Area of Emphasis in Visual and Performing Arts

These courses emphasize the study of artistic activities and artistic expression of human beings. Students evaluate and interpret the ways in which people through the ages in different cultures have responded to themselves and the world around them in artistic and cultural creation. Students also learn to value aesthetic understanding and incorporate these concepts when constructing value judgments.

Common university majors in this emphasis include: Applied Design, Art, Art History, Arts and Crafts, Dance, Drama, Graphic Communications, Graphic Design, Industrial Arts, Painting and Printmaking, Photography, Sculpture, Studio Arts, Theatre Arts, Performing Arts.

This degree is designed to accommodate the differing requirements of a wide variety of transfer institutions and major options. Because admission and major preparation requirements vary at each transfer institution, courses used to complete this major should be selected with the assistance of a San Diego City College counselor.

Associate in Arts Degree: Liberal Arts and Sciences with an Emphasis in Visual and Performing Arts

Courses Required for the Major:

Students should complete a minimum of 18 units including in Visual and Performing Arts course. Courses can only be counted once toward the major:

Course UNITS
ARTF 100 Art Orientation3
ARTF 109 History of Modern Art3
ARTF 110 Art History: Prehistoric to Gothic3
ARTF 111 Art History: Renaissance to Modern3
ARTF 115 African Art3
ARTF 150A Two-Dimensional Design  3
ARTF 150B Beginning Graphic Design  3
ARTF 151 Three-Dimensional Design  3
ARTF 155A Freehand Drawing I  3
ARTF 155B Freehand Drawing II  3
ARTF 165A Composition in Painting I  3
ARTF 165B Composition in Painting II  3
ARTF 170A Contemporary Crafts I 3
ARTF 170B Contemporary Crafts II  3
ARTF 175A Sculpture I  3
ARTF 175B Sculpture II  3
ARTF 195A Ceramics I  3
ARTF 195B Ceramics II  3
ARTF 197A Handbuilding Ceramics I  3
ARTF 197B Handbuilding Ceramics II  3
ARTF 210A Life Drawing I  3
ARTF 210B Life Drawing II  3
ARTG 100 Basic Graphic Design  3
ARTG 106 Typography 3
ARTG 118 Graphic Design History  3
ARTG 125 Digital Media  3
DANC 111 Ethnic Dance Forms  2
DANC 120A Hip Hop  1 - 1.5
DANC 127 Body Modalities and Injury
Prevention 
 2
DANC 130A Dance Repertoire  1
DANC 145A Ballroom and Social Dance  1 - 1.5
DANC 150A Dance Making: Ballet  1
DANC 151A Dance Making: Jazz  1
DANC 152A Dance Making: Modern  1
DANC 153A Dance Making: Dance Theatre  1
DANC 177A Dance Improvisation  1 - 1.5
DANC 178A Advanced Contemporary Dance  1.5
DANC 179 Advanced Classical Dance  1
DANC 181 History of Dance  3
DANC 183 Music for Dance  2
DANC 253 Choreography  2
DANC 261A Dance Performance I  2
DANC 271 Dance Production  1 - 2
DRAM 105 Introduction to Dramatic Arts  3
DRAM 108 Playwriting  3
DRAM 109 Theatre and Social Issues  3
DRAM 122 Makeup for the Stage  3
DRAM 123 Beginning Stagecraft  3
DRAM 126 Advanced Stagecraft  3
DRAM 132 Beginning Acting  3
DRAM 133 Intermediate Acting 3
DRAM 134 Beginning Voice for Actors  3
DRAM 136 History of Canonized Theatre-Ancient
Greece to the Restoration 
 3
DRAM 137 History of Canonized Western
Theatre-Restoration to the Present 
 3
DRAM 143 Beginning Costuming  3
DRAM 165 Introduction to Stage Movement 3
MUSI 100 Introduction to Music  3
MUSI 109 World Music  3
MUSI 108 The Business of Music  3
MUSI 111 Jazz - History and Development  3
MUSI 115A Class Piano I1
MUSI 115B Class Piano II  1
MUSI 120 Beginning Voice Class  2
MUSI 121 Intermediate Voice  2
MUSI 130A College Chorus I  1.5
MUSI 130B College Chorus II  1.5
MUSI 150A Basic Musicianship  3
MUSI 190 The Electronic Music Studio 3
MUSI 201 Recording Arts 3
MUSI 202 Computer Music  3
MUSI 215A Class Piano III  1
MUSI 215B Class Piano IV  1
MUSI 230A Jazz Improvisation  1
MUSI 230B Jazz Improvisation  1
MUSI 230C Jazz Improvisation  1
PHOT 100 Basic Black-and-White Photography  3
PHOT 102 Directed Photo Lab Studies  1
PHOT 105 Introduction to Photography 3
PHOT 135 Intermediate Black-and-White
Photography 
 3
PHOT 143 Introduction to Digital Photography  3
PHOT 150 History of Photography  3
PHOT 245 Landscape and Nature Photography  3
DRAM 240A Musical Theater Repertoire  4
DRAM 240B Musical Theatre Repertoire II  4
DRAM 240C Musical Theatre Repertoire III 4
DRAM 240D Musical Theatre Repertoire IV  4
DRAM 242A Rehearsal and Performance I  3
DRAM 242B Rehearsal and Performance II  3
DRAM 242C Rehearsal and Performance III  3
DRAM 242D Rehearsal and Performance IV
 3
DANC 110A Ballet I  1 - 1.5
DANC 110B Ballet II  1.5
DANC 110C Ballet III  1.5
DANC 110D Ballet IV  1.5
DANC 115A Tap I  1 - 1.5
DANC 115B Tap Dance II 1 - 1.5
DANC 115C Tap Dance III  1 - 1.5
DANC 115D Tap Dance IV  1 - 1.5
DANC 120A Hip Hop I 1 - 1.5
DANC 120B Hip Hop II  1.5
DANC 120C Hip Hop III  1.5
DANC 120D Hip Hop IV 1.5
DANC 135A Jazz Dance I  1 - 1.5
DANC 135B Jazz Dance II  1.5
DANC 135C Jazz Dance III  1.5
DANC 135D Jazz Dance IV  1.5
DANC 140A Modern Dance I  1 - 1.5
DANC 140B Modern Dance II  1.5
DANC 140C Modern Dance III  1.5
DANC 140D Modern Dance IV  1.5
DANC 145A Ballroom Dance I  1 - 1.5
DANC 145B Ballroom Dance II  1 - 1.5
DANC 150A Dance Making: Ballet  1
DANC 151A Dance Making: Jazz  1
DANC 152A Dance Making: Modern  1
DANC 153A Dance Making: Dance Theatre  1
DANC 177A Dance Improvisation  1 - 1.5
DANC 177B Dance Improvisation II  1 - 1.5
DANC 178A Advanced Commercial Dance I  1.5
DANC 178B Advanced Commercial Dance II  1.5
DANC 179A Advanced Classical Dance I  1.5
DANC 179B Advanced Classical Dance II  1.5
DANC 180A Advanced Contemporary Dance I  1.5
DANC 180B Advanced Contemporary Dance II  1.5
DANC 261A Dance Performance I  2
DANC 261B Dance Performance II  2
DANC 261C Dance Performance III  2
DANC 261D Dance Performance IV  2
DANC 271A Stage Costuming for Dance  1 - 2
DANC 271B Makeup for Dance Productions  1 - 2
DANC 271C Lighting Design for Dance
Production 
 1 - 2
DANC 271D Sound Design for Dance
Production 
 1 - 2
Total Units = 18