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General Studies: Arts (AA)


Please note:  These requirements are based on 2021-2022 LAVC Catalog.

Complete a minimum of 60 transferrable semester units consisting of required courses for major, general education and elective courses as needed.  Some major courses may double count for general education.  Each major course must be completed with a grade of C or higher. To explore career and academic pathway options, visit the LAVC Program Mapper.

Students who plan to graduate and/or transfer should first meet with a Counselor to review and submit a Petition for Graduation early in the semester before they are expected to complete their requirements. Online Graduation  Petitions that are submitted without a counselor’s approval will require a counselor's review and approval in order for it to be processed. For the latest degree requirements, check the LAVC catalog.

Complete Six Courses (18 units) from the following :

Course Course Title UNITS
ART 101 Survey of Art History I 3
ART 102  Survey of Art History II 3
ART 103 Art Appreciation I 3
ART 105 History of Asian Art 3
ART 109 The Arts of Africa, Oceana, and Ancient America 3
ART 115 History of Modern Art 3
ART 116 History of Women and Art 3
ART 125 History of Photography  3
BRDCSTG 026 TV-Film Aesthetics  3
CINEMA 102 Film Genres 3
CINEMA 103 Diversity in Cinema 3
CINEMA 104 History of Documenary Film 3
CINEMA 105 History of Motion Pictures 3
CINEMA 107 Understanding Motion Pictures 3
DANCEST 805 History and Appreciation of Dance 3
HUMAN 003 The Arts of Contemporary Society 3
MUSIC 101 Fundamentals of Music 3
MUSIC 111 Music Appreciation I 3
MUSIC 121* Music History and Literature I 3
MUSIC 122* Music History and Literature II 3
MUSIC 136 Music in American Culture 3
MUSIC 141 Jazz Apprecation 3
THEATER 100 Introduction to the Theater 3
THEATER 110 History of the World Theater 3
THEATER 112 History of World Theater II 3

Complete One Course (2-3 units) from the following :

Course Course Title UNITS
ART 201 Drawing I 3
ART 204* Life Drawing II 3
ART 501 Beginning Two-Dementional Design 3
ART 600 Typography I 3
ART 604* Graphic Design I 3
ART 700 Introduction to Sculpture 3
ART 708 Introduction to Ceramics 3
CINEMA 101* Beginning Film Production 3
DANCEST 801 Modern Dance I 3
MUSIC 321 Elementary Piano I 2
MUSIC 411 Elementary Voice I 2
MUSIC 650 Beginning Guitar 2
MUSIC 651 Classical Guitar I 2
THEATER 270 Beginning Acting 3

Total units required for major: 20-21

Follow Associate Degree General Education Requirements – LACCD Plan to meet general education unit requirements.

Required general education units: 21

Required degree applicable elective units: 18-19

Total units required: 60

*This course has a prerequisite or a corequisite.
#Cross-referenced course.