Studio Arts, A.F.A.
Effective: Spring, 2016
The Studio Arts program stresses a concentration in both Painting and Drawing but allows students to utilize a diversity of mixed media to be infused within traditional approaches of the genre. Students in this program will be encouraged to explore and develop a variety of techniques within a range of media. Personal growth and the development of both technical skills and conceptual ideation will encouraged.
The Associate in Fine Arts Degree in Studio Arts will prepare students to transfer into a 4-year Bachelor of Fine Arts program. Students will be provided with all foundation-level studio courses as well as a broad choice of art history courses.
Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of visual literacy in regard to the drawing and or painting utilizing perceptual means.
- Demonstrate knowledge of visual literacy in regard to the understanding and application of the elements and principles of two and three dimensional design principles.
- Demonstrate knowledge of visual literacy in regard to the understanding of the dynamics of basic color theory including the manipulation of hue, value and chroma..
- Demonstrate knowledge of visual literacy in regard to the manipulation of the concept of the picture plane.
- Demonstrate knowledge of visual literacy in regard to understanding of the forms and concepts associated with the history of art.
- Demonstrate knowledge of visual literacy in conjunction with the application of digital technology and or digital photographic technology.
- Demonstrate the knowledge of visual literacy in the application of objective and non-objective subject matter in addition to utilizing traditional fugurative motifs.
- Integrate and communicate issues of critical thinking skills via the creation of artworks and participation in the formal critique process.
- Produce a portfolio of artworks that demonstrates all of the above principles.
First Semester (15 credits)
|ART 130 - Drawing I||3|
|ART 122 - Two Dimensional Design||3|
|ENG 100 - Composition I||3|
|ART 110 - Art from the Ancient World through the Middle Ages||3|
|ART 124 - Three Dimensional Design||3|
Second Semester (15 credits)
|ART 140 - Painting I||3|
|ART 123 - Color and Design||3|
|ENG 112 - English Composition II: Writing About Literature||3|
|ART 111 - Art History II to Art from the Renaissance through Contemporary Times||3|
|Any Diversity and Social Justice CALG designated SOC course 3 credits|
Third Semester (15 credits)
|ART 131 - Drawing II||3|
|ART 141 - Painting II||3|
|MAT 120 - Modern College Mathematics||3|
|COMM 111 - Public Speaking||3|
|ART 211 - Digital Imaging||3|
Fourth Semester (16 credits)
|Any Scientific Inquiry CALG designated Science course 3 Credits|