What Can You Do With an AA-T in Art History?

This degree is designed to transfer seamlessly to a CSU as the first two years of your four-year degree. Go on to one or more of these majors or minors for your bachelor’s:

  • Art History
  • Art History and Global Cultures
  • Arts and Restorative Justice
  • Arts and Entrepreneurship
  • Art Education
  • Fashion, Fiber & Materials
  • Media Studies
  • Museum Studies

Use your critical thinking and problem-solving skills to build a career based on your passions. Art history is a great start to a career working as:

  • Archivist
  • Curator
  • Museum administrator
  • Conservator
  • Art librarian
  • Art authenticator
  • Auctioneer
  • Gallerist

Solving History’s Puzzle

Understanding art’s place in history gives a more global understanding of history. Art history is like putting together pieces of a giant puzzle. You develop insight into the time, including economic, social, and political factors. Art arrives in our experience from other times and places. Analyzing the influences that shaped it and spread from it give you the mental flexibility and acuity needed to navigate the modern, multicultural world.

Versatile Skills for Strong Careers

A degree in art history gives you skills that many hiring managers seek. You build skills in analysis, clear thinking, communication, research, and more. In a world exploding with images, you know how to bring context and meaning. That skill will serve you well in any role where you must explain and persuade.

Your Art History AA-T Program Map

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Sample electives shown — other options available. Download a PDF Program Map

Art History AA-T: What to Expect

  • Completion Requirements
    • 18 units of required courses
    • 60 total units
    • A grade of C or higher in all required courses
    • Minimum grade point average of 2.0
  • Required Courses
    • Fundamentals of Drawing & Composition (ART 001A) | 3.00
    • History of Western Art (ART 050) | 3.00
    • Western Art History (ART 051) | 3.00

    Select one (1) course from the following | 3.00:

    • ART 052
    • ART 053

    Select two (2) courses from the following | 6.00:

    • ART 052 (If not already chosen)
    • ART 053 (If not already chosen)
    • ART 003A
    • ART 004
    • ART 005A
    • ART 007A
    • ART 011A
    • ART 031
    • ART 040
    • ART 052
    • ART 053
    • ART 023A
    • ART 009A
  • What You Learn
    1. World and American art history
    2. How to work in your chosen medium, and why each technique works
    3. To analyze, discuss, and critique art made by other artists and by you

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