This degree program is designed to provide a fundamental background in two-dimensional studio arts, emphasizing both technique and aesthetic awareness. The curriculum consists of courses in both studio techniques and art history. Students will develop their ability to control line, value, shape, color, perspective and composition in various mediums. The major provides preparation for transfer to a four-year college in fine art or a vocational area related to art.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Use the vocabulary of the visual arts to express their observations as they perceive and respond to works of art, objects in nature, events and the environment.
- Apply artistic processes and skills, using a variety of media to communicate meaning and intent in original works of art.
- Analyze the role and development of the visual arts in the past and present cultures throughout the world, noting human diversity as it relates to the visual arts and the artists.
- Analyze, access and derive meaning from works of art, including their own, according to the elements of art, the principles of design and aesthetic qualities.
- Apply what they learned in the visual arts across subject areas, develop competencies and creative skills in problem solving, communication, and management of time and resources that contribute to lifelong learning and career skills, and identify careers in and related to the visual arts.
Bachelor Degree or higher required.
Associate in Arts Degree Requirements
|ART-140||Survey of Western Art I: Prehistory through Middle Ages||3|
|ART-141||Survey of Western ART II: Renaissance through Modern||3|
|ART-230||Figure Drawing I||3|
|GD-105||Fundamentals of Digital Media||3|
|Select six units from the following:||6|
|Artists and Designers Today|
|Introduction to Printmaking|
|Figure Drawing II|
|Portraiture and Character Design|
|HIST-105||Early Western Civilization||3|
|HUM-155||World Mythology through the Humanities||3|