Design 2D Emphasis AS Degree
Design Emphasis AS Degree
This course is an introduction to the theories and applications of two-dimensional form in visual art and design. The students will use a variety of media, tools and techniques in studying the elements and principles of design, which includes the study of line, shape, volume, value, color, texture, pattern, balance, unity and variety, and scale.
Lecture Hours: 2 | Lab Hours: 4 | Repeatable: No | Grading: L
Advisory Level — Read: 3 | Write: 3 | Math: 1
Transfer Status: CSU/UC | Degree Applicable: AA/AS
This course is an introduction to the theories and applications of design in three-dimensional form in space. Students study the elements and principles of design using a variety of tools, techniques, and mediums which may include wire, cardboard, clay (non-firing), wood, plaster, and other materials at the instructor's discretion, in a studio lab setting. Concepts are introduced and clarified through instructor lectures and demonstrations. Three-dimensional design is a core foundational course required in many art majors. Field trips may be included.
Lecture Hours: 2 | Lab Hours: 4 | Repeatable: No | Grading: O
This course is a study of the attributes of color. Lecture and studio practice explore the theories and creative use of color in visual art and design. Color is a core art course for AA degree and transfer art program.
Advisory Level — Read: 3 | Write: 3 | Math:
Students are introduced to the fundamental elements and compositional principles of drawing. Lecture and studio practice will emphasize a variety of media, tools and techniques in studying the elements and principles of drawing, including line, shape, value, perspective, proportion, balance and unity.
Expressive Drawing is a further study of drawing elements, principles and techniques with an emphasis on the expressive nature of drawing. Students will explore the process of turning marks on paper into the visualization of emotions, ideas and reactions. Students will use both outside references and work from their imaginations in a series of drawings developing personal imagery and content. A variety of traditional and non-traditional techniques will be explored, including achromatic and color media. In addition to the initial 3 units of credit, this course is repeatable three times for a total of 12 units. Prerequisite: ART 024.
Prerequisite: ART 024 with C or better
This course is designed to provide a rigorous study of drawing based on observation. Emphasis is on building skills to render what is observed in a naturalistic and illusionistic manner, which includes a study of line, shade, texture, volume, mass, spatial relationships, and linear perspective.
Prerequisite: ART 024, with C or better
This course is a survey of graphic design fundamentals utilizing computers. Students are introduced to visual thinking and to the process of graphic design, which begins and ends with clear conceptual and aesthetic objectives. Balancing conceptual and technical aspects of design, students develop the skills needed to solve design problems and present solutions effectively in class projects. This course is recommended for graphic design, desktop publishing, illustration students and those pursuing careers in multimedia and web design.
Lecture Hours: 2 | Lab Hours: 3 | Repeatable: No | Grading: O
Recommended: Grade of "C" or better in Art 12 and/or Art 14 and/or Art 24
Advisory Level — Read: 3 | Write: 3 | Math: 0
Transfer Status: CSU | Degree Applicable: AA/AS
This course builds on the visual language achieved in Graphic Design I and further develops communication skills, concepts and theories that create successful visual design. Topics include combining and utilizing design principles and exploration of visual organization theory and informational theory. Emphasis is placed upon developing an aesthetic which recognizes the visual impact of typographic choices. Students who complete this course will gain a further understanding of the principles of design and learn specific uses of design in advertising, corporate identity design, Web, and interactive media.
Lecture Hours: 2.5 | Lab Hours: 1.5 | Repeatable: No | Grading: L
Prerequisite: ART 035 or BIS 035 with C or better
Recommended: Proficiency in basic computer skills, ie….file management, saving, navigating.
This class focuses on the techniques of conceptualizing and making short films using industry standard digital video software. Students will use some of their own imagery as well as Internet resources to create professional pieces of video work. The class will help students to develop their individual creativity while working around the typical financial and technical constraints of a beginning artist. Students will be introduced to the history of film and video art, copyright policies and web publishing.
Recommended: Basic Computer Skills
This is a hands-on course covering the basic techniques of digital filmmaking, camera techniques, lighting and sound. Topics will include the theory and practice of concept and design, camera techniques, lighting, sound recording and other fundamentals of producing a short film in the digital video medium. Students will shoot and produce their own footage and record their own sound. Students will engage in various filming exercises, as well as in group and individual projects. In addition, students will be required to complete homework assignments outside of class time.
This is a studio/lecture course in beginning sculptural processes. Various sculptural materials will be explored, such as clay (non-firing), plaster, wood, stone, silicone, beeswax, and metal. A survey of sculptural form, both historic and contemporary, parallels individual student work. Emphasis is on craftsmanship and technique, visual investigation, and idea development.
Advisory Level — Read: 3 | Write: 3 | Math: 3
This is a studio/lecture course in sculptural processes that furthers the techniques and concepts learned in Art 042. Increased skill in various sculptural materials is emphasized with the goal for students to employ sculpture as a means of personal expression, developing an individual visual vocabulary. The types and meanings of sculpture in contemporary society will be examined.
Prerequisite: ART 042
This is a beginning course in drawing from the living human figure. Fundamentals of life drawing will be covered, including drawing shape, volume, mass, proportion, sub-structure, foreshortening and the basics of human anatomy. Techniques include contour, gesture, surface modeling, hatching, cross-hatching and tonal shading using a variety of drawing media.
This course is a continuation of drawing the human figure, with emphasis on continued practice of technique while developing a personal artistic direction. Topics covered will include development of full-page composition, use of multiple figures, integration of color, theme development, and refinement of personal style. Traditional and non-traditional approaches will be explored.
Prerequisite: ART 055A with C or better
Beginning Painting is an introductory studio course in acrylic and/or oil painting media. Students will explore a variety of methods of approach, learn various techniques, test the effects of different color schemes, become familiar with tools and materials of the craft, and develop skills related to painting through illustrated lectures, demonstrations, and studio practice.
Prerequisite: ART 014 and ART 024, both with C or better
ART 061 expands the knowledge and technologies gained in Art 060, emphasizing development of personal aesthetics and composition. Conceptual issues will be introduced. Students will experiment with media, content and technique to further explore and develop their aesthetic style.
Prerequisite: ART 060 with C or better, or equivalent
This course focuses on the development of an effective portfolio in the student's area of concentration. The emphasis will be on researching the student's chosen field of art or design, creating a portfolio that showcases the student's unique styles and strengths, and identifying areas that need further development.
Prerequisite: ART 012, ART 013 and ART 035; all with C or better
This is an introductory course to the appreciation of the visual arts. It examines the visual arts drawn from a wide variety of media, cultures and time periods. Students will learn to analyze art forms, technical procedures and the content of the works. The function and communication of visual arts within societal contexts will be examined.
Lecture Hours: 3 | Lab Hours: None | Repeatable: No | Grading: L
This course is an illustrated survey of Western and Non-Western Art History from the Prehistoric through the Gothic periods. Course content emphasizes painting, sculpture, and architecture from the most important centers of culture, and how art reflects historical, social, political, and religious attitudes of the time. Presentation of the material is through lecture with projected images. Comparative analysis of styles and artists with critical evaluation of aesthetics will be included. Topics may include prehistoric, Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Early Christian, Romanesque, Byzantine, Islamic, Medieval, and Gothic Art, plus units on major artistic movements that have occurred in Africa, the Americas, and Asia.
This course is an illustrated survey of Western and Non-Western Art History from the Renaissance through the present. Course content emphasizes painting, sculpture, and architecture from the most important centers of culture, and how art reflects historical, social, political, and religious attitudes of the time. Presentation of the material is through lecture with projected images. Comparative analysis of styles and artists with critical evaluation of aesthetics will be included. Topics include Early to High Renaissance, Mannerism, Baroque, Rococo, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, Post Impressionism, Fauvism, Cubism, Abstract Expressionism and Post-Modernism.
This illustrated history of Modern Art will explore a wide range of artworks, including painting, sculpture, design, architecture, and photography, from the mid 19th century to the end of the 20th century. Major schools of artistic expression to be explored include: Impressionism, Nabis, Symbolism, Expressionism, Cubism, Dada, Modernism, Social Realism, Abstract Expressionism, Op, Pop, New Realism, Surrealism, Futurism, Constructivism, and Feminism. Students will learn to evaluate art critically and will gain an understanding of how works of art serve to reflect the social, political, and philosophical ideas of their time.
Students seeking real-life experience for ongoing course support, and for academic and career exploration may enroll in Directed Study in Service-Learning. Under the direction of a college faculty member in a specific or related discipline, students develop learning outcomes for their service-learning project, which are outlined in a contract. To promote critical thinking, reflective activities i.e. journals, essays, presentations, group discussion, etc. are required. Each .5 units consist of service hours, reflection activities, and meetings with the instructor for a total of 26.25 hours. Repeatable to a maximum of 9 units across all disciplines.
Units: 0.5 - 9
Lecture Hours: 0 | Lab Hours: 1.81 | Repeatable: 17 | Grading: O