Drawing, Associate in Arts

The Associate in Arts in Drawing prepares students for a career in studio arts and/or provides continuing education and personal enrichment opportunities. The program is committed to training in a variety of drawing techniques and expressive means.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Create drawings that demonstrate the effective use of studio tools and the language of visual art.
  • Create, analyze, and evaluate drawings executed with a variety of techniques.

Associate in Arts Degree Major Requirements

Required Core
ARTB 2Visual Fundamentals: Two-Dimensional Design3
ARTS 10ADrawing and Composition I3
ARTS 10BIntermediate Drawing3
ARTS 12AFigure Drawing I3
Select twelve units from the following:12
Sketch I
Sketch II
Figure Drawing II
Figure Drawing III
Figure Drawing IV
Expressive Drawing I
Expressive Drawing II
Ink Drawing
Contour and Gesture Drawing
Landscape Drawing and Painting
Perspective Drawing
Narrative Drawing
Value Study
Nature Study
Painting and Drawing Portfolio
Western Art I
Additional Requirements
Complete Competency Requirements, general education pattern (MPC General Education, CSU General Education, or IGETC), and electives, if needed, for a total of 60 degree-applicable units.36
Total Units60

Please refer to the graduation requirements section of the Catalog for information about degree and certificate requirements including Reading and Writing, Mathematics, Information Competency, and General Education requirements.