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Studio Arts, Associate in Fine Arts
Effective: Spring, 2017
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 tradtitional 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 be 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.
The Associate of Fine Arts in Studio Arts is awarded upon successful completion of the ART course sequence with a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in all ART courses. An ART course with a grade lower than "C" must be repeated.
Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of visual literacy in regard to 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 knowledge of visual literacy in the application of objective and non-objective subject matter in addition to utilizing traditional figurative motifs.
- Practice critical thinking skills through the production and evaluation of artwork.
- 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 - English Composition I||3|
|ART 124 - Three Dimensional Design||3|
|ART 110 - Art from the Ancient Worlds through the Middle Ages||3|
Second Semester (15 credits)
|ART 140 - Painting I||3|
|ART 131 - Drawing II||3|
|ART 123 - Color and Design||3|
|ART 111 - Art from the Renaissance through Contemporary Times||3|
|Any transferable Diversity and Social Justice designated SOC course 3 credits|
Third Semester (15 credits)
|ART 141 - Painting II||3|
|MAT 120 - Modern College Mathematics||3|
|ART 142 - Life Drawing||3|
|ART 211 - Digital Imaging||3|
|Please pick one of the following courses highlighted in blue:|
|ART 112 - Art From Africa, Asia and Beyond||3|
|ART 115 - History of Graphic Design||3|
|ART 116 - History of Photography||3|
|ART 203 - History of Modern Art||3|
Fourth Semester (16 credits)
|ART 144 - Figure Painting||3|
|COMM 111 - Public Speaking||3|
|ART 233 - Portfolio Preparation||3|
|ART 145 - Watercolor Painting||3|
|Any tranferable Scientific Inquiry designated Science course 4 Credits|