ART DEPARTMENT COURSES

The Art Department has a variety of History and Studio Courses

ART 100 C Fundamentals of Art - (3 Units)

 Term hours: 54 lecture . This introductory course investigates the visual elements and principles of art through lectures, reading, films and hands- on experience . It also examines, in the same manner, historical styles and themes in art as well as materials and techniques . Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option . Cost of museum visit and materials will not exceed $20 .00 . (UC/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC) 

 

ART 110 C Introduction to Art (3 Units) Advisory: Completion of ENGL 100 C.

 Term hours: 54 lecture . This course is designed to expose the student to art from prehistoric times to the present: its purposes, materials, themes, history, and significance . It also acquaints the student with art and artists’ roles in present and past societies, and helps the student understand the uses of materials and visual elements (i .e ., line, color, etc .) to communi- cate ideas in architecture, sculpture, painting, ceramics, crafts, filmmaking, printmaking, etc . Major writing assignments are required . Pass/No Pass/ Letter Grade Option . Cost of museum visit will not exceed $15 .00 . (UC/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC, C-ID: ARTH 100) 

 

ART 111 C Survey of Art History (3 Units) Advisory: Completion of ENGL 100 C

Term hours: 54 lecture . This course studies the development of ancient and medieval architecture, sculpture and painting in the Western and Eastern cultures . Emphasis is placed on examining how art records and shapes history, how style communicates the ideas of the artist and his culture, and how symbols, techniques, materials and subjects are used and transferred from one culture to another . Major writing assignments are required . Pass/ No Pass/Letter Grade Option . Cost of museum visit will not exceed $15 .00 . (UC/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC, C-ID: ARTH 110) 

 

ART 112 C Survey of Art History II (3 Units) Advisory: Completion of ENGL 100 C

Term hours: 54 lecture . This course studies the development of architecture, sculpture and painting in the Western world from the Renaissance through the twenty-first century . Emphasis is placed on examining how art records and shapes history, how style communicates the ideas of the artist and his culture, and how symbols, techniques, materials and subjects are used and transferred from one culture to another . Major writing assignments are required . Cost of museum visit will not exceed $15 .00 . Duplicate credit not granted for ART 112HC . Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option . (UC Credit Limitation/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC, C-ID: ARTH 120) 

 

ART 112HC Honors Survey of Art History II (3 Units) Advisory: Completion of ENGL 100 C

Term hours: 54 lecture . This is an enhanced course that studies the development of architecture, sculpture, and painting of the Western world from the Renaissance through the twenty-first century . Emphasis is placed on examining how art records and shapes history, how style communicates the ideas of the artist and his culture, and how symbols, techniques, materials, and subjects are used and transferred from one culture to another . Cost of museum visit will not exceed $15 .00 . Duplicate credit not granted for ART 112 C . (UC Credit Limitation/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC, C-ID: ARTH 120) 

 

ART 114 C Modern Art History (3 Units) Advisory: Completion of ENGL 100 C.

Term hours: 54 lecture . This course deals with the nature of twentieth and twenty-first century art and its origins in the late nineteenth century . Emphasis is placed on examining how art reflects history, how style communicates the ideas of the artist and his/her culture and how symbols, techniques, materials and subjects are used and expanded in 20th and 21st century artistic expression . Major written assignments are required . Cost of museum visit will not exceed $15 .00 . Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option . (UC/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC) 

 

ART 120 C Two-Dimensional Design  (3 Units)

Term hours: 36 lecture and 72 laboratory . This course provides the foundation for all visual arts, by examining the concepts, terminology, techniques and materials used in two-dimensional design . Materials fees are used for materials provided by the Art Department . $25 .00 Material Fee - Payable at Registration . (UC/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, C-ID: ARTS 100)

 

ART 121 C Three-Dimensional Design (3 Units)

Term hours: 36 lecture and 72 laboratory . This course is an introduc- tory course covering the materials, techniques, and tools used to create three-dimensional forms . This course emphasizes the vocabulary of three- dimensional design and its application to problem solving in three-dimensions . $20 .00 fee for materials used in common-Payable at Registration . (UC/CSU, C-ID: ARTS 101)

 

ART 123 C Color Theory (3 Units)

Term hours: 36 lecture and 72 laboratory . This course focuses on the visual and conceptual interactions of color pertaining to painting, drawing, photography, media arts and design . Utilizes the historical theories of color by previous artists to study distinct color properties and functions . This class investigates color symbolism and composition through isolation and rein- tegration of the elements of color theory . Combines lecture, demonstration and critique with hands-on exploration in problem solving . $25 .00 Material Fee - Payable at Registration . Materials include paint and collage . (UC/CSU, C-ID: ARTS 270)

ART 130 C Intro to Printmaking (3 Units)

Term hours: 36 lecture and 72 laboratory . This course will present the artist with concepts and techniques of drawing, design, and color through the use of fine art printing medias such as etching, lithography, and woodcut . $10 .00 Material Fee-Payable at Registration . (UC/CSU)

 

ART 131 C Intermediate Printmaking (3 Units) Prerequisite: ART 130 C with a minimum grade of “C”

Term hours: 36 lecture and 72 laboratory . This intermediate course will continue with exploration and technical problem solving in fine art printing medias such as etching, lithography, screen printing and woodcut . (CSU) $10 .00 Materials Fee - Payable at Registration . (UC/CSU) 

 

ART 149 C Beginning Sculpture  (3 Units)

Term hours: 36 lecture and 72 laboratory .This course will introduce students to sculptural principles and techniques using a variety of materials. Students will be exposed to both historical and contemporary sculpture.

 

ART 150 C Ceramic Handbuilding (3 Units)

Term hours: 36 lecture and 72 laboratory .

Students will learn ceramic handbuilding to convey ideas, images, and feelings. Ceramic terminology and visual vocabulary will be covered as well. $20 .00 Material Fee-Payable at Registration . (UC/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE)

 

ART 151 C Ceramics Throwing (3 Units)

Term hours: 36 lecture and 72 laboratory . Basic information about ceramics will be covered with an emphasis on learning to use the potter’s wheel as a tool, students will use it to convey ideas, images, and feelings . Visual vocab- ulary as it pertains to all of the arts is emphasized . Basic technology of clay, glazes, and firing procedures are included . $20 .00 Material Fee-Payable at Registration . (UC/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE)

 

ART 152 C Technical and Conceptual Ceramics (3 Units) Prerequisite: ART 150 C or ART 151 C with minimum grades of “C”.

Term hours: 36 lecture and 72 laboratory . This course deals with advanced technical skills in ceramic construction and visual concepts . Identification and application of one’s personal aesthetic will be emphasized . Clay, glazes, and firing techniques are integral to this course . $20 .00 Material Fee - Payable at Registration . (UC/CSU)

 

ART 153 C Ceramic Studio Exploration (3 Units) Prerequisite: ART 152 C with  minimum grade of “C”

Term hours: 36 lecture and 72 laboratory . Advanced technical and concep- tual skills will be covered . Synthesizing the individual development of a personal aesthetic will be used . Application of this aesthetic will be used to create ceramic objects . Further technology of clay, glazes, and firing possi- bilities is expected . $20 .00 Material Fee - Payable at Registration . (UC/CSU)

 

ART 154 C Ceramic Aesthetics  Finishes (3 Units) Prerequisite: ART 153 C with min grade of “C”

Term hours: 36 lecture and 72 laboratory . This class which explores various firing processes, glaze exploration and philosophy is designed for the advanced ceramic student . Developing a personal aesthetic towards the finished product will be emphasized . Experimentation of glazes will be stressed . $20 .00 Material Fee - Payable at Registration . (UC/CSU)

 

ART 155 C Art Open Laboratory .5 to 2 Units Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in ART 120 C, ART 130 C, ART 150-154 C, ART 182 C, ART 185 C or ART 244 C

Term hours: 27-108 laboratory depending on units attempted . This course is designed as an open laboratory . Working time can be anytime the labora- tory is open on an individual basis . This open lab with flexible hours and variable units is designed to provide students with space and equipment needed to complete art assignments . Twenty-seven (27) hours are required for each 1/2 unit up to 108 hours for two (2) units . May be taken for credit 4 times . Pass/No Pass . (CSU)

 

ART 161 C Gallery Studies 1 (3 Units) 

Term hours: 32-36 lecture and 64-72 laboratory.  In this introductory course in Gallery Studies students will be introduced to installation practices required to work in gallery and museum environments . Course will intro- duce Art handling, conservation, visitor relations, installation, construction and maintenance . (CSU)

 

ART 162 C Gallery Studies 2 (3 Units) Prerequisite: ART 161 C with a minimum grade of “C”

Term hours: 36 lecture and 72 laboratory . In this intermediate course in Gallery Studies students will learn to organize and market exhibitions in gallery and museum environments . Course topics include: Curatorial methods and ethics, exhibition design and management, promotion, commu- nity relations, and development of related exhibition programming . (CSU)

 

ART 163 C Gallery Studies 3 (3 Units) Prerequisite: ART 162 C with a minimum grade of “C”

Term hours: 36 lecture and 72 laboratory . In this advanced course students will learn to develop their career as a working artist and present their work for exhibition . Course topics include: portfolio development, marketing, networking, grants, and continued education, internships, and residencies . (CSU) 

 

ART 166 C Contemporary Art Studio (3 Units)

Term hours: 36 lecture and 72 laboratory . This course introduces students to the practices of contemporary art, including current approaches to drawing and painting, sculpture, installation art, performance art, video, sound, and digital technologies . Students use a variety of traditional and digital processes to create works of art . This course is designed for Art majors . (UC/CSU)

 

ART 174 C Jewelry Design (3 Units)

Term hours: 36 lecture and 72 laboratory . This is a course covering the design and construction of jewelry and small fabricated metal pieces . Emphasis will be placed on fabrication and direct casting techniques and their potential . $35 .00 fee for materials used in common. -Payable at Registration . (CSU)

 

ART 175 C Metalsmithing (3 Units) Prerequisite: ART 174 C.

Term hours: 36 lecture and 72 laboratory . The emphasis of this course will be placed on the development of advanced design skills, lost wax casting and stone setting techniques . $35 .00 fee for materials used in common. - Payable at Registration . (CSU)

 

ART 182 C Beginning Drawing (3 Units)

Term hours: 36 lecture and 72 laboratory . This course is an introductory class in the fundamentals of drawing . The student will be exploring tradi- tional and experimental methods in drawing . There is strong emphasis on foundation skills such as form, value, composition and perspective . Perceptual skills and self- expression will also be stressed . The student will work from nature, man made objects and his or her own imagination . Non– objective and abstract considerations will be examined in representational and experimental drawing . A variety of media will be introduced, such as graphite, charcoal, conteé, and pen and ink . Advanced students will be exposed to more color and mixed media . (UC/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, C-ID: ARTS 110)

 

ART 183 C Intermediate Drawing (3 Units)  Prerequisite: ART 182 C with a minimum grade of “C”.

Term hours: 36 lecture and 72 laboratory . This course is a continued study of drawing techniques and media . As a creative process, emphasis is placed upon individual experimentation as well as continued skills development and conceptual application pertaining to drawing . (UC/CSU, C-ID: ARTS 205)

 

ART 184 C Advanced Drawing (3 Units) Prerequisite: ART 183 C.

Term hours: 36 lecture and 72 laboratory . This course constitutes a study of advanced drawing issues stressing experimentation, traditional and contemporary drawing composition and methods . Emphasis is upon a body of work demonstrating individual conceptualism and material exploration . (UC/CSU)

 

ART 185 C Beginning Life Drawing (3 Units)

Term hours: 36 lecture and 72 laboratory . Beginning Life Drawing is an introduction to the representational and expressive drawing of the human figure . It is a foundation for figure painting . The course provides an oppor- tunity for exploration of various methods, approaches, and media in figure drawing . (UC/CSU, AA GE, C-ID: ARTS 200)

 

ART 186 C Intermediate Life Drawing (3 Units) Prerequisite: ART 185 C with a minimum grade of “C”

Term hours: 36 lecture and 72 laboratory . The course is an intermediate course in drawing the human figure . The course emphasizes the refinement of basic skills, exercises and anatomy . Experimentation of different media and encouraged growth and personal vision are encouraged at this level . Recommended for all art majors . (UC/CSU) 

 

ART 187 C Advanced Life Drawing (3 Units) Prerequisite: ART 186 C with a minimum grade of “C”.

Term hours: 36 lecture and 72 lecture . This is an advanced course in drawing the human figure . The emphasis of this course is a focused review of previous drawing exercises and the refinement of techniques . Advanced studio problems will be addressed, with historical and contemporary examples . Two hours lecture and four hours of studio per week . Recommended for art majors . (UC/CSU)

 

ART 191 C Life Painting (3 Units) Prerequisite: ART 185 C or ART 194 C with minimum grades of “C”.

Term hours: 36 lecture and 72 laboratory . Life Painting is an introduction to painting the human figure as a means to a more penetrating perception of visual phenomena and as a means of creative expression . Paintings will progress from a limited palette to full color with the emphasis on light, color, composition and form . The course provides an opportunity for examination of historical and contemporary examples of figure painting and for explora- tion of various methods, approaches and media . This course satisfies the requirements for units in lower division Life Painting for transfer . (UC/CSU)

 

ART 193 C Portrait Painting (3 Units) Prerequisite: ART 191 C with a minimum grade of “C”.

Term hours: 36 lecture and 72 laboratory . This is an advanced course in Life Painting . The emphasis will be developing the portrait through schematic studies and observational methods using models . Paintings will progress from limited palette to full color with emphasis on light, color, facial expres- sion and form . Study of Historical and Interpretive styles in figurative work will be investigated . (UC/CSU)

 

ART 194 C Beginning Painting (3 Units)

Term hours: 36 lecture and 72 laboratory . The purpose of this course is to approach painting as a creative and problem solving process . Emphasis will be placed on the acquisition of technical/formal skills and the development of a personal artistic vision . This course will include a variety of media and the fundamentals of composition, color theory, and craftsman- ship as applied to painting and the fine arts . (UC/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, C-ID: ARTS 210)

 

ART 195 C Intermediate Painting (3 Units) Prerequisite: ART 194 C.

Term hours: 36 lecture and 72 laboratory . This course is a continued study of painting techniques and media . As a creative process, emphasis is placed upon individual experimentation as well as continued skills development and conceptual application pertaining to painting . (UC/CSU)

 

ART 196 C Advanced Painting (3 Units) Prerequisite: ART 195 C.

Term hours: 36 lecture and 72 laboratory . This course constitutes a study of advanced painting problems stressing experimentation, traditional and contemporary painting composition and methods . Emphasis is upon a body of work demonstrating individual conceptualism and material exploration . (UC/CSU)

 

ART 216 C Latin American Art (3 Units) Units Advisory: ENGL 100 C.

Term hours: 54 lecture . This course is a survey of arts and architecture of Mexico, Central America, and South America from 1200 BC to the late 20th century . Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option . Cost of museum visit will not exceed $15 .00 . (UC/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC)

 

ART 244 C Illustration (3 Units) Advisory: ART 182 C. 

Term hours: 36 lecture and 72 laboratory . This is an introductory course in the art of illustration . Primary emphasis is on the design and execution of illustrations for various uses in a variety of media . Course content includes designing to communicate a message, composition, style, development of preliminary drawings, preparation of drawings for printed reproduction, and experiments in the use of various media . The business of Illustration is also introduced in this class . $20 .00 Material Fee-Payable at Registration . (CSU) 

 

ART 246 C Advanced Illustration (3 Units) Prerequisite: ART 244 C.

Term hours: 36 lecture and 72 laboratory . This advanced level course in illustration presents the student with the opportunity to create an elevated and accelerated level of problem solving within the creation of finished illustrations, from thumbnail sketches to final art . Emphasis in this course is critical thinking skills, conceptual skills, addressing aesthetic intent for the illustration for printed media, such as books, newspapers, magazines as well as illustration for the web and electronic entertainment, theme park and motion picture industries . Projects are designed to prepare the student for the professional skills necessary in creating an industry appro- priate portfolio of work and for transfer to a 4 year institution . Materials Fee $20 .00 - Payable at Registration . (CSU) 

 

ART 298 C Art Seminar (.5 to 12 Units)  Prerequisite: May be required. Corequisite: May be required. Advisory: May be required.

Term hours: 0-216 lecture and/or 0-864 laboratory depending on units attempted . Various classes may be offered which are designed to meet the interests and needs of the student and faculty . May be taken for credit 1-4 times . Pass/No Pass or Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option or Standard Letter Grade . Fees may be required - Payable at Registration or Bookstore . (UC Credit Limitation/CSU)

 

ART 299 C Independent Study (.5 to 2 Units) Prerequisite: Approved Independent Study Contract.

Term hours: 18-72 conference/contract . This is a course that is designed for the student to pursue an increased knowledge of a particular art disci- pline . Unit credit may range from 1/2 to 2 units in any given semester; units earned will be based on 18 hours for each 1/2 unit . May be taken for credit 4 times . (UC Credit Limitation) (CSU)