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2024-2025 Catalog 
2024-2025 Catalog

Art: Studio Art, AA with Designation

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Additional information available on the Studio Art Department website.

Recommended basic skills courses are

  • College Readiness in English
  • College Readiness for Quantitative Literacy

Studio Art is the study of how to create art, the development of an understanding about how art is made and finding your place in society. As a student in Studio Art you may take courses in color theory, ceramics, drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, jewelry, two-dimensional design and three-dimensional design. The Associate of Arts (AA) degree with designation in Studio Art includes courses that are common to all four-year institutions in Colorado and will prepare you for continued study at a four-year institution in pursuit of a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree or a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in Studio Art. With a degree in Studio Art you may be employed in one of the following career areas: studio artist, arts councils, newspaper or publishing houses, advertising agencies, film and motion picture production, art restoration, commercial art, art therapy, art education, art museums and galleries or gallery curator.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Art - Studio Art degree program, students should be able to:

  • Adequately utilize media such as paint, clay, and pencils
  • Produce artwork that follows standards and guidelines
  • Identify and describe the Visual Elements and Principles of Design

Full list of requirements can be found at Associate of Arts Degrees, AA .

Written Communication

Six (6) credit hours


Three (3) credit hours

 ; prefer MAT 1240  

Arts and Humanities

Six (6) credit hours



Three (3) credit hours


Social and Behavioral Sciences

Six (6) credit hours


Natural and Physical Sciences

Seven (7) credit hours

  One of these must have the required Lab (GT-SC1).

Additional Required Courses

Twenty-one (21) credit hours

Please note: if these credits are not required for the major at a receiving four-year institution, they will be applied to the bachelor’s degree as elective credit towards graduation. Please check with the receiving institution to determine in which way these courses will be applied.


Eight (8) credit hours selected from the


Total Credit Hours: 60

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