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Academic Program Model

Academic Program Model

Art (AA.ART)

This curriculum is for students interested in careers in fine artistry, education, printmaking, illustration, and design and plan to transfer to a university.

This program follows Math Pathway #1. Math requirements for a specific major may vary from one institution to another. Please consult with an academic counselor or academic advisor to confirm the pathway that is applicable to your major and transfer institution.
FIRST YEAR
First Semester
Hours
ART-100
Drawing I

ART-100
Drawing I

Fundamental concepts and application of techniques of drawing, using a variety of media. Studies from nature and life-leading to an interpretative approach to understanding the visual environment.

Course Outline

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3.0
ART-110
2-D Design

ART-110
2-D Design

A comprehensive study of the elements and principles of a two-dimensional design. Experience with a variety of materials and techniques.

Course Outline

3.0
ART-260
Art History I

ART-260
Art History I

The primary focus of this course will involve an understanding of the historical developments of the visual arts (painting, sculpture, architecture) from Pre-historic through the Gothic period. Works of art will be examined as expressions of ideas, beliefs and practices of artists, cultures and societies. The relationship between the style, symbolism and function of art; the political, religious and philosophical ideas supporting them; and the ideals of the culture that produced them will also be explored.

Course Outline

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3.0
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Social/Behavioral Science (IAI S)

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Social/Behavioral Science (IAI S)

No Description Available
3.0
MAT-124
Statistics Pathway

MAT-124
Statistics Pathway

Application of elementary principles of descriptive statistics. Elements of probability, sampling techniques, binomial and normal distribution, correlation/regression and hypothesis testing. Graphing calculator and Excel required. Intended for students that don't assess directly into MAT-125 Statistics. Includes supplemental instruction lab.


Course Outline

OR
MAT-125
Statistics

MAT-125
Statistics

Application of elementary principles of descriptive statistics including frequency distribution, graphical presentation, measures of center, location and variation. Elements of probability, sampling techniques, binomial and normal distribution, correlation/regression and hypothesis testing. Graphing calculator and Excel required.


Course Outline

* OR
MAT-115
General Education Pathway

MAT-115
General Education Pathway

Survey of mathematical topics including set theory, consumer/financial math, measurement and statistics. Problem solving projects involving detailed written solutions required. Calculators and computers will be used. Intended for students that don't assess directly into MAT-116. Includes supplemental instruction lab


Course Outline

OR
MAT-116
General Education Math

MAT-116
General Education Math

Survey of mathematical topics with emphasis on solutions to real life problems. Topics will include set theory, consumer/financial math, measurement, and statistics. Problem solving projects involving detailed written solutions will be required. Calculators and computers will be used.


Course Outline

*
3.0

Semester Totals

15.0
Second Semester
ART-200
Drawing II

ART-200
Drawing II

Continued study of concept and technique of drawing; emphasis on developing individual expression through a conceptual approach and drawing from life.


Course Outline

* +++
3.0
ART-225
Ceramics I

ART-225
Ceramics I

A studio art course which explores different methods of working with the media clay. The basic hand building methods of pinch, coil, slab and mold and an introduction to throwing pottery on the wheel will be covered as well as instruction on different methods of surface decoration. Developing good craftsmanship as well as creative inventiveness will also be explored.

Course Outline

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3.0
ENG-119
Composition I Pathway

ENG-119
Composition I Pathway

Students will study the writing process by reading essays illustrating a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays. Course is for students who have assessed into developmental English, receiving supplemental instruction for course completion.


Course Outline

* OR
ENG-120
Composition I

ENG-120
Composition I

Students will study the writing process by reading essays that illustrate a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing writing tasks and texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays.


Course Outline

*
3.0
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Social/Behavioral Science (IAI S)

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Social/Behavioral Science (IAI S)

No Description Available
3.0
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Physical and Life Sciences (IAI P or IAI L)

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Physical and Life Sciences (IAI P or IAI L)

No Description Available
3.0
ART-261
Art History II

ART-261
Art History II

The study of the historical development of art from Pre-Renaissance through the 21st Century. Beliefs and practices of cultures and societies will be examined. Style and symbolism combined with political, religious and philosophical traits will be explored through art.

Course Outline

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3.0

Semester Totals

18.0
SECOND YEAR
First Semester
Hours
ART-111
3-D Design

ART-111
3-D Design

A foundation studio course concerned with understanding how to manipulate basic elements and principles of design to develop visual images that exist in real space. A variety of experiences using different tools and media will be used to understand both the processes and products of 3-D design.

Course Outline

+
3.0
ENG-121
Composition II

ENG-121
Composition II

Students will learn how to find, use, assess and document research sources, producing an extended writing project based primarily on library research.


Course Outline

*
3.0
ART-205
Painting

ART-205
Painting

Introduction and application to opaque painting media; color mixing, canvas stretching and framing, composition, techniques, and styles of expression.


Course Outline

* +
3.0
SPE-111
Intro to Speech Communication

SPE-111
Intro to Speech Communication

Focuses on the fundamental principles and methods of selection, analyzing, organizing, developing and communicating information, evidence, and points of view to audiences.

Course Outline

3.0
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Physical and Life Sciences (IAI P or IAI L)

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Physical and Life Sciences (IAI P or IAI L)

No Description Available
4.0

Semester Totals

16.0
Second Semester
ART-161
Printmaking I

ART-161
Printmaking I

Introductory Printmaking course covering various printmaking techniques, such as: Woodcut, Linocut, Etching, Monotype/Monoprint, Collagraph and Silkscreen. Lectures and demonstrations will cover printmaking history and current trends. Competency in drawing and design required, in order to achieve concepts, compositions and craftsmanship.

Course Outline

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3.0
ART-206
Painting II

ART-206
Painting II

This course is a continued study of conceptual and technical aspects of opaque painting media, canvas stretching and framing, composition and styles of expression. Emphasis will be on individual expression through abstracting from observation and utilizing painting as expressive communication.


Course Outline

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3.0
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Social/Behavior Science (IAI S)

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Social/Behavior Science (IAI S)

No Description Available
3.0
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Humanities and Fine Arts (IAI H)

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Humanities and Fine Arts (IAI H)

No Description Available
3.0
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Electives

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Electives

No Description Available
3.0

Semester Totals

15.0

Total Program Hours

64.0
Suggested Electives
ART-240
Art and Gender

ART-240
Art and Gender

This course will examine the expression of the visual arts through gender, history and culture. The study of art and gender is covered to better understand and define the intent and creation of art forms from ancient to contemporary culture.


Course Outline

3.0
ART-250
Understanding Art

ART-250
Understanding Art

A survey of the visual arts from Ancient to contemporary times, an understanding the major cultural and historical relationships to the art forms.

Course Outline

3.0
HUM-150
Humanities Through the Arts

HUM-150
Humanities Through the Arts

Students will survey the human condition as revealed through the arts, including an examination of painting, sculpture, architecture, literature, drama, film, photography, and music.

Course Outline

3.0
LIT-130
Intro to Literature

LIT-130
Intro to Literature

Students will read, examine, and discuss a variety of literary works from different genres as a way to analyze and understand the value, purpose, and components of literature.


Course Outline

3.0
LIT-147
Introduction to Fiction

LIT-147
Introduction to Fiction

Students will read, discuss, and analyze short stories and novels written by different authors from a variety of time periods as a way of appreciating and understanding the purposes, forms, terms, and critical approaches associated with these two literacy modes.


Course Outline

3.0
HUM-181
Intro to Film Appreciation

HUM-181
Intro to Film Appreciation

Students will enrich their knowledge of film art and their abilities to critically analyze and evaluate films. By viewing and discussing a variety of films, students will understand film techniques, directorial styles, genres, structure, critical approaches, and cultural influences.


Course Outline

3.0
 

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