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Degrees and Certificates

ART  (Associate in Arts)
Required Courses                                                       Units
ART 1A History of Art OR ART 1B OR ART 1C........................... 3
ART 4A-4B Drawing and Composition..................................... 4-6
ART 6A-6B Basic Design............................................................ 6
Art 12A Ceramics OR Art 14A, Sculpture.................................... 2
Plus 1-3 units selected from:
        Art 2, 3A, 3B, 5, 7AR, 7B, 7C, 8A, 9A, 12B, 14B,
        15A, 15B, 18, 19A, 19B, 31R............................................. 1-3
Total units required for degree major....................................... 18

COMMERCIAL ART
(Associate in Science)
Required Courses                                                       Units
ART 2 Color Theory................................................................... 3
ART 4A-4B Drawing and Composition..................................... 4-6
ART 6A-6B Basic Design............................................................ 6
ART 19A Introduction to Commercial Art................................... 4
ART 19B Commercial Art:  Illustration........................................ 4
Plus 0-1 units selected from the following................................ 3-5
        Art 1A, 1B, 1C, 8A, 8B, 9A, 9B, 12A,
        12B, 14A, 14B, 15A, 15B, 31R
Total units required for degree major....................................... 24

PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGING
(Associate in Science)
Required Courses                                                       Units
ART 31R Basic Photography...................................................... 3
ART 33 Advanced Photography.................................................. 3
ART 35 Creative Photography Documentary............................... 3
ART 36A Digital Photography.................................................... 3
ART 36BR Introduction to Photoshop (3 units each)................... 6
Plus, select at least 10 units from the following:
ART 32A & ART 32B Intermediate B&W Photography................. 6
ART 32CR Advanced Projects - Black & White......................... 3-6
ART 34CR Advanced Projects - Color...................................... 2-4
ART 36CR Advanced Projects - Digital..................................... 3-6
Total units required for degree major....................................... 28
Additional Recommended Courses
ART 27LR Materials and Processes.......................................... 1-4
ART 38R Field Workshop-Black and White.............................. 1-6
ART 39R Field Workshop-Color/Digital................................... 1-6
ART 5 Art Appreciation.............................................................. 3
ART 6A Basic Design................................................................. 3

PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGING
(Certificate of Achievement)
Required Courses                                                       Units
ART 31R Basic Photography...................................................... 3
ART 32A-32B Interm. Black/White Photography.......................... 6
ART 33 Advanced Photography.................................................. 3
ART 35 Creative Photography Documentary............................... 3
ART 36A Digital Photography.................................................... 3
ART 36BR Introduction to Photoshop (3 units each)................... 6
Plus 4 additional units from the following courses:
ART 32CR Advanced Projects - Black and White...................... 3-6
ART 34CR Advanced Projects - Color...................................... 2-4
ART 36CR Advanced Projects - Digital..................................... 3-6
Total units required................................................................. 28
Additional Recommended Courses:
ART 27LR Materials and Processes.......................................... 1-4
ART 38R Field Workshop-Black and White.............................. 1-6
ART 39R Field Workshop-Color/Digital................................... 1-6
ART 6A Basic Design................................................................. 3

MULTIMEDIA - WEBPAGE DESIGN
(Certificate of Achievement)
Pending California Community College Chancellor’s Office approval
Required Courses                                                   Units
ART 6A or 6B Basic Design....................................................... 3
ART 36A Digital Photography.................................................... 3
COMSC 20 Beginning Web Publishing with HTML...................... 3
IT 42BR Web Page Management and Design............................... 3
MCOMM 2 Introduction to Mass Communications....................... 3
Total units required................................................................. 15

Courses

ART 1A—History of Art  (3 units)                             CSU/UC
Survey of art history; painting, sculpture, and architecture; art from the Paleolithic period through the Early Christian World, including preliterate art and Precolumbian art. (L)

ART 1B—History of Art  (3 units)                             CSU/UC
Survey of European art history; painting, sculpture, and architecture from the Middle Ages to the Baroque period. (L)

ART 1C—History of Art  (3 units)                             CSU/UC
Survey of art history: painting, sculpture, photography, and architecture, including a survey of American art; the 19th through the 20th Century. Not open for credit to student with credit in ART 10. (L)

ART 1LR—Ceramics Laboratory  (.5 or 1 unit)       CSU/UC
For ceramics and sculpture students, to increase skills through the use of the ceramics facility and sculpture lab, at a time other than regular class hours.  Requires corequisite based on the content of the course.  Corequisite: enrollment in one of the following courses:  ART 12A, 12B, 42R, 14A, 14B, 46R. (Repeatable: May be taken four times only.)

ART 2—Color Theory  (3 units)                                CSU/UC
Study and application of color theory to solve studio problems in fine and applied arts. Historical overview of the uses of color and an analysis of the interaction of color in a laboratory situation.

ART 3A—Women in Art I  (3 units)                          CSU/UC
Role of women as artists in the Western World, beginning in the Middle Ages and concluding in the Twentieth Century art world. Not open for credit to student with credit in HUMAN 26A or WOMEN 26A. (L)

ART 3B—Women in Art II  (3 units)                         CSU/UC
The role of women as visual artists in Europe and the Americas, focusing on the Twentieth Century. Not open for credit to student with credit in HUMAN 26B or WOMEN 26B. (L)

ART 4A—Drawing and Composition 
                (1 or 2 or 3 units)                                        CSU/UC
Drawing and composition using various materials; basic instruction in perspective, landscape, still life, and other subjects. (L)

ART 4B—Drawing and Composition                                    
                (1 or 2 or 3 units)                                        CSU/UC
Drawing and composition using various materials; basic instruction in figure drawing and architectural studies. Prerequisite: ART 4A.

ART 5—Art Appreciation  (3 units)                          CSU/UC
Introduction to art appreciation with an emphasis on basic 2D, 3D, and film mediums and their relationships to humanities. Historical and contemporary work with a multicultural focus will be emphasized. Not open for credit to student with credit in HUMAN 5. (L)

ART 6A—Basic Design  (3 units)                             CSU/UC
Elements and principles of design as they relate to all forms of art, including two-dimensional problems.  (L)

ART 6B—Basic Design  (3 units)                             CSU/UC
Elements and principles of design as they relate to all forms of art, including two-dimensional problems.  Prerequisite:  Art 6A  (L)

ART 7AR—Creative Materials  (3 units)                         CSU
Creative activities for young children  (2-8 years old) including the planning and implemention of painting, drawing, printmaking, weaving, stitchery, batik, collage, sculpture, puppet-making, and modeling materials.  (L)  (Repeatable:  May be taken three times only.)

ART 7B—Worldwide Arts for Children  (3 units)          CSU
Multicultural/ethnic art activities for young children, including planning and integrating projects across the curriculum; construction of age-appropriate art objects representative of cultures and religions in West Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Asia, Mexico, Central America, South America, Caribbean Islands, the United States, and Canada. Not open for credit to student with credit in ECE 7B or ART 23. (L)

ART 7C—Theory and Processes of Children’s Art
                (3 units)                                                              CSU
Philosophies of how art should be taught to children; theories which explain how children develop artistically; processing skills involved in art making. Not open for credit to student with credit in ECE 7C. (L)

ART 8A—Watercolor Painting  (1 or 2 or 3)            CSU/UC
Basic principles and elements of watercolor painting in various techniques; wet on wet, washes, and drybrush; concepts of form, color, content, and space are explored.  (L)

ART 8B—Watercolor Painting  (1 or 2 or 3)            CSU/UC
Basic principles and elements of watercolor painting in various techniques: wet-on-wet, washes, and drybrush. Advanced techniques applied; portfolio of personal work developed. Prerequisite: ART 8A.  (L)

ART 9A – Painting (1 or 2 or 3)   CSU/UC
Basic instruction in painting and introduction to materials; emphasis on technique. (L)

ART 9B – Painting (1 or 2 or 3)   CSU/UC
Continued exploration of painting media and techniques; emphasis on painting from life. (L) Prerequisite: ART 9A.

ART 11—Mural Painting  (3 units)                            CSU/UC
Studio course focused on the actual creation of a large mural; design the composition, prepare the wall, and produce the mural. (M)

ART 12A—Ceramics  (1 or 2 or 3)                             CSU/UC
Basic studio techniques and processes for creative and artistic expression using clay, through handbuilding and use of the Potter Wheel.  (L)

ART 12B—Ceramics  (1 or 2 or 3)                             CSU/UC
Intermediate techniques and processes; creative and artistic expression through the use of clay and glazes. Prerequisite: ART 12A.  (L)

ART 14A – Sculpture (1 or 2 or 3)  CSU/UC
Introductory course in sculpture; using and exploring the media of clay, plaster, wood, and armature building. (L)

ART 14B – Sculpture (1 or 2 or 3)  CSU/UC
Further study of three-dimensional construction using clay, plaster, wood, and armature building. Prerequisite: ART 14A.

ART 15A—Printmaking  (2 units)                             CSU/UC
Practice of printmaking; relief, stencil, intaglio processes; explore the visual and expressive potential of the fine print.

ART 15B—Printmaking  (2 units)                             CSU/UC
Practice of printmaking: relief, stencil, and intaglio processes; explore the visual and expressive potential of the fine print, working at a higher than beginning skill level. Prerequisite: ART 15A.

ART 19A—Introduction to Commercial Art 
                (4 units)                                                              CSU
Basic concepts of commercial art and it’s uses, stressing layout, design, lettering, and simple illustration.  Special attention to studio problems from idea to production.  (L)

ART 19B—Commercial Art:  Illustration 
                (4 units)                                                              CSU
Studio practice in the basic concepts and techniques of commercial illustration, using typical projects that occur in employment situations; stress on various media, protfolio, and camera-ready work.  (L)

ART 25R—Multimedia Design/Writing   (4 units)         CSU
Principles and practice of designing and writing multimedia projects including newsletters, booklets, academic documents, presentations, reports, flyers, press releases, posters and web pages.  Emphasis on applying art theory and effective writing techniques to individual and group projects. (Repeatable: May be taken two times only.)

ART 27R—Photography Materials and Processes
                (1 unit)                                                                CSU
Additional laboratory experience for those interested in further refinement and development of concepts attained in regular course offerings in photography area of Art. Prerequisite: PHOTO 1R or ART 31R or higher, or concurrent enrollment. (Repeatable: May be taken four times only.)

ART 29R—Individual Problems in Design  (3 units)    CSU
Advanced principles and elements of art and their function in design as related to all phases of art. (L)  Prerequisite: ART 6B. (Repeatable: May be taken two times only.)

ART 31R—Basic Photography  (3 units)                 CSU/UC
Exploration into basic camera operation and black and white processing and printing. History and development of photography. Emphasis is on personal expression. Adjustable camera preferred. (L) (R1) (Repeatable: May be taken two times only.)

ART 32A—Intermediate Black and White Photography                  (3 units) CSU
Advanced darkroom processes, zone system, archival processing, print and negative chemical manipulation; introduction to large format camera; discussion and critical analysis of assigned exercises. Field sessions included. Prerequisite: ART 31R, or MCOMM 11R, or PHOTO 1R. Not open for credit to student with credit in PHOTO 2A. (LM)

ART 32B—Intermediate Black and White Photography                  (3 units) CSU
Qualitatively oriented advanced black and white course allowing further development of concepts attained in 32A. Emphasis on advanced Zone System, large format camera, and individual creative problem solving. Prerequisite: ART 32A or PHOTO 2A. Not open for credit to student with credit in PHOTO 2B.

ART 32CR—Advanced Projects - Black and White                          (3 units) CSU
Individual exploration of advanced black and white photography concepts such as refining zone system, infrared photography, large format camera, etc. within a structured but non- confining framework. Prerequisite: ART 36BR. (Repeatable: May be taken two times only.)

ART 33—Advanced Photography  (3 units)                  CSU
Black and white and color photography; further exploration within the area of interest. Assignments in creative problem-solving with studio lighting and the large format camera; a culminating experience within the department; preparation of final portfolios. Prerequisite: ART 32B or 34A or PHOTO 2B or 4A. Not open for credit to student with credit in PHOTO 3.

ART 34CR—Advanced Projects - Color Photography
                (2 units)                                                              CSU
Individual exploration of advanced color photography concepts such as multiple imagery, image transfer manipulation, etc., within a structured but non-confining framework. Prerequisite: ART 34B. (Repeatable: May be taken two times only.)

ART 35—Creative Photo Documentary  (3 units)         CSU
Intended to develop an understanding and appreciation of the photograph as it is used in social and personal commentary. Individual exploration and creativity is encouraged. Prerequisite: ART 31R or MCOMM 11R.  (L)

ART 36A—Digital Photography  (3 units)                     CSU
IIntroduction to digital photography, including exposure control, file formats, archiving, and basic image editing/manipulation.  Knowledge of basic computer operation is highly recommended.  Prerequisite:  Completion of ART 31R or MCOMM 11R, or consent of instructor.

ART 36BR—Introduction to Photoshop
                (3 units)                                                              CSU
Introduction to the vast image editing possibilities of Adobe Photoshop, including global and local color/tonal/contrast controls via selections, masks and adjustment layers to produce reproduction quality output, creative retouching and montaging, and transmissive/reflective scanning.    Prerequisite: ART 38AR or ART 36A. (Repeatable: May be taken two times only.)

ART 36CR—Advanced Projects - Digital
                (3 units)                                                              CSU
Individual exploration of advanced digital imaging concepts within a structured environment.  Projects may include advanced montaging, text layers, web authoring, integration with other 2D/3D mediums.  Self-generated projects are emphasized.  Prerequisite: ART 36BR. (Repeatable: May be taken two times only.)

ART 38R—Field Workshop-Black and White                                    (1, 2, or 3 units)     CSU
Intensive location field workshops covering specific topics in black and white photography especially suited for the particular season and geographic location. Student responsible for cost of meals, lodging, transportation, and materials. Prerequisite: Completion or concurrent enrollment in ART 31R or MCOMM 11R, or ART 36A. (Repeatable: May be taken four times only.)

ART 39R—Field Workshops-Color/Digital
                (1, 2, or 3 units)                                                 CSU
Intensive location field workshops covering specific topics in color/digital photography especially suited for the particular season and geographic location. Student responsible for cost of meals, lodging, transportation, and materials. Prerequisite: Completion or concurrent enrollment in ART 31R or MCOMM 11R, or ART 36A. (Repeatable: May be taken four times only.)

ART 40R – Individual Problems in Watercolor (3 Units)  CSU/UC
Advanced work in principles and elements of watercolor painting in  various techniques. Exploration and development of personal style. Prerequisite: ART 8B. (Repeatable: May be taken two times only.)

ART 41R – Individual Problems in Painting (1 or 2 or 3)  CSU/UC
Advanced painting in which student works on individual painting problems in consultation with instructor. Prerequisite: ART 9A and 9B. (Repeatable: May be taken two times only.)

ART 42R—Individual Problems in Ceramics
                (1 or 2 or 3)                                                  CSU/UC
Advanced techniques and processes for creative expression in ceramics. Prerequisite:

ART 12B. (R1) (Repeatable: May be taken two times only.)

ART 43R—Individual Problems in Printmaking
                (2 units)                                                       CSU/UC
Advanced exploration and in-depth approach to printmaking. (L) Prerequisite: ART 15A and 15B. (Repeatable: May be taken two times only.)

ART 44R—Individual Problems in Drawing
                (2 or 3 units)                                                CSU/UC
Development of a personal drawing style at an advanced level, working in series with the goal of producing a coherent group of works. (L)  Prerequisite: ART 4B. (Repeatable: May be taken two times only.)

ART 46R – Individual Problems in Sculpture (1 or 2 or 3)  CSU/UC
Advanced techniques and processes; creative and personal expression in three-dimensional forms. Prerequisite: ART 14B.  (Repeatable: May be taken two times only.)