Academic Catalogs

Art Basics, Certificate of Completion

Banner Code: 3_NCP_ARTB

Control Number: 40844

Not Financial Aid Eligible

The Art Basics Certificate of Completion is provided for students through Coastline Community College's Special Programs and Services Career Options through Academic Support and Training (COAST) Program. Classes are taught by Special Programs faculty and mentored by field professionals. During this four-semester program, students will learn the basics of two and three-dimensional artistic practices, stagecraft, and gallery exhibition. Classes are held at the Coastline Community College campus in Newport Beach, and utilize the state-of-the-arts lab classrooms and prestigious Coastline Gallery. Students graduating with an Arts Basics Certificate of Completion will be prepared for entry-level paid opportunities within the industry. These jobs include fine artist, artist assistant (drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, collage, ceramics, and sculpture) as well as exhibition assistant opportunities at galleries, museums, and other exhibition sites. In addition to vocational options, students are encouraged to volunteer in their communities at local exhibition sites, fairs, festivals and participate in community stewardship activities.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate the skills and experience required to take part in basic vocational artistic, assistant, and exhibition activities.
  2. Independently recall and perform best practices while participating in work activities alone or with faculty, managers, staff, students, or customers.

This award confirms that a student has completed a noncredit program that prepares students to progress in a career path or to take degree-applicable courses.

Course Title Hours
Required Core
Complete the following:
Semester 1
SPED C002NProblem-Solving in the Workplace40
SPED C071NTwo-Dimensional Media40
Semester 2
SPED C001NEmployability Skills40
SPED C072NThree-Dimensional Media40
Semester 3
SPED C009NApplied Academics40
SPED C073NStagecraft40
Semester 4
SPED C061NVocational Preparation and Readiness16-64
SPED C074NExhibition40
Total Hours296-344