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 (24 units), students select twelve (12) units from one of the art categories.

This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

Required Courses

Course Prefix Course Name Units
ARTD 15ADrawing: Beginning3
ARTD 17ADrawing: Life3
ARTD 20Design: Two-Dimensional3
ARTD 21Design: Color and Composition3
ARTD 25ABeginning Painting I3
ARTS 22Design: Three-Dimensional3
AHIS 4History of Western Art: Prehistoric Through Gothic3
or AHIS 4H History of Western Art: Prehistoric Through Gothic - Honors
AHIS 5History of Western Art: Renaissance Through Modern3
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: Intermediate Studio
Ceramics: Hand Construction
The Sculptural Vessel
Drawing
Drawing: Intermediate
Drawing: Life-Intermediate
Drawing: Heads and Hands
Drawing - Gesture and Figure
Animal Drawing
Drawing: Perspective
Figure Drawing
Drawing: Life-Intermediate
Drawing: Heads and Hands
Drawing: Intermediate Heads and Hands
Anatomy for Artists
Drawing - Gesture and Figure
Figure Gesture - Design
Figure Gesture Expressive Design
Figure in Motion
Animal Drawing
Portrait Studies
Drawing: Life-Intermediate
Figure Painting
Drawing: Heads and Hands
Drawing: Intermediate 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: Introduction to Monotype
Letterpress Book Arts
Applied Printmaking
Introduction to Printmaking
Printmaking: Introduction to Screenprinting
Printmaking: Intermediate Screenprinting
Printmaking: Photo and Alternative Processes
Letterpress Book Arts
Sculpture
Sculpture: Beginning
Sculpture: Intermediate
Sculpture: Carving
Sculpture: Life
Sculpture: Intermediate Life
Sculpture: Mold Making
Sculpture: Special Effects Makeup
Sculpture: Special Effects Makeup
Sculpture Special Effects Makeup
Sculpture: Life
Sculpture: Intermediate Life
Sculpture: Mold Making
Sculpture: Special Effects Makeup
Sculpture: Special Effects Makeup
Anatomy for Artists
Gallery
Art, Artists, and Society
Introduction to Exhibition Production
Intermediate Exhibition Production
Fundamentals of Graphic Design
Graphic Design
Fundamentals of Graphic Design
Print Design and Advertising
Vector Design and Illustration
Typography
Web Design
Corporate Identity and Branding
Creative Design and Compositing
Illustration
Fundamentals of Graphic Design
Dynamic Sketching
Illustration
Contemporary Illustration
Portfolio
Figure Painting
Visual Development
Visual Development
Photography
Basic Digital and Film Photography
Photographic Alternatives
Color Photography
Digital Image Editing for Photographers
Photocommunication
Total Units36

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.
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