Bachelor of Arts in Art: Art History and Studio Art – ARTS or ARTH Associate Degree for Transfer Roadmap

This is a sample pathway for students who transfer to San Francisco State University in the current Bulletin year with an AA-T in Studio Arts or an AA-T in Art History. Twelve units in the major (two lower-division studio courses, two lower-division art history courses) and all lower-division GE requirements have been satisfied. Check with a major advisor about the most appropriate course sequence. Degree completion guaranteed in 60 units; see the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) section for more information.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
Upper-Division Art History (12 units total) - Take One 1 3
Upper-Division Studio Art (12 units total) - Take One 2 3
US History 3
or University Elective if US History met before transfer
 
GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
University Elective 3
 Units15
Second Semester
ARTH 400GW Writing About Art - GWAR 3
Upper-Division Art History (12 units total) - Take One 1 3
Upper-Division Studio Art (12 units total) - Take One 2 3
U.S. and California Government 3
or University Elective if US/CA Government met before transfer
 
University Elective 3
 Units15
Third Semester
ART 509 Art Professional Service Practicum 1
Upper-Division Art History (12 units total) - Take One 1 3
Upper-Division Studio Art (12 units total) - Take One 2 3
GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
University Elective - Take Two 5
 Units15
Fourth Semester
Select One (Major Capstone): 3
Studio Process and Professional Practices  
Exhibition Design  
Art History Seminar  
Upper-Division Art History (12 units total) - Take One 1 3
Upper-Division Studio Art (12 units total) - Take One 2 3
GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
University Elective 3
 Units15
 Total Units60

To Do at SF State:

Enough total units to reach 120 minimum for graduation; 30 units minimum at the upper-division level; to include the following:

University-Wide Requirements: 9–15 Units

  • American Institutions (0–6 units): US History, US Government, California State and Local Government requirements if not taken before transfer
  • Upper-division GE, areas B, C, and D (9 units): Courses required for the major may double-count if approved for UD GE.
  • Students entering the major with the AA-T in Art History or Studio Arts are not required to fulfill SF State Studies requirements.
  • Complementary Studies: consult with a department advisor on how transfer units and/or SF State units can be applied to ensure degree completion within 60 units.

Art major (Art History and Studio Art): 34 Units

Twelve units met in transfer: two lower-division studio courses; two lower-division art history courses.

  • Upper Division Art History (12 units)
  • Upper Division Studio (12 units)
  • Capstone Experience (3 units)
  • Art Productions (1 unit): ART 509
  • Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (3 units): ARTH 400GW

University Electives: 13 or More Units

Units depending on course choices made at the community college, how transferred units are applied to the requirements above, and course choices at SF State – some courses may meet more than one requirement, e.g., both in UD GE and the major.