Studio Arts

Associate in Arts for Transfer, Studio Arts

The Associate in Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer Degree at Lake Tahoe Community College is designed to provide a balanced foundation in both studio art and art history. Its curriculum is focused to meet the needs of art students who are initially developing skills and concepts, as well as experienced students who seek further development. The Art Department is committed to a structured environment in which faculty and students work closely together in an atmosphere that is responsive, supportive, and encourages experimentation. Students completing the new Associate in Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer degree (AA-T) are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students are strongly encouraged to see a counselor if considering this transfer option.
Program Learning Outcomes

• Explain the history of Western art and its cultural significance and the role that art has had in shaping our lives and aesthetics

• Demonstrate practical knowledge of how to develop an artist's portfolio and conduct business as a professional artist

• Apply the basic principles of observational drawing and how to develop illusionary spatial constructions

• Apply knowledge of human anatomy in the construction of figurative works of art

• Apply the principles and concepts of design

• Demonstrate knowledge of the science of color perception and how it can be utilized in the creation of works of art

• Have a knowledge of art materials and an applied experience in the technical means used to formulate and construct visual images