Arts (Visual) (ART)

ART 110 | Art Appreciation: GT-AH1

Lecture Credit: 3

Introduces the cultural significance of the visual arts, including media, processes, techniques, traditions, and terminology. This course is one of the Statewide Guaranteed Transfer courses. GT-AH1

Prerequisite: Demonstrated college readiness in English (www.ccd.edu/collegeready)

ART 111 | Art History Ancient to Medieval: GT-AH1

Lecture Credit: 3

Provides the knowledge base to understand the visual arts, especially as related to Western culture. Surveys the visual arts from the Ancient through the Medieval periods. This course is one of the Statewide Guaranteed Transfer courses. GT-AH1

Prerequisite: Demonstrated college readiness in English (www.ccd.edu/collegeready)

ART 112 | Art History Renaissance to Modern: GT-AH1

Lecture Credit: 3

Provides the knowledge base to understand the visual arts, especially as related to Western culture. Surveys the visual arts from the Renaissance to 1900. This course is one of the Statewide Guaranteed Transfer courses. GT-AH1

Prerequisite: Demonstrated college readiness in English (www.ccd.edu/collegeready)

ART 121 | Drawing I

Studio Art Credit: 3

Investigates the various approaches and media that students need to develop drawing skills and visual perception.

ART 122 | Drawing for the Graphic Novel

Studio Art Credit: 3

Introduces the drawing and fine art principles used in developing illustrations for the graphic novel. Students explore the graphic novel as a vehicle for a unique, personal venue for artistic expression. Students explore the history of the graphic novel as well as examine different artistic styles used in the development of graphic novel illustrations. The application of artistic concepts in the creation of an individual graphic work and thorough examination of course material in terms of style, design considerations and visual elements are the primary focus. Students will create images for a graphic novel, focusing on unity of style and techniques for creating images appropriate to story line using black and white or grayscale illustrations.

Prerequisite: ART 121 with a grade of C or better, or instructor permission

ART 124 | Watercolor I

Studio Art Credit: 3

Provides on introduction to the basic techniques and unique aspects of materials involved in the use of either transparent or opaque water media or both. Color theory is included.

Prerequisite: ART 121 with a grade of C or better

ART 128 | Figure Drawing I

Studio Art Credit: 3

Introduces the basic techniques of drawing the human figure.

Prerequisite: ART 121 with a grade of C or better

ART 131 | Visual Concepts 2-D Design

Studio Art Credit: 3

Examines the basic elements of design, visual perception, and artistic form and composition as they relate to two-dimensional media.

ART 132 | Visual Concepts 3-D Design

Studio Art Credit: 3

Focuses on learning to apply the elements and principles of design to three dimensional problems.

Prerequisite: ART 131 with a grade of C or better

ART 138 | Film Photography I

Studio Art Credit: 3

Introduces black and white film photography as a fine art medium and develops skills necessary for basic camera and lab operations.

ART 139 | Digital Photography I

Studio Art Credit: 3

Presents the fundamentals of Fine Art digital photography, including camera equipment and software used for image capture, management and manipulation. Topics include camera settings and exposure control, composition, working with light and time, and creative image manipulation.

Prerequisite: MGD 101 with a grade of C or better, or instructor permission

ART 151 | Painting I

Studio Art Credit: 3

Explores basic techniques, materials, and concepts used in opaque painting processes in oil or acrylic painting to depict form and space on a two-dimensional surface.

Prerequisite: ART 131 with a grade of C or better

ART 161 | Ceramics I

Studio Art Credit: 3

Introduces traditional and contemporary ceramic forms and processes including hand building and throwing on the potter`s wheel.

Prerequisite: Instructor permission

ART 175 | Special Topics

Lecture Credit: 0-12 Studio Art Credit: 0-12

Provides students with a vehicle to pursue in depth exploration of special topics of interest.

Prerequisite: This course may require prerequisites or permission of instructor

ART 207 | Art History 1900 to Present: GT-AH1

Lecture Credit: 3

Provides students with the knowledge base to understand the visual arts as related to Modern and Contemporary visual art. Surveys world art of the twentieth century, including Modernism to Post-Modernism. This course is one of the Statewide Guaranteed Transfer courses. GT-AH1

Prerequisite: Demonstrated college readiness in English (www.ccd.edu/collegeready)

ART 221 | Drawing II

Studio Art Credit: 3

Explores expressive drawing techniques with an emphasis on formal composition, color media and content or thematic development.

Prerequisite: ART 121 with a grade of C or better

ART 238 | Film Photography II

Studio Art Credit: 3

This course is a further exploration in film camera and lab operations with an emphasis on individual creativity. It includes the development of a comprehensive portfolio.

Prerequisite: ART 138 with a grade of C or better

ART 239 | Digital Photography II

Studio Art Credit: 3

Expands upon the beginning digital photography class. Focuses on digital photography in terms of design and communication factors including color, visual design, lighting, graphics, and aesthetics.

Prerequisite: ART 139 with a grade of C or better

ART 251 | Painting II

Studio Art Credit: 3

This course further explores techniques, materials, and concepts used in opaque painting processes in oil or acrylic painting, with emphasis on composition and content development.

Prerequisite: ART 151 and ART 131 with a grade of C or better, or Program Chair permission

ART 252 | Painting III

Studio Art Credit: 3

Provides continued exploration of techniques, materials, and concepts used in opaque painting processes in oil or acrylic painting, with emphasis on composition and content development.

Prerequisite: ART 121 and ART 251 with a grade of C or better

ART 253 | Painting IV

Studio Art Credit: 3

Explores advanced techniques, materials, and concepts used in opaque painting processes, with emphasis on the development of themes and a cohesive body of work.

Prerequisite: ART 121 and ART 252 with a grade of C or better, or Program Chair permission

ART 255 | Mural Painting I

Studio Art Credit: 3

This course introduces the student to the history, techniques, materials and concepts of mural painting with an emphasis on composition and content development.

Prerequisite: ART 121, ART 131, and ART 151 with a grade of C or better, or instructor permission

ART 261 | Ceramics II

Studio Art Credit: 3

A continuation of ART 161, this course emphasizes skill, technique and form.

Prerequisite: ART 161 with a grade of C or better

ART 275 | Special Topics

Lecture Credit: 0-12 Studio Art Credit: 0-12

Provides the student with a vehicle to pursue in depth exploration of special topics of interest.

Prerequisite: This course may require prerequisites or permission of instructor

ART 285 | Independent Study

Independent Study Credit: 0-12

Provides structured and guided, individualized research that is organized and tailored around the interests and needs of the individual student.

Prerequisite: Instructor permission