Fine Arts Emphasis (AA Degree A8983)

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
Art Writing
Shop Practices for Art Careers
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.

Looking for guidance? A counselor can help.This Guided Pathways for Success (GPS) is a suggested sequence of coursework needed for program completion. It is not an official educational plan. Schedule an appointment with a counselor or advisor as soon as possible to create an individualized Mountie Academic Plan (MAP) specific to your goals and needs.

Drawing

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
ARTD 15A Drawing: Beginning 3 3
ARTS 22 Design: Three-Dimensional 3 3
ENGL 1A Freshman Composition 4 4
 Units10
Winter Term 1
ARTD 17A Drawing: Life 3 3
SPCH 1A Public Speaking 4 4
 Units7
Spring Term 1
ARTD 20 Design: Two-Dimensional 3 3
AA/S MATH Meet AA/AS Math Comptcy Req 5 5
AA/S KINES Phys Ed (KIN) Activity Course 1 3
 Units11
Summer Term 1
ARTD 25A Beginning Painting I 3 3
 Units3
Fall Term 2
ARTD 21 Design: Color and Composition 3 3
AA/S BEHAV Area D-2 Elective Course 3 3
AA/S LIFE Area E Lifelong Undrstg Course 3 3
 Units9
Winter Term 2
A/AS AMIST 3  
 Units0
Spring Term 2
AA/S HUM Area C-2 Humanities Course 4 3-4
AA/S SCNCE Area B-1 or B-2 Science Course 3 3-5
Fine Arts AA Liberal Arts Sciences-Drawing A8983 3  
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 Units6-9
 Total Units46-49

Figure Drawing

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
ARTD 15A Drawing: Beginning 3 3
ARTS 22 Design: Three-Dimensional 3 3
ENGL 1A Freshman Composition 4 4
 Units10
Winter Term 1
ARTD 17A Drawing: Life 3 3
SPCH 1A Public Speaking 4 4
 Units7
Spring Term 1
ARTD 20 Design: Two-Dimensional 3 3
AA/S MATH Meet AA/AS Math Comptcy Req 5 5
 Units8
Summer Term 1
ARTD 25A Beginning Painting I 3 3
A/AS PE .5  
 Units3
Fall Term 2
ARTD 21 Design: Color and Composition 3 3
AA/S USHIS Area D-1 Hist/Pol Sc Course 3 3
 Units6
Winter Term 2
AA/S LIFE Area E Lifelong Undrstg Course 3 3
 Units3
Spring Term 2
AA/S BEHAV Area D-2 Elective Course 3 3
A/AS HUM 3  
AA/S SCNCE Area B-1 or B-2 Science Course 3 3-5
Fine Arts AA Figure Drawing emphasis A8983 3  
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 Units6-8
 Total Units43-45

Portrait Studies

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
ARTD 15A Drawing: Beginning 3 3
ARTS 22 Design: Three-Dimensional 3 3
ENGL 1A Freshman Composition 4 4
 Units10
Winter Term 1
ARTD 17A Drawing: Life 3 3
SPCH 1A Public Speaking 4 4
 Units7
Spring Term 1
ARTD 20 Design: Two-Dimensional 3 3
A/AS MATH 5  
AA/S BEHAV Area D-2 Elective Course 3 3
 Units6
Summer Term 1
ARTD 25A Beginning Painting I 3 3
AA/S KINES Phys Ed (KIN) Activity Course .5 3
 Units6
Fall Term 2
ARTD 21 Design: Color and Composition 3 3
A/AS AMIST 3  
 Units3
Winter Term 2
AA/S LIFE Area E Lifelong Undrstg Course 3 3
 Units3
Spring Term 2
AA/S SCNCE Area B-1 or B-2 Science Course 3 3-5
AA/S HUM Area C-2 Humanities Course 3 3-4
Fine Arts AA -Portrait Studies emphasis A8983 3  
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 Units6-9
 Total Units41-44

Painting

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
ARTD 15A Drawing: Beginning 3 3
ARTS 22 Design: Three-Dimensional 3 3
ENGL 1A Freshman Composition 4 4
 Units10
Winter Term 1
ARTD 17A Drawing: Life 3 3
SPCH 1A Public Speaking 4 4
 Units7
Spring Term 1
ARTD 20 Design: Two-Dimensional 3 3
AA/S MATH Meet AA/AS Math Comptcy Req 5 5
 Units8
Summer Term 1
ARTD 25A Beginning Painting I 3 3
 Units3
Fall Term 2
ARTD 21 Design: Color and Composition 3 3
A/AS AMIST 3  
 Units3
Winter Term 2
AA/S HUM Area C-2 Humanities Course 3 3-4
AA/S KINES Phys Ed (KIN) Activity Course .5 3
 Units6-7
Spring Term 2
AA/S BEHAV Area D-2 Elective Course 3 3
AA/S LIFE Area E Lifelong Undrstg Course 3 3
AA/S SCNCE Area B-1 or B-2 Science Course 3 3-5
Fine Arts, AA-Painting emphasis A8983 3  
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 Units9-11
 Total Units46-49

Printmaking

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
ARTD 15A Drawing: Beginning 3 3
ENGL 1A Freshman Composition 4 4
 Units7
Winter Term 1
ARTD 17A Drawing: Life 3 3
SPCH 1A Public Speaking 4 4
 Units7
Spring Term 1
ARTD 20 Design: Two-Dimensional 3 3
AA/S MATH Meet AA/AS Math Comptcy Req 5 5
 Units8
Summer Term 1
ARTD 25A Beginning Painting I 3 3
 Units3
Fall Term 2
ARTD 21 Design: Color and Composition 3 3
AA/S USHIS Area D-1 Hist/Pol Sc Course 3 3
AA/S LIFE Area E Lifelong Undrstg Course 3 3
 Units9
Winter Term 2
AA/S BEHAV Area D-2 Elective Course 3 3
 Units3
Spring Term 2
ARTS 22 Design: Three-Dimensional 3 3
AA/S SCNCE Area B-1 or B-2 Science Course 3 3-5
AA/S HUM Area C-2 Humanities Course 3 3-4
AA/S KINES Phys Ed (KIN) Activity Course .5 3
Fine Arts, AA-Printmaking emphasis A8983 3  
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 Units12-15
 Total Units49-52

Applied Printmaking

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
ARTD 15A Drawing: Beginning 3 3
ENGL 1A Freshman Composition 4 4
 Units7
Winter Term 1
ARTD 17A Drawing: Life 3 3
SPCH 1A Public Speaking 4 4
 Units7
Spring Term 1
ARTD 20 Design: Two-Dimensional 3 3
AA/S MATH Meet AA/AS Math Comptcy Req 5 5
AA/S BEHAV Area D-2 Elective Course 3 3
 Units11
Summer Term 1
ARTD 25A Beginning Painting I 3 3
 Units3
Fall Term 2
ARTD 21 Design: Color and Composition 3 3
AA/S LIFE Area E Lifelong Undrstg Course 3 3
A/AS AMIST 3  
 Units6
Winter Term 2
AA/S KINES Phys Ed (KIN) Activity Course .5 3
AA/S HUM Area C-2 Humanities Course 3 3-4
 Units6-7
Spring Term 2
ARTS 22 Design: Three-Dimensional 3 3
AA/S SCNCE Area B-1 or B-2 Science Course 3 3-5
Fine Arts, AA-Applied Printmaking emphasis A8983 3  
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 Units6-8
 Total Units46-49

Sculpture

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
ARTD 15A Drawing: Beginning 3 3
ENGL 1A Freshman Composition 4 4
 Units7
Winter Term 1
ARTD 17A Drawing: Life 3 3
SPCH 1A Public Speaking 4 4
 Units7
Spring Term 1
ARTD 20 Design: Two-Dimensional 3 3
AA/S MATH Meet AA/AS Math Comptcy Req 5 5
 Units8
Summer Term 1
ARTD 25A Beginning Painting I 3 3
AA/S KINES Phys Ed (KIN) Activity Course .5 3
 Units6
Fall Term 2
ARTD 21 Design: Color and Composition 3 3
AA/S BEHAV Area D-2 Elective Course 3 3
 Units6
Winter Term 2
AA/S LIFE Area E Lifelong Undrstg Course 3 3
A/AS AMIST 3  
 Units3
Spring Term 2
ARTS 22 Design: Three-Dimensional 3 3
AA/S HUM Area C-2 Humanities Course 3 3-4
AA/S SCNCE Area B-1 or B-2 Science Course 3 3-5
 Units9-12
 Total Units46-49

Sculpture Special Effects Makeup

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
ARTD 15A Drawing: Beginning 3 3
ARTS 41A Sculpture: Life 3 3
ENGL 1A Freshman Composition 4 4
 Units10
Winter Term 1
ARTD 17A Drawing: Life 3 3
SPCH 1A Public Speaking 4 4
 Units7
Spring Term 1
ARTD 20 Design: Two-Dimensional 3 3
ARTD 25A Beginning Painting I 3 3
AA/S KINES Phys Ed (KIN) Activity Course 1 3
AA/S MATH Meet AA/AS Math Comptcy Req 5 5
 Units14
Fall Term 2
ARTD 21 Design: Color and Composition 3 3
A/AS AMIST 3  
 Units3
Winter Term 2
AA/S LIFE Area E Lifelong Undrstg Course 3 3
AA/S BEHAV Area D-2 Elective Course 3 3
 Units6
Spring Term 2
ARTS 22 Design: Three-Dimensional 3 3
AA/S HUM Area C-2 Humanities Course 4 3-4
AA/S SCNCE Area B-1 or B-2 Science Course 3 3-5
Fine Arts AA - Sculp. Special Effects A8983 3  
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 Units9-12
 Total Units49-52

Gallery

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
ARTD 15A Drawing: Beginning 3 3
ARTG 20 Art, Artists, and Society 3 3
ENGL 1A Freshman Composition 4 4
 Units10
Winter Term 1
ARTD 17A Drawing: Life 3 3
SPCH 1A Public Speaking 4 4
 Units7
Spring Term 1
ARTD 20 Design: Two-Dimensional 3 3
AA/S MATH Meet AA/AS Math Comptcy Req 5 5
AA/S KINES Phys Ed (KIN) Activity Course 1 3
ARTG 21A Introduction to Exhibition Production 3 3
 Units14
Summer Term 1
ARTD 25A Beginning Painting I 3 3
 Units3
Fall Term 2
ARTD 21 Design: Color and Composition 3 3
ARTG 21B Intermediate Exhibition Production 3 3
ARTG 23 Art Writing 1.5 1.5
ARTG 24 Shop Practices for Art Careers 1.5 1.5
 Units9
Winter Term 2
AA/S BEHAV Area D-2 Elective Course 3 3
AA/S HUM Area C-2 Humanities Course 3 3-4
 Units6-7
Spring Term 2
ARTS 22 Design: Three-Dimensional 3 3
AA/S LIFE Area E Lifelong Undrstg Course 3 3
AA/S USHIS Area D-1 Hist/Pol Sc Course 3 3
AA/S SCNCE Area B-1 or B-2 Science Course 3 3-5
Fine Arts, AA-Gallery emphasis A8983 3  
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 Units12-14
 Total Units61-64

Graphic Design

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
ARTD 15A Drawing: Beginning 3 3
ARTC 100 Fundamentals of Graphic Design 3 3
ENGL 1A Freshman Composition 4 4
 Units10
Winter Term 1
ARTD 17A Drawing: Life 3 3
SPCH 1A Public Speaking 4 4
 Units7
Spring Term 1
ARTD 20 Design: Two-Dimensional 3 3
AA/S MATH Meet AA/AS Math Comptcy Req 5 5
 Units8
Summer Term 1
ARTD 25A Beginning Painting I 3 3
AA/S KINES Phys Ed (KIN) Activity Course .5 3
 Units6
Fall Term 2
ARTD 21 Design: Color and Composition 3 3
 Units3
Winter Term 2
AA/S BEHAV Area D-2 Elective Course 3 3
AA/S HUM Area C-2 Humanities Course 3 3-4
 Units6-7
Spring Term 2
ARTS 22 Design: Three-Dimensional 3 3
AA/S LIFE Area E Lifelong Undrstg Course 3 3
A/AS AMIST 3  
AA/S SCNCE Area B-1 or B-2 Science Course 3 3-5
Fine Arts, AA -Graphic Design emphasis A8983 3  
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 Units9-11
 Total Units49-52

Illustration

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
ARTD 15A Drawing: Beginning 3 3
ARTC 100 Fundamentals of Graphic Design 3 3
ENGL 1A Freshman Composition 4 4
 Units10
Winter Term 1
ARTD 17A Drawing: Life 3 3
SPCH 1A Public Speaking 4 4
 Units7
Spring Term 1
ARTD 20 Design: Two-Dimensional 3 3
AA/S MATH Meet AA/AS Math Comptcy Req 5 5
 Units8
Summer Term 1
ARTD 25A Beginning Painting I 3 3
AA/S KINES Phys Ed (KIN) Activity Course 1 3
 Units6
Fall Term 2
ARTD 21 Design: Color and Composition 3 3
AA/S HUM Area C-2 Humanities Course 3 3-4
A/AS AMIST 3  
 Units6-7
Winter Term 2
AA/S LIFE Area E Lifelong Undrstg Course 3 3
AA/S BEHAV Area D-2 Elective Course 3 3
 Units6
Spring Term 2
ARTS 22 Design: Three-Dimensional 3 3
AA/S SCNCE Area B-1 or B-2 Science Course 3 3-5
Fine Arts, AA-Illustration emphasis A8983 3  
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 Units6-8
 Total Units49-52

Photography

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
ARTD 15A Drawing: Beginning 3 3
PHOT 10 Basic Digital and Film Photography 3 3
ENGL 1A Freshman Composition 4 4
 Units10
Winter Term 1
SPCH 1A Public Speaking 4 4
ARTD 17A Drawing: Life 3 3
 Units7
Spring Term 1
ARTD 20 Design: Two-Dimensional 3 3
AA/S MATH Meet AA/AS Math Comptcy Req 5 5
 Units8
Summer Term 1
ARTD 25A Beginning Painting I 3 3
AA/S KINES Phys Ed (KIN) Activity Course .5 3
 Units6
Fall Term 2
ARTD 21 Design: Color and Composition 3 3
AA/S HUM Area C-2 Humanities Course 4 3-4
 Units6-7
Winter Term 2
AA/S BEHAV Area D-2 Elective Course 3 3
 Units3
Spring Term 2
A/AS AMIST 3  
AA/S LIFE Area E Lifelong Undrstg Course 3 3
ARTS 22 Design: Three-Dimensional 3 3
AA/S SCNCE Area B-1 or B-2 Science Course 3 3-5
Fine Arts, AA-Photography emphasis A8983 3  
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 Units9-11
 Total Units49-52
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