The Guided Pathways framework creates a highly structured approach to student success that provides all students with a set of clear course-taking patterns that promotes better enrollment decisions and prepares students for future success. The Guided Pathways framework also integrates support services in ways that make it easier for students to get the help they need during every step of their community college experience.
In the Visual and Performing Arts Division, we have many pathways that lead our students to academic and career success. This document provides links to some of our most popular and successful pathways. We highly encourage you to make an appointment with one of our three dedicated counselors to develop a detailed educational plan custom tailored to your career goals!
The Associate Degree in Transfer provides a seamless transfer to the California State University system. (Students completing this degree are not required to fulfill additional local graduation requirements.)
The Associate in Arts Degree in Art History for Transfer (AA-T) at Citrus College promotes an understanding of art across cultures and geographic boundaries. Students are taught to articulate the historical, social and aesthetic functions of art through understanding of fundamental art and art history terminology, appreciation for art processes and analysis of art works.
The discipline of music includes theoretical and practical courses, providing preparation in harmony, musicianship, history, applied study and performance. The degree program allows for a course of study that expands and increases personal performance techniques through practicum classes and music theory. In addition, these fundamental skills will prepare a transfer student with the necessary foundation to be successful at third year university level.
The Associate in Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer (AA-T), also called the Studio Arts AA-T Degree, prepares students to transfer to CSU campuses that offer bachelor’s degrees in Studio Art. Students earning the Studio Arts AA-T will be granted priority for admission as a Studio Arts major to a local CSU, as determined by the CSU campus to which the student applies.This transfer degree is designed to prepare students to understand and appreciate various art forms, history and media.
The discipline of theatre arts includes theoretical and practical courses in all aspects of theatre, providing preparation in acting, directing, and technical theatre through productions. The degree program allows for a course of study that expands and increases creativity. It is a meaningful journey of personal discovery and self-expansion. It connects the study of script analysis to creating complex characters or theatrical designs. In addition, a solid foundation of fundamental skills learned through a variety of performance as well as technical theatre courses will help the student build confidence and emphasize the importance of responsibility, dedication, collaboration and commitment.