This curriculum is appropriate for students seeking transfer to programs that focus on the practice of fine art, or who wish to pursue professional practice as a visual artist. (Suitable transfer programs at four- year colleges, universities, or art institutes include the traditional studio arts—drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking and ceramics; programs in photography and digital media that have a fine arts emphasis; and studio art programs that are not media-specific, with names such as “new genres”).
Students completing the degree program will develop a portfolio of original artwork and prepare their work for exhibition. Students pursuing a Bachelor’s degree should research the specific requirements of desired transfer institutions and meet with a counselor, as completion of this certificate program is not a guarantee of acceptance. Students are advised to meet with a full-time visual arts faculty member for suggestions of potential transfer institutions and additional curriculum specific to their needs. (Students will be advised to complete the CSU-GE-Breadth or IGETC CSU pattern.)
A Certificate of Achievement is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.
- Demonstrate proficiency in the use of tools and materials in at least one studio arts discipline.
- Analyze the formal properties and social content of works of art, verbally and in writing.
- Create a portfolio of original art work.
Requirements for the Certificate of Achievement
|ART 011A||FOUNDATION DRAWING||3|
|ART 001B||HISTORY OF WESTERN ART – RENAISSANCE THROUGH CONTEMPORARY||3|
|or ART 004D||HISTORY OF MODERN ART|
|Required Capstone Course|
|ART 075||EXHIBITION AND PRESENTATION OF VISUAL ART||3|
|or ART 145||PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT AND CRITIQUE|
|Choose from this list of courses||9|
|PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT OF DRAWING|
|BEGINNING LIFE DRAWING|
|BEGINNING WATERCOLOR PAINTING|
|INTERMEDIATE WATERCOLOR PAINTING|
|PRINTMAKING - INTAGLIO AND RELIEF|
|PRINTMAKING - SILK SCREEN|
|INTRODUCTION TO BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY|
|BEGINNING DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY|
|DIGITAL ART: DESIGN FOUNDATION|
|DIGITAL ART: PAINTING & DRAWING|
|CREATIVE CODING FOR THE INTERNET|
|CREATIVE CODING FOR MOBILE DEVICES|
|PHYSICAL COMPUTING FOR ART & DESIGN|
General Education Requirements for the Associate in Science Degree
Visit the Program Mapper for a suggested Sequence of Courses.