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 120 Two-Dimensional Design 3
ART 124A Beginning Drawing 3
ART 148 Beginning Computer Graphic Design 3
ART 161 Digital Photography 3
ART 126A Beginning Painting 3
  or
ART 132A Beginning Life Drawing 3
 
CHOOSE ONE ART HISTORY COURSE LISTED BELOW: Units
ART 102 Art History: Renaissance to Present 3
ART 102H Art History: Renaissance to Present - Honors 3
ART 105 History of Modern Art 3
ART 107 Art History: Africa, Oceania and the Americas 3
ART 108 Art of Mexico and Mesoamerica 3
 
CHOOSE ONE DESIGN COURSE LISTED BELOW: Units
ART 121 Three-Dimensional Design 3
ART 175A Beginning Sculpture 3
ART 212A Beginning Ceramics 3
 
Total Units 24
PROGRAM LEVEL OUTCOMES:
  1. Will integrate drawing and design skills into their aesthetic sensibility
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the evolution of art history
  3. Demonstrate skill in the use of basic tools, techniques, and processes to work from concept to finished product. This includes knowledge of basic materials and technical procedures in 2D and 3D media

Graphic Design A.A. Degree Major

To graduate with a specialization in Graphic Design, 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 120 Two-Dimensional Design 3
ART 124A Beginning Drawing 3
ART 145 Fundamentals of Graphic Design 3
ART 148 Beginning Computer Graphic Design 3
ART 161 Digital Photography 3
 
CHOOSE ONE ART HISTORY COURSE LISTED BELOW: Units
ART 102 Art History: Renaissance to Present 3
ART 102H Art History: Renaissance to Present - Honors 3
ART 105 History of Modern Art 3
ART 107 Art History: Africa, Oceania and the Americas 3
ART 108 Art of Mexico and Mesoamerica 3
 
RECOMMENDED COURSES: Units
ART 121 Three-Dimensional Design 3
ART 126A Beginning Painting 3
ART 132A Beginning Life Drawing 3
ART 149 Intermediate Computer Graphic Design 3
ART 180 Beginning 3D Computer Animation 3
ART 185 Beginning Website Design 3
BUSAD 100 Introduction to Business 3
 
Total Units 21
PROGRAM LEVEL OUTCOMES:
  1. Integrate drawing and design skills into their aesthetic sensibility
  2. Have an understanding of the evolution of art history
  3. Demonstrate knowledge and skills in the use of basic concepts, tools and techniques of digital media to produce art works concept to finished product
  4. Have the skills to understand and apply technical and design standards for print media
  5. Assemble a portfolio that demonstrates preparation for work as an entry-level production artist or graphic designer

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 101 Freshman Composition 4
  or
ENGL 101H Freshman Composition-Honors 4
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
 
CHOOSE ONE ART HISTORY COURSE LISTED BELOW: Units
ART 100 Art History: The Stone Age to the Middle Ages 3
ART 102 Art History: Renaissance to Present 3
ART 102H Art History: Renaissance to Present - Honors 3
ART 105 History of Modern Art 3
ART 107 Art History: Africa, Oceania and the Americas 3
ART 108 Art of Mexico and Mesoamerica 3
 
Total Units 25
PROGRAM LEVEL OUTCOMES:
  1. Integrate design skills into their aesthetic sensibility
  2. Have an understanding of the evolution of art history
  3. Demonstrate knowledge and skills in the use of basic concepts, tools and techniques of digital media to produce art works concept to finished product
  4. Have the skills to understand and apply technical and design standards for print media
  5. Assemble a portfolio that demonstrates preparation for work as an entry-level production artist or graphic designer

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 101 Freshman Composition 4
  or
ENGL 101H Freshman Composition-Honors 4
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
ART 180 Beginning 3D Computer Animation 3
  or
BUSAD 100 Introduction to Business 3
 
CHOOSE ONE ART HISTORY COURSE LISTED BELOW: Units
ART 100 Art History: The Stone Age to the Middle Ages 3
ART 102 Art History: Renaissance to Present 3
ART 102H Art History: Renaissance to Present - Honors 3
ART 105 History of Modern Art 3
ART 107 Art History: Africa, Oceania and the Americas 3
ART 108 Art of Mexico and Mesoamerica 3
 
Total Units 25
PROGRAM LEVEL OUTCOMES:
  1. Integrate design skills into their aesthetic sensibility
  2. Have an understanding of the evolution of art history
  3. Demonstrate knowledge and skills in the use of basic concepts, tools and techniques of digital media to produce art works concept to finished product
  4. Demonstrate the knowledge and skill to apply technical standards in design, typography and animation on the web
  5. Assemble a portfolio that demonstrates preparation for work as an entry-level web designer

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