Academic Catalog 2021-2022

Art (ART)

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ART 100.  Looking At Art.  (3 Units)  

Learning to perceive art through discussion of selected historical periods, development of a descriptive vocabulary, and observation of actual works of art. Introduction to theories of interpretation and evaluation.

Offered Fall, Spring

ART 101.  Experiencing Creative Art.  (3 Units)  

Learning modes of artistic expression through discussion of theories of composition, examination of the lives and goals of selected artists and art movements, and creation of individual and group art projects. Discussion of projects to develop skills in art criticism. This course is restricted to 1st time Freshman going through the First Year Experience.

Offered Fall

ART 150.  Ceramics I.  (3 Units)  

History of and introduction to ceramics design problems with ceramic materials emphasizing hand forming. Familiarization with low and high firing techniques. Six hours of activity per week. Fee required.

Offered Fall, Spring

ART 170.  2-D Design.  (3 Units)  

Principles of design as they relate to two dimensional elements (point, line, shape, texture, color, etc.) and their composition on the pictorial surface. Introduction to various two-dimensional media. Six hours of activity per week.

Offered Fall

ART 171.  3-D Design.  (3 Units)  

Principles of design as they relate to the three-dimensional elements (line, plane, volume, color) and their composition in space. Six hours of activity per week.

Offered Spring, All terms

ART 179.  Drawing 1.  (3 Units)  

A foundation course in drawing, oriented to understanding and use of various approaches to graphic representation. Six hours of activity per week.

Offered Fall, Spring, All terms

ART 180.  Painting I.  (3 Units)  

A foundation course introducing the student to problems of pictorial space, organization, and color through the use of two-dimensional painting media. Six hours of activity per week.

Offered Spring, All terms

ART 190.  Sculpture I.  (3 Units)  

Basic theory and methods of creating sculptural form by additive processes. Emphasis on clay modeling and waste-mold casting. Six hours of activity per week. Fee required.

Offered Fall, All terms

ART 301.  Arts/Crafts For Non-Major.  (3 Units)  

Development, experience, and application of arts and crafts projects of special value to Liberal Studies and Recreation majors. Six hours of activity per week.

Offered Fall, Spring

ART 341.  Sources of Graphic Design.  (3 Units)  

Prerequisites: ART 160 and ART 170 are required. Study of relevant sources, events and personalities in the history of graphic design. Activities will include readings, research, and related projects. Six hours of activity per week.

Offered Spring

ART 342.  Conceptualization.  (3 Units)  

Prerequisites: ART 160 and ART 170 are required. Exploration of the creative processes used in graphic design. Activities will include creative thinking exercises, research reports, idea sketching, and other creative problem solving techniques. Six hours of activity per week. Fee required.

Offered Fall

ART 350.  Art Of The United States.  (3 Units)  

Prerequisites: ART 110 and ART 111. A study of the Colonial, Georgian, Federal and 19th century art and architecture in the United States .

Offered As needed

ART 353.  Art Of Calif & Southwest.  (3 Units)  

Prerequisites: ART 110 and ART 111. The art and architecture of California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas from prehistory to the twentieth century.

Offered As needed

ART 355.  Ceramics 2.  (3 Units)  

Prerequisite: ART 150 is required. History of and continuation to ceramics design problems with ceramic materials emphasizing hand forming. Familiarization with surface enhancements will also be explored. Six hours of activity per week. Fee required.

Offered All terms, Fall, Spring

ART 360.  Contemporary Art Practices 2.  (3 Units)  

Prerequisite: ART 165 is required. An intermediate course exploring current art practices. Students will advance conceptual ideas to produce contemporary art, expanding on the materials, technologies, and post-studio strategies introduced in Contemporary Art Practices 1. Six hours of activity per week. Fee required.

Offered Spring

ART 361.  Wheel Thrown Ceramics.  (3 Units)  

Introductory course to the use of the potter's wheel Building on the skills learned in Ceramics I; emphasis on wheel-throwing techniques. Surface enhancements and kiln firing process will also be addressed. Six hour of activity per week.

Offered Fall

ART 363.  Latin American Art.  (3 Units)  

Prerequisites: ART 110 and ART 111. A study of the visual arts of Pre-Colombian and Colonial periods in various Latin American countries.

Offered As needed

ART 368.  Women In Art.  (3 Units)  

Prerequisites: ART 110 and ART 111. A study of women as artists from the medieval period to the present with special emphasis given to women artists of the twentieth century.

Offered As needed

ART 371.  Drawing II.  (3 Units)  

Prerequisite: ART 179. Development of skill in graphic representation, stressing an understanding of pictorial space and organization. Problems of technique and media. Six hours of activity per week.

Offered Spring

ART 373.  Life Drawing I.  (3 Units)  

Prerequisite: ART 179. Development of skill in graphic representation, stressing an understanding of pictorial space and organization. Problems of technique and media. Six hours of activity per week.

Offered Fall

ART 376.  Intaglio I.  (3 Units)  

Prerequisite: ART 179 is recommended. A foundation course in intaglio printmaking, introducing the processes of aquatint, soft ground, and hard ground etching. Six hours of activity per week. Fee required.

Offered Infrequent

ART 379.  Lithography I.  (3 Units)  

Prerequisite: ART 179 is recommended. An introduction to the basic techniques of lithographic print-making processes. Six hours of activity per week. Fee required.

Offered Infrequent

ART 380.  Painting II.  (3 Units)  

Prerequisites: ART 170 and ART 180. Problems in the creative use of the materials of painting. Emphasis on visual concepts, interpretation, and expression. Six hours of activity per week.

Offered Fall

ART 384.  Painting III.  (3 Units)  

Prerequisite: ART 380. Development of a more comprehensive understanding of materials and methods as they related to current concepts of painting. Six hours of activity per week.

Offered Spring

ART 389.  Human Form In Sculpture.  (3 Units)  

Prerequisite: ART 190 or ART 373. Structural and symbolic interpretation of human form from a live model. Anatomy as it relates to sculptural expression. Repeatable course. Six hours of activity per week. Fee required.

Offered Spring even

ART 392.  Mixed Media Sculpture.  (3 Units)  

Prerequisite: ART 171 or ART 190. Experiments in contemporary sculpture using found objects and other readily available materials. Introduction to wood and metal fabricating. Repeatable course. Six hours of activity per week. Fee required.

Offered Spring odd

ART 395.  Special Topics in Art.  (3 Units)  

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Study of special interest for students in the selected area of study. Topic and content will vary as announced.

Offered Infrequent

ART 447.  Visual Identity and Branding.  (3 Units)  

Prerequisite: ART 344 is required. Study of building brands and brand identity. Visual systems and development of cultural messages are explored. Projects include development, research, client interaction, presentation, and independent student work. Six hours of activity per week. Fee required.

Offered Fall

ART 463.  Ceramics III.  (3 Units)  

Study of the Mexica Culture and Nahuatl languages as reflected in 16th Century manuscripts. Designed to give students an indigenous cultural and linguistic perspective to read and analyze passages from primary sources in classic Nahuatl.

Offered Fall

ART 474.  Life Drawing II.  (3 Units)  

Prerequisite: ART 373. An advanced course in the graphic study of the human figure. Emphasis upon the creative interpretation of form and structure through media. Repeatable course. Six hours of activity per week.

Offered Fall

ART 486.  Painting IV.  (3 Units)  

Prerequisite: ART 384. Advanced study emphasizing aesthetic development, personal imagery, and individual critical awareness. Self-initiated studio problems. Repeatable course. Six hours of activity per week.

Offered Spring

ART 490.  Seminar in Theories of Art Criticism.  (3 Units)  

Prerequisites: Senior standing as an Art major or minor; consent of instructor and department chair. ART 110 and ART 111. Various approaches to art criticism throughout the centuries with particular emphasis on contemporary problems of criticism. Three hours of seminar per week.

Offered As needed

ART 492.  Professional Practices Seminar.  (3 Units)  

Prerequisites: ART 150, ART 170, ART 171, ART 180, ART 165, ART 190, ART 371, Senior Status, Exhibiting in Spring Exhibition required. Co-requisite: ART 385 is required. This capstone provides professional training in the business of art addressing exhibition design, portfolio development, grant writing, residencies, and graduate school applications. A requirement before participation in the senior exhibition. Sx hours of activity per week. Fee required.

Offered Fall

ART 493.  Special Studies In Art.  (3 Units)  

Detailed study of material, method, concept, or period of Art. Repeatable course. Six hours of activity per week. Fee required.

Offered As needed

ART 494.  Independent Study In Art.  (1-3 Units)  

Prerequisites: Senior standing as an Art major or minor is required; consent of instructor and department chair. ART 494 may not be substituted for a required course in the major or minor without prior consent of instructor and adviser. An art project undertaken with the advice and supervision of a Studio or Design Art faculty member. Repeatable course.

Offered Fall, Spring

ART 495.  Special Studies In Art History.  (3 Units)  

Prerequisites: ART 110 and ART 111. Detailed study of a period, area, figure or movement in the history of art. Repeatable course.

Offered As needed

ART 496.  Internship In Art.  (1-3 Units)  

Prerequisites: Upper division standing and consent of instructor. Supervised on- or off-campus art related work in selected museums, galleries, art and slide libraries, studios or commercial firms. Practical application of knowledge to such areas as exhibition, conservation, cataloging, and Art History, Studio or Design activity. Term paper required. Repeatable course.

Offered Fall, Spring

ART 498.  Directed Rch Art History.  (1-3 Units)  

Prerequisites: Senior standing as an Art major or minor is required; consent of instructor and department chair. Preparation of a research paper on a selected topic in the History of Art. Repeatable course.

Offered Fall, Spring