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Faculty

Thomas Folland, Ph.D. - Associate Professor of Art History
Deborah Paulsen, M.F.A. - Professor of Art/Department Chair

Kindah Brennan, M.F.A. - Adjunct Instructor of Art
Justin Cole, M.F.A. - Adjunct Instrcutor of Art and Art History
Barbara Kerwin, M.F.A. - Professor of Art (Emeritus)
Noushin Lavasani, M.A. - Adjunct Instrcutor of Art History
Alexandra Lezo, M.A. - Adjunct Instructor of Art History
Brian Ruppel, M.F.A. - Adjunct Instructor of Art and Art History
Aili Schemltz, M.F.A - Adjunct Instructor of Art
John Zarcone, M.F.A. - Adjunct Instructor of Art

Degree Programs

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS NOTE: A minimum of 60 units and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher must be completed to earn the Associate in Arts Degree. Always consult a counselor for information on graduation requirements, residency requirements and transfer information.

Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) Studio Arts

This Transfer Model Curriculum in Studio Arts is intended as preparation for transfer to California State University System as a major in Studio Art. Students should carefully plan their course choices to ensure that they take the lower division courses prerequisite to upper division course in their area of emphasis, such as Painting, Printmaking or Sculpture. This degree is not intended for transfer to the UC or private colleges.

A degree in studio arts provides the foundation and can lead to many careers in art and design such as: artist, illustrator, graphic and web designer, photographer, animator, architect, interior designer, fashion and costume designer, product designer, set and exhibition designer, educator, art therapist, exhibition curator, art critic, art historian, museum preparator, and art conservator/restorer. 

REQUIRED CORE 
Art 102 Survey of Art History II
Art 201 Drawing I
Art 501 Beginning Two Dimensional Design
Art 502 Beginning Three Dimensional Design

List A: Select one (1) course 3
Art 101 Survey of Art History I
Art 105 History of Asian Art
Art 109 History of Arts of Africa, Oceania & Ancient America

List B: Select one (1) course from three (3) of the following areas 
DRAWING Art 202 Drawing II or Art 204 Life Drawing I
PAINTING Art 300 Intro to Painting
SCULPTURE Art 700 Intro to Sculpture or Art 701 Sculpture I
PHOTOGRAPHY Photo 10 Beginning Photography or Photo 7 Exploring Digital Photography

Associates in Arts for Transfer  (AA-T) - 
Art History

The Associate in Arts in Art History for Transfer degree introduces students to the discipline of art history as it is organized by geography, culture and chronology. Students acquire the necessary skills in critical analysis and historical research through applying: visual analysis and art historical terminology; a vocabulary of basic stylistic terms; stylistic movements within larger philosophical, political, religious and cultural contexts; methodologies of art history.

The Associate in Arts in Art History for Transfer will provide students with a course of study in Art with an emphasis in Art History to prepare the student for transfer and completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in studio arts, art history or a similar major at a California State University (CSU) campus.

REQUIRED CORE
Art 101 Survey of Art History I
Art 102 Survey of Art History II
Art 201 Drawing I

List A: Select one (1) course:
Art 105 History of Asian Art
Art 109 History of Arts of Africa, Oceania & Ancient America

List B: Select one (1) course:
Art 501 Beginning Two-Dimensional Design
Art 502 Beginning Three-Dimensional Design
Art 204 Life Drawing I
Photo 10 Beginning Photography
Photo 7 Exploring Digital Photography
Art 700 Introduction to Sculpture
Art 300 Introduction to Painting
Art 202 Drawing II
MultiMd 320 Web Design
MultiMd 610 Introduction to Digital Video Production

List C: Select one (1) course:
ArtHist 161 Introduction to American Art
Art 111 History of Contemporary Arts
Human 1 Cultural Patterns of Western Civilization 
French 1 Elementary French I
Italian 1 Elementary Italian I
Spanish 1 Elementary Spanish I
History 86 Introduction to World Civilization
Philos 1 Introduction to Philosophy I
Philos 20 Ethics
Philos 33 Comparative Survey of the World’s Religions
Anthro 102 Human Way of Life: Cultural Anthropology
Anthro 104 Human Language and Communication
Anthro 121 Anthropology of Religion, Magic and Witchcraft
or Any List A or List B course not already used

Associates in Arts - Art

This curriculum is designed to provide an opportunity to complete an undergraduate major in Art.

REQUIRED COURSES 
Select two (2) from the following four (4) Art History courses: 
Art 101 Survey of Art History I
Art 102 Survey of Art History II
Art 109 History of Arts of Africa, Oceania & Ancient America
Art 111 History of Contemporary

Art Art 201 Drawing I 
Art 202 Drawing II  or Art 204 Life Drawing I
Art 300 Introduction to Painting
Art 501 Beginning Two Dimensional Design
Art 502 Beginning Three Dimensional Design
Multimd 100 Introduction to Multimedia Computer Applications (Photoshop)
Total 24 UNITS 

Associates in Arts - Art, Gallery & Museum Studies

Art, Gallery and Museum Studies Associate of Arts Degree prepares students to enter the field of gallery and museum work and to transfer to a Bachelor of Arts program in Art, Media Arts, or Museum Studies. The program combines theory with practical application; art, design and media skills with a foundation in art history; and introduction to exhibition design and museum studies

REQUIRED COURSES
Select two (2) courses from the following four (4) Art History Courses:
Art 101 Survey of Art History I
Art 102 Survey of Art History II
Art 109 History of Arts of Africa, Oceania & Ancient America
Art 111 History of Contemporary Art Complete the following courses

Art 92 Introduction to Museum Studies
Art 501 Beginning Two Dimensional Design
Art 502 Beginning Three Dimensional Design
Art 519 Exhibition Design

Select one course:
Multimd 100 Introduction to Multimedia Computer Applications (Photoshop) Multimd 240 Graphic Design for Multimedia
Multimd 320 Web Design
Photo 10 Beginning Photography
Total 21 UNITS

Associates in Arts - Painting

This curriculum is designed to provide an opportunity to complete an undergraduate major in Painting.

REQUIRED COURSES
Select two (2) from the following four (4) Art History courses:
Art 101 Survey of Art History I
Art 102 Survey of Art History II
Art 109 History of Arts of Africa, Oceania & Ancient America
Art 111 History of Contemporary Art

Art 201 Drawing I
Art 202 Drawing II or Art 204 Life Drawing I
Art 300 Introduction to Painting
Art 304 Acrylic Painting I
Art 305 Acrylic Painting II
Art 306 Acrylic Painting III
Art 501 Beginning Two Dimensional Design
Art 502 Beginning Three Dimensional Design
Multimd 100 Introduction to Multimedia Computer Applications (Photoshop) Total 33 UNITS