Art (ART)

ART-100  Art Appreciation  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course introduces students to significant media, styles, periods and artists, with the intention of enhancing their appreciation of art and aesthetics. Students will learn by studying, analyzing and writing about a wide range of art forms. This course provides an overview for the student who has an interest in the context and history of art and culture.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: ARTH 100

IGETC Area(s): 3A

CSU Area(s): C1

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS C

ART-101  Art History: Prehistoric Through Medieval Art  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course is a survey class that provides a base of art historical knowledge covering the development of art from the Paleolithic era through the Middle Ages. Students will study a variety of art forms in the context of cultural and historical developments.

Recommended Preparation: ENGL-101.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: ARTH 110

IGETC Area(s): 3A

CSU Area(s): C1

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS C

ART-101H  Honors Art History: Prehistoric Through Medieval Art  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course is a survey class that provides a base of art historical knowledge covering the development of art from the Paleolithic era through the Middle Ages. Students will study a variety of art forms in the context of cultural and historical developments.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Enrichment Program.

Recommended Preparation: ENGL-101.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

IGETC Area(s): 3A

CSU Area(s): C1

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS C

ART-102  Art History: Renaissance to 21st Century (formerly Art History: Renaissance to 20th Century Art)  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course is a survey class that provides a base of historical knowledge covering the development of art from the Renaissance through the 20th century and introducing contemporary art of the 21st century. Students will study a variety of art forms in the context of cultural and historical developments.

Recommended Preparation: ENGL-101.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

IGETC Area(s): 3A

CSU Area(s): C1

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS C

ART-102H  Honors Art History: Renaissance to 21st Century (formerly Art History: Renaissance to 20th Century Art)  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course is a survey class that provides a base of historical knowledge covering the development of art from the Renaissance through the 20th century and introducing contemporary art of the 21st century. Students will study a variety of art forms in the context of cultural and historical developments.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Enrichment Program.

Recommended Preparation: ENGL-101.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

IGETC Area(s): 3A

CSU Area(s): C1

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS C

ART-103  Introduction to Modernism  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course surveys Modernist art, architecture and design. Students will study a variety of forms and artists in the context of cultural and historical developments, with an emphasis on Modernist culture and products in the United States and Europe.

Recommended Preparation: ENGL-101.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: ARTH 150

IGETC Area(s): 3A

CSU Area(s): C1

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS C

ART-103H  Honors Introduction to Modernism  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course surveys Modernist art, architecture and design. Students will study a variety of forms and artists in the context of cultural and historical developments, with an emphasis on Modernist culture and products in the United States and Europe.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Enrichment Program.

Recommended Preparation: ENGL-101.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: ARTH 150

IGETC Area(s): 3A

CSU Area(s): C1

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS C

ART-104  World Art  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course is a survey class introduces students to the art and architecture of Asia, the Islamic world, Indigenous North America, Africa and Oceania. It covers a variety of art forms in the context of their cultural settings, iconography, purpose and style.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

IGETC Area(s): 3A

CSU Area(s): C1

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS C, AA/AS F

ART-104H  Honors World Art  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course is a survey class introduces students to the art and architecture of Asia, the Islamic world, Indigenous North America, Africa and Oceania. It covers a variety of art forms in the context of their cultural settings, iconography, purpose and style.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Enrichment Program.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

IGETC Area(s): 3A

CSU Area(s): C1

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS C, AA/AS F

ART-108  Beginning Drawing  

3 Units (ACT 96-108)

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of drawing in a variety of media. Coursework includes an exploration of art fundamentals including the use of perspective and compositional principles. The course also emphasizes exercises meant to develop the student's observational skills, and motor skills. Students will primarily employ black and white media.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: ARTS 110

CSU Area(s): C1

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS C

ART-109  Intermediate Drawing  

3 Units (ACT 96-108)

This course is a continued study and refinement of skills and concepts acquired in Beginning Drawing. In addition to areas covered in Beginning Drawing coursework includes explorations of portraiture, color, and the expressive possibilities of drawing.

Prerequisite: ART-108 (with a grade of C or better).

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: ARTS 205

CSU Area(s): C1

ART-112  Life Drawing  

3 Units (ACT 96-108)

This course develops skills needed to successfully draw the human form. Areas covered include basic anatomy, perception of form, contour drawing, and modeling. Nude models are used.

Prerequisite: ART-108 (with a grade of C or better).

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: ARTS 200

ART-115  Painting I  

3 Units (LAB 48-54, LEC 32-36)

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of painting. Coursework includes an explanation of materials, methods and techniques; the application of color theory and the principles of composition; and the development of visual perception and creative skills.

Recommended Preparation: ART-108 or ART-120.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: ARTS 210

CSU Area(s): C1

ART-116  Painting II  

3 Units (LAB 48-54, LEC 32-36)

This course involves the continued study and refinement of skills and concepts acquired in Painting I. In addition to areas covered in Painting I coursework includes an exploration of subjective color and the expressive possibilities of painting.

Prerequisite: ART-115 (with a grade of C or better) or portfolio.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

CSU Area(s): C1

Course Related Content Group: Painting

ART-118  Watercolor/Mixed Media  

3 Units (LAB 96-108, LEC 16-18)

This course introduces the student to watercolor and ink wash painting techniques, individual artistic styles and historic traditions in watercolor, ink wash and mixed-media painting. Students explore design principles, atmospheric perspective and color theory through class activities and projects. Traditional and contemporary approaches to media and subject are introduced and practiced. Coursework includes a hands-on exploration of technique with emphasis on composition, technique and expressive use of color.

Prerequisite: ART-108 (with a grade of C or better) or portfolio.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

Course Related Content Group: Painting

ART-119  Mural Painting  

3 Units (LAB 96-108, LEC 16-18)

This course introduces design principles, paint application techniques and contemporary approaches to mural painting. Students create individual, original designs for site proposals. The class enlarges selected designs to complete as painted murals. Students are involved in site research, thematic design development and site painting.

Prerequisite: ART-108 (with a grade of C or better) or portfolio.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

Course Related Content Group: Painting

ART-120  2D Design  

3 Units (LAB 48-54, LEC 32-36)

This course introduces the student to the principles of 2D design using the design elements of line, shape, space, value, texture, color, and form. Students will explore design concepts through projects that incorporate visual analysis, problem solving, and presentation.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: ARTS 100

CSU Area(s): C1

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS C

Course Related Content Group: Foundational Studies

ART-121  Color Theory  

3 Units (ACT 96-108)

This course focuses on the organization of visual elements in accordance with the principles of design and color choices. Emphasis is placed on the study of the principles, theories, and applications of additive and subtractive color in two dimensions. Topics will include major historical and contemporary color systems, production of projects in applied color, and the elements of design as they apply to color.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: ARTS 270

CSU Area(s): C1

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS C

ART-122  3D Design  

3 Units (LAB 48-54, LEC 32-36)

This course introduces the student to the organizing elements of design as they pertain to three-dimensional objects and spatial environments. The course includes both representational and non-representational design outcomes. Students explore design principles through visual analysis, problem solving exercises and project revision. A range of media and both traditional and contemporary approaches to design are explored.

Recommended Preparation: ART-120.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: ARTS 101

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS C

Course Related Content Group: Foundational Studies

ART-123  Graphic Design I  

3 Units (ACT 96-108)

This course develops conceptual thinking and visual representation skills in the graphic design process by using thumbnail sketches through full size layouts of analog to digital graphic concepts. The emphasis is on various approaches to problem solving in advertising and design for two-dimensional spaces. Markers and colored pencils will be used for concept development while industry standard software will be used for digital production.

Prerequisite: ART-131 (with a grade of C or better).

Recommended Preparation: ART-120.

Transfers to CSU only

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS C

ART-125  Introduction to Typography (formerly Graphic Design: Typography)  

3 Units (ACT 96-108)

This course is an introduction to typography for visual communications in the graphic design industries. The class emphasizes the use of typography in the design process, including aspects of analytical and creative design through digital and print media. Students explore the evolution and classification of letterforms and investigation the structure, format, legibility, and expression. Exercises include both hand and digital skills.

Transfers to CSU only

ART-131  Introduction to Digital Art  

3 Units (ACT 96-108)

This course is an introduction to fundamental concepts, practices, and theories of digital art production. Topics include integration of traditional design, color, motion and compositional principles with contemporary digital tools. This course gives students a firm understanding of the digital art medium and how design theories and concepts relate to creative digital works.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: ARTS 250

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS C

ART-141  Illustration  

3 Units (ACT 96-108)

This course will investigate illustration as a specific form of visual communication and its relationship to written information. Imagery generation and refinement in both black and white and color will be explored as well as the historical development of illustration in advertising. The course will focus on traditional studio methods involving drawing and painting as well as the materials and techniques most compatible with publishing.

Recommended Preparation: ART-141.

Transfers to CSU only

ART-151  Ceramic Arts  

3 Units (LAB 48-54, LEC 32-36)

This course is designed to familiarize students with the skills, methods and aesthetics of Fine Art Ceramics. This course facilitates the student's examination of basic ceramic processes, including hand building, wheel throwing and surface decoration. This course facilitates the critical evaluation of the creative work in the context of historical, traditional and contemporary ceramic arts.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

Course Related Content Group: Ceramics

ART-160  Sculpture  

3 Units (LAB 48-54, LEC 32-36)

This course is designed to familiarize students with the skills, methods and aesthetics of sculpture. The course facilitates the student's knowledge and practice in basic sculpting processes, including modeling, casting and mixed-media assemblage. This course facilitates the critical evaluation of sculpture in the context of historical and contemporary art.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

CSU Area(s): C1

Course Related Content Group: Sculpture

ART-170  Intermediate Sculpture (formerly Foundry-Ceramic Shell Casting)  

3 Units (LAB 96-108, LEC 16-18)

This course introduces intermediate-level, three-dimensional design principles, and a variety of traditional techniques and contemporary theory. Students create contemporary, original designs with an emphasis on material and personal expression. Instruction provides knowledge of bas-relief carving, modeling, mold-making, the lost wax method of bronze casting and surface patina.

Prerequisite: ART-160 (with a grade of C or better).

Transfers to CSU only

CSU Area(s): C1

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS C

Course Related Content Group: Sculpture

ART-223  Graphic Design II  

3 Units (ACT 96-108)

This course expands on the tools and procedures used by professional graphic designers. Using real-world oriented projects, students will execute production of concept development in packaging, three dimensional solutions, and design theory.

Prerequisite: ART-123 and ART-125 (with a grade of C or better).

Transfers to both UC/CSU

ART-299  Special Projects: Art  

1-3 Unit (IS 16-54)

Students with previous course work in the program may do special projects that involve research and special study. The actual nature of the project must be determined in consultation with the supervising instructor.

Prerequisite: Two Art classes must be completed prior to enrollment; a contract must be completed with the instructor prior to enrollment.

Transfers to CSU only

Course Related Content Group: Special Projects

ART-593  Graphic Design Practicum (formerly ART-093)  

1 Unit (LAB 48-54)

This course explores and reinforces design research, social networking processes, and digital techniques needed in the Graphic Design and Digital Media courses. Offered as pass/no pass only. (formerly ART 093)

Transfers to CSU only

ART-595  Typography Practicum (formerly ART-095)  

1 Unit (LAB 48-54)

This course explores and reinforces typographical and lettering research, personal learning networks, and digital techniques needed in the Graphic Design and Digital Media courses. Offered as pass/no pass only. (formerly ART 095)

Transfers to CSU only