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Art (2013-2014)
The Art program offers an Associate in Art Degree or a Certificate of Achievement and directs students that aspire to concentrate in Ceramics, Illustration, Industrial design and Painting. This guided program assists students in developing specialized artistic proficiency necessary to create strong exit portfolios that may be used to apply or transfer to art schools, art academies or art universities. These portfolio skills are also appropriate for professional use. Most courses are offered day, evening and weekends, on campus, hybrid or online to fit individual scheduling needs. It is our goal to give each student the opportunity to succeed based on their dedication, practice, creativity, ability, capacity and personal artistic interest.
 
Program Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to create two-dimensional and three-dimensional artwork and designs using appropriate tools, materials, methods and techniques.
Students will be able to analyze and critically evaluate two-dimensional and three-dimensional creative projects using the current principles and language of art and design.
 
Units required for Major: 31.5
Units required for Certificate: 31.5
 
Associate Degree Requirements:
English proficiency: ENGL 1A, 1AH, 1S & 1T, ESLL 26 or equivalent.
Mathematics proficiency: MATH 57, 105, 108 or equivalent.
A minimum of 90 units is required* to include:
All Foothill General Education requirements (30 Units)
Core courses (16.5 Units)
Support courses (15-16 Units)

*Additional elective course work may be necessary to meet the 90-unit minimum requirement for the associate degree.

NOTE: All courses pertaining to the major must be taken for a letter grade. In addition, a GPA of 2.0 or higher is required in all core and support courses for the degree or certificates.
 
Program Type(s):
AA = Associate in Arts Degree.
CA = Certificate of Achievement.
UT = May be transferable to a four - year university.
 
Additional Information:
NOTE: Portfolio admissions may vary from each art university or college. Please check the specific portfolio requirements with each art college.
 
Core Courses: (16.5 units)
ART 4A Fundamentals in Drawing (4 units)
ART 5A 2-D Foundations (4 units)
ART 1 Introduction to Art (4.5 units)
ART 72* Studio Art Portfolio Preparation (4 units)

*NOTE: It is recommended that this course be taken at the end of the program as this is an exit portfolio course.
 
Support Courses: (15-16 units)
Select One option from the following:

Option 1: Ceramics Transfer Portfolio (15 units)
Select TWO courses from the following:
ART 5B 3-D Foundations (4 units)
ART 45A Beginning Ceramics Hand-building (4 units)
ART 45B Beginning Ceramics Potter's Wheel (4 units)
And TWO courses from the following:
ART 44 Ceramic Sculpture (3 units)
ART 45C Advanced Ceramics (3 units)
ART 77 Potter's Wheel II (3 units)
ART 45F Low-Temperature Ceramic Firing & Glazing Techniques (3 units)

Option 2: Illustration Transfer Portfolio (16 units)
Select TWO courses from the following:
ART 4B Intermediate Drawing (4 units)
ART 4C Representational Drawing (4 units)
ART 4E Heads & Hands Drawing (4 units)
ART 4D Figure Drawing (4 units)
And TWO courses from the following:
ART 6 Collage & Composition (3 units)
ART 15A Digital Painting I (4 units)
ART 15B Digital Painting II (4 units)
ART 19A Oil Painting I (4 units)
Art 19B Acrylic Painting I (4 units)
ART 20A Color I (3 units)
ART 20B Color II (3 units)
ART 47A Watercolor I (4 units)

Option 3: Industrial Design Transfer Portfolio (16 units)
ART 5B 3-D Foundations (4 units)
ART 4C Representational Drawing (4 units)
ART 4B Intermediate Drawing (4 units)
ART 4D Figure Drawing (4 units)

Option 4: Painting Transfer Portfolio (16 units)
Select TWO courses from the following:
ART 4B Intermediate Drawing (4 units)
ART 19A Oil Painting I (4 units)
ART 19B Acrylic Painting I (4 units)
ART 47A Watercolor I (4 units)
And TWO courses from the following:
ART 19C Oil Painting II (4 units)
ART 19D Acrylic Painting II (4 units)
ART 19E Oil Painting III (4 units)
ART 19F Acrylic Painting III (4 units)
ART 47B Watercolor II (4 units)
Certificate of Achievement in Art - (31.5 Units)
The Certificate of Achievement is awarded upon completion of the Core and Support courses. General education courses are not required.

Academic Year: 2013-2014

Current status: Approved
Last update: 2013-07-29 08:05:21

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