
  • Art museum educator
  • Art teacher (K-12) or college/university studio art faculty

Transfer Opportunities and Pathways

A Studio Art major can be found at many bachelor’s granting institutions. Some universities and colleges may even have similar, but more specified majors to explore, that could align better with your interests. Although College of Marin only focuses on 22 majors, transfer institutions often have hundreds of choices, giving students more options to find their best academic fit.

  • Search a list of studio art-related majors at the UCs and CSUs
  • Compare average admit GPAs across similar majors at the UCs
  • Learn what major prep courses you need to take in order to transfer to the UCs or CSUs
  • Explore similar majors at private and out-of-state institutions

Associate in Arts (A.A)

Total Major Units: 23


YEAR 1: First Semester
Courses Title Units
GE or Electives Select a GE course from CSU GE or IGETC. See a counselor to determine the right GE pattern for you. 2 – 3
ENGL 150* Reading and Composition 4
MATH 103 Intermediate Algebra 5
ART 130 Drawing and Composition I 4
YEAR 1: Second Semester
Courses Title Units
GE or Electives Select a GE course from CSU GE or IGETC. See a counselor to determine the right GE pattern for you. 7
ART 112 2-D Fundamentals 4
MAJOR

Choose one course from the following:

ART 113 3-D Art Fundamentals
ART 114 Interior Design I
ART 116 Jewelry Design I
ART 118 Art Gallery Design and Management I
ART 129 Materials and Techniques
ART 134 Life Drawing I
ART 140 Painting I
ART 144 Watercolor I
ART 146 Life Painting I
ART 148 Color Theory
ART 152 Printmaking I
ART 165 Fiber Sculpture I
ART 170 Ceramics I
ART 175A Primitive Ceramics
ART 180 Sculpture I
ART 185 Life Sculpture I
ART 190 Black and White Photography I
ART 193 Beginning Digital Photography

4
YEAR 2: Third Semester
Courses Title Units
GE or Electives Select a GE course from CSU GE or IGETC. See a counselor to determine the right GE pattern for you. 8
MAJOR

Choose one course from the following:

ART 101 History of Ancient Art
ART 102 History of European Art
ART 103 History of Modern Art
ART 104 History of Asian Art
ART 105 History of Contemporary Art
ART 106 History of Women Artists
ART 107 History of American Art
ART 108 Arts of the Americas (also offered as ETST 108 or HUM 108)

3
MAJOR

Choose one course from the following:

ART 113 3-D Art Fundamentals
ART 114 Interior Design I
ART 116 Jewelry Design I
ART 118 Art Gallery Design and Management I
ART 129 Materials and Techniques
ART 134 Life Drawing I
ART 140 Painting I
ART 144 Watercolor I
ART 146 Life Painting I
ART 148 Color Theory
ART 152 Printmaking I
ART 165 Fiber Sculpture I
ART 170 Ceramics I
ART 175A Primitive Ceramics
ART 180 Sculpture I
ART 185 Life Sculpture I
ART 190 Black and White Photography I
ART 193 Beginning Digital Photography

4
YEAR 2: Fourth Semester
Courses Title Units
GE or Electives Select a GE course from CSU GE or IGETC. See a counselor to determine the right GE pattern for you. 11
MAJOR

Choose one course from the following:

ART 113 3-D Art Fundamentals
ART 114 Interior Design I
ART 116 Jewelry Design I
ART 118 Art Gallery Design and Management I
ART 129 Materials and Techniques
ART 134 Life Drawing I
ART 140 Painting I
ART 144 Watercolor I
ART 146 Life Painting I
ART 148 Color Theory
ART 152 Printmaking I
ART 165 Fiber Sculpture I
ART 170 Ceramics I
ART 175A Primitive Ceramics
ART 180 Sculpture I
ART 185 Life Sculpture I
ART 190 Black and White Photography I
ART 193 Beginning Digital Photography

4
OPTIONAL: Summer Session
Courses Title Units
GE or Electives Select a GE course from CSU GE or IGETC. See a counselor to determine the right GE pattern for you. 3 – 6

*See a counselor to determine correct math and English courses. The correct math and English courses are determined by the assessment results and the student's major of choice.

Degree(s)
Associate in Arts, Associate in Arts Transfer, Associate in Science