Art

Associate in Arts
Transfer Preparation * (Major Code: 01210)

Stresses the study of art as form and content. Designed to develop the student’s perceptual and conceptual abilities in the context of art history and society. Designed to give the student an opportunity to develop his/her technical skills, aesthetic awareness, personal expression, and critical analysis.

The art courses listed fulfill lower-division requirements at most universities. Most universities require students to present a portfolio for evaluation to be admitted; therefore, students should keep a portfolio of their work from Southwestern College.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Students will seek out resources that enable them to investigate elements for the growth of their creative and aesthetic experience.
  • Students will engage in discussions of human communication, interaction and expression from all spheres, with the purpose of enriching their ability to be part of their cultural surroundings and a larger social dialogue.
  • Students will interpret and synthesize concepts from diverse historical to personal contexts and references, in order to obtain a more integrated knowledge and cohesive body of work.
  • Students will demonstrate a proficiency in communicating their original ideas through visual, oral or written media.
Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
ART 100 DRAWING I 3
ART 101 DESIGN I 3
 Units6
Second Semester
ART 102 DRAWING II 3
ART 103 DESIGN II 3
Select 3 units from ART HISTORY courses listed below 3
 Units9
Third Semester
ART 197 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES AND PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT FOR VISUAL ARTISTS 3
Select 3 units from ART HISTORY courses listed below 3
Select 3 units from ELECTIVES listed below 3
 Units9
Fourth Semester
Select 6 units from ELECTIVES listed below 6
 Units6
 Total Units30
ART HISTORY COURSES:
ART 150ART HISTORY SURVEY---STONE AGE TO THE AGES OF FAITH3
ART 151ART HISTORY-RENAISSANCE TO CONTEMPORARY3
ART 157NINETEENTH THROUGH TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY ART3
ELECTIVES:
ART 100LDRAWING LABORATORY I1
ART 104INTRODUCTION TO ART3
ART 105LIFE DRAWING I3
ART 107PAINTING I3
ART 110SCULPTURE I3
ART 111SCULPTURE II3
ART 112ARTS OF AFRICA, OCEANIA, AND INDIGENOUS NORTH AMERICAS3
ART 113ART AND CULTURE OF PRE-HISPANIC MEXICO3
ART 116PRINTMAKING I3
ART 129ASIAN ART3
ART 130HISTORY OF FILM AS ART3
ART 131INTRODUCTION TO MOTION PICTURE PRODUCTION3
ART 148AAIRBRUSH I3
ART 149Women in Western Art History, 1550--- PRESENT3
ART 156HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY3
ART 170BEGINNING CERAMICS3
ART 173AFIGURAL SCULPTURE IN CLAY I3
ART 182DESIGN IN WOOD I3
ART 185AJEWELRY AND METALWORK I3
ART 190ART OF HIEROGLYPHS3
ART 192INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL IMAGING3
ART 200CONTEMPORARY ART PRACTICES SITE-SPECIFIC ART3
ART 205BEGINNING DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY3
ART 206INTERMEDIATE PHOTOGRAPHY3

To earn an associate degree, additional general education and graduation requirements must be completed.