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Art Degrees and Programs

CCA's Art program has something for everyone, and has structured the curriculum to lead to a future in art through two degrees.

Art Degrees and Certificate

Associate of Arts in Art History

Associate of Arts in Studio Art

Both of the Associate Degrees offer highly transferrable courses, and will be the initial step towards a bachelor's degree in an art-related field.

Additional Information about Art Degrees

Art schools prepare students for exciting jobs in the creative field. But it’s important that the art degree meets all critical needs.

Developing students and artists who: understand and use the creative process, are well-equipped to enter the university, and demonstrate leadership, is at the core of the art program at Community College of Aurora, one of the premier community colleges in Denver.

Whatever the students’ art and design degree plan and goals, CCA is a smart choice. All art degrees aren’t the same and obtaining an art degree at one of the premier Denver, Colorado community colleges will help to rigorously prepare students for the next step.

Program Level Outcomes (PLOs) - Art History

Statements which articulate, in measurable terms, what students should know and be able to demonstrate as a result of and at the conclusion of a program. PLOs communicate program goals explicitly and foster transfer of responsibility for learning from faculty to students.

A student who obtains an AA degree in Art History from the Community College of Aurora will demonstrate the following abilities:

  • Analyze and critique works of art based on form, content, and medium.
  • Identify works of art in their historical and cultural contexts.
  • Demonstrate understanding and appreciation of diversity as visualized in art.

Program Level Outcomes (PLOs) - Studio Art

Statements which articulate, in measurable terms, what students should know and be able to demonstrate as a result of and at the conclusion of a program. PLOs communicate program goals explicitly and foster transfer of responsibility for learning from faculty to students.

A student who obtains an AA degree in Studio Art from the Community College of Aurora will demonstrate the following abilities:

  • Quality of Ideas (is the visual solution to the assignment innovative and compelling?)
  • Clarity of Communication (is the work understandable, does it communicate the intended message with minimal distractions?)
  • Use of Formal Elements of Art and Design (does the work demonstrate an effective use of design or composition?)
  • Technical skills (does the student exhibit good technical ability and use the appropriate tools well?)
  • Professionalism (is the work clean and professional?)
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