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Associate in Visual Arts

Transfers to WSU

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Purpose

This degree is intended to prepare students to transfer to Washington State University with junior standing and with the majority of the prerequisites for an art major completed. This degree partially fulfills the general education requirements (GERs) for four-year transfer. You may need to take additional GERs at WSU.

Completion of the following courses does not guarantee admission as an art major with junior standing. Admission into the WSU Art department is competitive. A competitive GPA and a quality portfolio are essential to compete for admission into the major. Students are strongly advised to select and plan courses with their Art department advisor.

Degree Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 90 quarter credits in courses numbered 100 or above with a grade point average of at least 2.0 in order to graduate from SVC with an Associate in Visual Arts Degree. At least 25 of the 90 credits must be earned at SVC. Credits must satisfy course requirements listed below.

Note: Common course numbers are in boldface italics.

1. Communication Skills (10 cr.)

  • English 101, 103 or 104 (5 cr.)*
  • Communication Studies 210 or 220 (5 cr.)

2. Quantitative Skills (5 cr.)

  • Mathematics 107

3. Physical Education (3 cr.)

  • Physical Education 100 (1 cr.)
  • Activities Courses (2 cr.)

4. Diversity Requirement

At least one Diversity Intensive course is required. Students should use the SVC online quarterly class schedule search or consult with their faculty advisor or counselor to identify courses that fulfill this requirement.

5. Integrative Learning Experiences

Integrative learning experiences include Learning Communities and Integrative Experiences.

A Learning Community (LC) is the integrated combination of two or more courses from different areas of inquiry (e.g. sociology and literature, or physics and math, or speech and economics, or composition and philosophy). Learning Communities are indicated in the course schedule and online schedule advanced search.

Integrative Experiences (IEs) are curricular or co-curricular experiences designed by faculty in which students demonstrate their ability to integrate information, concepts, analytical frameworks, and skills from two or more areas of inquiry in a purposeful project or experience. Integrative Experiences that are classes are indicated in the course schedule; co-curricular IEs are indicated in promotion and advising for the experience or project.

Two Learning Communities are required; the third integrative learning experience can be another Learning Community OR an Integrative Experience.

NOTE: The Learning Community requirements should be discussed with your advisor and planned into your yearly schedule.

6. Visual Art Courses

A. Basic Art requirements (47 cr.)
  • Art 101, 102, 107 (Drawing)
  • Ar t 111, 112 (2-D and 3-D Design)
  • Art 141 (Intro to Art)
  • Art 142, 143,144 (Art History)
  • Art 150 (Health & Safety)
  • Art 160 (Portfolio)
  • Art 161 (Exhibition)
B. Art Electives (12 cr.)
  • Art 181, 182 (Photography)
  • Art 201, 202 (Painting)
  • Art 231, 232 (Digital Art)
  • Art 241, 242 (Ceramics)
  • Art 261, 262 (Printmaking)
  • Art 263, 264 (Sculpture)

7. Additional General Education Requirements (21-27 cr.)

You must accumulate at least 90 collegelevel (100 or higher) credits for this degree. Consult the General Education Requirements list for Washington State University in the SVC Counseling and Career Services offices or your Art department advisor for appropriate course selections.

8. Other Recommended Courses

Communication Studies 220 (5 cr.)