Art at College of San Mateo - Associate in Arts Degree: Art: Art History
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AAMajor in Art: Art History

Individuals interested in careers in the art history field may obtain an A.A. in liberal arts, which trains them in observation, analysis and communication, the basis for many careers in both the business and government sectors. Many graduates continue their education at a university, majoring in art history.

Career opportunities for those with a B.A. or advanced degree include work with museums as curators or archivists; with galleries; in publishing as art editors or critics; art appraisal; art consulting; historical preservation; conservation; and education, teaching at the college or high school levels.

Degree Requirements
Complete general education and other requirements listed for the associate degree and

Major requirements: 18 semester units

A grade point average of 2.0 is required for the major courses.

ART 101 Art & Architecture for the Ancient World to Medieval Times 3 units
ART 102 Art & Architecture of Renaissance and Baroque Europe 3 units
ART 103 Art of Europe and America from the Rococo to the Present 3 units
ART 104 Art of the 20th Century 3 units
ART 201 Drawing and Composition I 3 units

Select 3 units from the following:

ART 206 Figure Drawing and Portraiture 3 units
ART 207 Life Drawing 3 units
ART 214 Color 3 units
ART 223 Oil Painting I 3 units
ART 301 Design 3 units
ART 350 Visual Perception 3 units
ART 124 Old Masters' Aesthetics and Techniques 3 units
ART 105 Art of Asia and the Near East 3 units
FILM 100 Introduction to Film 3 units
ANTH 110 Cultural Anthropology 3 units
HIST 100 History and Western Civilization I 3 units
HIST 101 History and Western Civilization II 3 units