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Art History

Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (LASDTAA)

This pathway meets requirements for the Associate of Arts Direct-Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) with a concentration in Art History. Completion of this pathway provides a visual and historical analysis of objects made throughout time. In lectures, discussions, and online content, students discover the broader context that surround ...

This pathway meets requirements for the Associate of Arts Direct-Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) with a concentration in Art History. Completion of this pathway provides a visual and historical analysis of objects made throughout time. In lectures, discussions, and online content, students discover the broader context that surround works of art, design, and architecture, providing an understanding of why these objects were made, what they represent, and how they can us stories of humanity. Courses in Art History prepare students for transferring into an Art History major and satisfy Art History requirements for students entering into a Studio Art major.

Estimated Length of Completion

Degree Quarters Units
Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (LASDTAA) Full time : 7 90

You may need more or fewer units depending on your transferred credits, individual situation, and goals.

Before Quarter One

Step 1: Apply and register at North Seattle College anytime (the application is always free). Once you become a student, register for classes using the online class schedule and go to the academic calendar for registration dates and tuition deadlines.

Step 2: See an advisor to create a personalized educational plan by the end of your second quarter. Your plan will include prerequisites, graduation requirements, and transfer preparation if you plan to transfer to another college or university to earn a bachelor's degree.

A sample schedule and quarterly to-do list are below. The schedule and to-do list will help you explore courses and complete tasks on time. The guide assumes a fall quarter start, but you can begin in any quarter.

Note about the sample schedule: Courses are offered in various formats and may not be offered each quarter. Click the button with arrows throughout the map to expand the section and view detailed information.

Sample Schedule and Quarterly To-Do List

90 Units

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Quarter 1
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
ENGL&101
English Composition I
5 units
ART211 or World Language I
Choose a course
5 units
MATH&107 or PHIL&120
Choose a course
5 units
Quarter 2
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
  • Create an educational plan with your assigned advisor.
  • Apply for financial aid for the upcoming academic year in Winter or Spring quarter to maximize your funding options.
  • Research and develop a list of four-year colleges and universities.
  • Attend transfer events at North and universities of interest.
  • Visit North's Transfer webpage for transfer information.
  • Let your faculty know that you are pursuing the Associate of Fine Arts.
  • Apply for Licton Springs Review by January 31 and League for Innovation in March.
  • Attend campus lectures/forums from the Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences division.
ART251
Art History Survey I
5 units
ART111 or World Language II
Choose a course
5 units
HIST&126 or HIST&127 or HIST&128
Choose a course
5 units
Quarter 3
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
ART252
Art History Survey II
5 units
World Language III or ART114
Choose a course
5 units
Natural World Lab Science
5 units
Quarter 4
To-Do List
10 UNITS
To-Do List
  • Update your educational plan and confirm your program of study with your assigned advisor.
  • Document all work made in class every quarter.
  • Visit potential universities and determine application deadlines.
  • Summer quarter is recommended but not required. Please see financial aid about your summer funding options and your assigned advisor for summer course options.
ART255
Survey of Asian Art
5 units
ART258
Global Design History
5 units
Quarter 5
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
  • Update your educational plan with your assigned advisor.
  • Contact art departments at potential universities.
  • Write your personal statement for university applications.
  • Attend National Portfolio Day in early November.

 

ART253
Art History Survey III
5 units
HUM105 or CMST205
Choose a course
5 units
WMN205
Women In The Global Cont
5 units
Quarter 6
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
  • Apply for the AA-DTA degree in ctcLink. Check with your assigned advisor to be sure you are meeting degree requirements.
  • Contact Art department coordinator to start your portfolio process at the beginning of the quarter.
  • Visit the Student Learning Center for help with your artist statement and resume.
  • Apply for financial aid for the upcoming academic year in Winter or Spring quarter to maximize your funding options.
  • Apply to universities or colleges and scholarships.
Integrated Studies: ENGL&102
Composition II
5 units
Integrated Studies
5 units
Natural World
5 units
Quarter 7
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
  • Check in with university for transfer plan.
  • Fine-tune your portfolio, artist statement, and CV with your faculty portfolio advisors and resume.
  • Complete portfolio requirements.
  • Turn in two copies of your physical portfolio and one digital copy on a thumb drive.
  • Order cap and gown for commencement and join alumni association.
  • Attend on-campus graduation fair and commencement ceremony.
Natural World
5 units
ART101
Design
5 units
ART210
Digital and Graphic Art
5 units

More Information

An Art History pathway can lead to various career opportunities. Examples include:

  • Art Historian
  • Arts Writer
  • Gallery/Museum Assistant
  • Arts Administrator
  • Educator
  • Arts Consultant
  • Small Business Owner/Entrepreneur

A Bachelor's degree or higher may be required for some careers listed above. For current employment and wage estimates, please visit www.bls.gov/oes.

 

Once you complete this Associate degree, additional educational opportunities include, but are not limited to:

  • A Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History or a related field at a four-year college or university.
  • A Master and Doctorate in Art History.

Program and admission requirements vary from college to college. Use the College Navigator search engine (http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator) to find bachelors programs in Washington state or around the country. Contact an advisor to create an educational plan tailored to transfer to the institution of your choice.

Our graduates have successfully gone to get degrees of higher learning at many institutions, including University of Washington, California College of the Arts, Pacific Northwest College of Art, School of the Art Institute Chicago, Rhode Island School of Design, San Diego State University, Western Washington University, University of the Arts, and Tyler School of Art, and have received scholarships and opportunities at many other programs such as Penland School of Craft and Pratt Fine Art Center. Program and admission requirements vary from college to college. Contact an admissions representative to find out about the specific admissions requirements including submitting a portfolio and major prerequisites for the institution of your choice.

Learn more about the Transfer process, Transfer agreements, and Bachelor’s degrees including transferring to top universities around the state and nation, such as Historically Black Universities and Colleges.

Financial Aid and Funding Resources

It's time to apply for Financial Aid for next year by completing
either the FAFSA or the WASFA 2022-23.

Need help paying for college?

All students in need should apply for financial aid; do not assume you are not eligible! Visit Financial Aid to learn more about the application steps and types of financial aid available, including grants and scholarships you don’t have to pay back. You do not need to be a full-time student to receive financial aid funds. There are also art-specific scholarships available to students.

Area of Study

Arts, Design, and Graphics

Program Contact

Kelda Martensen, Art Faculty Coordinator, kelda.martensen@seattlecolleges.edu, (206) 934-4535

Advising Contact

Contact the Arts, Design and Graphics Area of Study advisor.

Phone: (206) 934-3658