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Art : Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

92 INTRO TO MUSEUM STUDIES (CSU) 3 UNITS

Prerequisite: None | Lecture 3 hrs

Provides a broad introduction to the field of museum work. Topics include the history and philosophy of museums; the social, economic, and political trends that shape museums. The collection and care of objects, exhibition design, education programs, research activities, and public relations will be covered.

 

101 SURVEY OF ART HISTORY I (UC:CSU) 3 UNITS

Advisory: English 101 | Lecture 3 hrs

A survey of Western Art and Architecture from Pre-historic through Medieval periods; students develop perceptual and critical skills by analyzing the evolution and function of art within historical, cultural, and philosophical contexts.

 

102 SURVEY OF ART HISTORY II (UC:CSU) 3 UNITS

Advisory: English 101 | Lecture 3 hrs

A survey of Western Art and Architecture from the Renaissance through the Twentieth Century:

students develop perceptual and critical skills by analyzing the evolution and function of art within historical, cultural, and philosophical contexts.

 

103 ART APPRECIATION I (UC:CSU) 3 UNITS

 Prerequisite: None | Advisory: English 101 Lecture 3 hrs A general introduction to art that offers a look at works of art through the study of theory, terminology, themes, design principles, media, techniques, with an introduction to the visual arts across time and diverse cultures.

 

105 HISTORY OF ASIAN ART (CSU) 3 UNITS

Advisory: English 101 | Lecture 3 hrs

Provides a select overview of art and architecture from India, Southeast Asia, China, Korea, and Japan from pre-history to modern times. Examines social, economic, political, religious and philosophical influences on art and architecture, as well as the interchange of cultural influence and artistic expression.

 

109 THE ARTS OF AFRICA, (UC:CSU) 3 UNITS OCEANIA & ANCIENT AMERICA

Prerequisite: English 28 or ESL 8

Lecture 3 hrs

Provides an overview of art and architecture from Africa, Oceania, and Native North and South America in relation their history, religion, and culture.

 

111 HISTORY OF (UC:CSU) 3 UNITS

CONTEMPORARY ART

Advisory: Eng 101 | Lecture 3 hrs

A history of the major stylistic movements of Contemporary art from 1945 to the present with attention to the historical circumstances of visual culture. While the Euro-American tradition will be the primary focus, art produced by the global community will also be considered with the advent of Globalism in the 1990s.

 

201 DRAWING I (UC:CSU) 3 UNITS

Prerequisite: None | Lecture 2 hrs, Lab 2 hrs Introduction to principles, elements, and practices of drawing, employing a wide range of subject matter and drawing media. Focus on perceptually based drawing, observational skills, technical abilities, and creative responses to materials and subject matter, including great works of the human imagination.

 

202 DRAWING II (UC:CSU) 3 UNITS

Prerequisite: Art 201 | Lecture 2 hrs, Lab 2 hrs Continuation of Drawing I, introduces color. Students develop an intermediate ability to observe and render from life using perspective, with emphasis on the human head, hands, feet and anatomy.

 

203 DRAWING III (UC:CSU) 3 UNITS

Prerequisite: Art 202 | Lecture 2 hrs, Lab 2 hrs Students create an advanced portfolio of drawings utilizing techniques and media which emphasize individual artistic development.

 

204 LIFE DRAWING I (UC:CSU) 3 UNITS

Advisory: Art 201 | Lecture 2 hrs, Lab 2 hrs A beginning course in drawing the figure from life.

Drawings with various time limitations are done to explore the relationships of movement, form, and space as they pertain to the human body. Emphasis is placed on proportion, structure and anatomy. This course is recommended for all art majors.

 

205 LIFE DRAWING II (UC:CSU) 3 UNITS

Prerequisite: Art 204 | Lecture 2 hrs, Lab 2 hrs An intermediate course in drawing the human figure.

Emphasis is on developing extended knowledge of human anatomy and acquiring enhanced skill in rendering its essential structure.

 

206 LIFE DRAWING III (UC:CSU) 3 UNITS

Prerequisite: Art 205 | Lecture 2 hrs, Lab 2 hrs An advanced course in drawing the human figure.

Emphasis is placed on developing an advanced knowledge of human anatomy and acquiring advanced skill in rendering its essential structure.

 

209 PERSPECTIVE DRAWING I (CSU) 3 UNITS

Prerequisite: Art 201 | Lecture 2 hrs, Lab 2 hrs Draw three-dimensional objects in space using measured vanishing point systems along with direct observation and freehand drawing. Explore methods of drawing cast shadows and mirror reflections in perspective.

 

300 INTRODUCTION TO PAINTING (UC:CSU) 3 UNITS

Prerequisite: None | Lecture 2 hrs, Lab 2 hrs An introductory course in painting. Lectures and assignments utilize color theory, historical and contemporary styles of painting from great works of the human imagination which will be studied in relation to painting techniques.

 

304 ACRYLIC PAINTING I (UC:CSU) 3 UNITS

Prerequisite: Art 300 | Lecture 2 hrs, Lab 2 hrs A continuation and reinforcement of techniques and styles learned in introduction to Painting, with emphasis on exploring personal expression through a series of paintings utilizing a common theme.

 

305 ACRYLIC PAINTING II (UC:CSU) 3 UNITS

Prerequisite: Art 304 | Lecture 2 hrs, Lab 2 hrs Exploration of advanced concepts and ideas in Painting. Emphasis is on composition, color, concept and a variety of materials and techniques.

 

306 ACRYLIC PAINTING III (UC:CSU) 3 UNITS

Prerequisite: Art 305 | Lecture 2 hrs, Lab 2 hrs Emphasis upon individuality of response to contemporary problems in painting related to representational or nonobjective imagery.

 

307 OIL PAINTING I (CSU) 3 UNITS

Advisory: Art 201 | Lecture 1 hr, Lab 4 hrs An overview of basic oil painting techniques and materials. Composition, color, and form are studied through a range of projects in historical context to bring the individual in touch with contemporary ideas in the field of oil painting.

 

501 BEGINNING TWO (UC:CSU) 3 UNITS

DIMENSIONAL DESIGN

Prerequisite: None | Lecture 2 hrs, Lab 2 hrs Introduction to the concepts, applications, and historical references related to two-dimensional art and composition, including the study of the basic principles and elements of line, shape, texture, value, color and spatial illusion. Development of a visual vocabulary for creative expression through lecture presentations, studio projects, problem solving, and written assignments.

 

502 BEGINNING THREE (UC:CSU) 3 UNITS

DIMENSIONAL DESIGN

Prerequisite: None | Lecture 2 hrs, Lab 2 hrs Introduction to the concepts, applications, and historical references related to three-dimensional design and spatial composition, including the study of the elements and organizing principles of design as they apply to three-dimensional space and form.

Development of a visual vocabulary for creative expression through lecture presentations and use of materials for three-dimensional studio projects.

 

519 EXHIBITION DESIGN (CSU) 3 UNITS

Prerequisite: None | Lecture 2 hrs, Lab 2 hrs Provides a practical application of design concepts as they relate to museum and art exhibitions, environments, displays, and installations. Students will gain a working knowledge of commercial and non-profit galleries.

Exhibition preparation, installation, funding, gallery visits, and guest lectures will be part of the curriculum.

 

520 DESIGN WORKSHOP (CSU) 3 UNITS

Prerequisite: Art 501 | Lecture 2 hrs, Lab 2 hrs Workshop on principles of design. Emphasis is placed on individual research, experimentation, and the development of style. Students will work with a variety of art materials.

 

700 INTRODUCTION TO (UC:CSU) 3 UNITS

SCULPTURE

Prerequisite: Art 502 | Lecture 2 hrs, Lab 2 hrs Introduction to three-dimensional sculptural principles, techniques, and concepts utilizing a wide range of materials and practices. Various sculpture methods are practiced with attention to creative self expression and historical context.

 

701 SCULPTURE I (UC:CSU) 3 UNITS

Prerequisite: Art 502 | Lecture 2 hrs, Lab 2 hrs Exploration of sculptural principles, techniques and concepts utilizing a wide range of materials and practices. Various sculpture methods are practiced with attention to creative self-expression and historical context. Emphasis is on contemporary materials, cultural identity, and public art.

702 SCULPTURE II (UC:CSU) 3 UNITS

 

Prerequisite: Art 700 | Lecture 2 hrs, Lab 2 hrs Exploration of sculptural principles, techniques and concepts. Methods focus on carving, mold making and casting with attention to creative self-expression and historical context.

 

703 SCULPTURE III (UC:CSU) 3 UNITS

Prerequisite: Art 502 and 701

Lecture 2 hrs, Lab 2 hrs

Explores the appreciation and creation of sculptural forms in contemporary applications. Emphasis is placed on concept, experimentation, and development of style while examining signature style and site-specific installation.

 

185 DIRECTED STUDY (CSU) 1 UNIT

Prerequisite: None | Lecture 0.5 hr, Lab 1 hr Provides opportunity for in-depth study of a chosen area of Art on a contract basis, under the direction of a supervising instructor.

 

ART HISTORY

 

161 INTRO TO AMERICAN ART (CSU) 3 UNITS

Advisory: Eng 101 | Lecture 3 hrs

An introductory survey of American Art from its preColonial past to the contemporary era with a focus on the social, political, economic, and philosophical conditions that have resulted in a culturally diverse artistic tradition. The contributions and influences of immigrants, Native Americans, Chicano Americans, Latin Americans, and European Americans are studied in relation to historical contexts.