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The Associate in Arts Degree in Studio Art for Transfer is designed to provide students with strong foundations for the study of art history and studio art in order to transfer to a California State University. Lassen’s art curriculum offers introductory and intermediate level courses in painting, watercolor, computer art, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking and design, as well as courses in art appreciation and art history. Through the program’s art theory and art practice classes, students develop an awareness and understanding of the materials, tools, rationale and significance of art in society. The art curriculum’s critical thinking and technical skills components encourage students to utilize independent thought processes and problem solving. This program provides transfer and employment opportunities as well as personal enrichment for students.

Program Overview

As an Art major, you will:

  • Study a general visual arts curriculum that includes traditional course in drawing, painting, ceramics, photography, design, and art history, as well as digital imaging, courses using the latest software.
  • Develop the techniques and skills necessary to begin to achieve your goals in the visual arts.
  • Identify possible career courses and individual styles that suit your aims.

Program Highlights

  • An excellent full service facility, including studios for ceramics, traditional photography and jewelry design.
  • Experience instructors who continued to create their own work, sharing their passion with you.
  • Small class sizes that allow personal dialog with instructors.
  • The subtle beauty of the Great Basin for inspiration.
  • Work experience positions are available for students to broaden their studies.


Associate Degree in Art can be completed within two (2) years.

Internships in Art may be available for students interested in Work Experience opportunities.


Associate in Arts in Studio Art for Transfer

Two-Year Advising Plans

​​​Degree Type ​Degree Name
Associate in Arts for Transfer Art-Studio Art-AA-T

Employment Opportunities




Art Instructor



Computer Publishing Specialist

Graphic Designer

Gallery Director

Graphic Artist

Computer Artist

Some positions however require a four-year degree for which Lassen Community College’s program is a good base for transfer.

Degrees and Certificates

Total units for the Associate in Arts Degree with a minimum grade point average of 2.0: 60 units
Required Core Courses minimum grade 2.0: 24 Units
Complete the following 12 units:

ART-1A  Two-Dimensional Design3
ART 1B  Fundamentals of Three-Dimensional Design3
ART-2 Drawing3
ART-7 Survey of Art History, Renaissance Through Contemporary3
Complete the Following:
ART-6  Survey of Art History, Prehistoric to Renaissance3
Select 9 additional units from the following:
Art-3 Beginning Life Drawing3
ART-10A Beginning Painting3
Art-23 Beginning Printmaking3
ART-25 Graphic Design 13
ART-36A  Beginning Ceramics3

Completion of either the CSU General Education or
IGETC Option
Remaining Units to total 60 Units may be selected from
courses numbered 1-49

Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Associate in Arts in Studio Art for Transfer the student will be able to:
1. Solve basic problems of visual expression using various techniques and mediums.
2. Produce basic realistic and nonrealistic drawings of various subjects using alternate styles.
3. Produce visual works of art in a variety of mediums.
4. Interpret, evaluate and critiques orally and in writing visual works of art.
5. Demonstrate knowledge of specific historical and cultural art styles.

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