Art History

ARTS 1A: Survey of Western Art I

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID ARTH 110

This course is a general survey of painting, sculpture, and architecture in the western world from prehistoric times through the Gothic period, using art as a reflection of human interaction with events of the time, emphasizing aesthetic, cultural and historical values. Pass/No Pass Option

ARTS 1AH: Honors Survey of Western Art I

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID ARTH 110

Honors Survey of Western Art I uses the pedagogical methods common to all Honors courses: interdisciplinary, writing-intensive, collaborative, and experiential instruction. Course content makes connection through a common theme with other courses offered within the specified trans-disciplinary unit. This course is a general survey of painting, sculpture, and architecture in the western world from prehistoric times through the Gothic period, using art as a reflection of human interaction with events of the time, emphasizing aesthetic, cultural and historical values. Pass/No Pass Option

ARTS 1B: Survey of Western Art II

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID ARTH 120

This course is a general survey of painting, sculpture, and architecture in the western world from the Renaissance to the present day, using art as a reflection of human interaction with the events of the time, emphasizing aesthetic, cultural and historical values. Pass/No Pass Option

ARTS 1BH: Honors Survey of Western Art II

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Prerequisite: Pre-approval into Honors Program

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID ARTH 120

This course is a general survey of painting, sculpture, and architecture in the western world from the Renaissance to the present day, emphasizing the evolution of the changing attitudes toward form and content. Honors Survey of Art II uses the pedagogical methods common to all Honors courses: interdisciplinary, writing-intensive, collaborative, and experiential instruction. Course content makes connection through a common theme with other courses offered within the specified transdisciplinary unit. Pass/No Pass Option

ARTS 1D: Survey of Modern Art

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID ARTS 150

This course is a general survey of painting, sculpture, and architecture in the Western modern world of the 19th and 20th centuries emphasizing the evolution of changing attitudes toward form and content. Pass/No Pass Option

ARTS 1DH: Honors Art of the 20th Century

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID ARTS 150

Honors Art of the 20th Century uses the pedagogical methods common to all Honors courses: interdisciplinary, writing- intensive, collaborative, and experiential instruction. Course content makes connection through a common theme with other courses offered within the specified transdisciplinary unit. This course is a general survey of painting, sculpture, and architecture in the western world from the Impressionists to the present day, emphasizing the evolution of changing attitudes toward form and content. This is an information competency infused course. Pass/No Pass Option

ARTS 1E: Design in Society

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides a thematic and a chronological introduction to major types of design around the globe from prehistory to the present. It considers the cultural role of design in finding creative solutions to basic human needs such as shelter, clothing, utilitarian objects, transportation, and communication for social, political, religious, informational, and other purposes. Works by designers from many diverse cultures are studied within their historical and cultural contexts including issues of economic and social class. Pass/No Pass Option

ARTS 1G: History of Photography

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

The technical developments and aesthetic trends in photography are traced from its invention in the nineteenth century to the present day. This course includes image presentations, discussions and viewing of exhibitions. Pass/No Pass Option

ARTS 1J: Survey of Non–Western Art: Africa, Oceania, and Indigenous North Americas

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID ARTH 140

This course is a general survey of painting, sculpture, and architecture in the non-western world and includes Africa, Oceania and Indigenous North America using art as a reflection of human interaction with events of the time, emphasizing aesthetic, cultural and historical values. Pass/No Pass Option

ARTS 4: Art Appreciation

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID ARTH 100

This course provides an introductory overview to general trends and concepts of visual expression. Art objects under study are considered both as aesthetic entities in themselves and as crystallization of thoughts and beliefs during different periods of history. Students have an opportunity to gain greater awareness of processes and media required to create art. Pass/No Pass Option

ARTS 7: The Art of Asia

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID ARTH 130

This course is a general survey of arts and culture in Asia from prehistory to present. Emphasis is on painting, sculpture, ceramics and architecture of India, China and Japan. Development of artistic ideas and expressions based in cultural interactions from prehistory to present are studied. Pass/No Pass Option

ARTS 10: American Art: A Multicultural Approach

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course is a multicultural history of American Art pre-colonial to contemporary times. The course examines the multiple histories and identities present in American art and culture providing understanding and awareness of their participation within America’s visual expression. Pass/No Pass Option

ARTS 12A: Art of Pre-Historic Mexico

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course is a general survey of painting, sculpture and architecture from the main civilizations of Pre-Hispanic Mexico emphasizing aesthetic, cultural and historical values of the times. Pass/No Pass Option

ARTS 12B: Art of Colonial & Modern Mexico

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This is a general survey of painting, sculpture and architecture from colonial and modern Mexico as influenced by European civilizations and the emergence of a national art style, emphasizing aesthetic, cultural and historical values of the times. Pass/No Pass Option

ARTS 13: African-American Art History

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course is a brief survey of the art of West African civilizations and the art of African Americans from colonial to contemporary time. It examines ways in which African American art has alternately reflected, shaped, and challenged such important historical events and currents as the Harlem Renaissance, the Civil Rights and Black Power movements, the Women’s movement, and contemporary identity politics. Pass/No Pass Option

ARTS 14: Women in Art History

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course is a survey of women in Western art. Specifically, it traces the representation of Woman in art history, the emergence of the female artist, and the examination of feminist theory in art history. It includes an examination of the major art periods, theories, criticism, and feminist criticism. Pass/No Pass Option

Drawing & Painting

ARTS 31A: Beginning Drawing

3 units: lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID ARTH 110

This is a beginning drawing course for students with no former drawing experience. Students draw natural and human-made forms from observation directed toward realistic rendering of objects. Students receive an introduction to pictorial composition and perspective and an introduction to drawing media: pencil, charcoal, conte, and pen and ink. Studio practice emphasizes basic shading principles, techniques, and development of "line" qualities of graphic presentation. Students have the opportunity to learn skills, which enable them to develop an aesthetic vocabulary leading to independent critical judgment. Pass/No Pass Option

ARTS 31B: Expressive Drawing

3 units: lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Advisory: ARTS 31A

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID ARTH 205

Refinement of basic drawing and composition skills are explored with an emphasis on creative expression and conceptualization. A variety of drawing materials are used including color media. Pass/No Pass Option

ARTS 31C: Representational Drawing

3 units: lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

In this course, students will have the opportunity to expand their understanding of rendering a physical likeness of three-dimensional form in black and white media. Concepts such as planar relationships, value/contrast, modeling with light and shade, proportioning and scale, linear and atmospheric perspective, multiple vanishing points, and surface texture will be emphasized. Pass/No Pass Option

ARTS 33A: Two-Dimensional Design

3 units: lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID ARTH 100

This course offers an introduction to the principle, elements, and terminology of two-dimensional design. Design elements such as line, value, texture, shape, and basic color are organized by various principles such as repetition, variety, balance, and proportion. A wide variety of media will be used. C-ID Arts 100. Pass/No Pass Option

ARTS 33C: Color Design

3 units: lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Advisory: ARTS 33A

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID ARTS 270

Students have the opportunity to refine their basic design skills through the use of color concepts based on theory and expression. Projects focus on color attributes such as hue, value, intensity, weight, distance, temperature, color schemes, and color interaction. C-ID Arts 270. Pass/No Pass Option

ARTS 35A: Beginning Life Drawing

3 units: lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID ARTS 200

This course provides students the opportunity to study the fundamentals of the human figure by drawing from life in a variety of black and white media. Familiarization with the human form in terms of mass, weight, dimension, and structure are emphasized through a variety of assignments stressing contour, gesture, surface modeling, light, and proportion. Pass/No Pass Option

ARTS 35B: Intermediate Life Drawing

3 units: lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Advisory: ARTS 35A

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course gives students the opportunity to refine basic figure drawing skills through an emphasis on creative expression. This course also gives students the opportunity to gain an expanded understanding of proportion, structure, modeling, movement, and description of the human form. A variety of drawing materials is used including color media. Pass/No Pass Option

ARTS 35C: Intermediate–Advanced Life Drawing

3 units: lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Advisory: ARTS 35B

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course gives students the opportunity to explore an expanded variety of drawing media used in combination with traditional approaches to develop a personal style of life drawing. Expanded theories of composition and color are covered through studio practice and research of the history of life drawing. Pass/No Pass Option

ARTS 35D: Advanced Life Drawing

3 units: lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Advisory: ARTS 35C

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course gives students the opportunity to intensify their study of personal artistic direction through developing a cohesive and connected body of life drawings. Projects focus on use of multiple figures, theme development, and refinement of personal style. Studio work is supplemented with research of representations of the human figure in the art of various cultures and eras. Pass/No Pass Option

ARTS 47A: Beginning Watercolor

3 units: lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

In this class, students are introduced to basic techniques and applications of traditional materials associated with painting in aqueous media. Pass/No Pass Option

ARTS 47B: Intermediate Watercolor

3 units: lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

In this class students have the opportunity to refine their technical skills associated with watercolor and related aqueous media. The focus of this class is on paint handling, using appropriate compositional structure and color necessary to the development of a personal style. Pass/No Pass Option

ARTS 47C: Intermediate-Advanced Watercolor

3 units: lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

In this class students are introduced to alternative painting surfaces, materials and procedures in combination with traditional watercolor and aqueous media approaches. This class emphasizes advanced theories of color and composition. Further evolution of a personal style is encouraged in this class in combination with art historical research. Pass/No Pass Option

ARTS 47D: Advanced Watercolor

3 units: lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

In this course students continue their study of personal artistic direction by developing a cohesive body of work within the confines of watercolor or other aqueous media. Projects focus on series and theme development. Studio work is supplemented with painting-oriented research, writing, and verbal appraisals. Pass/No Pass Option

ARTS 49A: Beginning Painting

3 units: lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Advisory: ARTS 31A and ARTS 33A

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID ARTS 210

In this course students have the opportunity to learn the elements of painting using a variety of techniques, materials, and tools. Structure, composition, paint handling, light affects, and color theory are stressed in relationship to the painting process and a variety of subject matter. Pass/No Pass Option

ARTS 49B: Intermediate Painting

3 units: lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Advisory: ARTS 49A

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

In this course students refine basic painting skills in addition to expand understanding of paint handling, structure and volume, perspective, composition, and color theory. Students continue research of materials and techniques and begin to focus on creative expression. Pass/No Pass Option

ARTS 49C: Intermediate-Advanced Painting

3 units: lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Advisory: ARTS 49B

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

In this course students pursue personal style and interests. Advanced theories of composition and color are covered through studio practice and research of the history of painting. Alter native painting surfaces and materials in combination with traditional approaches are explored. Pass/No Pass Option

ARTS 49D: Advanced Painting

3 units: lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Advisory: ARTS 49C

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

In this course students intensify their study of personal artistic direction through developing a cohesive body of work. Projects focus on series and theme development. Studio work is supplemented with painting-oriented research, writing, and verbal analysis. Pass/No Pass Option

Computer Art

ARTS 55: Introduction to Computer Arts

3 units: lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides students with an opportunity to explore fundamental theories and methods of creating Computer Art and the impact of technology on 20th century art production. It introduces students to digital imaging, digital video/animation and interactive authoring which utilizes hands-on contemporary art strategies.

ARTS 57A: Animation I

4 units: lecture 3 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course provides students with a comprehensive introduction to the production of computer generated art imagery. It covers fundamental modeling techniques, texture mapping, lighting, rendering, and basic animation concepts.

ARTS 57B: Animation II

4 units: lecture 3 units; lab 1 unit

Prerequisite: ARTS 57A

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course provides students with the opportunity to develop intermediate computer generated imaging (CGI) skills. Topics include mechanical and organic modeling, UV mapping and shading, best practices for lighting with default render engines, basic bi-pedal character rigs, rendering parameters for basic editing.

ARTS 57C: Animation III

4 units: lecture 3 units; lab 1 unit

Prerequisite: ARTS 57B

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course provides students with the opportunity to develop intermediate to advanced computer generated imaging (CGI) skills. Topics include realistic organic modeling and UV mapping, multi-node shading networks, photo-real lighting environments, advanced rigging set-up and animation techniques, including dynamic simulations, rendering and editing.

Photography

ARTS 62A: Basic Photography

3 units: lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: California State University

C-ID ARTS 260

This course is an introduction to the processes, principles, and tools of photography. Topics include the development of technical and aesthetic skills, elements of design and composition, camera technology, materials and equipment, and contemporary trends in photography. This course is an investigation of the historical and practical aspects of photography as an art form. This course offers students the opportunity to gain a solid understanding of the theory and practice of photography by developing a point of view about the variety of possibilities for the photographic image in our culture. Pass/No Pass Option

ARTS 62B: Intermediate Photography

3 units: lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Advisory: PHOTO 101 or ARTS 62A

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course continues the investigation of the historical and practical aspects of photography with a focus on the black and white image. Students have the opportunity to examine not only their own work, but the work of masters in the field to gain a better understanding of the tools necessary to create more compelling compositions. Pass/No Pass Option

ARTS 62C: Color Photography

3 units: lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Advisory: PHOTO 101 or ARTS 62

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course continues the investigation of the historical and practical aspects of photography with a focus on the color digital photography. Students have the opportunity to examine not only their own work, but the work of masters in the field to gain a better understanding of the tools necessary to create more compelling compositions. Pass/No Pass Option

ARTS 62D: Studio Photography

3 units: lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Advisory: PHOTO 101 or ARTS 062A

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This beginning studio lighting course introduces the students to basic portrait and product lighting techniques. Students have the opportunity to use one, two and three light studio portrait configurations. Students have the opportunity to explore different lighting arrangements for metal, glass, fabric and food and the opportunity for hands on exploration of all aspects of beginning studio photography. Pass/No Pass Option

Sculpture & Ceramics

ARTS 65A: Ceramics: Handbuilding

3 units: lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course is an introduction to two- and three-dimensional ceramic design, focusing on clay compositions, decoration techniques and handbuilding techniques. This course gives students an opportunity to develop a critical awareness and vocabulary leading to independent critical thinking and to exploring the physical properties of clay for creative expression.

ARTS 65B: Ceramics: Handbuilding

3 units: lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This is an intermediate course in ceramics handbuilding techniques, kilns, clay body construction, and ceramic decorative effects. The course includes further development of 3-D design concepts, self expression, as well as art theories as they relate to ceramics and a survey of ceramic artists and history. This course gives students the opportunity to develop a critical awareness and vocabulary leading to independent critical thinking. Pass/No Pass Option

ARTS 65C: Ceramics: Handbuilding

3 units: lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This advanced course explores additional course content and further develops artistic skills including large-scale building, slip-casting, organic burn-out, and various firing techniques. The course gives students an opportunity to develop a critical awareness and vocabulary leading to independent critical thinking. Pass/No Pass Option

ARTS 65D: Advanced Handbuilt Ceramics IV

3 units: lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This advanced course focuses on clay formulations, multi-part slip casting, kiln firing, and creating a consistent body of work with a focus on content and aesthetic. The course gives students an opportunity to develop a critical awareness and vocabulary leading to independent critical judgment. Pass/No Pass Option

ARTS 67A: Ceramics: Potter's Wheel

3 units: lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course is an introduction to wheel throwing and decoration techniques. This course includes vocabulary and art theories as they relate to ceramics and a survey of ceramic artists and history. This course gives students an opportunity to develop awareness and vocabulary leading to critical thinking and exploration of the physical properties of clay for functional ware and creative expression. Pass/No Pass Option.

ARTS 67B: Ceramics: Potter's Wheel

3 units: lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This wheel throwing course directed toward refinement of skills on the wheel, complex thrown ceramics ware, and a combination of hand built and wheel thrown forms. This course includes vocabulary and art theories as they relate to ceramics and a survey of ceramic artists and history. This course gives students an opportunity to develop awareness and vocabulary leading to critical thinking and exploration of the physical properties of clay for functional ware and creative expression. Pass/No Pass Option

ARTS 81: Three–Dimensional Design

3 units: lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID ARTS 101

This course focuses on theory and application of three-dimensional form in visual art and design. It provides studio practice in the fundamental elements and principles of designing objects in 3-dimensions. A variety of media is used. Pass/No Pass Option

ARTS 85A: Sculpture

3 units: lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course introduces traditional and contemporary sculptural techniques, including casting, reductive/carving, and additive/fabrication techniques. Contemporary and historical art movements and concepts are introduced. This course gives students an opportunity to develop critical awareness and vocabulary leading to independent critical thinking. Pass/No Pass Option

ARTS 85B: Sculpture

3 units: lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course further explores sculptural techniques in casting, mixed media, wood-working, metal fabrication, and installation. Contemporary and historical art movements and concepts are discussed. This course gives students an opportunity to develop critical awareness and vocabulary leading to independent critical thinking. Pass/No Pass Option

ARTS 88A: Metal Sculpture Casting

3 units: lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course introduces metal casting in bronze and aluminum using investment molds, ceramic shell molds, and green sand casting. Contemporary and historical art movements and concepts are introduced. This course gives students an opportunity to develop critical awareness and vocabulary leading to independent critical thinking. Pass/No Pass Option

ARTS 88B: Metal Sculpture Casting

3 units: lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Advisory: ARTS 88A

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course is a continuation of metal casting in bronze and aluminum using investment molds, ceramic shell molds, and green sand casting. Students will learn how to cast larger, more complicated forms, patina application, and welding. Contemporary and historical art movements and concepts are discussed. This course gives students an opportunity to develop critical awareness and vocabulary leading to independent critical thinking. Pass/No Pass Option

Art/Design

ARTS 95: New Media and Social Change

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course investigates how web-based technologies, internet multi-media, and photography have assisted in causing social change around the world through images. Evidence of social change from significant historical photographic images from momentous photographers with a variety of diverse backgrounds are explored for social and political context. The course also covers critical analysis of shifting perceptions and expectations regarding race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, cultural identify and ethnicity in contemporary web-based visual media. The evaluation of major new media expressions from various cultures that have caused social change include a wide variety of genres from social documentary photography, multi-media documentaries, contemporary art photography, ethnographic photography, photojournalism, social media, and blogs. Pass/No Pass Option

ARTS 99: Introduction to Typography

3 units: lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Advisory: ARTS 31A and ARTS 33A or DIGM 4

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course is an introduction to typography, and focuses on creating typographic solutions for designs in visual media and art. It also focuses on working with letterforms, using typography as a design element, and assessing distinguishing characteristics of typefaces that are important in visual communication. Pass/No Pass Option

last published: 7/2/18