Art - Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer (AAOT)

Description

The Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer with a focus in art includes courses that form a foundation for this major and meets lower-division general education requirements at all Oregon public universities. The College's art curriculum includes courses in art history, two-dimensional and three-dimensional design, graphic design, drawing, illustration, painting, sculpture, digital and darkroom photography, ceramics, jewelry, and metalwork.

Statewide General Education Student Learning Outcomes

Please see the General Education page for statewide general education student learning outcomes.
 

Entrance Requirements

While this program has no formal entrance requirements, individual courses may have prerequisites which must be met prior to enrollment.

Course Requirements

Course Title Credits
General Education/ Foundational
Health:
Choose 3 credits 13
Mathematics:
Choose one course4
Recommend: MTH 105
Oral Communication:
Choose one course3-4
Writing:
WR 121Academic Composition4
WR 122Argument, Research, and Multimodal Composition4
or WR 227 Technical Writing
General Education/ Discipline studies
Cultural Literacy:
One course from the following categories must be designated as cultural literacy on the Discipline Studies list (credits count once).
Arts and Letters:
Choose at least three courses chosen from at least two prefixes9-12
Recommend: Two courses with an ARH prefix (ARH 201 and ARH 202 or ARH 203 or ARH 206) and one course with an ART prefix (ART 115 or ART 117)
Social Science:
Choose at least four courses from at least two prefixes12-16
Science/Math/Computer Science:
Choose at least four courses from at least two prefixes including at least three laboratory courses in biological and/or physical science12-20
Electives
Choose any course numbered 100 or above that brings the total credits to 90 quarter hours. This may include up to 12 credits of Career and Technical Education courses designated by COCC as acceptable.39
Recommend: ART 116, ART 131, ART 197, courses in art selected emphasis, and foreign language courses for students seeking Bachelor of Arts 2,3
Total Credits90-106

Advising Notes

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree after transfer should consider completing three terms of a 200-level language course. The 100-level language courses will count as electives. The 200-level language courses can be applied to partially fulfill the arts and letters requirement.

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree should consider taking two terms of Western art history and one of non-Western art history. ARH courses can be applied to partially fulfill the arts and letters requirement.

Students pursuing transfer to an upper-division arts school or program will typically be required to have completed core foundational art courses. Recommended foundational art courses are ART 115 Basic Design: 2-D, ART 116 Basic Design: Color, ART 117 Basic Design: 3-D, and ART 131 Beginning Drawing; these courses can be applied to partially fulfill the arts and letters requirement.

Successful transfer to an upper-division arts school or program is usually based not only on transcripts but also on the student’s portfolio. Students seeking transfer to an accredited art school in Oregon or elsewhere are encouraged to work closely with their advisors to build that portfolio and to take ART 197 Portfolio Development.

Students pursuing transfer to an upper-division arts school or program will typically have a discipline emphasis. Recommended courses based on emphasis: 

Drawing:

Course Title Credits
ART 132Intermediate Drawing3
ART 141Beginning Illustration3
ART 184Beginning Watercolor3
ART 185Intermediate Watercolor3
ART 241Intermediate Illustration3
ART 234Figure Drawing3
ART 297Capstone Project1

Painting:

Course Title Credits
ART 181Beginning Painting3
ART 184Beginning Watercolor3
ART 185Intermediate Watercolor3
ART 234Figure Drawing3
ART 281Intermediate Painting3
ART 297Capstone Project1

Photography:

Course Title Credits
ART 110Beginning Graphic Design3
ART 161Photography I3
ART 162Photography II3
ART 230Intermediate Graphic Design3
ART 265Digital Photography3
ART 267Digital Photography II3
ART 297Capstone Project1

Graphic Design/Illustration:

Course Title Credits
ART 110Beginning Graphic Design3
ART 141Beginning Illustration3
ART 184Beginning Watercolor3
ART 230Intermediate Graphic Design3
ART 234Figure Drawing3
ART 241Intermediate Illustration3
ART 297Capstone Project1

Sculpture/Ceramics:

Course Title Credits
ART 121Ceramics: Introductory Hand Building3
ART 122Ceramics: Introductory Wheel Throwing3
ART 190Figurative Clay Sculpture3
ART 191Sculpture3
ART 253Ceramics: Intermediate Ceramics3
ART 291Mold Making for Ceramics and Sculpture3
ART 293Outdoor and Public Sculpture3
ART 297Capstone Project1

Performance Standards

  • Academic Requirements:

    • Students must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA to earn a COCC certificate or degree.
    • Options for additional standards:
      • All courses in the program must be completed with a grade of C or higher

Sample Plan

Sample Plan Grid
First TermCredits
WR 121Academic Composition4
Mathematics (recommend MTH 105)4
Discipline Studies Art & Letters (recommend ART 115 or ART 117)3
Elective (recommend ART 116)3
 Credits14
Second Term
WR 122
Argument, Research, and Multimodal Composition
Technical Writing
4
Discipline Studies Arts & Letters (recommend ARH 201)4
Discipline Studies Social Science3-4
Elective (recommend ART 121 or ART 131 or ART 191)3
Elective (recommend art selected emphasis)3
 Credits17-18
Third Term
Discipline Studies Arts & Letters (recommend: ARH 202 or ARH 203 or ARH 206)4
Discipline Studies Science/Math/Computer Science3-5
Oral Communication:3-4
Elective (recommend art selected emphasis)3
Elective3-4
 Credits16-20
Fourth Term
Discipline Studies Laboratory Science3-5
Discipline Studies Social Science3-4
Health (3 credits with HHP or HHPA prefix)3
Elective (recommend art selected emphasis)3
Elective (recommend art selected emphasis)3
 Credits15-18
Fifth Term
Discipline Studies Laboratory Science3-5
Discipline Studies Social Science3-4
Elective (recommend ART 197)1
Elective (recommend art selected emphasis)3
Elective3-4
 Credits13-17
Sixth Term
Discipline Studies Laboratory Science3-5
Discipline Studies Social Science3-4
Elective (recommend art selected emphasis)3
Elective (recommend art selected emphasis)3
Elective3-4
 Credits15-19
 Total Credits90-106

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