Studio Arts (AADTA)

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This is a suggested program for the first two years of study for those wanting a general AA/DTA degree with an emphasis in Studio Art.  Lower division course requirements will vary depending on the transfer institution, but this program is specifically designed to fulfill all lower division requirements for students wishing to obtain a BA with a minor in Fine Arts at Washington State University, Vancouver. 

This pathway fulfills all the academic requirements of the general AA/DTA degree at Clark College, while still allowing students to gain a solid foundation in art practice and theory.  The AA/DTA with a concentration in Studio Art may be the best pathway for students with a strong interest in art, and the intent to pursue their art practice through a related area such as business, education, or social services, for example.  Students who earn Clark College’s Associate in Arts (DTA) degree will normally be able to transfer to most Washington (and several Oregon) public colleges and universities with junior standing, having met all the lower-division (100- and 200- level) academic course requirements.  This does not guarantee entry into a specific major area at the transfer school, however.  Contact an advisor at the transfer institution to determine required coursework and specific entry requirements as early as possible.

General Education Requirements
Communication Skills10
ENGL&101ENGLISH COMPOSITION I5
ENGL&102ENGLISH COMPOSITION II5
Quantitative Skills
MATH&107MATH IN SOCIETY5
or any qualifying college level math course
Health and Physical Education3
Course Options
Humanities10
ART  220ART HISTORY: ANCIENT TO LATE ANTIQUE5
or ART  221 ART HISTORY: MEDIEVAL-RENAISSANCE
or ART  222 ART HISTORY: BAROQUE-MODERN
5 credits of A-list Humanities (HA) from a department other than ART5
Social Sciences15
CMST&230SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION (recommend) 15
Course Options
Natural Sciences15
Course Options
Additional Requirements
COLL 101COLLEGE ESSENTIALS: INTRODUCTION TO CLARK2
Art CORE Courses: Drawing Focus . ART 103 is required for all students. A second drawing class of either ART 104, ART 105, or ART 203 is also required.7
ART  103DRAWING I3
ART  104OBSERVATIONAL DRAWING4
or ART  105 CONTEMPORARY DRAWING PRACTICES
or ART  203 THE HUMAN FIGURE I


AND 

Art CORE Courses: 2D Focus (chose two of the following)7-8
ART  110CREATIVITY AND CONCEPT3
ART  115TWO-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN4
ART  116COLOR THEORY AND DESIGN4
ART  257PAINTING I4
ART  258PAINTING II4


OR

Art CORE Courses: 3D-Focus (choose two of the following)8
ART  117THREE-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN4
ART  180CERAMICS I: POTTERY4
ART  181CERAMICS II: POTTERY4
ART  189METAL ARTS I4
ART  190METAL ARTS II4
ART  295
WELD 120
WELDED SCULPTURE THEORY I
and WELDED SCULPTURE LAB I
4
ART  296
WELD 121
WELDED SCULPTURE THEORY II
and WELDING SCULPTURE LAB II
4
Art Choice Courses
Choose any two addtional ART-prefix classes. Cannot be classes used to satisfy other areas of this degree7-8
General Electives7-9
Any additional courses of 100 level or higher may apply. Physical Education activity credits are limited to a maximum of three (3) credits regardless of distribution area in the DTA degree.
Total Credits90


​1​Fulfills Oral Communication (OC) requirement