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ART 199S Custom Made Ceramics Tools

2.0 units.
Advisories: ART 160 - Ceramics 1 ; or ART 366 - Working the Potter's Wheel
Acceptable for credit: D - Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
This is a lecture/lab course involving 1 hour of lecture and 3 hours of lab each week. It will include a study of ceramics tools and the creation of tools to meet personal creative needs.

ART 101 Art Appreciation

3.0 units.
Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 101 or successful completion of either; ENGL 514 - Writing Skills 4 ; or READ 110 - Introduction to Critical Reading
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
C-ID Course Number: ARTH 100
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
A study of the visual arts as an expression of thought and culture.

ART 103 Art History Ancient to Medieval

3.0 units.
Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 101 or successful completion of either; ENGL 514 - Writing Skills 4 ; or
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
C-ID Course Number: ARTH 110
Course Offered: Fall
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
A survey of painting, sculpture, and architecture in the western world from the Paleolithic through the Gothic period.

ART 104 Art History Renaissance to Modern

3.0 units.
Advisories: ENGL 514 - Writing Skills 4 ; or or Eligibility for ENGL 101
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
C-ID Course Number: ARTH 120
Course Offered: Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
A survey of painting, sculpture, and architecture in the western world from Renaissance to modern times.

ART 105 Art History of Mexico

3.0 units.
Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 101 or successful completion of either; ENGL 514 - Writing Skills 4 ; or READ 110 - Introduction to Critical Reading
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
A survey of the art of Mesoamerica, tracing the cultural development of the Valley of Mexico and the Yucatan Peninsula from the earliest archaeological findings to the present time.

ART 106 Art of the 20th Century

3.0 units.
Advisories: ART 103 - Art History Ancient to Medieval ; and ART 104 - Art History Renaissance to Modern
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
A survey of art of the 20th century including its roots in the 19th century. Topics include the investigation of appropriation from a global perspective, alternative art markets, and the impact of multiculturalism on content, subject matter, and the studio process. A variety of media are covered such as architecture, painting, sculpture, film, photography, and the digital arts.

ART 107 Computer Fine Art

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
An examination of the styles and techniques of computer fine art.

ART 108 Design 1 on the Computer

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
A basic study of visual design elements and principles, using the computer. This course is not open to students who are enrolled in or have received credit for GRPH 108.

ART 109 Art History: American Art

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
A comprehensive survey of the rich cultural diversity of American art from Colonial times to the present. Major artists and styles will be studied in the context of American culture.

ART 110 Design 1

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
C-ID Course Number: ARTS 100
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
An introduction to the visual elements and principles of design. This is a lecture/lab experience requiring specific materials.

ART 112 Design Color Theory

3.0 units.
Advisories: ART 110 - Design 1 ; or GRPH 108 - Design 1 On The Computer ; or ART 108 - Design 1 on the Computer
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
C-ID Course Number: ARTS 270
Course Offered: Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
The study of color, what it is, how we see it, and strategies for its application in the visual arts.

ART 113 Three Dimensional Design

3.0 units.
Prerequisite: ART 110 - Design 1
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
C-ID Course Number: ARTS 101
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
Investigates a series of spatial design problems as they might apply to professional fields, including architecture, interior design, display, and sculpture.

ART 115 Introduction to Animation

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
A lecture/lab introduction to animation production including classical character animation and nontraditional techniques. This course is not open to students who are enrolled in or have received credit for Film 115 or MMAC 115.

ART 120 Drawing 1

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
An exploration of freehand drawing using a variety of drawing media, with emphasis on two and three-dimensional spatial composition.

ART 121 Drawing 2

3.0 units.
Prerequisite: ART 120 - Drawing 1
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
C-ID Course Number: ARTS 205
Course Offered: Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
A continuation of Art 120 with greater emphasis on pictorial composition, style, and color drawing techniques.

ART 122 Life Drawing 1

3.0 units.
Prerequisite: ART 120 - Drawing 1
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
A fundamental course in drawing the human figure including anatomy, form, movement, and composition.

ART 123 Life Drawing 2

3.0 units.
Prerequisite: ART 122 - Life Drawing 1
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
A continuation of life drawing in the study of the human figure with an emphasis on movement and balance. Two hours lecture and four hours lab per week.

ART 124 Mixed Media 1

3.0 units.
Advisories: ART 110 - Design 1 ; ART 125 or ART 129
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Course Offered: Fall
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
An exploration of a variety of traditional and distinctly unique 2-dimensional art media as they relate to drawing and painting mediums.

ART 125 Painting In Acrylics 1

3.0 units.
Advisories: ART 110 - Design 1 ; and ART 120 - Drawing 1
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
An introduction to acrylic painting, including the use of materials and equipment, basic techniques, and approaches to color and composition.

ART 126 Painting in Acrylics 2

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
An intermediate course in acrylic painting emphasizing the development of skills and exploration of style.

ART 129 Painting in Oils 1

3.0 units.
Advisories: ART 110 - Design 1 ; and ART 120 - Drawing 1
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
An introduction to oil painting including the use of materials and equipment, basic techniques, and approaches to color and composition. Advisory: ART 110 and ART 120 strongly recommended. 6 hours of lecture/lab per week. 3 units.

ART 130 Painting in Oils 2

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
An intermediate course in oil painting emphasizing the development of skills and an exploration of style.

ART 131 Portraits

1.5 units.
Advisories: ART 120 - Drawing 1
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
A study of portrait drawing and painting.

ART 133 Composition Studies: Figure 1

0.5 units.
Advisories: ART 120 - Drawing 1 ; and ART 122 - Life Drawing 1
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
A beginning exploration of color, composition and style in artworks of the human figure. Students may choose to work in charcoal, pastels, acrylics, oils, watercolor, mixed media, or other appropriate media.

ART 134 Composition Studies: Figure 2

0.5 units.
Prerequisite: ART 133 - Composition Studies: Figure 1
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
An intermediate exploration of color, composition and style in artworks of the human figure. Students may choose to work in charcoal, pastels, acrylics, oils, watercolor, mixed media, or other appropriate media.

ART 137 Life Drawing 3

3.0 units.
Prerequisite: ART 123 - Life Drawing 2
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
An advanced level of drawing focused on the study of the figure with an emphasis on personal style, movement and experimental process

ART 144 Mixed Media 2

3.0 units.
Prerequisite: ART 124 - Mixed Media 1
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
An intermediate advanced level of mixed media focused on 2 and 3 dimensional art materials as they relate to composition and personal style.

ART 146 Painting in Acrylics 3

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
An advanced course in acrylic painting emphasizing the continued growth of skills and the development of a personal style.

ART 150 Painting in Oils 3

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
Advanced course in oil painting emphasizing the continued growth of skills and the development of a personal style.

ART 154 Composition Studies: Figure 3

0.5 units.
Prerequisite: ART 134 - Composition Studies: Figure 2
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
An advanced exploration of color, composition and style in artworks of the human figure. Students may choose to work in charcoal, pastels, acrylics, oils, watercolor, mixed media, or other appropriate media.

ART 160 Ceramics 1

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
An introduction to low-fire clay and glaze processes using hand-building forming techniques. Because this is a lecture/lab course, students are expected to work 4 hours/week outside of class time.

ART 161 Ceramics 2

3.0 units.
Advisories: ART 160 - Ceramics 1
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
A continuation of Ceramics 1 and low-fire clay and glaze processes, using the potter's wheel, extruder, making and using molds, graphic design with low-fire colored glazes. Because this is a lecture/lab course, students are expected to work 4 hours/week outside of class time.

ART 162 Ceramics 3

3.0 units.
Advisories: ART 161 - Ceramics 2
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
An introduction to high fire ceramic materials and techniques, including research into ceramic materials and experimental use of high fire glazes. Because this is a lecture/lab course, students are expected to work 4 hours/week outside of class time.

ART 163 Ceramics Workshop

3.0 units.
Advisories: ART 162 - Ceramics 3
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
A continuation of ART 162 with individualized assignments. Because this is a lecture/lab course, students are expected to work 4 hours/week outside of class time.

ART 164 Sculpture 1

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
This is a lecture/lab course involving 2 hours of lecture and 4 hours of lab each week. It is a basic exploratory course in sculptural techniques and materials.

ART 165 Sculpture 2

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
This is a lecture/lab course involving 2 hours of lecture and 4 hours of lab each week. It is an expanded exploration in sculpture techniques and materials.

ART 189 Independent Projects

1.0 - 3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
Courses for students capable of independent work who demonstrate the need or desire for additional study beyond the regular curriculum. Enrollment allows students to pursue activities such as directed field experience, research, or development of skills and competencies under faculty advisement and supervision. Independent projects may be earned in most disciplines. Students wishing to enroll in Independent Projects should contact the appropriate instructor identified in the class schedule. If the project proposed is acceptable to that instructor, a contract will be developed. All contracts for these classes must be completed and submitted to the Records Office no later than the end of the second week of the semester. Students may enroll for any combination (unit value) of Independent Projects 189 and/or 389 for a total of four semesters in a specific discipline. Units are awarded depending upon satisfactory performance and the amount of time committed by the student to the course. Allowable units vary according to discipline, and are based on the following formula: 1 unit - 48 hours per semester 2 units - 96 hours per semester 3 units - 144 hours per semester

ART 199 Topics in Art

0.5 - 3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
Provides an opportunity to explore particular aspects of the discipline which are not covered in detail in the existing program. See the current schedule of classes for topics being offered. Offerings identified as 199 are not offered on a regular cycle (not within a two year period).

ART 366 Working the Potter's Wheel

2.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: D - Credit - Degree Applicable
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
A lecture/lab course introducing students to using the potter's wheel as a tool for shaping clay. This course provides all necessary information for students new to the use of the potter's wheel. Students will need to purchase clay and tools for their own use.

ART 367 Advanced Potter's Wheel

2.0 units.
Advisories: ART 366 - Working the Potter's Wheel
Acceptable for credit: D - Credit - Degree Applicable
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
A lecture/lab course which expands upon the skills of Art 366, Working the Potter's Wheel. This course explores the vast array of contemporary ceramic practices based primarily on the use of the potter's wheel, while also further developing students' skills at forming clay on the wheel. Students will need to purchase clay and tools for their own use.

ART 368 Modifying Forms from the Wheel

2.0 units.
Advisories: ART 366 - Working the Potter's Wheel
Acceptable for credit: D - Credit - Degree Applicable
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
A lecture/lab course which expands upon the skills of Art 367, Advanced Potter's Wheel. This course focuses on the development of personal expression through use of the potter's wheel. Students will need to purchase clay and tools for their own use.

ART 380 Art Lab 1 (Ceramics)

0.5 units.
Corequisite: ART 163 - Ceramics Workshop ; or ART 199 - Topics in Art as related to ceramics; or ART 366 - Working the Potter's Wheel ; or ART 367 - Advanced Potter's Wheel ; or ART 368 - Modifying Forms from the Wheel ; or ART 399 - Topics in Art as related to ceramics; ART 160 - Ceramics 1 ; or ART 161 - Ceramics 2 ; or ART 162 - Ceramics 3
Acceptable for credit: D - Credit - Degree Applicable
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Pass/No Pass
An open-entry laboratory class designed to provide students with the opportunity to refine and expand techniques learned in the corequisite course. Students may not be concurrently enrolled in Art 380 and Art 381.

ART 381 Art Lab 2 (Ceramics)

0.5 units.
Corequisite: ART 160 - Ceramics 1 ; or ART 161 - Ceramics 2 ; or ART 162 - Ceramics 3 ; or ART 163 - Ceramics Workshop ; or ART 199 - Topics in Art (related to Ceramics); or ART 366 - Working the Potter's Wheel ; or ART 367 - Advanced Potter's Wheel ; or ART 368 - Modifying Forms from the Wheel ; or Art 399 (as related to ceramics)
Acceptable for credit: D - Credit - Degree Applicable
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Pass/No Pass
An open-entry laboratory course designed to provide students with the opportunity to refine and expand techniques learned in the ceramics co-requisite course. Students must be enrolled in an appropriate co-requisite course in order to enroll in Art 381. Students enrolled in this course cannot be co-enrolled in ART 380.

ART 382 Art Lab 1 (Sculpture)

0.5 units.
Corequisite: ART 164 - Sculpture 1 ; or ART 165 - Sculpture 2
Acceptable for credit: D - Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method: Pass/No Pass
An open-entry laboratory class designed to provide students with the opportunity to refine and expand techniques learned in the corequisite course. Students may not be concurrently enrolled in Art 382 and Art 383.

ART 383 Art Lab 2 (Sculpture)

0.5 units.
Corequisite: ART 164 - Sculpture 1 ; or ART 165 - Sculpture 2
Acceptable for credit: D - Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method: Pass/No Pass
An open-entry laboratory class designed to provide students with the opportunity to refine and expand techniques learned in the corequisite course.

ART 399 Topics in Art

1.0 - 4.0 units.
Prerequisite: Prerequisites, co-requisites or advisories will be included for each course developed under this curriculum shell, as is appropriate for the discipline described in the course title.
Acceptable for credit: D - Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
Provides an opportunity to explore particular aspects of the discipline which are not covered in detail in the existing program. See the current schedule of classes for topics being offered. Offerings identified as 399 are not offered on a regular cycle (not within a two-year period).