The Associate in Arts for Transfer degree in Art History is designed as a seamless pathway for transfer to the California State University (CSU) in the area of Studio Art/Art with an Emphasis or Concentration in Art History. The study of art history provides students with a broad understanding of period and regional cultures, how humanity has visually communicated, various methods for studying art objects and its relation to broader historic and social concerns. Students who continue on to a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History may be prepared to write art criticism, work in the field of art publication, in public and non-profit art organizations, or in museums and galleries as registrars, preparators or curatorial assistants. Advanced degrees offer wider career opportunities in academia, museums, preservation, and auction houses.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Begin to develop the foreign language skills and/or broad cultural knowledge necessary to the practice of Art History.
- Demonstrate an awareness of basic techniques by applying them in the production of art.
- Relate works of art or architecture made both in the Western and Non-Western traditions to the aesthetics, values, or practices of the cultures that produced them.
- Recognize specific regional, period, and cultural styles of art produced by both Western and Non-Western cultures.
- Use terminology pertinent to the field of art history appropriately.