Associate of Arts Programs in Art Studies

An associate degree is an entry-level community college program that generally takes around two years to complete. It’s a much more affordable way to get started in college and get the skills for advanced positions.   What is an Associate of Arts in Arts?  This degree focuses on art, but you will also have classes in English, math, history and science. Although program requirements… Read more

An associate degree is an entry-level community college program that generally takes around two years to complete. It’s a much more affordable way to get started in college and get the skills for advanced positions.

What is an Associate of Arts in Arts?  This degree focuses on art, but you will also have classes in English, math, history and science. Although program requirements will vary, you will most likely take classes in art history and fundamentals of art so that you understand the basic building blocks of artistic design.

This two-year degree will usually transfer to a four-year university, if that is your ultimate goal. You’ll learn a number of skills and gain a better understanding of your artistic endeavors by the end of the program. Taking these classes at a community college is much less intimidating than at a huge university. You will be more confident when you transfer, have better study skills, and develop your own artistic sensibilities.

An Associate of Arts in Arts will take around two years to complete, but you can shorten this time frame by taking classes in the summer. Costs vary by program and geographical location. It normally takes around 65 credit hours to complete the degree, so check with the college of your choice to find out what the average cost per credit hour is at their institution.

This degree will prepare you for a career in graphic design, interior decorating, advertising, or even as a museum curator. You may need additional training for some career paths, but an associate degree often gets your foot in the door as an assistant or intern.

You will have many opportunities to find this program at local community colleges. Some specific art classes may not be available online, but many general education classes are readily available. You should be able to find a flexible program that allows you to complete your degree in an ideal time frame. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Glendale Community College
Glendale, USA

Course curriculum for either programs involves a wide spectrum of topics ranging from history of art, structure and principles of design, image generation and combination, lif ... +

Course curriculum for either programs involves a wide spectrum of topics ranging from history of art, structure and principles of design, image generation and combination, life drawing to three-dimensional digital animation, modeling, and kinematic animation techniques. -
Associate of Arts
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Delaware County Community College
Philadelphia, USA

The Studio Arts program stresses a concentration in both Painting and Drawing but allows students to utilize a diversity of mixed media to be infused with traditional approach ... +

The Studio Arts program stresses a concentration in both Painting and Drawing but allows students to utilize a diversity of mixed media to be infused with traditional approaches of the genre. Students in this program will be encouraged to explore and develop a variety of techniques within a range of media. -
Associate of Arts
Full-time
2 - 3 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Snow College (Community College)
Ephraim, USA

Snow College Visual Arts offers a dynamic general education curriculum designed to provide all students with a holistic understanding of the principles of art which fashion th ... +

Snow College Visual Arts offers a dynamic general education curriculum designed to provide all students with a holistic understanding of the principles of art which fashion the visual world around us. -
Associate of Arts
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Cao đẳng Parkland
Champaign, USA

The Liberal Arts and Sciences encompasses a range of academic disciplines, from mathematics to the arts. LAS 189, a required course for all AA degrees, reflects this interdisc ... +

The Liberal Arts and Sciences encompasses a range of academic disciplines, from mathematics to the arts. LAS 189, a required course for all AA degrees, reflects this interdisciplinary ideal in its structure and approach. -
Associate of Arts
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Washtenaw Community College
Ann Arbor, USA

Students will design a program of study to meet individual needs. This degree is a good option for students who are undecided about a major, or simply want to explore various ... +

Students will design a program of study to meet individual needs. This degree is a good option for students who are undecided about a major, or simply want to explore various areas in the arts and social sciences. A counselor will assist in developing a program of study that meets all of the College's graduation requirements. -
Associate of Arts
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Sep 2020
Campus
Online
 
Hillsborough Community College
Tampa, USA

The AA in Art is a pre-major for students who want to pursue a four-year college/university degree in such fields as Fine Arts, Art Education and Art History.

The AA in Art is a pre-major for students who want to pursue a four-year college/university degree in such fields as Fine Arts, Art Education and Art History. -
Associate of Arts
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Community College of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, USA

The Art and Design curriculum leads to the Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree for students planning to transfer to baccalaureate programs or professional art schools after study ... +

The Art and Design curriculum leads to the Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree for students planning to transfer to baccalaureate programs or professional art schools after study at Community College of Philadelphia. -
Associate of Arts
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Campus
 
Northwest College
Powell, USA

The Northwest College Art Department offers a sequence of foundation courses and electives designed to build strong skills for work in the two-dimensional, three-dimensional, ... +

The Northwest College Art Department offers a sequence of foundation courses and electives designed to build strong skills for work in the two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and graphic design areas. -
Associate of Arts
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Windward Community College
Honolulu, USA

The Associate in Arts (AA) degree is a two-year direct transfer liberal arts degree consisting of at least 60 semester credits at the 100 and 200 levels

The Associate in Arts (AA) degree is a two-year direct transfer liberal arts degree consisting of at least 60 semester credits at the 100 and 200 levels -
Associate of Arts
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Neosho County Community College
Chanute, USA +1 More

The mission of the Neosho County Community College Art Department is to provide comprehensive learning opportunities in the visual arts for a wide and diverse population. Depa ... +

The mission of the Neosho County Community College Art Department is to provide comprehensive learning opportunities in the visual arts for a wide and diverse population. Departmental curriculum and program goals are assessed continuously in order to make the appropriate changes to instruction and instructional resources that further student understanding of the practical and cultural values in the appreciation of art, the development of personal artistic creativity via applied learning experiences and career orientation for degree-seeking and transfer students alike. -
Associate of Arts
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Santa Fe College
Gainesville, USA

Art History is the study of human expression – visual, but also tactile, spatial and sometimes aural – through history. Art Historians develop ways to translate from the visua ... +

Art History is the study of human expression – visual, but also tactile, spatial and sometimes aural – through history. Art Historians develop ways to translate from the visual to the verbal, through analysis and interpretation, using a number of different approaches and methodologies. -
Associate of Arts
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Citrus College
Los Angeles, USA

The Fine and Performing Arts curriculum offers instruction in theory, practice and history.

The Fine and Performing Arts curriculum offers instruction in theory, practice and history. -
Associate of Arts
Full-time
Part-time
Sep 2020
Campus
 

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