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Art - Associate Degree

San Jose City College
Program overview
2.5 years
Associate's degree
Start dates
San Jose

San Jose
San Jose City College

Program description


San Jose City College offers both an Associate in Arts (AA) and Associate in Science (AS) in Art degree. Students planning to follow a transfer pattern should use the Associate in Arts degree. This degree may not transfer to all universities, and students need to inquire of the universities if they have a bachelors degree for their upper division course work. The Associate in Science has 2 possible areas of emphasis: Drawing and Painting or Photography. A minimum of 3 courses in the Art major must be taken at San Jose City College. A grade of "C" or better is required in each course in the major and area of emphasis for graduation.

Admission requirements

Admission to San José City College (SJCC) is open to high school graduates, possess GED, certificate of proficiency, or the equivalent, or to those who are at least 18 years old.

The first step for all persons desiring to enroll in classes at SJCC is to complete an application for admission. Please visit the website for more information regarding admission.

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Program content


  • Two-Dimensional Design
  • Three Dimensional Design
  • Color Theory
  • Beginning Drawing
  • Intermediate Drawing
  • Survey of Art History: Prehistoric Through Gothic
  • Survey of Art History: Renaissance to the Present

Tuition fees

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Associate Degrees

  • Art - Associate in Arts
  • Art - Associate in Science
  • Studio Arts - Associate in Arts for Transfer

Continuing studies

Learning Outcomes

  • Utilize the broader vocabulary of art and design as well as discipline-specific terminology in the objective and subjective analysis of artworks.
  • Build competency in technical skills andconcepts.
  • Establish a creative practice which includes problem solving skills.
  • Recognize major artists and historical/cultural trends and styles.
  • Demonstrate engagement, participation, and civility in the classroom/studio setting.

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San Jose City College

Founded in 1921 in the heart of Silicon Valley, California, San José City College (SJCC) has provided educational excellence and opportunities to students from around the world for 100 years! San José City College’s new state-of-the-art facilities combined with a...

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Contact info

San Jose City College

2100 Moorpark Avenue
95128 San Jose CA
United States of America (USA)

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