Fine Arts, AA

Art History

The Associate of Arts, Fine Arts, Art History allows the department of visual and performing arts to serve those students seeking to transfer into a baccalaureate program in art history. This program stresses critical analysis of art, knowledge and awareness of a variety of western and global artistic traditions and communications skills.


Students completing the degree will:

  • Successfully transfer to a baccalaureate program.
  • Acquire the supportive and theoretical information necessary to sustain and forward analysis of the visual arts.

AA/AS degrees are designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university.  

To earn an AA/AS degree, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (see requirements for graduation.)
  2. Complete a minimum of 15 units within the college.
  3. Satisfy General Education requirements for the AA/AS.
  4. Have no financial or library obligation to the college.
General Education Requirements
Must include ENG 102 or ENG 114 1
Fine Arts3
Women in Art
Fundamentals of College Mathematics (or higher)
Introduction to Environmental Science
Social Science3
American Experiences and Constitutional Change
Introduction to American Politics
Survey of U.S. Constitutional History
Additional College Requirements
Requirement satisfied by ART 270
Foreign Language0-14
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions[3]
American Experiences and Constitutional Change
Introduction to American Politics
Survey of U.S. Constitutional History
Degree Requirements
ART 100Visual Foundations3
ART 209Introduction to Gallery Practices1
ART 260Survey of Art History I3
ART 261Survey of Art History II3
ART 265Introduction to Contemporary Art3
Select 1 of the following 4 studio art classes3
Drawing I
Introduction to Printmaking
Introduction to Digital Photography
Sculpture I
The following courses are recommended as electives:6-23
Survey of African, Oceanic, & Native American Art
Special Topics in Art History
Field Study
Portfolio Emphasis
Introduction to Ethics
Introduction to the Philosophy of the Arts
Contemporary Moral Issues
General Internship Program
Any other transferable course. 3
Total Units60

If you place into ENG 102 or ENG 114, the additional 3 required units will become elective credit.


Course may also count toward degree requirements. Please consult with Academic Advisement.


 Students transferring to UNR should consult an advisor.

Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
ART 100 Visual Foundations 3
ENG 101
Composition I
or Composition I for International Students
Foreign Language 6 4
Humanities 5 3
MATH 120 Fundamentals of College Mathematics 5 3
 Semester Total16
2nd semester
ART 260 Survey of Art History I 3
ENG 102
Composition II
or Composition II For International Students
Foreign Language 6 4
Studio Art 5 3
Social Science/U.S. and Nevada Constitutions 5 3
 Semester Total16
3rd semester
ART 261 Survey of Art History II 3
Foreign Language 6 3
Science 5 3
Electives 5 6
 Semester Total15
4th semester
ART 209 Introduction to Gallery Practices 1
ART 265 Introduction to Contemporary Art 3
ART 270 Women in Art 5 3
Foreign Language 6 3
Science 4 3
 Semester Total13
 Total Units60