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Studio Arts - Associate in Arts

Program Code - CIP Code: ARTS.AA/24.0101
Credits Required: 61
Academic Division: Arts, Communications and Humanities

The Associate of Arts in Studio Art curriculum is designed to transfer to University Art Departments and meet the general foundation art courses, typically required in those four-year institutions for a BFA, BA, and BS in Art Ed. Degree.   If the program is completed as specified, the General Education courses will transfer to all Kansas Regents universities as a block.   The studio art courses available include: Drawing, Painting, 2D Design, Ceramic, Sculpture, and Photography.  Art majors are required to maintain a portfolio.

A limited number of talent grants and studio intern positions are available to qualified students.  Individuals with experience in painting drawing, sculpture, or other visual media should apply directly to the art faculty at 913-288-7235.

Requirements for admission to the program:                                    

  • No requirements for admission to the program.
  • Contact program for program-specific advising.

College Requirement

Course Credit Hours
BLUE 0101 Freshman Seminar 1

General Education Requirements

Course Credit Hours
ENGL 0101 Composition I * 3
ENGL 0102 Composition II * 3
SPCH 0151 OR
SPCH 0201
Public Speaking OR
Interpersonal Communication
MATH 0105 College Algebra or higher 3
ARTS 0102 Art History I 3
  Humanities Elective – Performance courses excluded 3
PSYC 0101 Psychology * 3
SOSC 0107 Sociology 3
  Natural and Physical Science Elective  (Lecture with lab) 4
  Foreign Language Elective 5
  Total Hours for General Education Requirements 33
* See course syllabus for prerequisite. ** Math sequence is contingent upon previous high school mathematics background and transfer institution. Students should confer with an advisor to determine correct placement.

Studio Arts Requirements

Course Credit Hours
ARTS 0103 Art History II 3
ARTS 0111 Drawing I 3
ARTS 0121 Painting I 3
ARTS 0140 Introduction to Photography 3
ARTS 0151 Sculpture I 3
ARTS 0161 Ceramics I 3
DIGI 0131 Two-Dimensional Design I 3
Choose 6 hours from the following
ARTS 0212
ARTS 0213
ARTS 0222
ARTS 0223
ARTS 0241
ARTS 0252
ARTS 0253
ARTS 0262
ARTS 0263
DIGI 0115
DIGI 0116
DIGI 0132
DIGI 0174
DIGI 0175
Drawing II* (3hrs)
Drawing III* (3hrs)
Painting II* (3hrs)
Painting III* (3hrs)
Intermediate Photography (3hrs)
Sculpture II * (3hrs)
Sculpture III * (3hrs)
Ceramics II* (3hrs)
Ceramics III* (3hrs)
Beginning Photoshop (3hrs)
Intermediate Photoshop* (3hrs)
Two Dimensional Design II* (3hrs)
Beginning Illustrator (3hrs)
Advanced Illustrator* (3hrs)
  Total Hours for Studio Arts Requirements 27
*See course syllabi for Studio Arts course prerequisites.

Total Hours

Total Hours for an Associate in Arts in Studio Arts Degree 61
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