Bachelor of Arts in Art: Concentration in Studio Art – ARTS 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. 15 units in the major (three 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.

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): U.S. History, U.S. 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 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: Concentration in Studio Art Major: 28 Units

15 units met in transfer: three lower-division studio courses, two lower-division art history courses.

  • Upper-Division Art History (6 units)
  • 300-Level Foundation Studio Art (3 units)
  • Upper-Division Studio Art (12 units): Choose four upper-division studio art (ART) courses. An upper-division Art History (ARTH) course may be substituted for one upper-division ART course under advisement.
  • Art Productions (1 unit): ART 509.
  • Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (3 units): ARTH 400GW.
  • Capstone Course (3 units): ART 600 or ART 619.

University Electives: 14 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.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
Upper-Division Art History (6 Units Total) - Take One 1 3
300-Level Foundation Studio Art 1 3
US History 3
or University Elective if US History met before transfer
GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences 3
University Elective 3
Second Semester
ARTH 400GW Writing About Art - GWAR (Major Core) 3
Upper-Division Art History (6 Units Total) 1 3
Upper-Division Studio Art (12-15 units) - Take Two 3 6
U.S. and California Government 3
or University Elective if US/CA Government met before transfer
Third Semester
ART 509 Art Professional Service Practicum (Major Core) 1
Upper-Division Studio Art (12-15 units) – Take Two 3 6
GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities 3
University Electives - Take Two 5
Fourth Semester
Select One: 3
Upper-Division Studio Art (12-15 Units Total) 3
University Elective (if 9 units of Lower-Division Studio Art met in transfer)
Select One (Capstone): 3
Studio Process and Professional Practices  
Exhibition Design  
GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences 3
University Elective - Take Two 6
 Total Units60