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Art, Associate Degree

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The Art program from College of the Canyons offers both studio and lecture sections, the majority are transferable to University Of California, California State University as well as most private art colleges in the nation.

Key facts:

The College Of The Canyons catalog virtually mirrors California State University’s lower division requirements for a BA at the freshman and sophomore levels. The art program provides a wide range of skills. Studio courses at the beginning and intermediate levels include: beginning drawing, life drawing, 2-D design, 3-D design, sculpture, two levels of printmaking, painting, watercolor painting, landscape painting and illustration. 

Art appreciation and art history courses survey the development of art from the Paleolithic period to the present. In addition to developing critical and creative skills, art students have many opportunities to get involved in contemporary art culture. As part of the regular program, students will do many of the following activities: visit local art exhibitions, artists’ studios, private collections and art libraries; gain experience at review writing. The art gallery provides a program of up to five exhibitions a year.

 While our exhibition schedule represents diversity in culture and style, it also parallels the curriculum of the fine and applied arts departments. The gallery serves as an instructional tool for all visual arts courses and the college at large - supporting relationships with other academic departments and the community. 

Student Learning Outcome: Analyze and interpret works of cultural importance. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    24 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History of Art: Paleolithic to Renaissance
  • History of Art: Renaissance to Modern
  • Art History: U.S. and European Modernism
  • Asian Art History
  • Drawing 
  • Beginning Design: Two-Dimensional Media

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • New students are classified as those who have NEVER taken courses at College of the Canyons before and are not currently enrolled in high school. If you took classes while you were in high school, but have not taken any College of the Canyons courses since you graduated high school, you would be considered a new student.  

  • International students have a custom application form to support their student visa process. Please send an email to get quickly connected to an international student admission specialist.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    265 USD/credit
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  • National

    265 USD/credit
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Living costs for Santa Clarita

  • 1290 - 2230 USD/month
    Living Costs

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