Art - Fine Art (ARTF)



100 Art Orientation - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 101 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Level R6 and W6.
This course is a survey of the visual arts. Emphasis is placed on the various aesthetic approaches, philosophies and artistic orientations around the world in historical and contemporary perspective. This course is intended for humanities majors and all students interested in art and/or art history. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

109 History of Modern Art - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 48 and English 49 each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, 175or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5. Art-Fine Art 110 and 111, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
This survey course introduces modern art and its relevance to the development of western civilization. It emphasizes the Modernist period and covers major monuments and representative art works from Europe, Russia, and the Americas. This course is intended not only for art students but also for those who are interested in history, humanities, teaching, travel, and cultural enrichment. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

110 Art History: Prehistoric to Gothic - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 101 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R6 and W6.
This course is a survey of the visual arts in western civilization from prehistory through the Gothic period. Emphasis is placed on representative art and architecture from Mesopotamia, Iran, Egypt, the Aegean, Etruscan, Rome and Greece. This course is intended for art majors and all students interested in art history, the humanities and culture.  (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

111 Art History: Renaissance to Modern - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 101 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Level R6 and W6.
This course is a survey of the visual arts in western civilization from the Renaissance to the Modern era. Emphasis is placed on representative art and architecture from the Renaissance, Mannerism, Baroque, Rococo, Neo-Classicism, Romanticism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, and Modernism eras. This course is intended for art majors and all students interested in art history, the humanities and culture. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

115 African Art - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 101 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R6 and W6.
This course is a history of African art. Emphasis is placed on aesthetics, styles and iconography as they relate to African culture and society. This course is designed for all students interested in art, art history and the humanities. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation: Fine Art (ARTF) 115 and 120 combined: maximum credit, one course. Fine Art (ARTF) 115 and Black Studies (BLAS) 111 combined: maximum credit, one course.

125 Art History: Art of the Asian Continent - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
This course provides a survey of paintings, sculpture, architecture, and associated fine arts from India, China, Japan, and other countries throughout the Asian continent. It emphasizes the social, religious, and political highlights of each culture and their effects on art forms from prehistoric to modern times. This course is designed not only for art students, but also for those who are interested in history, religion, philosophy, humanities, and cultural enrichment. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

150A Two-Dimensional Design - 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 101 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R6 and W6.
This course is an introduction to two-dimensional space and form. Emphasis is placed on ways of organizing visual space into vivid and coherent images. This course is designed for students beginning a study of art and/or related disciplines. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

150B Beginning Graphic Design - 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 101 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R6 and W6; and Art-Fine Art 150A with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This is an introductory class in graphic communication which uses the computer as a tool for building and editing images. Students address problems of visual form and organization, but with an emphasis in this course on visual constructions which convey information, and on type and text as graphic components of those constructions. This is a core course for art majors and would be useful for anyone interested in computer graphic design applications. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

151 Three-Dimensional Design - 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Prerequisite: Art-Fine Art 150A with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
Advisory: English 101 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R6 and W6.
This course is an introduction to three-dimensional space and form. Emphasis is placed on organizing visual space into valid and coherent structures. This course is designed for students beginning the study of art and/or related disciplines. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

155A Freehand Drawing I - 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 101 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R6 and W6.
This is an introductory course designed to develop the student’s ability to perceive and translate visual relationships from 3-dimensional (3-D) space into 2-dimensional (2-D) drawings. Emphasis is placed on the use of art theory, basic art elements and compositional strategies to create pictorial space and compose original images based on observation. This course is intended for art majors and all students interested in learning freehand drawing whether or not they have previous art experience. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

155B Freehand Drawing II - 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 101 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R6 and W6 and Art-Fine Art 155A with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This course is an intermediate course in which students apply art principles and theory to create solutions to particular problems of graphic representation and expression. Emphasis is placed on visual analysis and inquiry in creating pictorial space and applying drawing media. Students are introduced to the use of interdisciplinary art forms and image making and explore New Genres as a means of continued intellectual and artistic development. This course is intended for art and graphic art students. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

165A Composition in Painting I - 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab, 3 units  (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Prerequisite: Art-Fine Art 155A with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Advisory: English 101 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R6 and W6 and Art-Fine Art 150A and Art-Fine Art 152, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent. 
This course is an introduction to oil and acrylic painting methods and techniques. Emphasis is placed on composition, color, and application of general design principles. A variety of subject matter, such as still-life, landscape, portrait and non-objective subjects, and a variety of stylistic approaches such as cubism, collage, realism and expressionism are explored. This course is designed to develop students’ creative abilities and critical thinking in visual terms. This course is intended for students majoring in art and those who wish to improve their artistic skills. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

165B Composition in Painting II - 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Prerequisite: Art-Fine Art 165A with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This course is the second semester of introduction to oil and acrylic painting methods and techniques. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of pictorial space, composition, and color. The course is designed to further develop students’ creative abilities and critical thinking through the construction of images designed to address specific pictorial problems and goals. This course is intended for students majoring in art and those who wish to improve their artistic skills. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

165C Composition in Painting III - 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Prerequisite: Art-Fine Art 165B with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This course is the third semester of introduction to oil and acrylic painting methods and techniques. Emphasis is placed on composition, color, and application of general design principles at a more advanced level of creativity and sophistication. This course is designed to develop students’ creative abilities and critical thinking in visual terms through the use of individual assignments tailored to students’ skills. This course is intended for students majoring in art and those who wish to improve their artistic skills. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

165D Composition in Painting IV - 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Prerequisite: Art-Fine Art 165C with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This course is the fourth and final semester of introduction to oil and acrylic painting methods and techniques. Emphasis is placed on contemporary methods and theories related to conceptualism and new genre. Students produce large format and mural scale paintings. This course is designed to develop students’ creative abilities and critical thinking in visual terms through the use of individual assignments tailored to students’ skills. This course is intended for students majoring in art and those who wish to improve their artistic skills. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

170A Contemporary Crafts I - 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 101 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R6 and W6; Art-Fine Art 150A with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This course teaches students techniques, methods and processes to produce a variety of crafts. Students develop projects using various media including ceramics, wood, fibers, glass, plastic and metal. Students explore design principles, expressive quality and individual ideas. This course is intended for students pursuing careers or future studies in Studio Arts, Applied Design or Industrial Arts. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

170B Contemporary Crafts II - 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Prerequisite: Art-Fine Art 170A with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
Advisory: English 101 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R6 and W6.
This course continues the study of various crafts media at an intermediate level. Emphasis is placed on individual exploration and expression. This course is intended for students pursuing careers or future studies in Studio Art, Applied Design or Industrial Design. (FT) AA/AS; CSU. 

174A Book Arts I - 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: Art-Fine Art 150A or Art-Graphic Design 100, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Art-Graphic Design 174A.
This course is an introduction to sculptural materials, processes, forms, contexts and content. Emphasis is placed on the basic forms and cultural functions of sculpture (past and present). Students produce sculptural artworks under direct guidance of the instructor. This course is intended for students majoring in art and for all students interested in producing three-dimensional art. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

175A Sculpture I - 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: Art-Fine Art 150A with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
This course is an introduction to sculptural materials, processes, forms, contexts and content. Emphasis is placed on the basic forms and cultural functions of sculpture (past and present). Students produce sculptural artworks under direct guidance of the instructor. This course is intended for students majoring in art and for all students interested in producing three-dimensional art. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

175B Sculpture II - 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: Art-Fine Art 175A with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
This course is an intermediate level course in sculptural materials, processes, forms, context and content. Emphasis is placed on articulation of sculptural goals and experimentation with materials and methods. Students plan and produce sculptural artworks based on original concepts. This course is intended for art majors and for all students interested in working in three-dimensional art. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

175C Sculpture III - 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: Art-Fine Art 175B with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
This course is an advanced study in sculptural materials, processes, context and content. Emphasis is placed on the refinement of conceptual skills in their selection and pursuit of sculptural goals. Students experiment with advanced-level concepts and materials to create original sculptural artworks, including large scale pieces. This course is intended for art majors and for all students interested in working in three-dimensional art. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

195A Ceramics I - 1.5 hours lecture, 4.5 hours lab, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
This course is an introductory level ceramics course in which students design and construct hand-built and wheel-thrown ceramic objects. Students learn form and surface enrichment, use glazes, and load kilns. This course is intended for students majoring in art and for students interested in developing ceramic skills. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

195B Ceramics II - 1.5 hours lecture, 4.5 hours lab, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Prerequisite: Art-Fine Art 195A with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
This course is an intermediate level ceramics course in which students design and construct wheel thrown and handbuilt ceramic objects emphasizing form and surface enrichment, use molds, weigh, mix and use glazes, as well as load kilns and fire electric kilns. This course is intended for students majoring in art and for students interested in developing ceramic skills. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

195C Ceramics III - 1.5 hours lecture, 4.5 hours lab, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Prerequisite: Art-Fine Art 195B with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Level R5 and W5.
Continuation of Art-Fine Art 195A/B.
This course is an advanced level ceramics course in which students design and construct wheel thrown and handbuilt ceramic forms selecting an area of focus emphasizing form and surface enrichment. Student will develop, mix and use clay and glazes, as well as load and fire gas and electric kilns. This course is intended for students majoring in art and for students interested in designing objects in three dimension. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

196 Clay and Glaze Technology - 1.5 hours lecture, 4.5 hours lab, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Prerequisite: Art-Fine Art 195A with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Advisory: Art-Fine Art 195B or Art-Fine Art 197B with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
This is a survey of technical processes in ceramics that introduces students to basic and advanced techniques of glaze formulation, mixing, and testing. The course also acquaints students with the composition of clays, stains, and engobes and how these respond to different kilns and firing conditions. This course is designed to help ceramics majors and other interested students understand the physical and chemical nature of ceramic materials. (FT) AA/ AS; CSU; UC.

197A Handbuilding Ceramics I - 1.5 hours lecture, 4.5 hours lab, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Prerequisite: Art-Fine Art 195A with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Advisory: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
This course provides instruction in the design and construction of hand-built ceramic forms. Students create ceramic forms emphasizing form and surface enrichment, while gaining experience applying glazes and loading kilns. This course is designed for art majors and for students interested in developing ceramic skills. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

197B Handbuilding Ceramics II - 1.5 hours lecture, 4.5 hours lab, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Prerequisite: Art-Fine Art 197A with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Advisory: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
This course is an intermediate level ceramics course in which students design and construct hand-built ceramic forms emphasizing form and surface enrichment, weigh, mix and use glazes, as well as load kilns and fire electric kilns. This course is intended for students majoring in art and for students interested in developing ceramic skills. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

206 Art Entrepreneurship - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: Art-Fine Art 150A with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent and English 101 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R6 and W6.
This course is an overview of current business and marketing practices related to being an artist. Students gain promotional and presentation skills and develop a business plan. This course is intended for students interested in art and creating a small art business. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

210A Life Drawing I - 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Prerequisite: Art-Fine Art 155A with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
Advisory: Art-Fine Art 150A with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent; English 101 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R6 and W6.
This is a basic course in drawing the human form as a sequence of studies from live models. Accurate and expressive translations of the mass as twodimensional drawings are refined in a variety of achromatic media. This course is designed for students who are majoring in fine art and is also a relevant foundation for those that are interested in disciplines that use the human form such as animation and fashion design. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

210B Life Drawing II -2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Prerequisite: Art-Fine Art 210A with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This course is an intermediate course in drawing the human form as a sequence of studies from live models. Students work with color and experiment with concepts related to figure drawing. This course is designed for students who are majoring in fine art and is also a relevant foundation for those that are interested in disciplines that use the human form such as animation and fashion design.
(FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

210C Life Drawing III -2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Prerequisite: Art-Fine Art 210B with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This is an advanced course in drawing the human form as a sequence of studies from live models. Students work closely with the instructor to develop, create and present original artwork.
This course is designed for students who are majoring in fine art. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

270 Work Experience - Hours by Arrangement (One unit of credit is earned for each 75 hours of paid employment or 60 hours of volunteer work.), 1-4 units (Grade Only)

Limitation on Enrollment: Must obtain an Add Code from Work Experience Coordinator for registration.
A program of on-the-job learning experiences for students employed in a job related to their major or their educational goals. The combined maximum credit for all work experience courses from all disciplines may not exceed 16 units. AA/AS; CSU.

290 Independent Study - Hours by Arrangement, 1-3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Limitation on Enrollment: Must obtain an Add Code from instructor for registration.
Open only to those students who have exhausted departmental offerings in their areas of emphasis. This course may be taken four times with different content for a maximum of six units. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

This discipline may offer specialized instruction in one or more of the following areas: Supervised Tutoring (044), Experimental Topics (265), Independent Study (290), Individualized Instruction (296), Service Learning (277), or Work Experience (270). Detailed course descriptions are listed on page 120. Please refer to the class schedule and/or see the dean or department chair for availability.