Transfer Degree-Emphasis

Studio Arts Emphasis, Associate in Arts Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA)

Program
Area of Study
Arts and Communication

Overview

Complete your Associate in Arts Degree, Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) while exploring your love of art.

Sample Schedule

This sample schedule is provided as a guide for a full-time student starting in fall quarter whose goal is to earn the AA-DTA. The courses are designed with the appropriate number of credits to meet degree requirements and are organized in a recommended sequence. Please consult an advisor to schedule courses and develop a personalized educational plan.

      Your personal educational plan will vary based on many factors including:

  • The quarter you begin
  • How many classes/credits you plan to take in each quarter
  • Your math and English placement
  • If you have credits you have already taken and plan to transfer them
  • The college you are interested in transferring to
  • If you start in our Transitional Studies program

Sample Career Options

Transfer and Degree Requirements

Students working toward their transfer degree typically take a variety of courses designed to fulfill the general requirements of most four-year colleges and universities. Students intending to transfer to a four-year college for further study are encouraged to work closely with their advisor and transfer institution to explore the requirements of the college they wish to attend after Peninsula. Most institutions have separate admission criteria, which may be based on grades, prerequisite coursework, portfolio, and other considerations. Our sample schedule is designed to provide you with faculty recommended courses to complete your AA-DTA degree with an emphasis in studio arts, but is not a major ready pathway.

Transfer Institution Information 

Students must select credits from three distribution lists: Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, and Humanities. A specific course may be credited toward no more than one distribution requirement. A minimum of fifteen credits in two separate subject areas must be selected from each list. For Natural Sciences, at least five credits must be a lab. For Humanities, no more than five credits can be a Humanities-Performance course and no more than five credits may be applied in world languages at the 100 level.

Program Outcomes

Program outcomes are listed on the Area of Study webpage.

First Quarter

Meeting with your advisor to talk about your long-term schedule, taking into account your transfer plans.

Catalog #
Title
Credits
Art Elective  +
5
5

This course provides support, develops positive connections, and opens learning opportunities to help students identify and pursue their academic and career goals. Through a process of self-discovery, students cultivate a deeper understanding of themselves that highlights their unique strengths and identifies areas for growth. Students will also learn how to navigate college systems and understand its specialized vocabulary and procedures. Throughout, this course reassures students of all backgrounds and abilities that they belong. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Elective)

This class has a fee of $12.13.

Credits: 5

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5

Active reading, effective writing, and critical thinking, using subjective and objective approaches. Introduction to research techniques. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Communication Skills)

Credits: 5

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Sub-Total Credits
15

Second Quarter

It's not too soon to explore transfer options. Make a transfer appointment.

Catalog #
Title
Credits
Art Elective  +
5
5

Reading and writing using analytical and critical approaches. One or more research papers. Builds on concepts introduced in ENGL& 101. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Communication Skills)

Credits: 5

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5

A study of a variety of mathematical topics for non-science majors. The topics covered may differ between sections, but may include problem solving strategies, logic, set theory, number theory, mathematics of finance, probability and statistics, or geometry. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Quantitative Skills, Natural Sciences, Elective)

Credits: 5

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Sub-Total Credits
15

Third Quarter

Check your educational plan to make sure you're on track to graduate.

Catalog #
Title
Credits
Art Elective  +
5
Natural Sciences  +
5
Social Sciences  +
5
Sub-Total Credits
15

Natural Sciences + Consider Introduction to Botany (BOT 101).

Fourth Quarter

Meet with your educational and career planner to explore universities.

Catalog #
Title
Credits
Art Elective  +
5
Humanities  +
5
Social Sciences  +
5
Sub-Total Credits
15

Humanities + Choose a subject other than Art.
Social Sciences + Choose a second subject area.

Fifth Quarter

Apply to graduate. You're just two quarters away...keep it up!

Catalog #
Title
Credits
Art Elective  +
5
Natural Sciences  +
5
Social Sciences  +
5
Sub-Total Credits
15

Natural Sciences + Consider Survey of Astronomy (ASTR& 100), Chemical Concepts (CHEM& 110), or Introduction to Chemistry (CHEM& 121).
Social Sciences + Choose a third subject area.

Sixth Quarter

You're almost done! Good luck on your final quarter!

Catalog #
Title
Credits
Art Elective  +
5
Humanities  +
5
Natural Sciences  +
5