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Discipline: Degree: AA - Fine Arts Emphasis in Graphic Design - A8983
Course Name Course Number
Beginning Painting I ARTD 25A
  • Develop paintings focusing on color theory in a painterly or Impressionistic style.
  • Develop paintings using dynamic compositional elements with appropriate light logic and accurate shapes.
  • Define well-organized visual composition and other formal principles in written and oral form.
  • Recognize and discuss historical painting styles.
  • Create well-organized visual compositions in a variety of styles and techniques.
  • Develop paintings focusing on realism with precise shapes and edges through the process of blending.
Design: Two Dimensional ARTD 20
  • Use the formal elements, principles of design, and principles of gestalt to create well-designed studio projects in achromatic value and color.
  • Use value to describe form and express light logic.
  • Students will be able to identify the three basic types of balance\/symmetries.
  • Students will accurately identify three different spatial devices
  • Identify, evaluate, discuss, and use the formal elements and principles of design and forms of compositional structure.
  • Perceive and interpret the 3-D world through contour line drawings.
  • Two-Dimensional Design students will be able to list all of the elements and principles of design by the eighth week of the semester.
  • Students completing an assignment in Area C (Arts) courses will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression. \n
  • Differentiate preferential, factual, and judicious thinking elemental to solving problems in design and visual arts.
  • Recognize, analyze and interpret the expressive and creative qualities of art media in a work of art as it affects elementary compositional decisions.
  • Make use of critical thinking (reading, writing, listening, speaking, observing and assessing) skills elemental to the problem solving of design and the visual arts.
  • Perceive and demonstrate the relationship of color to value by mixing, analyzing, and appraising monochromatic tints and shades relative to the achromatic value scale.
  • Perceive and demonstrate the relationship of color complements by mixing, analyzing and appraising complementary tones (chromatic grays).
  • Perceive and demonstrate the relationship of hues to the conceptual pigment color wheel by mixing, analyzing, appraising, and identifying color correct swatches for
  • Use historic and current forms of abstraction in the visual arts.
Drawing: Beginning ARTD 15A
  • Students will successfully demonstrate the application of measuring\/sighting from observation to solve creating the illusion of a three dimensional still life on two dimensional surface
  • Synthesize the formal art elements and principles with the observed world in varying compositional formats.
  • Utilize the principles of composition in objective and subjective analysis of historical and contemporary works of visual art.
  • Utilize quick study techniques to develop extended drawings.
  • Utilize quick study drawing skills through visual notes and personal studies as a basis for planning larger extended works of art.
  • Utilize original and creative thinking in projects and writings.
  • Students will demonstrate their understanding of fundamental illusions of three dimensional forms on a two dimensional plane by locating the eye level and vanishing points in examples of perspective boxes.
  • Discuss, analyze, and evaluate personal works of art and that of contemporary and historical artists by using appropriate art-specific terminology for content, technique, and style in both written and oral critiques.
  • Create original drawings, which demonstrate the capacity to perceive, comprehend, and interpret the three-dimensional visual world using dry media in a variety of techniques, which include stipple, line, and hatching.
Drawing: Life ARTD 17A
  • Students will be able to use line to create the illusion of three-dimensional form through use of cross contour and construction.\n
  • Students will be able to quickly assess and communicate accurate proportion of the figure.
  • Create drawings of the human body using drawing principles and techniques.
  • Develop and use original and creative thinking in drawing the human body.
  • Work from a general visual shorthand to more specific studies that result in finished art.
  • Create the illusion of three-dimensional form using various media and techniques based on formal art principles.
  • Evaluate and discuss historical and contemporary art\/artists through written and oral critiques using appropriate art-specific terminology.
Fundamentals of Graphic Design ARTC 100
  • ARTC 100 students will produce composites in Photoshop using effective selection techniques and non-destructive editing.
History of Modern Art AHIS 6
  • Students will be able to identify formal elements and differentiate styles among cultures over time.
  • Students will be able to identify through analysis the role of visual art and culture (religious, political, economic, social, educational, etc.) in art and and cultures.
  • Identify works of art, their artistic style and their socio-political and cultural context.
  • Know the various aesthetic criteria by which Modern and Post-Modern art has been evaluated and discuss them in their cultural context.
  • Apply the proper artistic vocabulary in order to describe and analyze works of art.
  • Analyze the influence of photography on the emergence of Modern art.
  • Analyze the two basic movements in Modern art (abstraction and expressionism) and demonstrate an ability to apply this knowledge to various artists\/artwork and cultural trends from the Early Modern period through WWII.
  • Analyze works of art in terms of knowledge acquired through class lecture and discussion, readings and comparison with other works of art.
  • Summarize and evaluate the strength of various hypotheses presented in scholarly writings on Western art.
  • Synthesize ideas and knowledge into a written format, striving for clarity of expression,
  • Evaluate the benefits and drawbacks of some of the various approaches used in the study and interpretation of Modern and Post-Modern art.
History of Modern Art - Honors AHIS 6H
  • Students will be able to identify through analysis the role of visual art and culture (religious, political, economic, social, educational, etc.) in art and and cultures.
  • Students will be able to identify formal elements and differentiate styles among cultures over time.
History of Western Art: Renaissance Through Modern AHIS 5
  • Summarize and evaluate the strength of various hypotheses presented in scholarly writings on Western art.
  • Synthesize ideas and knowledge into a written format, striving for clarity of expression, organization and relevance of arguments.
  • Students will be able to identify through analysis the role of visual art and culture (religious, political, economic, social, educational, etc.) in art and and cultures.
  • Students will be able to identify formal elements and differentiate styles among cultures over time.
  • Students completing an assignment in Area C (Arts) courses will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression
  • Identify the connection between the cultural movements of the Renaissance and the emergence of a naturalistic, idealized and humanized artistic style.
  • Identify works of art, their artistic style and their cultural context in the periods addressed.
  • Recognize benefits and drawbacks of various approaches used in the study and interpretation of Western art.
  • Recognize iconographic themes and discuss them in their cultural contexts.
  • Utilize proper artistic vocabulary to describe and analyze works of art.
  • Analyze and synthesize the basic goals of Modern art and explain how it differs in content and style from artistic styles that preceded it.
  • Analyze art in terms of knowledge acquired through class lecture and discussion, readings and comparison with other works of art.\n
History of Western Art: Renaissance Through Modern - Honors AHIS 5H
  • Students will be able to identify through analysis the role of visual art and culture (religious, political, economic, social, educational, etc.) in art and and cultures.
  • Students will be able to identify formal elements and differentiate styles among cultures over time.
  • Students completing an assignment in Area C (Arts) courses will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression
Illustration ARTC 165
  • Create original illustrations that interpret the visual world.
  • Describe the history of illustration and its application to various disciplines.
  • Develop skill in the use of tools and materials, which are common to the field.
  • ARTC 165 students will be able to demonstrate the ability to evaluate peer work via written critiques.
  • ARTC 165 students will be able to describe the history of illustration and its application to various fields.
  • Discuss, analyze, and evaluate personal and professional illustration projects in both written and oral critiques.
  • Synthesize the formal art elements and principles of design with illustration skills and techniques in varying pictorial formats that range from simple to complex.
Portfolio ARTC 290
  • Create a professional-quality, online portfolio.
Print Design and Advertising ARTC 120
  • Prepare digital files for print.
Typography ARTC 160
  • Employ appropriate methods and technology to produce original letterforms and type styles.