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Studio Arts (AAT)

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Use Your Perception to Change the World

Travel to Europe to secure art and artifacts of different cultures and eras for museum exhibits at The Getty. Increase foot traffic into local galleries by creating public relation releases from skills you developed through writing papers and presentations on art pieces, artists, eras, and regions. Work on your own time traveling the country to capture events as a freelance photographer. Teach high school students to understand, study and preserve cultures through art. A career in studio art is always evolving.

Today, Studio Arts is thriving. At LASC, you’ll develop a solid artistic foundation to prepare for a wide array of career paths in fine art, digital art, graphic design, art history, photography and more. Studio artists visually communicate through traditional and digital technology with animation, graphic media, fashion, television production, product design, illustration, ceramics, and advertising.  This job requires creativity, imagination, and a passion for constantly learning new social and technological trends to create appealing and relevant art. 

Careers in Studio Arts 

A degree in Studio Arts provides you with a wide variety of career options that are constantly changing and developing due to the increase in technology and changes in social norms. Thanks to the nature of the field, many studio artists are self-employed.

Here are some careers and their salaries you could have with a Studio Arts degree: 

Career information below taken from bls.gov February 2020. Go to bls.gov for most current career information.

Responsible for the visual style and images in magazines, newspapers, product packaging, and movie and television productions. May hire and supervise staff or set designers to complete designs.

Data for Los Angeles/Long Beach/Anaheim

Typical Education Level: Salary: Hourly Median Wage:
Bachelor’s Degree $129,090/year $62.06/hour
Work Experience in a Related Occupation: Job Outlook 2018-2028: Number of Jobs 2018:
5 years or more
13% increase
(much faster than average)
4,120

Create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers.

Data for Los Angeles/Long Beach/Anaheim

Typical Education Level: Salary: Hourly Median Wage:
Bachelor’s Degree $58,920/year $28.33/hour
Work Experience in a Related Occupation: Job Outlook 2018-2028: Number of Jobs 2018:
None needed
9% increase
(faster than average)
13,450

Teach or instruct courses other than those that normally lead to an occupational objective or degree. Courses may include self-improvement, nonvocational, and nonacademic subjects. Teaching may or may not take place in a traditional educational institution.

Data for Los Angeles/Long Beach/Anaheim

Typical Education Level: Salary: Hourly Median Wage:
Bachelor’s Degree $48,260/year $23.20/hour
Work Experience in a Related Occupation: Job Outlook 2018-2028: Number of Jobs 2018:
None needed
5% increase
(as fast as average)
9,940

Design special exhibits and movie, television, and theater sets. May study scripts, confer with directors, and conduct research to determine appropriate architectural styles.

Data for Los Angeles/Long Beach/Anaheim

Typical Education Level: Salary: Hourly Median Wage:
Some college $71,470/year $34.36/hour
Work Experience in a Related Occupation: Job Outlook 2018-2028: Number of Jobs 2018:
Less than 5 years 20% increase (much faster than average)

1,900

 

Restore, maintain, or prepare objects in museum collections for storage, research, or exhibit. May work with specimens such as fossils, skeletal parts, or botanicals; or artifacts, textiles, or art. May identify and record objects or install and arrange them in exhibits. Includes book or document conservators.

Data for Los Angeles/Long Beach/Anaheim

Typical Education Level: Salary: Hourly Median Wage:
Some college $49,880/year $23.98/hour
Work Experience in a Related Occupation: Job Outlook 2018-2028: Number of Jobs 2018:
None needed
11% increase
(faster than average)
760

 

Use technical expertise, creativity, and composition skills to produce and preserve images to capture moments to tell a story.

Data for Los Angeles/Long Beach/Anaheim

Typical Education Level: Salary: Hourly Median Wage:
High school or equivalent $56,980/year $27.39/hour
Work Experience in a Related Occupation: Job Outlook 2018-2028: Number of Jobs 2018:
None needed
10% increase
(much faster than average)
3,300

 

What You’ll Learn at LASC in Studio Arts

You can get an Associate in Arts for Transfer (AAT) degree through LASC’s Studio Arts program where you will develop a knowledge base of fine art, digital art technologies, graphic design and art history and build your portfolio for future employers to launch your career in the studio art field:

  • Improve your visual art skills in a variety of mediums so you can contribute creatively to society by working in museums and galleries, graphic design firms, architecture, game design companies, or the medical field in art therapy.
  • Gain invaluable experience working with talented professors in diverse traditional and digital media like graphic design, photography, drawing, painting, product design and illustration to received constructive feedback to build your and portfolio for future employers.
  • Diversify your portfolio with art in the latest technology to meet the growing demand for visual effects in television, movies, video games and on smartphones.
  • LASC provides internships so you can build your career connections and create community ties for after you graduate.
  • To transfer, when you complete you Associate in Arts for Transfer (AAT) degree in Studio Arts, you’ll save money on your first two years of college learning from passionate, committed faculty. And, you’ll graduate with guaranteed admission into a CSU. See your counselor for details.

 

Degrees & Courses You Will Take

Review LASC’s Associate in Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer (AAT) degree below along with our suggested course of study for this program. Go to LASC’s current Course Catalog for specific course information:

Major Code: 1002.00

Total Units Required: 60

If you are planning to transfer to a CSU or UC, then an Associate in Arts in Studio Arts is for you!  You can complete an Associate in Arts in for Transfer degree (AAT) in Studio Arts if you are planning to transfer to a CSU Studio Arts bachelor’s program, and by successfully completing this degree, you are guaranteed admission to a CSU upon completion of this program! 

The Transfer Degree is designed to provide you with a Transfer Model Curriculum focusing on a broad range of courses in the visual arts. You will learn interdisciplinary, critical study of technical development and build a foundation for all studio-based courses you’ll take at CSU. You will explore the various areas of studio art to build a foundation for future create, interpretive, analytical work and portfolios.    

The Associate in Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer Degree requirements include: 

  • completion of 60 CSU transferable units, including the minimum 18 units in the major and the completion of either IGETC or CSU GE;

  • a minimum GPA of 2.0. 

If you are interested in completing an Associate Degree for Transfer, you must:

  1. Complete 60 semester units of 90-quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following: *

  2. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements

  3. A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district. 2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0. 
    *As required by Senate Bill 1440 & California Education Code section 66746.

  4. ADTs also require that you must earn a C or better in all courses required for the major area of emphasis. A “P” (Pass) grade is not an acceptable grade for courses in the major.

You should meet with a counselor to determine the necessary course work to complete the general education requirements. 

Required Courses: Units
ART 102 Survey of Art History II 3
ART 201 Drawing I 3
ART 501 Beginning Two-Dimensional Design 3
ART 502 Beginning Three-Dimensional Design 3
Select One Course
ART 101 Survey of Art History 3
ARTHIST 130 History of Asian Art 3
ARTHIST 140 Arts of Africa, Oceania and Ancient America 3
Select Three Courses  
ART 202 Drawing II 3
ART 204 Life Drawing 3
ART 213 Color Theory 3
ART 300 Introduction to Painting 3
TOTAL UNITS 24

Get Ready Before You Start 

Interested in a career in studio arts? Before your first class at LASC, you can start preparing for your studio arts career:

  • Make an appointment with your LASC academic counselor to review LASC’s program, start to develop a Student Education Plan (SEP), and discuss if going to a four-year college or university would be a good match for your career goals.
  • Still in high school? Find out if your school has an art club you can join. Take art classes in both visual and performing arts and seek feedback from your teachers to build a portfolio of your work. Contact local art museums to volunteer to help with art exhibits.
  • Once you’re at LASC, make sure to get involved with on-campus clubs and organizations, become a student ambassador, or run for student body government. These create new relationships and show potential employers your commitment to strengthening your writing, communication, and leadership skills.

 

Program Learning Outcomes

As a student, once you successfully complete the program, you should be able to: 

  • Use interdisciplinary, critical study of technical development and build a foundation for all studio-based courses.
  • Apply tools to various areas of studio art to build a foundation for future create, interpretive, analytical work and portfolios.