May 31, 2023  
2019-2020 Catalog 
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art: Studio Art, AA with Designation

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Additional information available on the Studio Art Department website.

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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 Studio Art 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

Content criteria, competencies, and student learning outcomes associated with the general education courses required for this degree can be found on the Colorado Department of Higher Education website.

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

Written Communication

Six (6) credit hours


Three (3) credit hours

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.

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 AA approved course list can be found at Approved Electives Course List of AA Degrees and Course of Study .

Total Credit Hours: 60

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