ART 098 1-4 Units
Art Work Experience
Supervised training, in the form of on the job employment that will enhance the student's knowledge in the selected field of study. The student's major and job must match. For paid work, 75 hours = 1 unit; for volunteer work, 60 hours = 1 unit. Students may earn a total of 16 units toward graduation in Work Experience 098 courses. See department for specific guidelines.
ART 100 3 Units
Art History: The Stone Age to the Middle Ages
The course is a survey of western art from the Stone Age to the Middle Ages. The course provides an overview of the art and architecture of the following periods: the Stone Age, Ancient Near East, Egypt, the Aegean, the Greek and Roman Empires, the Etruscans, the Byzantine Empire, the Medieval periods in Europe, Romanesque, and Gothic.
ART 102 3 Units
Art History: Renaissance to Present
The course is a survey of western art from the Renaissance through the 21st Century. Topics covered include 15th and 16th century Italian art; Renaissance and Baroque art; the Rococo movement; Romanticism; Realism; Impressionism; Cubism; Surrealism and other styles of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries.
ART 102H 3 Units
Art History: Renaissance to Present - Honors
The course is a survey of western art from the Renaissance through the 21st Century. Topics covered include 15th and 16th century Italian art; Renaissance and Baroque art; the Rococo movement; Romanticism; Realism; Impressionism; Cubism; Surrealism and other styles of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. This course is intended for students in the Honors Program, but is open to all students who desire more challenging course work.
ART 103 3 Units
The course is an introduction to two- and three-dimensional art from a multicultural perspective. Art in a historical and worldwide context, the function of art in society, art processes, and visual vocabulary are examined. Students will develop an increased appreciation of the differences and similarities among the styles, content, and expression of world art.
ART 105 3 Units
History of Modern Art
This course is a survey of the major stylistic movements, ideologies, and artists that comprise the Modern period in art from the 19th century through the 20th century. Traditional art forms and newer media are discussed, especially in relation to technological, cultural, political, racial and social histories.
ART 107 3 Units
Art History: Africa, Oceania and the Americas
The course provides a survey of art from Africa, Oceania and the Americas. This includes an examination of the religious and social factors influencing art, artifacts, and architecture.
ART 108 3 Units
Art of Mexico and Mesoamerica
The course is a survey of Mexican and Mesoamerican art from Pre-Columbian times through the 21st century. Art will be evaluated and critiqued on historical content, subject matter, and aesthetics.
ART 120 3 Units
The course is an introduction to basic principles, components, and terminology of two-dimensional design common in the visual arts. Course topics include the principles of design, elements of design, color theory, and an exploration of the creative process.
ART 121 3 Units
This course is a study in the elements and principles of three-dimensional design. The focus is on concepts and their application with regards to spatial relationships and composition. Experimentation is in natural and synthetic materials such as but not limited to paper, clay, wood, plaster, and metal.
ART 124A 3 Units
The course is a progressive study of form, space, and concept employing a wide range of subject matter and traditional drawing media. Instruction focuses on perceptually based drawing, observational abilities and creative responses to traditional drawing materials and subject matter. Topics include the theory and analysis of perspective in two- and three-dimensional composition such as the various means of representing three-dimensional forms in space through aerial and linear perspective.
ART 124B 3 Units
This course is a review of essential concepts of drawing and the development of intermediate-level drawing skills. The focus of instruction will be on the development of an individual thematic approach to drawing and study of complex subject matter, advanced compositional concerns, advanced color theory, traditional and experimental drawing media and surfaces.
ART 124C 3 Units
This class focuses on how to develop an original body of drawings in various subjects, media and surfaces that reflects knowledge of advanced drawing techniques with a focus on preparing their portfolio for upper division courses at the university and college level and display in the gallery environment. Typical subjects covered in this class will include developing a body of original artwork that expresses the students personal style, portfolio development for upper division coursework, gallery preparation, presentation of finished artwork with appropriate matting and framing, and writing a formal artist statement.
ART 126A 3 Units
The course is a progressive study of the fundamentals of painting and painting materials including techniques of composition, color theory, brushwork, and technique, as well as creative responses to materials and subject matter. Topics include the appropriate use of traditional color theory with artistic brush application on prepared surfaces.
ART 126B 3 Units
This course is a review of essential concepts and skills of painting and the development of intermediate-level painting skills. Development of original concepts for painting and the study of complex subject matter, advanced compositional concerns, using alternative and experimental surfaces and media.
ART 126C 3 Units
This course will focus on the development of an original body of paintings in various subjects, media and surfaces that reflects the student's knowledge of advanced painting techniques with an emphasis on preparing their portfolio for upper division courses at the university and college level and display in the gallery environment.
ART 132A 3 Units
Beginning Life Drawing
The course is an introduction to drawing the human figure and anatomy from observation using a wide variety of drawing media and techniques. Topics include an introduction to human anatomy, contour, proportions, gesture, and the historical and contemporary roles of figure drawing in the visual arts. Students in this course will learn both descriptive and interpretive approaches to drawing the figure. Drawings are based on a live nude model.
ART 132B 3 Units
Intermediate Life Drawing
This course is a review of essential concepts of figure drawing and development of intermediate-level figure drawing skills with an emphasis on accurate analysis of anatomy, essential structure and further use of traditional and non-traditional drawing materials and surfaces. The student will develop a portfolio of completed figure drawings with an emphasis on the study of advanced compositional concerns. Drawings are based on a live nude model.
ART 132C 3 Units
Advanced Life Drawing
This course is a continuation of Art 132B. In this class students will develop an original body of life drawings in various media and surfaces that reflect their knowledge of advanced life drawing techniques with a focus on preparing their portfolio for upper division courses at the university and college level and display in the gallery environment. Typical subjects covered in this class will include developing a body of original artwork that expresses the students personal style, portfolio development for upper division coursework, gallery preparation, presentation of finished artwork with appropriate matting and framing, and writing a formal artist statement. Drawings are based on a live nude model.
ART 145 3 Units
Fundamentals of Graphic Design
This course focuses on visual communication, the design process, and creative problem solving in a digital environment. Students explore the creative potential of computer technology and design software, and learn to design, analyze, discuss, and present work in a professional manner.
ART 148 3 Units
Beginning Computer Graphic Design
This course in an introduction to the fundamental concepts, practices and theories of digital art and design. Topics include the integration of design elements and principles, color theory, composition, typography, visual communication, professional design practices and the use of contemporary digital tools and industry-standard software.
ART 149 3 Units
Intermediate Computer Graphic Design
This intermediate level course examines the role and application of computer graphics in visual communication, with an emphasis on more complex computer skills and design problems. Career goals are explored and students develop portfolios in digital and print formats.
ART 161 3 Units
This introductory course focuses on photography as a creative medium. Emphasis in the course is on aesthetics, composition, content, technical and creative skills required to make effective images using digital cameras and computer software. Students also critically evaluate photographic images according to the principles of photographic theory. Students will supply their own camera.
ART 175A 3 Units
This course is an introduction to three-dimensional sculptural principles, techniques, and concepts utilizing a wide range of materials and practices. Various sculpture methods are practiced with attention to creative self-expression and historical context.
ART 175B 3 Units
This course is the study of intermediate level sculpture techniques relating to three dimensional composition, spatial relationships, and imagery, with a focus on modeling techniques in clay and mixed media construction. A continued focus of attention to creative self-expression within both a historical and contemporary context is emphasized.
ART 175C 3 Units
This course focuses on how to develop an original body of sculptural objects that reflects knowledge of advanced sculptural techniques. Students prepare their portfolio for upper division courses at the university and college level and display in the gallery environment. Typical subjects covered in this class will include developing a body of original artwork that expresses the students' personal style, portfolio development for upper division coursework, gallery preparation, and writing a formal artist statement.
ART 180 3 Units
Beginning 3D Computer Animation
This course focuses on beginning techniques in 3D animation. Students are introduced to 3D design, rendering, key frame animation, and lighting.
ART 185 3 Units
Beginning Website Design
This course focuses on the elements of website production, including eXtensible HyperText Markup Language (XHTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). The course emphasizes preparing web content and designing website layouts in Adobe DreamWeaver. Practical and theoretical understanding of problems related to digital technologies are presented.
ART 186 3 Units
Interactive Web Design
This course focuses on designing and creating websites for multiple screen devices while highlighting the user experience. Emphasis is on design concepts, as well as an understanding of structure, web media impact and social media marketing.
ART 212A 3 Units
This course in an introduction to ceramics materials, concepts, and processes including basic design principles, creative development, hand-building, throwing, glaze techniques, firing and ceramic terminology. The course covers aesthetics and creative development of clay objects examining historical, contemporary, and personal modes of expression across cultures.
ART 212B 3 Units
This course builds on and extends skills and abilities students gain from the introduction course. Emphasis is placed on projects that require students to collaborate and explore a wide variety of topics. Students will use methods and fabrication techniques that are focused on production and have commercial applications.
ART 212C 3 Units
This course focuses on the science of ceramic art. Students will study, classify, and understand information/data related to the history and chemistry of clay and glazes. They will learn classic methods of compounding glazes by mathematical and chemical calculation; deducing facts and basic principles essential to glaze analysis of constituent materials. Under supervision students will experiment, assess and gain knowledge that applies to the maintenance, operation, and controlled results of firing kilns.
ART 212D 3 Units
This course examines ideas, activities, and circumstances that lead to pre-professional ends with an emphasis on developing a personal style and artistic vision. Demonstrations of advanced levels with a focus on portfolio development along with studio operations will be explored. This course is designed for the advanced student who is motivated to pursue a professional path. A written analysis of a current ceramic exhibition is required.
ART 240A 3 Units
This course is a beginning study of glass working techniques, including designing and producing vessel and sculptural forms in hot glass. Emphasis is on exploration of color, hot applications, team work, repeatable forms, sandblasting, cold working/fabrications, and non-conventional methods.
ART 240B 3 Units
This course is an intermediate study of hot glass working techniques with an emphasis on developing and refining skills based on design and form. Demonstrations of intermediate techniques include team glassblowing, use of molds and repeatable forms, geared towards acquiring competence in studio management and production.
ART 240C 3 Units
This course is an intermediate/advanced study of glass working techniques with an emphasis on the exploration of color design. Demonstrations of advanced color techniques will include graal, encalmo, cone work (Filigrana, Zanfirico) and murrin.
ART 240D 3 Units
This course is an advanced study of glassblowing techniques. This class uses glass as an integral part of the artistic vision. Students will observe demonstrations and work both individually and within groups to develop a body of work. Emphasis is on exploration, personal narrative, both traditional and non-conventional glassblowing methods, installations, etc.
ART 270A 3 Units
Beginning Design in Glass
This course is a study of beginning glass-working techniques. Topics include producing functional, decorative, and sculptural forms in kiln-fired glass; composition in two dimensions using fusion/lamination of colored glass elements; and lampworked beads.
ART 270B 3 Units
Intermediate Design in Glass
This course is a study of intermediate glass-working techniques. Topics include designing and producing increasingly complex projects, techniques in fused glass, kiln controls, forming lost wax molds, and increasing complex soldering and lampworking.
ART 270C 3 Units
Intermediate/Advanced Design in Glass
This course is a study of intermediate/advanced glass-working techniques. Topics include designing and producing increasingly complex projects, using different compatible materials, experimental techniques, monitoring live slumping of glass and cold-working glass.
ART 270D 3 Units
Advanced Design in Glass
This course is a study of advanced glass-working techniques. Topics include advanced mold making, casting glass, communication of creative ideas, demonstration of critical thinking skills, establishing theme and applying appropriate finishing techniques.