Art History

ART 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

ART 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

ART 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

Art 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

Art 1D – Survey of Modern Art

3 units – Lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID ARTH 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

ART 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 ARTH 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

ART 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

ART 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

ART 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

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

ART 4 – Art Appreciation

3 units: Lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This is 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 gain greater awareness of processes and media required to create art. Pass/No Pass Option

ART 4H – Honors Art Appreciation

3 units – Lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

Honors Art Appreciation 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 is 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 the opportunity to gain greater awareness of processes and media required to create art. Pass/No Pass Option

ART 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

ART 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. This course is inclusive of major American art movements and artists, examining theories and ideas that have shaped American art. The course includes vernacular forms, folk art, public art and women artists. Americans of non-European heritage are included such as but not limited to Native Americans, African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Asian Americans. Attention is given to the social and historical context in which these artists worked or are working today. Meets WVC Cultural Diversity. Pass/No Pass Option

ART 12A – Art of Pre-Historic Mexico

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

ART 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

ART 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

ART 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

ART 31 – Beginning Drawing

3 units – Lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID ARTS 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

ART 31B – Expressive Drawing

3 units – Lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Advisory: ART 031A

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID ARTS 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

ART 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

ART 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

In this course, students have 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

ART 35B – Intermediate Life Drawing

3 units – Lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

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

ART 35C – Intermediate-Advanced Life Drawing

3 units – Lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

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

ART 35D – Advanced Life Drawing

3 units – Lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

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

ART 47A – Beginning Watercolor

3 units – Lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Advisory: ART 33A

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

ART 47B – Intermediate Watercolor

3 units – Lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Advisory: ART 47A

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

ART 47C – Intermediate-Advanced Watercolor

3 units – Lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Advisory: ART 47B

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

ART 47D – Advanced Watercolor

3 units – Lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Advisory: ART 47C

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

ART 49A – Beginning Painting

3 units – Lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Advisory: ART 031A and ART 033A

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

ART 49B – Intermediate Painting

3 units – Lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Advisory: ART 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

ART 49C – Intermediate-Advanced Painting

3 units – Lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Advisory: ART 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

ART 49D – Advanced Painting

3 units – Lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Advisory: ART 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

ART 55 – Introduction to Computer Arts

3 units – Lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID ARTS 250

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.

ART 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.

ART 57B – Animation II

4 units – Lecture 3 units; lab 1 unit

Prerequisite: ART 57A

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course provides students with the opportunity to develop intermediate to advanced Computer Animation skills. It covers object and effects animation, character animation including inverse kinematics, and particle simulation.

ART 60A – Computer Arts: Interactive Digital Video Art

4 units – Lecture 3 units; lab 1 unit

Advisory: ART 57B

Acceptable for credit: California State University

In this course students have the opportunity to develop intermediate and advanced techniques for creating interactive digital video art using a variety of media. Linear, non-linear, and interactive processes pertinent to time-based media art are explored.

ART 60B – Computer Arts: Multimedia Art Production

4 units – Lecture 3 units; lab 1 unit

Advisory: ART 60A

Acceptable for credit: California State University

In this course students have the opportunity to develop a portfolio/reel of advanced digital media arts production techniques including: compositing of computer generated animation and special effects with live-action video and film, CD/DVD ROM production, and installation/kiosk design.

Photography

ART 62A : Basic Photography

3 units – Lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course is an introduction to the processes, principles, and tools of photography. Topics include the development of technical and aes - thetic 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

ART 62B – Intermediate Photography

3 units - Lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Advisory: PHOTO 101 or ART 62A; eligibility for ENGL 1A and READ 53

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

ART 62C – Color Photography

3 units - Lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Advisory: PHOTO 101 or ART 62A; eligibility for ENGL 1A and READ 53

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

ART 62D – Studio Photography

3 units - Lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Advisory: PHOTO 101 or ART62A; eligibility for ENGL 1A and READ 53

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This beginning studio lighting course introduces the students to basic portrait and pr oduct 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

ART 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 tech - nologies, 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

Sculpture & Ceramics

ART 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 threedimensional 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.

ART 65B – Ceramics – Handbuilding

3 units - Lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Advisory: ART 65A

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This is an advanced course in ceramics handbuilding techniques, kilns, clay body construction, and ceramic decorative effects. The course includes further development of 3-D design concepts and projects focusing on individualized self-expression. This course gives students the opportunity to develop a critical awareness and vocabulary leading to independent critical thinking.

ART 65C – Ceramics – Handbuilding

3 units – Lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Advisory: ART 65B

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course explores additional course content and further develops artistic skills begun in 65B. The course gives students an opportunity to develop a critical awareness and vocabulary leading to independent critical thinking.

ART 65D – Advanced Handbuilt Ceramics

3 units - Lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Advisory: ART 65C

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This advanced course focuses on clay and glaze formulations, design and sculpture, and kiln firing. The course gives students an opportunity to develop a critical awareness and vocabulary leading to independent critical judgment.

ART 67A – Ceramics – Potter's Wheel

3 units – Lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This class is beginning-level instruction in wheel throwing, clay and glaze formulation, construction, stacking and firing of ceramic kilns. This course gives students the opportunity to develop basic skills and techniques using the potter’s wheel and develop aesthetic awareness of threedimensional format designs.

ART 67B – Ceramics – Potter's Wheel

3 units – Lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Advisory: ART 67A

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This class is an advanced wheel throwing course directed toward refinement of skills on potter’s wheel, production throwing techniques, advanced kiln firing techniques, clay compositions, complex thrown ceramics ware, and a combination of hand built and wheel thr own forms.

ART 81 – 3–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

ART 85A – Sculpture

3 units – Lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course explores and concentrates focus on the development of personal style of sculptural design. Subtractive, additive and fabrication techniques are used for modeling, casting and carving. Pass/No Pass Option

ART 85B – Sculpture

3 units – Lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Advisory: ART 85A

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course explores and concentrates focus on the development of personal style of sculptural design. Subtractive, additive and fabrication techniques are used for modeling, casting and carving. Pass/No Pass Option

ART 88A – Metal Sculpture Casting

3 units – Lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This is an advanced study of the metal casting process with emphasis on development of a personal style. Pass/No Pass Option

ART 88B – Metal Sculpture Casting

3 units – Lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Advisory: ART 88A

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

In this course, students do more advanced study of the metal casting process with an emphasis on the development of a personal style. Pass/No Pass Option

Art/Design

ART 33A – Two-Dimensional Design

3 units – Lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID ARTS 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

ART 33C – Color Design

3 units – Lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

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

ART 99 – Introduction to Typography

3 units – Lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Advisory: ART 31A & ART 33A or DM/IS 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: 10/16/17