The Art Major with an Emphasis in Art History is designed for students who wish to pursue the study of the visual arts in a social, political, philosophical and cultural context as a foundation for understanding human history and creativity. The study of art history develops a greater sensitivity to art-related issues, the ability to think critically about art and history, and to appreciate the artistic expression of varied cultures and civilizations. Completion of the AA degree in Art with an Emphasis in Art history exposes students to the major stylistic periods of Western European and American Art and Architecture and provides a firm basis for continued study in the field of art history.
Career opportunities, which require additional studies at a four-year institution, include the following: college professor, teacher, arts administrator, museum/gallery curator, corporate art advisor, museum docent, slide librarian, consultant on historical style for film and TV production, museum conservator, historical conservationist, art critic, tour guide, travel consultant, research assistant, and art dealer.
Complete general education and other requirements listed for the associate degree and
Major requirements: 18 semester units
A grade of "C" or higher is required for each course applied to the major.
Select 3 units from the following:
|ART 206||Expressive 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||Two-Dimensional 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|