Fine Arts Emphasis, AA Liberal Arts and Sciences

Degree A8983
An emphasis in Fine Arts provides the student with an understanding of the practices and theories of traditional and contemporary two and three-dimensional studio arts and an introduction to the history of Western art. In addition to the foundation courses, students select 12 Units from the list of approved electives.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will:

  • Have completed the foundation courses of the major which are the aesthetic base needed for transfer into bachelors programs or independent work as an artist.
  • Be able to apply critical thinking skills to original work.
  • Be able to apply the elements and principles of design to original art work.
  • Be able to apply visual arts concepts that are basic to many forms and fields of art and design in visual, oral, and written communication
  • Be able to analyze historical, contemporary, peer, and personal visual artwork that range in modes of artistic expression.  
  • Be able to demonstrate in oral, written and studio work familiarity with the history of western art.
  • Be proficient in a variety of visual art techniques and tools using them to explore a range of subjects, media, styles and formats.
  • Create independent original work in the area of their focus demonstrating basic professional practices.

    Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

Required Courses

ARTD 15ADrawing: Beginning 3
ARTD 17ADrawing: Life 3
ARTD 20Design: Two-Dimensional 3
ARTD 21Design: Color and Composition 3
ARTD 25ABeginning Painting I 3
ARTS 22Design: Three-Dimensional 3
AHIS 4History of Western Art: Prehistoric Through Gothic 3
or AHIS 4H History of Western Art: Prehistoric Through Gothic - Honors
AHIS 5History of Western Art: Renaissance Through Modern 3
or AHIS 5H History of Western Art: Renaissance Through Modern - Honors
Choose twelve units from one of the following art categories:12
Ceramics
Ceramics: Beginning I
Ceramics: Beginning II
Ceramics: Advanced Studio
Ceramics: Hand Construction
The Sculptural Vessel
Sculpture
Sculpture: Beginning
Sculpture: Intermediate
Sculpture: Carving
Sculpture: Life
Sculpture: Intermediate Life
Sculpture: Mold Making
Sculpture: Special Effects Makeup
Sculpture: Special Effects Makeup
Drawing
Drawing - Gesture and Figure
Drawing: Perspective
Drawing: Life-Advanced
Drawing: Head and Hands
Drawing: Advanced Heads and Hands
Drawing: Expressive Heads and Hands
Figure Gesture Expressive Design
Figure in Motion
Animal Drawing
Animal Drawing
Drawing: Intermediate
Figure Gesture - Design
Illustration
Graphic Design I
Dynamic Sketching
Illustration
Visual Development
Contemporary Illustration
Portfolio
Figure Painting
Figure
Drawing - Gesture and Figure
Figure Gesture - Design
Figure Gesture Expressive Design
Figure in Motion
Animal Drawing
Animal Drawing
Drawing: Life-Advanced
Figure Painting
Drawing: Head and Hands
Drawing: Advanced Heads and Hands
Drawing: Expressive Heads and Hands
Sculpture: Life
Sculpture: Intermediate Life
Painting
Figure Painting
Beginning Painting II
Intermediate Painting I
Intermediate Painting II
Painting: Watercolor
Printmaking
Introduction to Printmaking
Intermediate Printmaking in Intaglio and Relief
Printmaking: Introduction to Lithography I
Printmaking: Intermediate Lithography
Printmaking: Introduction to Screenprinting
Printmaking: Intermediate Screenprinting
Printmaking: Introduction to Monotype
Intermediate Painterly Printmaking
Printmaking: Photo and Alternative Processes
Gallery
Graphic Design I
Art, Artists and Society
Introduction to Exhibition Production
Intermediate Exhibition Production
Photography
Basic Digital and Film Photography
Photographic Alternatives
Color Photography
Digital Image Editing for Photographers
Photocommunication
Graphic Design I
Graphic Design
Graphic Design I
Graphic Design II
Graphic Design III
Typography
Web Design
Graphic Design IV
Total Units36
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