Art (ART/ART&)

2D Art and Design
ART 101 5 Credits/Units

3 hours of lecture / 4 hours of lab

Foundational art course working with line, shape, value, color, and the principles of spatial organization. May include designing with computers. [GE, HB, SE][PNP]

Drawing I
ART 103 5 Credits/Units

3 hours of lecture / 4 hours of lab

Introduction to drawing with a focus on expressive content and accurate seeing, measurement, and proportion. Assignments stress the use of line, gesture, value, and composition through observations of still life and the figure. Classes may include a nude model. [GE, HB, SE][PNP]

Observational Drawing
ART 104 5 Credits/Units

3 hours of lecture / 4 hours of lab

Prerequisite: ART 103 (grade of "C" or higher)

Continuation of ART 103. Analysis and control of value, color, and composition using a variety of techniques and drawing materials. Emphasis on accurate seeing, measurement, and proportion through still life, landscape, and the figure. Classes may include a nude model. [GE, HB, SE][PNP]

Drawing for Comics
ART 105 5 Credits/Units

3 hours of lecture / 4 hours of lab

Prerequisite: ART 103 (grade of "C" or higher)

Study and practice of creating comics and graphic narratives in a variety of genres and media. Emphasis is on form and process from ideation to finished art. Classes may include a nude model. [GE, HB, SE][PNP]

Creativity and Concept
ART 110 3 Credits/Units

2 hours of lecture / 2 hours of lab

Introduction to creativity, conceptual thinking, and visual problem solving for artists, designers and other creative professionals. Focus on strategies and methods for developing original ideas such as brainstorming, sketching, automatic writing, etc; then translating those ideas to visual form using a variety of media and techniques. Hands-on studio activities contextualized by theoretical readings and in-class discussions. [GE, HB, SE]

Three-Dimensional Design
ART 117 5 Credits/Units

3 hours of lecture / 4 hours of lab

Introduction to sculptural design concepts including volume, space and scale. Explores a variety of media and construction techniques, with a focus on creative problem solving in the context of sculptural objects. Introduction to 3D modeling software and applicable computer aided manufacturing technologies such as laser cutting, 3D scanning, and 3D printing. [GE, HB, SE][PNP]

Time-Based Art and Design
ART 118 5 Credits/Units

3 hours of lecture / 4 hours of lab

Introduction to the concepts and tools of moving imagery including digital video, sound, animation, and elements of installation and performance. This course will explore the personal, cultural, formal, political, and historical aspects of the medium through readings, writings and critical reflection of relevant 20th and 21st century artworks. Activities include lectures, software and equipment tutorials, and studio time for experimental project development. [GE, HA, SE]

Printmaking I
ART 120 5 Credits/Units

3 hours of lecture / 4 hours of lab

Introduction to basic materials, techniques, and concepts in a variety of printmaking processes. Special topics vary from term to term, but may include linocut, woodcut, screen printing, monotype, collagraph, drypoint, and various photo sensitive print processes. Stencils will be created through both hand drawn and digitally generated artwork. This is an introductory course, with no pre-requisite, however it will build on some drawing and design skills. [GE, HB, SE][PNP]

Printmaking II
ART 121 5 Credits/Units

3 hours of lecture / 4 hours of lab

Prerequisite: ART 120 (grade of "C" or higher)

Builds on the skills learned in ART 120 Printmaking I, and will refine handling of basic materials and concepts in a variety of printmaking processes. Students are welcome to choose an area of concentration within different printing disciplines. [GE, HB, SE][PNP]

Printmaking III
ART 122 5 Credits/Units

3 hours of lecture / 4 hours of lab

Prerequisite: ART 121 (grade of "C" or higher)

Builds on the skills learned in ART 120 Printmaking I, and ART 121 Printmaking II, and will refine handling of basic materials and concepts in a variety of printmaking processes. Projects are more self-directed and independent in this third class of the Printmaking sequence. [GE, HB, SE][PNP]

Photography I
ART 123 5 Credits/Units

3 hours of lecture / 4 hours of lab

Basic camera handling of both digital and 35mm Single Lens Reflex (SLR) cameras including metering and exposure. Film processing, printing, and darkroom procedures will be taught, as well as basic digital workflow. Special emphasis on the elements of photographic composition & design, ethical issues, aesthetic vocabulary, and the study of how images communicate. [GE, HB, SE][PNP]

Photography II
ART 124 5 Credits/Units

3 hours of lecture / 4 hours of lab

Prerequisite: ART 123 (grade of "C" or higher)

Continuation of ART 123. Particular emphasis on self-expression, series, sequence, and narrative. Special topics vary from quarter to quarter, but may include medium and large format photography, various image transfer techniques, liquid photographic emulsions, studio lighting, and advanced digital editing. Practice small group discussion to demonstrate visual literacy and develop media specific vocabulary. [GE, HB, SE][PNP]

Photography III
ART 125 5 Credits/Units

3 hours of lecture / 4 hours of lab

Prerequisite: ART 124 (grade of "C" or higher)

Continuation of ART 124. Opportunities to develop additional technical skill and continued exploration of self-expression. Projects are more self-directed and independent in this third class of Photography sequence. [GE, HB, SE][PNP]

Photographic Storytelling
ART 131 3 Credits/Units

2 hours of lecture / 2 hours of lab

Introduction to photographic storytelling. Topics include: examining historical use of the medium, analysis of narrative photographic genres, and the creation of a personal photographic essay. Emphasis placed on seeing photographically and creating narrative. Includes field trip. Appropriate for non-majors and beginning photo students. Previous camera experience helpful, but not required. Student must provide digital camera. [GE, HA, SE]

Publication Production I
ART 170 3 Credits/Units

6 hours of lab

Prerequisite: ART 101 (grade of "C" or higher).

First of two courses offering an opportunity to learn real-world design and production for publication. Intended for art and graphic design majors and those interested in the publishing field. Topics vary by quarter and may include: Adobe InDesign for layout, preparing artwork for print, editing and proofing copy, creating promotional materials including social media, working with printers, budgeting, managing the project and working with a team. [GE, HB, SE][PNP]

Graphic Design Exploration
ART 172 5 Credits/Units

5 hours of lecture

Survey of the discipline of graphic design and its cultural and historical context. Focus on how graphic design functions as a mode of visual communication and its role in society. Presented with a balance of theoretical and hands-on learning methods. Appropriate for non-majors. [GE, HB, SE]

Graphic Design Studio I
ART 173 5 Credits/Units

3 hours of lecture / 4 hours of lab

Prerequisite: ART 101 and (DMA 101 or DMA 102) (grades of "C" or higher)

Practical introduction to the discipline of graphic design. The elements and principles of design and the design process will be reviewed through a series of hands-on projects stressing visual literacy and unity of form, and utilizing common tools of the trade, including computers. [GE, HB, SE]

Typography I
ART 174 5 Credits/Units

4 hours of lecture / 2 hours of lab

Prerequisite: DMA 102 (grade of "C" or higher)

An introduction to the art and craft of designing and arranging type as applied to graphic design practice. Topics include the anatomy and nomenclature of letterforms, the history and classification of typefaces, choosing and combining fonts, using InDesign for typesetting, and may include the creation of original letterform designs. [GE, HB, SE]

Ceramics I
ART 180 5 Credits/Units

3 hours of lecture / 4 hours of lab

Working with clay. Hand-building techniques of pinch, coil, slab and press mold. Introduction to the potter's wheel. Basic glazing techniques. [GE, HB, SE][PNP]

Ceramics II
ART 181 5 Credits/Units

3 hours of lecture / 4 hours of lab

Prerequisite: ART 180 (grade of "C" or higher)

Potter's wheel techniques of centering and throwing a variety of shapes, attaching handles and spouts, and fitting lids. Optional advanced hand-building assignments offered. Introduction to kiln stacking and firing. [GE, HB, SE][PNP]

Ceramics III
ART 182 5 Credits/Units

3 hours of lecture / 4 hours of lab

Prerequisite: ART 181 (grade of "C" or higher)

Combining hand and wheel techniques to create original pieces as sculpture or for specific functions. Mold making, slip casting, underglazing, and kiln firing. [GE, HB, SE][PNP]

Metal Arts I
ART 189 5 Credits/Units

3 hours of lecture / 4 hours of lab

Aesthetic expression within the context of applied design using metal. Design and technical skills will be equally emphasized. Fabrication and design of jewelry and other objects of metal. History of the fabrication of metal objects in other cultures and through other contemporary approaches. Techniques covered may include piercing, riveting, soldering, sizing jewelry, making chain, and use of hand tools. [GE, HB, SE][PNP]

Metal Arts II
ART 190 5 Credits/Units

3 hours of lecture / 4 hours of lab

Prerequisite: ART 189 (grade of "C" or higher)

Continuation of ART 189. Aesthetic expression within the context of applied design using metal. Design and technical skills will be equally emphasized. Fabrication and design of jewelry and other objects of metal. History of the fabrication of metal objects in other cultures and through other contemporary approaches. Techniques covered may include hinge fabrication, pillow-forming with the use of a hydraulic press, fold-forming, scoring and bending, and advanced patination work. [GE, HB, SE][PNP]

Metal Arts III
ART 191 5 Credits/Units

3 hours of lecture / 4 hours of lab

Prerequisite: ART 190 (grade of "C" or higher)

Continuation of ART 190. Aesthetic expression within the context of applied design using metal. Design and technical skills will be equally emphasized. Fabrication and design of jewelry and other objects of metal. History of the fabrication of metal objects in other cultures and through other contemporary approaches. Techniques covered may include casting and attachment connections such as tabs, forming, stitching and weaving metal. [GE, HB, SE][PNP]

Cooperative Work Experience
ART 199 1-5 Credits/Units

15 hours of clinical

Supervised work experience in art or photography. Completion of specific learning objectives and employer evaluation. [GE]

The Human Figure I
ART 203 5 Credits/Units

3 hours of lecture / 4 hours of lab

Prerequisite: ART 103 (grade of "C" or higher)

Working from the male and female form in a variety of drawing media. Emphasis on accurate seeing, measuring, and proportion of the human body in space. Classes include a nude model. [GE, HB, SE]

The Human Figure II
ART 204 5 Credits/Units

3 hours of lecture / 4 hours of lab

Prerequisite: ART 203 (grade of "C" or higher)

Working from the male and female form in a variety of drawing media. Emphasis on expressive power and individual development. Classes include a nude model. [GE, HB, SE]

Digital Painting & Illustration
ART 208 5 Credits/Units

3 hours of lecture / 4 hours of lab

Prerequisite: DMA 101 (formerly CGT 101) and DMA 102 (formerly CGT 102) (grades of "C" or higher).

Developing digital illustration skills by using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop software, as well as some traditional media, with a focus on developing a personal voice, and exploring various styles and techniques. Activities include a series of hands-on creative projects. Intended for the student with some previous Adobe experience. [GE, HB, SE]

Portfolio Development
ART 215 3 Credits/Units

2 hours of lecture / 2 hours of lab

Preparation and presentation of individual portfolio for submission to potential employers, galleries and educational institutions. Topics include traditional and digital portfolio formats, photographing, writing, critiquing, and speaking about artwork. Activities include selecting, refining, and incorporating projects from the entire program into portfolios. Instructors play advisory role, culminating with formal portfolio reviews by instructors, peers, and industry professionals. [GE, SE]

Art History: Ancient to Late Antique
ART 220 5 Credits/Units

5 hours of lecture

Survey of visual arts in the Mediterranean, the Near East, and in Northern Europe, covering the first arts of ancient humans through the Late Antique, 40,000 BCE-600 CE. Topics include why art and architecture exist and how they function in society; how religion, culture, artistic tradition, and patronage create, support, and influence art and architecture; how art and architecture achieve their effects, using materials, technique, style, and composition. [GE, HA, SE]

Art History: Medieval-Renaissance
ART 221 5 Credits/Units

5 hours of lecture

Survey of visual arts and architecture of Early Medieval through Late Renaissance Europe. 500-1600 CE. Topics include why art and architecture exist and how they function in society, how religion, culture, artistic tradition, and patronage create, support, and influence art and architecture, how art and architecture achieve their effects, using materials, technique, style, and composition. [GE, HA, SE]

Art History: Baroque-Modern
ART 222 5 Credits/Units

5 hours of lecture

Survey of the visual arts and architecture of Baroque through Modern Europe, ca. 1600-1914 CE. Topics include why art and architecture exist, and how they function in society; how religion, culture, artistic tradition, and patronage create, support, and influence art and architecture; how art and architecture achieve their effects, using materials, technique, style, and composition. [GE, HA, SE]

Art History: 20th Century
ART 223 5 Credits/Units

5 hours of lecture

Survey of visual arts and architecture of the Modern and Postmodern periods and beyond. Topics include how art and architecture were influenced by rapidly changing technologies in Europe and the Americas: how artists use iconography, composition, materials, technique and style to achieve their effects; the impact of art criticism; and artists' reflections on contemporary events and ideologies. We also explore the role of race and gender in the business of art. [GE, HA, SE]

Art History: Asian Art
ART 225 5 Credits/Units

5 hours of lecture

Survey of the visual arts and architecture of India, China, and Japan. Topics include why art and architecture exist, and how they function in society; how religion, culture, artistic tradition, and patronage create, support, and influence art and architecture; how art and architecture achieve their effects, using materials, technique, style, and composition. [GE, HA, SE]

Women Artists Through History
ART 250 5 Credits/Units

5 hours of lecture

Historical survey exploring themes in women's art and challenges women artists faced as professionals within their respective cultures; in-depth study of women artists working in Western traditions. [GE, HA, PPI, SE]

Painting I
ART 257 5 Credits/Units

3 hours of lecture / 4 hours of lab

Prerequisite: ART 101, ART 103 or ART 115 (grade of "C" or higher)

Introduction to the principles and practice of painting through basic theory, composition, and color. Assignments approach painting observationally through still life, landscape, and the figure with conceptual prompts encouraging expression and criticality. Classes may include a nude model. [GE, HB, SE]

Painting II
ART 258 5 Credits/Units

3 hours of lecture / 4 hours of lab

Prerequisite: ART 257 (grade of "C" or higher)

Intermediate approach to principles and practice of painting through formal and conceptual study. Emphasis is on methods of abstraction and new modes of seeing using line, color, and pattern as expressive elements. Classes may include a nude model. [GE, HB, SE]

Painting III
ART 259 5 Credits/Units

3 hours of lecture / 4 hours of lab

Prerequisite: ART 258 (grade of "C" or higher)

Advanced study in principles and practice of contemporary painting through the development of a body of work. Emphasis is on a focused independent practice including written artist statement and show proposals. Classes may include a nude model. [GE, HB, SE]

Watercolor I
ART 260 5 Credits/Units

3 hours of lecture / 4 hours of lab

Prerequisite: ART 103 (grade of "C" or higher)

Introduction to materials and methods of watercolor painting techniques. Topics include color theory, vocabulary, and composition; working in realistic and abstract styles. Activities include in-class critique and discussion. [GE, HB, SE]

Watercolor II
ART 261 5 Credits/Units

3 hours of lecture / 4 hours of lab

Prerequisite: ART 260 (grade of "C" or higher)

Intermediate level exploration of watercolor painting. Continued development of skills in color mixing and composition with an emphasis on fostering content and a personal creative voice through the material. Activities include in-class critique and discussion. [GE, HB, SE]

Watercolor III
ART 262 5 Credits/Units

3 hours of lecture / 4 hours of lab

Prerequisite: ART 261 (grade of "C" or higher)

Advanced level exploration of watercolor painting, with emphasis on developing one's own visual language through the material, experimentation and innovation with wet media and its expressive potential; student-initiated research and the creation of a unique body of work suitable for portfolio presentation. Activities include in-class critique and discussion. [GE, HB, SE]

Publication Production
ART 270 3 Credits/Units

6 hours of lab

Prerequisite: ART 170 (grade of "C" or higher).

Department consent required for enrollment. Second of two courses offering the opportunity to learn real-world design and production for publication. Intended for art and graphic design majors and those interested in the publishing field. Topics vary by quarter and may include: Adobe InDesign for layout, preparing artwork for print, editing and proofing copy, creating promotional materials including social media, working with printers, budgeting, managing the project and working with a team. [GE, HB, SE][PNP]

Typography II
ART 271 5 Credits/Units

3 hours of lecture / 4 hours of lab

Prerequisite: ART 174 (grade of "C" or higher)

Continuation of ART 174 with a focus on typesetting as applied to the discipline of graphic design. Topics include technical exercises using Adobe InDesign and its typographic tools, a survey of various publication formats, an introduction to using grids and proportional systems for designing page layouts, analyzing and applying legibility and readability factors, and culminating in an individual book project with a heavy emphasis on conveying a unique voice. [GE, HB, SE]

Graphic Design History
ART 272 5 Credits/Units

5 hours of lecture

A survey of influential individuals, artifacts, technologies and intellectual thought in graphic design from its origins to contemporary practice. Emphasis on the development of a visual vocabulary and providing historical and cultural context for design practice. Appropriate for non-majors. Fulfills PPI distribution requirement. [GE, HA, PPI, SE][PNP]

Graphic Design Studio II
ART 273 5 Credits/Units

3 hours of lecture / 4 hours of lab

Prerequisite: ART 173 and DMA 102 (grades of "C" or higher)

Continuation of ART 173 with a focus on layout, messaging, technical and functional constraints for various types of communication design disciplines such as packaging design, persuasive design, infographics, and branding and identity. Topics include ethical considerations related to graphic design such as sustainability, public service, consumerism, and universal design. [GE, HB, SE]

Graphic Design Studio III
ART 274 5 Credits/Units

3 hours of lecture / 4 hours of lab

Prerequisite: ART 273 (grade of "C" or higher)

Focus on real-world design tasks and discussion of professional practices to prepare the student for employment and/or upper division coursework. Portfolio-quality graphic design work will be produced and may include a personal identity and self-promotional package. [GE, HB, SE]

Selected Topics
ART 280 1-5 Credits/Units

5 hours of lecture

Selected topics in Art. Topics vary and course theme and content change to reflect new topics. Because the course varies in content, it is repeatable for credit. Individual topics are listed in the term class schedules. [GE, SE]

Special Projects
ART 290 1-6 Credits/Units

6 hours of lecture

Opportunity to plan, organize and complete special projects approved by the department. [GE]

Creative Arts in Teaching
ART 330 5 Credits/Units

3 hours of lecture / 4 hours of lab

Admission into the program required for enrollment. An exploration of principles, methods and materials for teaching young children art through process-oriented experiences. Explores theory, technique, and curriculum design to offer a variety of developmentally appropriate art media to children. [GE]

Art Appreciation
ART& 100 5 Credits/Units

5 hours of lecture

The visual arts with which we come in contact every day. Ways contemporary and historic creative expression have influenced and continue to influence and reflect living and thinking. Content includes art forms including, but not limited to, painting, sculpture and architecture. The class emphasis is on building a general appreciation of the techniques, styles, themes in art, and the history of art. Some hands-on experience. Especially for non-majors. [GE, HA, SE]