This department is in the division of Arts & Humanities.

Art

The study of art involves both an appreciation of the cultural heritage of art and the development of skills.

Overview

The Art Department offers courses in art history as well as studio courses in drawing, design, ceramics, painting, life drawing, computer graphics, graphic design, computer animation, web and multimedia design, digital photography, sculpture, and glassblowing.

In addition to associate degrees in art and graphic design, the department offers two certificates in graphic design and web and multimedia design, designed for students seeking employment in the design, advertising, and entertainment fields. A baccalaureate degree in art qualifies students for employment in the fine arts, industry, and education. Students planning to transferto a four-year institution and major in art should consult with a counselor regarding the transfer process and lower division requirements.

Many of the courses in this department are activity courses that may be taken more than once. These courses are indicated by (x) following the three-digit course number; the number following the (x) indicates the number of times the course may be repeated.

Degrees/Certificates

Art A.A. Degree Major

To graduate with a specialization in Art, students must complete the following required courses plus the general breadth requirements for the Associate Degree (total = 60 units). The art courses chosen should reflect the individual student’s interests.

REQUIRED COURSES: Units
ART 100 Art History: The Stone Age to the Middle Ages 3
ART 102 Art History: Renaissance to Present 3
  or
ART 105 History of Modern Art 3
  or
ART 107 Art History: Africa, Asia, the Americas, and Oceania 3
  or
ART 108 Art of Mexico and Mesoamerica 3
ART 120 Two-Dimensional Design 3
  or
ART 175A Beginning Sculpture 3
  or
ART 212A Beginning Ceramics 3
ART 124A Beginning Drawing 3
ART 126A Beginning Painting 3
  or
ART 132A Beginning Life Drawing 3
ART 148 Beginning Computer Graphic Design 3
ART 161 Digital Photography 3
 
Total Units 21

Graphic Design Certificate

This certificate is designed to prepare students for entry-level work using a variety of print, electronic, and film media to create designs that meet clients’ commercial needs.
REQUIRED COURSES: Units
ENGL 015 Preparation for College Writing 0 - 4
or eligibility for ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H as determined by the SBVC assessment process. 0
ART 100 Art History: The Stone Age to the Middle Ages 3
  or
ART 102 Art History: Renaissance to Present 3
  or
ART 102H Art History: Renaissance to Present - Honors 3
  or
ART 105 History of Modern Art 3
  or
ART 107 Art History: Africa, Asia, the Americas, and Oceania 3
  or
ART 108 Art of Mexico and Mesoamerica 3
ART 120 Two-Dimensional Design 3
ART 145 Fundamentals of Graphic Design 3
ART 148 Beginning Computer Graphic Design 3
ART 149 Intermediate Computer Graphic Design 3
ART 161 Digital Photography 3
ART 185 Beginning Website Design 3
  or
BUSAD 100 Introduction to Business 3
 
Total Units 21 - 25

Web and Multimedia Design Certificate

This certificate is designed to prepare students for entry-level work in a variety of occupations related to web site design, development, creation, and maintenance. 

REQUIRED COURSES: Units
ENGL 015 Preparation for College Writing 0 - 4
or eligibility for ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H as determined by the SBVC assessment process. 0
ART 100 Art History: The Stone Age to the Middle Ages 3
  or
ART 102 Art History: Renaissance to Present 3
  or
ART 102H Art History: Renaissance to Present - Honors 3
  or
ART 105 History of Modern Art 3
  or
ART 107 Art History: Africa, Asia, the Americas, and Oceania 3
  or
ART 108 Art of Mexico and Mesoamerica 3
ART 120 Two-Dimensional Design 3
ART 148 Beginning Computer Graphic Design 3
ART 161 Digital Photography 3
ART 185 Beginning Website Design 3
ART 186 Interactive Web Design 3
 
Three units from the list of recommended courses: Units
ART 180 Beginning 3D Computer Animation 3
  or
BUSAD 100 Introduction to Business 3
 
Units
 
Total Units 21 - 25

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