Studio Art (AFA)
Academic Plans, known as programs, include a overview description and a summary of program requirements. You can search the online catalog via the the Academic Plan links on the right for a desired program or a specific course information.
The Art Department offers this specialized degree primarily for students intending to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art at a baccalaureate institution with competitive portfolio entry. The program also provides a suggested framework of study for those who, although they may not wish to transfer, still want a well-rounded educational experience in studio art for personal enrichment or to develop their skills as a commercial or fine artist. The degree places emphasis on fine art foundations courses and also requires the student to specialize in a particular studio area (painting, drawing, photography, ceramics, or metals). Students will document a body of artwork in the culminating ART 215 Portfolio class and create related written materials to demonstrate their skills and to carry them to the next step on their pathway within the fine arts.
Completion of the following recommended courses does not guarantee admission as an art major with junior standing at the transfer institution. A competitive GPA and a quality portfolio are also essential. Due to the AFA degree’s heavy emphasis on studio art and art foundation courses, upon acceptance, the AFA student should expect to complete further general education courses at the baccalaureate institution in additions to upper-level course work in their major area. Students are strongly advised to select and plan courses in collaboration with their Art Department advisor and to contact the intended transfer institution to determine required coursework as early as possible.
|General Education Requirements|
|ENGL&101||ENGLISH COMPOSITION I||5|
|Select five credits/units from the AA distribution list of Humanities A-list classes 1||5|
|Course Options 2||5|
|Health & Physical Education|
|Major Area Requirements|
|Fine Art Foundations|
|ART 103||DRAWING I||3|
|ART 110||CREATIVITY AND CONCEPT||3|
|ART 115||TWO-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN||4|
|ART 116||COLOR THEORY AND DESIGN||4|
|ART 117||THREE-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN||4|
|ART 118||TIME-BASED ART AND DESIGN||4|
|ART 104||OBSERVATIONAL DRAWING||4|
|or ART 203||THE HUMAN FIGURE I|
|ART 215||PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT||3|
|Select two from List A and one more from either list A or B:||15|
|ART HISTORY: ANCIENT TO LATE ANTIQUE (5 credits/units)|
|ART HISTORY: MEDIEVAL-RENAISSANCE (5 credits/units)|
|ART HISTORY: BAROQUE-MODERN (5 credits/units)|
|ART IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY (5 credits/units)|
|ART HISTORY: ASIAN ART (5 credits/units)|
|SURVEY OF NON-WESTERN ART (5 credits/units)|
|WOMEN ARTISTS THROUGH HISTORY (5 credits/units)|
|GRAPHIC DESIGN HISTORY (5 credits/units)|
|Select a minimum of 11 credits/units from one of the following studio concentration areas: 3||11|
|Any additional courses of 100 level or higher may apply. Physical Education activity credits are limited to a maximum of three (3) credits regardless of distribution area in the DTA degree.|
Cannot be an Art class.
Must include a lab course.
Must not include those listed in the Foundations requirements.
|ART 189||METAL ARTS I||4|
|ART 190||METAL ARTS II||4|
|ART 191||METAL ARTS III||4|
|ART 295||WELDED SCULPTURE THEORY I 1||1|
|ART 296||WELDED SCULPTURE THEORY II 1||1|
|ART 297||WELDED SCULPTURE THEORY III 1||1|
|ART 140||DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY||4|
|ART 141||PHOTOGRAPHY II||4|
|ART 142||PHOTOGRAPHY III||4|
|ART 145||DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY I||3|
|ART 146||DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY II||4|
|ART 180||CERAMICS I: POTTERY||4|
|ART 181||CERAMICS II: POTTERY||4|
|ART 182||CERAMICS III: POTTERY||4|
|ART 104||OBSERVATIONAL DRAWING||4|
|ART 105||CONTEMPORARY DRAWING PRACTICES||4|
|ART 120||INTRODUCTION TO PRINTMAKING||3|
|ART 121||PRINTMAKING II||3|
|ART 122||PRINTMAKING III||3|
|ART 203||THE HUMAN FIGURE I||4|
|ART 204||THE HUMAN FIGURE II||4|
|ART 257||PAINTING I||4|
|ART 258||PAINTING II||4|
|ART 259||PAINTING III||4|
|ART 260||WATERCOLOR I||4|
|ART 261||WATERCOLOR II||4|
|ART 262||WATERCOLOR III||4|
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Identify and utilize the elements and principles of design in works of art.
- Analyze works and ideas in the visual arts within appropriate historical, cultural, and stylistic contexts.
- Demonstrate technical skill, care in handling of materials, awareness of process, and purposeful execution appropriate to discipline.
- Use discipline appropriate vocabulary.
- Synthesize design skills, contextual awareness, technique and craftsmanship to create innovative, coherent works.
- Analyze and interpret quantitative information presented verbally, graphically, numerically, and/or symbolically. (GE)
- Articulate well-considered ideas and written claims to an academic audience, using effective rhetorical techniques, properly credited evidence, and a command of Standard English. (GE)
- Interpret the human experience, within appropriate global and historical contexts, through evaluation, analysis, creation, or performance. (GE)
- Apply a method of scientific inquiry, valid to the natural sciences, to evaluate claims about the natural world. (GE)
- Evaluate claims about the natural world using scientific methodology. (GE)
- Evaluate, analyze, and explain events, behaviors, and institutions using perspectives and methods in the Social Sciences. (GE)
- Analyze patterns of power, privilege, and inequity in the United States. (GE)
- Obtain, evaluate, and ethically use information. (GE)
- Demonstrate and clearly explain an effective strategy to solve a quantitative problem. (GE)
- Demonstrate progress toward healthier behaviors. (GE)
- Apply communication theory to demonstrate effective oral communication skills.(GE)