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The art program provides students with a comprehensive foundation in the history, theory, and practice of art. Each student acquires observational, compositional, technical, interpretative, and expressive competency through participation in an extensive range of studio art courses.  Exposure to a culturally diverse art history curriculum prepares each student to analyze, assess, and discuss works of art from a variety of historical and style periods. Proficiencies are demonstrated through class projects, critiques, research papers, essays, and objective tests.Program assessment is measured by portfolios, juried and public exhibitions, program completion, transferability, and periodic program reviews. Students will be prepared to transfer and major in arts, and pursue a variety of artrelated careers.

Major Requirements
Art – Art History Option:
Art 110, 130, 160;
15 units from: Art 102A, 102B, 102C, 106, 109, 194, 205A,
205B, 207, 208, 209;
2-3 units from: Art 129, 131, 132, 133, 141, 142, 143, 144,
145, 146, 147, 152, 153, 161, 173, 181, 187, 210, 217, 218,
219, 220, 222, 223, 230, 231, 232, 233, 253, 262, 263, 274,
275, 282, 283, 288, 289; Photography 101

Note: Most transfer colleges will also require a foreign language for a B.A. degree in Art History.
Total Units: 26-27

Art 101   (formerly Art 1)
Art and Visual Culture in Modern Life
3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course is a global survey of art and visual culture from different historical periods. Students acquire analytical and interpretive skills and develop a basic understanding of the role of art and visual culture in human history.

Art 102B
History of Western Art

Art 110 - (formerly Art 10ab)
Drawing Fundamentals I
3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course is an introduction to the techniques, media, and concepts of drawing. Instruction is designed to foster observational, compositional, interpretive, and expressive proficiencies. Representative topics include observation,perception, and the drawing process; contour and line; value, volume, and light theory; composition and pictorialstructure; and linear perspective. Also included is an introduction to color theory.

Art 130Two-Dimensional Design I

Art 207
Art History of Mexico and Central South America

Art 222
Fundamentals of Painting I

Art 233, Graphic Design II
3 Units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab Credit, degree applicable Transfer

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