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Art 2017-2018

The Art program offers an Associate in Arts degree and a Certificate of Achievement and directs students that aspire to concentrate in foundation level studio arts and art history courses, ceramics, illustration, industrial design, drawing, painting or print arts. This guided program assists students in developing specialized artistic proficiency necessary to create strong exit portfolios that may be used to apply or transfer to art schools, art academies or art universities. These portfolio skills are also appropriate for professional use. Many of our courses are offered day, weekends, on campus or online to fit individual scheduling needs. It is our goal to give each student the opportunity to succeed based on their dedication, practice, creativity, ability, capacity and personal artistic interest.

Program Learning Outcomes:

• Students will be able to create two- and three-dimensional artwork and designs using appropriate tools, materials, methods and techniques.
• Students will be able to analyze and critically evaluate two- and three-dimensional creative projects using the current principles and language of art and design.

Units required for Major: 54

Units required for Certificate: 54

Degree Requirements:

• English proficiency: ENGL 1A, 1AH, 1S & 1T, ESLL 26 or equivalent.
• Mathematics proficiency: MATH 17, 105, 108 or equivalent.
A minimum of 90 units is required* to include:
• Completion of one of the following general education patterns: Foothill General Education, CSU General Education Breadth Requirements or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)
• Core courses (38 units)
• Support courses (16 units)

*Additional elective course work may be necessary to meet the 90-unit minimum requirement for the associate degree.

NOTE: All courses pertaining to the major must be taken for a letter grade. In addition, a grade of "C" or better is required for all core and support courses used for the degree or certificate.

AA = Associate in Arts Degree.
CA = Certificate of Achievement.
UT = May be transferable to a four - year university.

Additional Information:

NOTE: Portfolio admissions may vary from each art university or college. Please check the specific portfolio requirements with each art college.

Core Courses (38 units)

ART 2A History of Art: History of Western Art from Prehistory through Early Christianity (4.5 units)
or ART 2AH Honors History of Art: History of Western Art from Prehistory through Early Christianity (4.5 units)
ART 2B History of Western Art from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance (4.5 units)
or ART 2BH Honors History of Western Art from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance (4.5 units)
ART 2C History of Western Art From the Baroque to Modernism (4.5 units)
ART 3 History of Modern Art from Post-Impressionism to the Present (4.5 units)
ART 4A Fundamentals in Drawing (4 units)
ART 5A 2-D Foundations (4 units)
ART 5B 3-D Foundations (4 units)
or ART 45A Beginning Ceramics Handbuilding (4 units)
ART 20A Color I (4 units)
ART 20B Color II (4 units)

Support Courses (16 units)


Select ONE option from the following:

Option 1: Studio Arts (Two-Dimensional) Transfer Portfolio
Select TWO courses from the following:
ART 4B Intermediate Drawing (4 units)
ART 4C Representational Drawing (4 units)
ART 4D Figure Drawing I (4 units)
ART 19A Oil Painting I (4 units)
ART 19B Acrylic Painting I (4 units)
ART 40 Introduction to Printmaking (4 units)
or GID 38 Introduction to Printmaking (4 units)
ART 47A Watercolor I (4 units)
And TWO courses from the following:
ART 4E Heads & Hands Drawing (4 units)
ART 4I Figure Drawing II (4 units)
ART 19C Oil Painting II (4 units)
ART 39 Screenprinting (4 units)
or GID 46 Screenprinting (4 units)
ART 47B Watercolor II (4 units)
ART 72* Studio Art Portfolio Preparation (4 units)
or GID 61* Portfolio (4 units)
or PHOT 57A* Photographic Portfolio Development (4 units)
* It is recommended that this portfolio course be taken at the end of the program as this is an exit portfolio course.

Option 2: Ceramics Transfer Portfolio
Select TWO courses from the following:
ART 5B** 3-D Foundations (4 units)
or ART 45A** Beginning Ceramics Handbuilding (4 units)
ART 45B Beginning Ceramics Potter's Wheel (4 units)
And TWO courses from the following:
ART 44 Ceramic Sculpture (4 units)
ART 45C Advanced Ceramics (4 units)
ART 45F Low-Temperature Ceramic Firing & Glazing Techniques (4 units)
ART 46B Potter's Wheel II (4 units)
ART 72* Studio Art Portfolio Preparation (4 units)
or GID 61* Portfolio (4 units)
or PHOT 57A* Photographic Portfolio Development (4 units)
* It is recommended that this portfolio course be taken at the end of the program as this is an exit portfolio course.
** May be completed only once for credit to satisfy either the core or support course requirement.

Option 3: Illustration Transfer Portfolio
Select TWO courses from the following:
ART 4B Intermediate Drawing (4 units)
ART 4C Representational Drawing (4 units)
ART 4D Figure Drawing I (4 units)
ART 4E Heads & Hands Drawing (4 units)
And TWO courses from the following:
ART 4I Figure Drawing II (4 units)
ART 6 Collage & Composition (4 units)
ART 15A Digital Painting I (4 units)
ART 15B Digital Painting II (4 units)
ART 19A Oil Painting I (4 units)
ART 19B Acrylic Painting I (4 units)
ART 47A Watercolor I (4 units)
GID 43 Illustration & Digital Imaging (4 units)
ART 72* Studio Art Portfolio Preparation (4 units)
or GID 61* Portfolio (4 units)
or PHOT 57A* Photographic Portfolio Development (4 units)
* It is recommended that this portfolio course be taken at the end of the program as this is an exit portfolio course.

Option 4: Industrial Design Transfer Portfolio
Select TWO courses from the following:
ART 4C Representational Drawing (4 units)
ART 74 Industrial Design Visualization I (4 units)
ART 74A Industrial Design Visualization II (4 units)
And TWO courses from the following:
ART 5C Sculpture (4 units)
ART 71A Industrial Design Foundations I (4 units)
ART 71B Industrial Design Foundations II (4 units)
ART 72* Studio Art Portfolio Preparation (4 units)
or GID 61* Portfolio (4 units)
or PHOT 57A* Photographic Portfolio Development (4 units)
* It is recommended that this portfolio course be taken at the end of the program as this is an exit portfolio course.

Certificate of Achievement in Art (54 Units)

The certificate of achievement is awarded upon completion of the core and support courses. General education courses are not required.


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