2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    May 29, 2024  
2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art, AA [ART-AA, 60 Total Credits]


The Art program at CSN provides students with a foundation in studio art and art history. The foundation of the program relies upon exposing students to the concepts of history, technical and conceptual experiences. In addition, students gather experience with all modalities of art including 2D and 3D Design. Students enrolled in the art program at CSN will learn self-expression, creative problem solving and contemporary Art techniques.  The Associate of Arts degree prepares students for transfer to a university to complete a BA in Fine Arts.


Click the link to view the different academic maps for degree completion and transfer: Academic Maps: AA Art  

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply critical thinking skills in the production and analysis of works of art.

  2. Create art using strong foundational skills in technique applications.

  3. Construct oral and written responses to works of art using appropriate language of art.

  4. Explain the practices and cultural contexts of a variety of artistic traditions.

General Education Requirements (32 Credits)

Mathematics (3 Credits)

NOTE: Your first college-level MATH course must be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.

Recommended: MATH 120 or 120E.

English Composition (6-8 Credits)

NOTE: Your first college-level ENG course must be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.

Literature (3 Credits)

Recommended: ENG 231 or ENG 232.

Natural Science (7 Credits)

Two courses from the following, one must include a lab.

Humanities (3 Credits)

Social Science (3 Credits)

Values and Diversity

All students MUST fulfill this requirement. Course chosen may also be used to fulfill the corresponding general education or special program requirements.

Recommended: ART 260 or ART 262 or ART 263.

Special Program Requirements (28 Credits)

Art Elective Requirement (6 Credits)

  • any ART prefix course not used above.

General Electives (9 Credits)

  • See an Academic Advisor or Counselor for course selection.