Painting, Associate in Arts

The Painting program 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 painting techniques and expressive means.

Learning Outcomes

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

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

Associate in Arts Degree Major Requirements

Required Core
ARTB 2Visual Fundamentals: Two-Dimensional Design3
ARTB 4Color Fundamentals3
ARTS 10ADrawing and Composition I3
ARTS 40APainting I3
ARTS 40BPainting II3
Select nine units from the following:9
Creative Digital Media I
Landscape Drawing and Painting
Mixed Media I
Mixed Media II
Mixed Media: Collage
Mixed Media: Image Transfer Techniques
Painting III
Painting IV
Watercolor I
Watercolor II
Watercolor III
Watercolor Still Life Painting
Abstraction
Narrative Painting
Western Art II
Renaissance Art and Architecture
TOTAL MAJOR UNITS24
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.