All Courses

Offering a myriad of arts curriculum in both major and minor art forms

ART 090 F: Advanced Topics in Art

General Education


This course is designed to address new and emerging topics and trends and technology in Commercial Art and Design, as well as to provide personal growth to students in a variety of Art and computer graphics lab courses. This course will be offered in modules of advanced topics. Unit credit may range from1 to 3 units per module. Consult the class schedule to verify topic areas and credit offered for each topic.18-54 hours lecture and 18-162 hours lab per term.

Units: 1 to 3 Advisory Transfer Designation

ART 110 F: Introduction to Art

General Education


This course provides an introduction to the visual arts in varied cultural, historical, and political contexts.

Units: 3 Transfer Designation

ART 112 F: Art History: Ancient to Medieval

Art History


This course presents a study of Western art, including architecture, sculpture and painting from Prehistory through the Middle Ages.

Units: 3 Transfer Designation

ART 113 F: Art History: Renaissance to Modern

Art History


This course provides an introduction to art from the Renaissance through the 20th century.

Units: 3 Transfer Designation

ART 114 F: Art History: Impressionism to Present

Art History


This course covers the development of modern architecture, sculpture and painting from its origins in the 19th century to the present. Art History courses are open to all students and may be taken in any sequence; at least two semesters are required for art history majors.

Units: 3 Transfer Designation

ART 115 F: Museum Survey

Art Business & Museum Studies


This is a basic course in the study of museums and their collections. The course includes on-site lectures pertaining to the function of museums, the history of the art collections, the analysis and interpretation of the art in each collection and exhibition design. 54 hours lecture per term.

Units: Advisory Transfer Designation

ART 116 F: Art History - Mexico

Art History


This course is a survey of the visual arts of Mexico from the earliest civilizations to contemporary Mexican and Chicano art. Both traditional and popular art forms are studied in the context of the cultures that produced them. 54 hours lecture per term.

Units: 3 Transfer Designation

ART 117 F: Art History: American Art

Art History


This course is a survey of American art and architecture from the 17th century to the present. Lectures will present an overview of painting, sculpture, photography, and architecture from Colonial beginnings through recent Post-Modern developments. Emphasis will be placed on discovering what is American in American art. 54 hours lecture per term.

Units: Transfer Designation

ART 118 F: Color Theory

General Education


This course traces the historical development of color theory and provides exercises in paint mixture that have practical applications in the visual arts profession.

Units: 3 Transfer Designation

ART 120 F: Basic Design (3 units)

General Education


This course is an introduction to strategies and techniques for crafting, selecting and arranging visual elements in order to create artwork that engages the viewer.

Units: 3 Transfer Designation

ART 121 F: Three-Dimensional Design

Sculpture & 3D


This course is an introduction to three-dimensional design, expanding the application of design theory, techniques and materials. The focus is on objects in 360- degree format and the development of new technical skills.

Units: 3 Advisory Transfer Designation

ART 122 F: Introduction to Gallery Practices

Art Business & Museum Studies


This course introduces the physical workings of an art gallery through hands-on practices. Field trips are required. Recommended for Art majors.

Units: 3 Transfer Designation

ART 123 F: Business Practices in Art

Art Business & Museum Studies


This course examines the basic business and professional practices needed to begin or continue a career in the visual arts. The class will require portfolio presentation, creation of resume and self-promotional pieces in addition to an understanding of proposals, contracts, and personal business practices. Also, a personal business note- book is to be kept by the students for future use. 54 hours lecture per term.

Units: 3 Transfer Designation

ART 124 F: Exhibition Production

Art Business & Museum Studies


This course covers increasing responsibility in exhibition planning, research, operation and management. This course introduces the creation of educational materials for the gallery visitor and the organizational structure of museums. Field trips are required. Recommended for Art Majors.

Units: 3 PrerequisiteTransfer Designation

ART 125 F: Exhibition Design and Careers

Art Business & Museum Studies


This course includes an introduction to exhibition design and museum careers, as well as continued hands-on practice in the planning, research, operation and management of an art gallery. Field trips are required. Recommended for Art Majors.

Units: 3 PrerequisiteTransfer Designation

ART 127 F: Applied Painting: Floral

Drawing & Painting


This is a basic course in floral painting. Emphasis is on realism as it applies to form, value and color. Students will learn the fundamentals of color harmony and structure.

Units: 2 ART 189 F with a grade of "C" or better">PrerequisiteTransfer Designation

ART 128 F: Portrait Painting

Drawing & Painting


This course will offer the student the opportunity to develop portraiture through schematic studies and observational methods using models and plaster busts. Representational observation of facial features and varied facial types and expressions will be developed into portrait painting. Costume, setting, color harmony and historical and contemporary portraiture concepts to be studied.18 hours lecture and 54 hours lab per term.

Units: 1 to 2 Advisory Transfer Designation

ART 129 F: Portrait Drawing

Drawing & Painting


This course is a beginning course in portrait drawing based upon the study of the human head.

Units: 2 Advisory Transfer Designation

ART 130 F: Intermediate Portrait Drawing

Drawing & Painting


This course covers the advanced study of portrait drawing through schematic studies and observational methods using models and plaster busts. Observation of facial features and varied facial types and expressions will be developed.

Units: 2 PrerequisiteTransfer Designation

ART 131 F: Introduction to Printmaking

Printmaking


This course is an introduction to printmaking techniques including solar plate etching, woodcut, linoleum cut, digital printing and screen printing.

Units: 3 Advisory Transfer Designation

ART 132 F: Intermediate Printmaking

Printmaking


This course provides an intermediate experience with materials and processes of a variety of printmaking procedures. Emphasis and concentration is on creating an edition of prints.

Units: 3 PrerequisiteTransfer Designation

ART 137 F: Basic Drawing for Entertainment

Drawing & Painting


This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of representational drawing focusing on entertainment art preparation. Media used may include pencil, colored pencil, markers, watercolor, and mixed media. This course is designed for art majors who have an interest in pursuing illustration and entertainment art courses. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours lab per term.

Units: 3 Transfer Designation

ART 139 F: Fashion Sketching

Drawing & Painting


This course is designed for the student interested in a fashion career major or the Graphic Design or Illustration major wanting to develop fashion sketching skills. Media to be used includes graphite, ink, marking pens, charcoal, colored pencils, photocopy and mixed media.

Units: 2 Transfer Designation

ART 140 F: Introduction to Advertising and Graphic Design

Advertising & Graphic Design


This course emphasizes communication through use of concepts, type and images. Topics include development of layout and computer skills, style and an introduction to logotype design. For more information, students can go to http://graphicdesign.fullcoll.edu.

Units: 3 Transfer Designation

ART 141 F: Typography

Advertising & Graphic Design


This course is an intermediate course that focuses on the use of type and typography in creative problem solving for various print and digital design projects.

Units: 3 Advisory Transfer Designation

ART 144 F: Fundamentals of Cartooning

Illustration & Cartooning


This course is an introduction to basic cartooning techniques, an overview of cartoon history and includes sketching, inking, and the development of characters.

Units: 2 Advisory Transfer Designation

ART 145 F: Publication Design

Advertising & Graphic Design


This is an advanced course with emphasis on the design of publications such as brochures and magazine layouts to simulate real world assignments. Finished comprehensive projects will be created on the computer to a professional quality suitable for inclusion in a student’s portfolio. $15 materials fee due at registration.

Units: 3 Advisory Transfer Designation

ART 146 F: Advertising Design

Advertising & Graphic Design


This is an advanced level course with emphasis on design for advertising. The assignments are intended to simulate real world experience and may include advertising campaigns, posters, and billboards. Finished comprehensive projects will be created on the computer to a professional quality suitable for inclusion in a student’s portfolio. $15 materials fee is required at time of registration. 36 hours lecture and 54 hours lab per term.

Units: 3 Advisory Transfer Designation

ART 147 F: Production Techniques for Graphic Designers

Advertising & Graphic Design


A study of methods and techniques necessary in preparing artwork for reproduction. Areas emphasized are: computer-generated preparation of mechanical art, electronic prepress, typography, paper specification, and commercial printing methods.This course is oriented specifically to the needs of graphic design students. $15 materials fee required at registration. 36 hours lecture and 54 hours lab per term.

Units: 3 Advisory Transfer Designation

ART 148 F: Packaging Design

Advertising & Graphic Design


This is an advanced level course with emphasis on design for packaging. The assignments are intended to simulate real world experience and will include designing for a range of 3D surfaces. Finished comprehensive projects will be created on the computer to a professional quality. Students will be introduced to basic digital photography concepts for recording their work and creating images suitable for portfolio inclusion. $15 materials fee is required at registration. 36 hours lecture and 54 hours lab per term.

Units: 3 Advisory Transfer Designation

ART 152 F: Ceramics Lab

Ceramics


This course provides students with an opportunity to work in the ceramics lab doing studio ceramics activities including hand building techniques, slab, coil, pinch construction, glaze preparation and application, throwing on the potter's wheel, sculptural and combined building techniques and other studio activities.

Units: 1 Transfer Designation

ART 153 F: Ceramics: Beginning Handbuilding

Ceramics


This course is an introduction to direct hand clay forming techniques, glazing procedures, ceramic design and studio procedures.

Units: 3 Transfer Designation

ART 154 F: Ceramics: Beginning Throwing

Ceramics


This course is an introduction to throwing (forming) clay on the potter's wheel. Students will learn to use the potters wheel as a tool for throwing clay forms and for glaze application and decoration.

Units: 3 PrerequisiteTransfer Designation

ART 155 F: Intermediate Ceramics

Ceramics


This course continues the development of hand building and/or wheel throwing techniques and other ceramic processes.

Units: 3 PrerequisiteTransfer Designation

ART 156 F: Animal Drawing

Drawing & Painting


This course covers the principles and practices of classical animal drawing skills, including comparative anatomy, form construction, gesture and motion. 54 hours lecture per term.

Units: 3 Advisory Transfer Designation

ART 157 F: Sketching for Animators and Illustrators

Drawing & Painting


This course covers the creative development of sketchbook drawing, freehand perspective, figure and character development, and storyboard creation through quick sketch visualization. These skills are essential in the fields of animation and illustration.

Units: 3 PrerequisiteAdvisory Transfer Designation

ART 160 F: Fundamentals of Sculpture

Sculpture & 3D


This course is an introduction to sculpture using basic concepts, materials and techniques. This course focuses on modeling, casting and mold making. This course is appropriate for the beginner.

Units: 3 Transfer Designation

ART 161 F: Advanced Sculpture

Sculpture & 3D


This course is an introduction to the support processes of sculpture, to expand the development of techniques, materials and processes. Class requirements are arranged by contract to allow a wide diversity of projects.

Units: 3 Advisory Transfer Designation

ART 162 F: Sculpture Cast Metal: Beginning

Sculpture & 3D


This course is an introduction to the lost wax bronze casting process, investment, vacuum and sand casting. This class includes wax model production and mold making. Metal chasing and patination complete the cast bronze sculpture.

Units: 3 Transfer Designation

ART 163 F: Sculpture Open Studio

Sculpture & 3D


This course gives access to the sculpture facility and equipment to work on new or ongoing projects. Activities include independently furthering technical development, exploring diverse sculptural media, and developing personal subject matter. 54 hours lab per term.

Units: CorequisiteTransfer Designation

ART 164 F: Sculpture: Metal Fabrication

Sculpture & 3D


This course is an introduction to the support processes of sculpture and is designed to expand student development of sculptured techniques, materials and processes. This course will focus on basic techniques and processes used for fabricating metal sculpture. An historical examination of sculpture as a vehicle for social, political and cultural expression. This course is not a substitute for any welding course. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours lab per term.

Units: Transfer Designation

ART 166 F: Contemporary Art Studio

General Education


36 hours lecture and 72 hours lab per term. This course is an introduction to the practices of contemporary art, including approaches to painting, sculpture, installation art, performance art, video, sound, and digital technologies.Students use traditional and digital processes to create works of art. This course is designed for Art majors.

Units: 3 Advisory Transfer Designation

ART 170 F: Sketching for Animators and Illustrators- Visual Development

Illustration & Cartooning


This course is designed tointroduce the student to the visual development workflow of productionfor animated feature films. Visual development artists are responsible forestablishing the look and feel of a movie before it begins production.Visual development combines the highest level of design encompassingenvironments, characters, props and staging.

Units: 3 PrerequisiteAdvisory Transfer Designation

ART 173 F: Jewelry Casting

Jewelry & Stained Glass


This course is an introduction to basic concepts and techniques in designing and casting jewelry including reproduction techniques and wax models. The focus of this course is originality in fine art jewelry design relating to contemporary and historical design. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours lab per term.

Units: Transfer Designation

ART 174 F: Beg Jewelry Fabrication

Jewelry & Stained Glass


This course is an introduction to the concepts and techniques in the design and construction of jewelry and small metal objects using cutting, forming, and soldering techniques. The focus of this course is on original design of fine art jewelry in precious metals.

Units: 3 Transfer Designation

ART 175 F: Intermediate Jewelry Fabrication

Jewelry & Stained Glass


This class builds on skills and information gained in ART 174 F, with refined concepts and techniques in the design and construction of jewelry and metal objects using cutting, forming and soldering. The focus of this course is on original design for fine art jewelry.

Units: 3 PrerequisiteTransfer Designation

ART 176 F: Stained Glass

Jewelry & Stained Glass


This course is an introduction to the stained glass process, including the basics of designing and constructing both two and three-dimensional stained glass projects using the “Tiffany Foil” technique and other cold glass processes such as mosaic and lamp building. Project emphasis will be in the design and fabrication of residential and commercial pieces. Other topics include overlay, sandblasting, fusing, and three dimensional and large scale projects. Production hours outside of class time are required.

Units: 3 Transfer Designation

ART 179 F: Drawing for Non-Art Majors

Drawing & Painting


This course is an introduction to basic drawing techniques involving shading, perspective and contour drawing. Emphasis is on representational drawing with a variety of media, including graphite, charcoal, conte, ink, pastel, and colored pencil.

Units: 2 Transfer Designation

ART 180 F: Perspective Drawing and Rendering

Drawing & Painting


The main objective of this class is creating the illusion of three dimensions on a two-dimensional drawing surface. The lectures cover the basics of the visual perception of space, and the artistic techniques based on it. Perspective topics include its use as a descriptive and compositional device, and a discussion of the limits of linear perspective and of alternative ways to represent space. Rendering topics include explanations of the surface qualities of various materials, and the accurate depiction of the materials’ interaction with light. This course also meets student needs in advertising, illustration, and industrial design. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours lab per term.

Units: 3 PrerequisiteTransfer Designation

ART 181 F: Drawing from the Masters

Drawing & Painting


This course covers working methods and media of master draftsmen from previous centuries. There is an emphasis on analyzing and copying master drawings in a variety of media. Further emphasis is placed on the traditional approach to drawing as practiced by masters such as Durer, Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Raphael, Rubens and others. 54 hours lecture per term.

Units: 3 Advisory Transfer Designation

ART 182 F: Basic Drawing

Drawing & Painting


This course introduces fundamental skills and theories of accurate observational drawing including contour line, perspective, and shading. Media used include, but not limited to, pencil, ink, and charcoal.

Units: 3 Transfer Designation

ART 183 F: Representational Drawing

Drawing & Painting


This course is a study in contemporary and traditional realism in the area of drawing. Media may include pencil, ink, charcoal, conte, pastel, watercolor, and/or mixed media. This course is recommended for Art majors. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours lab per term.

Units: 3 PrerequisiteTransfer Designation

ART 184 F: Expressive Drawing

Drawing & Painting


This class surveys a variety of drawing styles introduced by artists whose mark making itself communicates emotion, whether or not recognizable objects are depicted. Starting with Van Gogh and continuing through German Expressionism andAbstract Expressionism, the course leads toward the development of a personal, contemporary drawing style. Media covered include ink, pastel, watercolor, collage and mixed media. 36 hours lecture and 54 hours lab per term.

Units: 3 PrerequisiteAdvisory Transfer Designation

ART 185 F: Life Sculpture

Sculpture & 3D


This course is an introduction to figurative sculpture with emphasis on accurate anatomical training in sculpture. This course is designed to develop an understanding of the human form, this course focuses on structure, gesture and detail. The skeleton, plaster casts, and the life model are used in this process. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours lab per term.

Units: 3 Transfer Designation

ART 186 F: Beginning Life Drawing

Drawing & Painting


This course is a beginning course in drawing from the human figure. Emphasis is on the development of a basic understanding of structure, anatomy and movement, through the use of the skeleton and life model. This course is required for all art majors.

Units: 3 Transfer Designation

ART 187 F: Watercolor for Non-Art Majors

Drawing & Painting


This is an introductory course in watercolor painting with emphasis on a wide variety of traditional and contemporary techniques and skills. Creative self-expression is encouraged in still life, landscape, figurative, and abstract approaches. Media includes both transparent and opaque watercolor and related materials. 18 hours lecture and 54 hours lab per term.

Units: 2 Transfer Designation

ART 188 F: Watercolor Painting

Drawing & Painting


This is a course in basic to advanced instruction in watercolor painting techniques, understanding composition and watercolor mixing.

Units: 3 Advisory Transfer Designation

ART 189 F: Beginning Painting Lab

2D Design


This course is an introduction to materials and techniques of painting. The focus is on using observational skills to render basic objects including value studies, an introduction to color and simple compositions.

Units: 3 Advisory Transfer Designation

ART 190 F: Applied Painting: Landscape

Drawing & Painting


This course is designed to provide students with the latest ideas in the study of landscape painting. Students will learn to paint landscapes, using oil or watercolor. Students will investigate landscape painting, both classic and contemporary approaches, using a variety of painting techniques. 18 hours lecture and 54 hours lab per term.

Units: 2 PrerequisiteAdvisory Transfer Designation

ART 194 F: Studio Painting Lab


This course includes painting activities which improve skill levels, further technical development, explore diverse media and develop personal subject matter and style.

Units: 2 Prerequisite

ART 195 F: Anatomical Drawing

Drawing & Painting


The course explains and demonstrates how a specific area of the human body is constructed, how it moves and how it looks in different positions. The emphasis is on breaking the figure down into manageable components and learning to draw their threedimensionality.There is an added emphasis on copying and analyzing a variety of anatomical studies to compile a notebook representing all of the components of the figure. This class serves the needs of the student in drawing, painting and sculpting the human figure.54 hours lecture per term.

Units: 3 Advisory Transfer Designation

ART 196 HF: Honors Creative Arts - Art


This Honors-enhanced course explores the nature of creativity through exposure to the performing arts, literature, and the fine arts. Students will make independent investigations into the various art forms and apply aesthetic theory to discover interrelationships between genres. Students who receive credit in this course may not receive credit in MUS 196HF or THEA 196HF. 54 hours lecture per term.

Units: 3 Transfer Designation

ART 196 HF: Honors Creative Arts - Art


This Honors-enhanced course will give students in-depth exposure to the musical and theatrical performing arts, the fine arts of painting, sculpture and photography and literature. The focus of this seminar-based course is on how these creative arts interrelate. Students who receive credit in this course may NOT receive credit in MUS 196HF or THEA 196HF.

Units: 3 Transfer Designation

ART 196HF: Honors Creative Arts - Art


This Honors-enhanced course will give students in-depth exposure to the musical and theatrical performing arts, the fine arts of painting, sculpture and photography and literature. The focus of this seminar-based course is on how these creative arts interrelate. Students who receive credit in this course may NOT receive credit in MUS 196HF or THEA 196HF.

Units: 3 Transfer Designation

ART 197 F: Mural and Faux Finishing

Drawing & Painting


This is an introductory course in which the fundamentals of faux (fake) finishes and mural painting will be explored. Students will learn how to execute a variety of finishes and create murals, how to bid jobs and how to work with a variety of materials. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours lab per term. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours lab per term.

Units: 3 Advisory Transfer Designation

ART 201 F: Intermediate Painting

Drawing & Painting


This course is a continued study of painting techniques and media. Emphasis is on color theory including use of color harmonies and creating atmospheric perspective.

Units: 3 PrerequisiteTransfer Designation

ART 202 F: Advanced Painting I

Drawing & Painting


This course is a continuation in the study of painting problems for the advanced student, including traditional and contemporary painting methods with an emphasis on concept.

Units: 3 PrerequisiteTransfer Designation

ART 203 F: Advanced Painting II

Drawing & Painting


This is a course in painting for advanced level students. Students will continue to build skills, including mastering their craft and techniques. Students will also develop competent skills in conveying challenging concepts and build a personal body of work.

Units: 3 PrerequisiteTransfer Designation

ART 208 F: Intermediate Watercolor

Drawing & Painting


This coruse is a continuation of development of watercolor techniques and processes. Emphasis is placed on understanding color and more complicated textures.

Units: 3 Transfer Designation

ART 210 F: Life Painting

Drawing & Painting


This course is an introduction to painting the human figure, nude and clothed. The emphasis is on realistic representation of the human form in oils and/or acrylic paint, using structure, color, value, lighting and composition. Historical and contemporary uses of the figure in art as well as various styles of painting will be explored. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours lab per term.

Units: 3 Advisory Transfer Designation

ART 212 F: Art History: The Art of Asia

Art History


This course is a survey of the arts of India, China and Japan from prehistory through the 19th century. It examines the role of the visual arts in relation to society, religion, and history, while identifying major themes and techniques in these arts. Classroom presentations are supplemented by gallery and museum visits. 54 hours lecture per term.

Units: 3 Transfer Designation

ART 213 F: Art History: Pre-Columbian Art


This course surveys the architecture, sculpture,painting and ceramics of Pre-Columbian Mexico, Central, North and South America from formative through post-classic times. Slide lectures,videos and museum visits will supplement the course. 54 hours lecture per term.

Units: 3 Transfer Designation

ART 215 F: Beginning Storyboarding and Narrative Composition

Illustration & Cartooning


This course is designed to equip the art student with a functional understanding of narrative composition, storytelling, sequence design, and production skills for feature film storyboarding through focused study on narrative design and illustration, script break- downs and storyboard development and formatting. 54 hours lecture per term.

Units: 3 PrerequisiteTransfer Designation

ART 216 F: Advanced Storyboarding and Pre-Visual Preparation

Illustration & Cartooning


This course emphasizes the development of storyboards for animatics and pre-visualization for feature films, TV, animation, and video games through focused study on storyboarding within Photoshop software.

Units: 3 DART 100 F with agrade of "C" or better">PrerequisiteTransfer Designation

ART 220 F: Genre and Style in Ent Art

General Education


This course will introduce the student to the application of visual style to story type and format. Types include science fiction, fantasy, comedy, action/adventure post-apocalyptic, anime and other styles. Formats include film, animation, graphic novels and illustrated books.

Units: 3 Advisory Transfer Designation

ART 222 F: Composition for Artists

General Education


This course emphasizes the understanding and use of basic compositional principles in artwork. Students collect examples of masterpieces in various media, analyze them by isolating the classic compositional principles, and develop a list of questions to apply to their own original works.

Units: 3 Advisory Transfer Designation

ART 236 F: Intermediate Life Drawing


This is an intermediate course in life drawing, emphasis is on the refinement of basic skills and the understanding of gesture, structure and anatomy through the use of the skeleton and life models. Recommended for art majors.

Units: 3 PrerequisiteTransfer Designation

ART 243 F: Applied Perspective

Drawing & Painting


This course will introduce the student to the rules of perspective and demonstrate application methods applied to common projects within the field of entertainment, strength- ening student draftsmanship. Instructor lectures and demonstrations will illustrate application methods governing the principles of mathematical perspective applied to drawing techniques.

Units: 3 Advisory Transfer Designation

ART 244 F: Illustration

Illustration & Cartooning


This class covers the creative process of illustration from inception through completion. Emphasis is on developing a portfolio that would be appropriate for commissioned illustration in advertising, publishing, and entertainment graphics.

Units: 3 Advisory Transfer Designation

ART 246 F: Advanced Illustration

Illustration & Cartooning


This advanced level course in Illustration presents the student with the opportunity to create an elevated and accelerated level of problem solving within the creation of finished illustrations, from thumbnail sketches to final art. Emphasis in this course is on illustration for printed media such as books, newspapers, and magazines, as well as illustration for the electronic entertainment, theme park, and motion picture industries. Projects are designed to prepare the student for the professional skills necessary in creating an industry appropriate portfolio of work. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours lab per term.

Units: 3 Advisory Transfer Designation

ART 247 F: Sketching for Animators-Illus


This course will introduce the student to multiple traditional media techniques and principles used for creating artwork for the fields of Entertainment Art production in the pre-production and production phase of development.

Units: 3 Advisory Transfer Designation

ART 254 F: Advanced Ceramics

Ceramics


This course continues the development of hand building and/or wheel throwing techniques and affords the student the opportunity to master a variety of other ceramic processes.

Units: 3 PrerequisiteTransfer Designation

ART 258 F: Tile I

Ceramics


This course is an introduction to ceramic tile designing, producing, glazing and studio procedures.

Units: 3 Advisory Transfer Designation

ART 259 F: Tile II

Ceramics


This course is an advancement into ceramic tile designing, producing, glazing and studio practices.

Units: 3 Transfer Designation

ART 261 F: Sculpture - Ceramics

Sculpture & 3D


This course is an exploration of the methods, limitations and characteristics of various clays when used to create sculpture in the round and bas-relief. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours lab per term.

Units: 3 PrerequisiteCorequisiteTransfer Designation

ART 262 F: Cast Metal: Intermediate

Sculpture & 3D


This course is designed to expand the student's skill set in the concepts of cast metal sculpture. Students employ and acquire a stronger demonstration of skills in lost wax bronze casting process, investment, vacuum and sand casting to create sculpture. This class includes wax model production and mold making. Metal chasing and patination complete the cast bronze sculpture.

Units: 3 Advisory Transfer Designation

ART 263 F: Cast Metal: Advanced

Sculpture & 3D


This course is an advanced course investigating the concepts of cast metal sculpture. Students create work using the lost wax bronze casting process, investment, vacuum and sand casting. This class includes wax model production and mold making. Metal chasing and patination complete the cast bronze sculpture.

Units: 3 PrerequisiteTransfer Designation

ART 264 F: Cast Metal: Studio Concepts

Sculpture & 3D


This is an advanced course in the investigation of the concepts of cast metal sculpture. Students employ lost wax bronze casting process, investment, vacuum and sand casting to create sculpture. This course includes wax model production and mold making. Metal chasing and patination complete the cast bronze sculpture.

Units: 3 PrerequisiteTransfer Designation

ART 268 F: Advanced Sculpture II

Sculpture & 3D


This course is an investigation of advanced sculptural concepts with an emphasis on the development of an individual body of work. Class requirements are arranged by contract to allow a wide diversity of projects.

Units: 3 PrerequisiteTransfer Designation

ART 273 F: Intermediate Jewelry Casting

Jewelry & Stained Glass


This intermediate course focuses on concepts and techniques acquired in previous exercises, in the designing of wax models and casting of fine art jewelry and small objects. This course involves advanced problems in casting. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours lab per term.

Units: 3 Advisory Transfer Designation

ART 274 F: Advanced Jewelry Casting (3 units)

Jewelry & Stained Glass


This advanced Jewelry course focuses on concepts and techniques that are essential in refined levels of jewelry design. The progression of skills is necessary for the success of the advanced student in jewelry casting. 36 hours of lecture and 72 hours of studio per term.

Units: 3 Advisory Transfer Designation

ART 275 F: Studio Concepts: Jewelry Casting

Jewelry & Stained Glass


This course focuses on acquiring the requisite skills, concepts, and techniques that are essential in the highest levels of jewelry casting. This course also focuses on the development of a portfolio of design, drawings, wax models, molds and cast metal Fine Art Jewelry. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours lab per term.

Units: 3 Advisory Transfer Designation

ART 276 F: Advanced Jewelry Fabrication

Jewelry & Stained Glass


This course builds on previous skills, design concepts and information gained in ART 175 F. In addition to the refinement of previous skills, use of mechanical aides are employed. Hand wrought and mechanically-formed components are used in combination.

Units: 3 PrerequisiteTransfer Designation

ART 278 F: Intermediate Stained Glass

Jewelry & Stained Glass


Demonstrate further progress in developing the skill of contemporary and traditional processes in cold glass within the Tiffany Foil techniques of overlay and sandblasting. The student will also be introduced to the hot glass processes of fusing, slumping and glass painting. The hot glass process will include both kiln and torch work. Project emphasis will be in the design and fabrication of three dimensional and large scale projects in both hot glass and cold. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours lab per term

Units: 3 PrerequisiteTransfer Designation

ART 285 F: Intermediate Life Sculpture

Sculpture & 3D


This is an intermediate level course in Life Sculpture. This course is focused on a review of sculpture exercises in figurative sculpture with emphasis on refinement of accurate anatomical sculpture. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours lab per term.

Units: 3 PrerequisiteTransfer Designation

ART 286 F: Advanced Life Drawing

Drawing & Painting


This is an advanced course in drawing the human figure. Emphasis is on a focused review of previous drawing exercises, the refinement of techniques and advanced studio problems. Recommended for art majors.

Units: 3 PrerequisiteTransfer Designation

ART 287 F: Advanced Life Sculpture

Sculpture & 3D


This course focuses on previous exercises and further development of advanced skills and techniques used in the sculpting of accurate human anatomy with consistent detail. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours lab per term.

Units: 3 PrerequisiteTransfer Designation

ART 290 F: Portfolio Preparation and Artwork Presentation

General Education


This course will help studio arts and design majors in the creation of a portfolio that will assist in the transfer towards a BA or BFA university art program. Major emphasis is placed on the development of a professional portfolio and the quality of the artwork in it. 54 hours lecture per term.

Units: 3 Advisory Transfer Designation

ART 291 F: Applied Painting: Expressive

Drawing & Painting


This class surveys a variety of painting styles. Emphasis is on emotionally and expressive interpretation of an object or idea through use of color, composition and paint application. Fundamental painting skills, will be needed. Classic and contemporary approaches will be applied. 36 hours lecture and 72 hours lab per term.

Units: 3 PrerequisiteTransfer Designation

ART 294 F: Independent Study:Illustration

Illustration & Cartooning


This course is for the student who wishes advanced, personalized instruction beyond the standard coursework in Illustration. Instructor approval is required.

Units: 1 to 2 PrerequisiteTransfer Designation

ART 295 F: Independent Study: Painting

Drawing & Painting


This course is for the advanced student who wishes personalized instruction beyond the standard coursework in painting. Instructor approval is required.

Units: 1 to 2 PrerequisiteAdvisory Transfer Designation

ART 296 F: Independent Study: Museum Studies

Art Business & Museum Studies


This course is for the student who wishes advanced, personalized instruction beyond the standard coursework in museum studies. Instructor approval is required.

Units: 1 to 2 PrerequisiteTransfer Designation

ART 298 F: Arts Internship

Art Business & Museum Studies


This course is designed to enable the art and design student to understand and demonstrate competence in a professional artistic work environment through internships and work experience.

Units: 1 to 3 Advisory Transfer Designation

ART 299 F: Art Independent Study

General Education


This course is for the student who wishes advanced, personalized instruction beyond the standard course work. Students wishing to sign up for this course must first obtain an application from the Art Department Office before requesting approval from the instructor of record.

Units: 1 to 2 PrerequisiteTransfer Designation

DART 100 F: Introduction to Digital Art

Digital Arts


This course is a general introduction to digital art for visual artists. This course teaches the use of computers, printers, scanners and networks in addition to the major graphics programs. The emphasis is on ways that digital tools fit into artists' creative strategies.

Units: 3

DART 102 F: Introduction to Web Graphics

Digital Arts


This course is a study of page development, navigation, graphics, animation, video, and sounds media for use on the Internet. During the course of the semester, the student builds an assigned website and a personal website. This course is intended as a gateway to a web certificate. Students can pursue additional in-depth study on the topic(s) that most attracted them during the semester. 36 hours and 54 hours lab per term.

Units: 3 Transfer Designation

DART 104 F: Introduction to Maya 3D

Digital Arts


This course covers the basics of the 3D production pipeline as implemented by movie and computer game studios. Students will create three dimensional objects used for visual presentation. Assignments will focus upon prop/toy design, and environment creation. Conceptual based guidelines will be provided that evoke personal creativity, and design fundamentals. Classroom assignments are geared around industry-related projects and work.

Units: 3 Advisory Transfer Designation

DART 105 F: Fundamentals of Digital Media Design

Digital Arts


This course introduces basic digital design concepts in the development of solutions to design problems. Topics include the design theory, drawing, color theory, typography, illustration, animation, layout techniques, vocabulary, and knowledge of appropriate digital media output formats. Final output may integrate additional media such as animation, sound, text, and video. 36 hours lecture and 54 hours lab per term.

Units: 3 Advisory Transfer Designation

DART 106 F: Intermediate Maya

Digital Arts


This course gives the student an introduction to the intermediate use of Maya, a 3D digital program used within the entertainment/game industry to create 3D visual effects. Students will continue forward with basics learned in DART 104 F and expand their knowledge of modeling, texturing and lighting. Class assignments will cover more complex models, environments, and vehicle creations. Students will start building a portfolio of finished assignments that cover a wide range of the entertainment industry; for game design, animation and the film industry. 36 hours lecture and 54 hours lab per term.

Units: 3 PrerequisiteTransfer Designation

DART 107 F: Digital Drawing

Digital Arts


This course encompasses the use of digital-based software applications combined with digital drawing tables and touch sensitive digital monitors. This course also prepares the student to meet industry standards and requirements for working digitally inside entertainment art production companies. 36 hours lecture and 54 hours lab per term.

Units: 3 Advisory Transfer Designation

DART 108 F: Digital Drawing - Dynamic Sketching

Digital Arts


This course is an accelerated digital drawing class applying in-depth acquisition of skill and technique demonstrated in digital drawing. This course covers essentials of draftsmanship combined with digital drawing applications Sketch Book Pro and Photoshop to conceptualize ideas from script. Emphasis on problem-solving skills, and abilities associated with designing from script, to finished conceptual sketch. Focus is on the design process of translating ideation to finished projects, developed sketching for animators, illustrators and entertainment game designers. 36 hours lecture and 54 hours lab per term.

Units: 3 PrerequisiteAdvisory Transfer Designation

DART 109 F: Environmental Sketching

Digital Arts


This course will expose the student to the steps and procedures required to take an idea from script to thumbnail ideation, to rough, then to finished design. This is an ideal foundation course important for the drawing and design student who wants to pursue digital painting, animation design and conceptual development for the entertainment industry.

Units: 3 PrerequisiteAdvisory Transfer Designation

DART 110 F: Fundamentals of Character Design

Digital Arts


This course will introduce the student to the basics of character design encompassing techniques and skills used within the creation of character development. Classroom exercises will focus on combining design principles, with perspective fundamentals to create characters for use within the fields of entertainment and commercial art. 36 hours lecture and 54 hours lab per term.

Units: 3 PrerequisiteAdvisory Transfer Designation

DART 111 F: Character Design

Digital Arts


This course is designed to move the student from the basics learned inside DART 110 F and introduce them to more complex character development encompassing the fields of animation and game design. 36 hours lecture and 54 hours lab per term.

Units: 3 PrerequisiteAdvisory Transfer Designation

DART 112 F: Vector Graphics

Digital Arts


This is a course that focuses on the basic study of using digital tools for creating vector-based visual art intended for publication. Visual artists gain computer skills useful for traditional print formats as well as new electronic media such as internet web pages.

Units: 3 Advisory Transfer Designation

DART 115 F: Introduction to Prop Design

Digital Arts


This course will introduce the student to designing props. Props are objects that are used by a character during animation or gameplay. These objects consist of weaponry, vehicles, digital devices, military elements and portable objects. A prop designer is also responsible for incorporating the historical and mechanical significance of a show into the design process. Prop Design is an essential part of animation and game production, and is an entry-level position for students who want to start working in the entertainment industry. 36 hours lecture and 54 hours lab per term.

Units: 3 PrerequisiteAdvisory Transfer Designation

DART 119 F: Interior Sketching

Digital Arts


This course will cover steps and proceduers required to take an idea from script to thumbnail ideation, to rough, then to finished design. This is an important drawing, and design course for students who wants to purse digital painting, animation design and conceptual development for the entertainment industry. This is an ideal follow-up course to DART 109 F with a focus on the interiors.

Units: 3 Advisory Transfer Designation

DART 120 F: 3D Modeling

Digital Arts


This is an intermediate modeling course focusing on more advanced 3D modeling assignments encompassing vehicle design, organic modeling, set development, and staging. The Autodesk Software application, Maya, will be used to demonstrate polygonal, nurb, and sub-division surface modeling techniques.

Units: 3 PrerequisiteTransfer Designation

DART 121 F: Futuristic Vehicle Design

Digital Arts


This is an intermediate modeling course focusing on specific techniques and design theories for designing futuristic vehicles. Students will work from a traditional conceptual approach of thumbnails and rough sketches to create a final design that can then be modeled in the Maya 3D software application. 36 hours lecture and 54 hours lab per term.

Units: 3 PrerequisiteAdvisory Transfer Designation

DART 132 F: Digital Imaging I

Digital Arts


This course instructs students on how to make and edit images using photo-editing and other raster graphics programs. Examples of raster images include photographs and scanned images. Visual artists gain computer skills useful for traditional print formats as well as new electronic media such as web pages on the internet.

Units: 3 Transfer Designation

DART 135 F: Introduction to Digital Painting

Digital Arts


This course will introduce the student to the Photoshop software application, focusing upon digital painting techniques for creating digital artwork for the entertainment industry.

Units: 3 Advisory Transfer Designation

DART 136 F: Intermediate Digital Painting

Digital Arts


This course continues forward painting with the Photoshop digital application focusing on expanded skill set assignments with emphasis on vehicle design, character creation and environmental design. Class assignments are geared around daily job requirements within the entertainment industry for gaming and animation. 36 hours lecture and 54 hours lab per term.

Units: 3 PrerequisiteAdvisory Transfer Designation

DART 137 F: Advanced Digital Painting

Digital Arts


This course is based upon increasing a mastery of digital painting technique using the Photoshop application to create vehicle design, character creation, and environmental design. Class assignments are geared around daily job requirements within the entertainment industry for gaming and animation.

Units: 3 PrerequisiteAdvisory Transfer Designation

DART 138 F: Digital Painting for Production

Digital Arts


This course will introduce the student to working and delivering production level artwork, adhering to industry standard in entertainment production. Students will be painting with the Photoshop digital application, focusing on advanced level assignments prepared by industry professionals. Assignments will focus uponMAYA digital render paint-overs, vehicle design, character creation, and environmental design. Class assignments are geared around daily job requirements within the entertainment industry for gaming and animation. 36 hours lecture and 54 hours lab per term.

Units: 3 PrerequisiteAdvisory Transfer Designation

DART 140 F: Digital Publishing I

Digital Arts


This course focuses on graphic design created on computers with an emphasis on print media. This course teaches electronic design and digital typesetting of a variety of publication formats through the use of popular page layout programs.

Units: 3 Transfer Designation

DART 146 F: Digital Publishing II

Digital Arts


This course focuses on integrating digital images, illustrations, word processing documents, and other files into well-designed publications such as newsletters, portfolio calendars, brochures, magazine layouts and CD layouts.

Units: 3 Transfer Designation

DART 150 F: 3D Computer Animation

Digital Arts


This course provides an introductory exploration of the Maya animation sub-menu and how it translates to animating character models and props inside digital sets. Students will begin with time-honored principles of animation and learn how to animate digital characters.

Units: 3 PrerequisiteTransfer Designation

DART 152 F: Pre Visual Animation

Digital Arts


This course is an intermediate study in animation, focusing upon pre visual camera animation.Animating cameras and setting up scenes for pre visual animation requires an education in cinematography, story boarding, and timing. Pre visual animation has become a new position within the entertainment industry providing early solutions for games, movies, special effects, and television commercial productions. 36 hours lecture and 54 hours lab per term.

Units: 3 PrerequisiteAdvisory Transfer Designation

DART 153 F: Introduction to Digital Sculpting with Z-Brush

Digital Arts


This course uses the 3D modeling software Z-Brush combined with touch sensitive drawing tablets and monitors. The student will create digital sculpted models for entertainment-based productions.

Units: 3 Advisory Transfer Designation

DART 154 F: Creature Sculpting with Z-Brush

Digital Arts


This course is an intermediate course in creature sculpting using the Pixelogic Z-Brush 3D DigitalSculpting application. This course will focus upon creating bipod, and quadruped creatures that could be used for game and movie productions.36 hours lecture and 54 hours lab per term.

Units: 3 PrerequisiteAdvisory Transfer Designation

DART 162 F: Computer Animation

Digital Arts


This course is a study of digital tools to represent moving objects in 2D space. Students will learn how to create 2D computer animation. Final output may integrate addi- tional media (sound, text, graphics, and video), and find distribution as CD-ROMs, webpages, complete websites, videos, cartoons, animated shorts, games, education, instructional training, and creative self- expression. 36 hours lecture and 54 hours lab per term.

Units: 3 Transfer Designation

DART 164 F: Interactive Multimedia Design

Digital Arts


This course focuses on designing interactive multimedia presentations by integrating a variety of programs and media (sound, text, graphics and video). Final output may take the form of DVDs, CD-ROMs, websites, videos, cartoons, animated shorts, games, educational software and creative self-expression. Open lab work may be required to complete assignments. 36 hours lecture and 54 hours lab per term.

Units: 3 Transfer Designation

DART 170 F: Digital Photo Editing I

Digital Arts


This course focuses on digital photography and the advanced usage of varied cameras and software. Students will learn to manipulate images for the development of fine art and photographic images appropriate for varied products required in advertising design.

Units: 3 Transfer Designation

DART 172 F: Digital Image Editing II

Digital Arts


This course focuses on capturing good digital images and photographs and usage of varied cameras and image editing software. The student learns to manipulate images for the development of fine art and photographic images appropriate for varied products required in advertising design and other uses for digital photographs and digital imagery.

Units: 3 Advisory Transfer Designation

DART 180 F: Digital Video

Digital Arts


This course is an examination of digital video editing techniques including the professional manipulation of sound and beginning motion graphics and compression techniques. This course includes the study and hands-on use of computers, assorted software, SDHC card-based digital video cameras, and other tools and techniques used for digitizing, editing and composition of video and audio sources. This course provides an in-depth exploration of digital video as used in the fields of multimedia, video/film, websites, DVD/BluRay disk creation, museum installations and video for cellular and mobile devices. 36 hours lecture and 54 hours lab per term

Units: 3 Transfer Designation

DART 181 F: Advanced Digital Video

Digital Arts


This course builds on the basic editing skills learned in DART 180 F. This course is an examination of intermediate to advanced digital video editing techniques including the professional manipulation of sound. Video distribution includes multimedia video, online and offline video editing, interactive video inclusive websites, DVD/Blu Ray disk creation, video for cellular and mobile devices. 36 hours lecture and 54 hours lab per term.

Units: 3 Advisory Transfer Designation

DART 182 F: Motion Graphics and Special Effects

Digital Arts


This course provides an in-depth introduction to motion graphics, digital composition, sound design and special effects in digital video.

Units: 3 Advisory Transfer Designation

DART 195 F: Production Design for Entertainment Eastern Civilizations

Digital Arts


This course will introduce the student to environmental-production design techniques for entertainment focusing on the architectural development of Eastern civilizations, and their influence upon production-design for film, games, and animation. 36 hours lecture and 54 hours lab per term.

Units: 3 PrerequisiteAdvisory Transfer Designation

DART 196 F: Production Design for Entertainment: Western Civilizations

Digital Arts


This course will introduce the student to environmental-production design techniques for entertainment focusing on the architectural development of Western civilizations, and their influence upon production design for film, games and animation. 36 hours lecture and 54 hours lab per term.

Units: 3 PrerequisiteAdvisory Transfer Designation

DART 197 F: Production Design for Entertainment: Early Science Fiction

Digital Arts


This course will introduce the student to “environment-production” design techniques for entertainment focusing inside the history of early science fiction. Students will examine the historical architecture used within the development of the early science fiction genre relating towards film, games, and animation. 36 hours lecture and 54 hours lab per term.

Units: 3 PrerequisiteAdvisory Transfer Designation

DART 198 F: Production Design for Entertainment: Late Science Fiction

Digital Arts


This course will introduce student to “environmental-production” design techniques for entertainment focusing inside the history of late science fiction. Students will examine the historical architecture used within the development of thelate science fiction genre relating towards film, games, and animation. 36 hours lecture and 54 hours lab per term.

Units: 3 PrerequisiteAdvisory Transfer Designation