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Contact: Carolyn AlexanderTitle: Department ChairContact: calexander@mtsac.edu
Career Outlook Exhibition Concept, Design, and Production

Arts Division
This certificate is designed to provide students with the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge and skills to display an esthetically and conceptually effective art exhibition. Students will acquire the knowledge of various/diverse artistic media and develop a career-oriented artistic perspective.

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  • Exhibition Concept, Design, and Production

    Arts Division
    This certificate is designed to provide students with the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge and skills to display an esthetically and conceptually effective art exhibition. Students will acquire the knowledge of various/diverse artistic media and develop a career-oriented artistic perspective.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    ARTC 100Fundamentals of Graphic Design3
    ARTG 20Art, Artists, and Society3
    ARTG 21AIntroduction to Exhibition Production3
    ARTG 21BIntermediate Exhibition Production3
    ARTG 22AExhibition Design and Art Gallery Operation Work Experience 12
    ARTG 23Art Writing1.5
    ARTG 24Shop Practices for Art Careers1.5
    Required Electives (3 Units)3
    AHIS 5
    History of Western Art: Renaissance Through Modern
    or AHIS 5H
    History of Western Art: Renaissance Through Modern - Honors
    or AHIS 6
    History of Modern Art
    or AHIS 6H
    History of Modern Art - Honors
    Total Units20

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Contact: Carolyn AlexanderTitle: Department ChairContact: calexander@mtsac.edu

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