Academic Catalogs

Art

The Orange Coast College Art Department offers students courses in almost every 2D and 3D art form imaginable: Drawing, Painting, 2D and 3D design, 2D and 3D Figurative art, Sculpture, Jewelry, Ceramics, Illustration, Entertainment, Printmaking, Screen Printing and more! Students can earn AA-T degrees in Art History or Studio Arts, Certificates of Achievement in Entertainment Art or Narrative Illustration, and Certificates of Specialization in Ceramics. The Art Department resources include the latest technology of Digital Painting and 3D Printing, as well as the traditional time-tested processes of Metal Casting.

Department Contact Information

Roger Whitridge
rwhitridge@occ.cccd.edu

Art department website

Credit Courses

ART A1003 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Survey of Western Art from Prehistory Through Gothic  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

This course provides an overview of western art and architecture from prehistory through the medieval period. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis. C-ID: ARTH 110.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing ART A100

    ART A100H3 Units (54 lecture hours)  
    Honors Survey of Western Art from Prehistory Through Gothic  

    Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

    Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

    This course provides an overview of western art and architecture from prehistory through the medieval period. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis. C-ID: ARTH 110.

    Catalog Program Pages Referencing ART A100H

      ART A1013 Units (54 lecture hours)  
      Survey of Western Art from Renaissance to Modern  

      Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

      Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

      This course provides an overview of art and architecture from the Renaissance to the Contemporary period. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis. C-ID: ARTH 120.

      Catalog Program Pages Referencing ART A101

        ART A101H3 Units (54 lecture hours)  
        Honors Survey of Western Art from Renaissance to Modern  

        Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

        Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

        This course provides an overview of art and architecture from the Renaissance to the Contemporary period. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

        Catalog Program Pages Referencing ART A101H

          ART A1023 Units (54 lecture hours)  
          Survey of Modern and Contemporary Art History  

          Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

          Transfer Credit: CSU, UC.

          This course provides an overview of modern and contemporary art and architecture from the late 19th century to the present. This course may be taken for grades or on a pass/no-pass basis. Lecture.

          Catalog Program Pages Referencing ART A102

            ART A1033 Units (54 lecture hours)  
            Survey of Asian Art  

            Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

            Transfer Credit: CSU, UC.

            This course provides a select overview of art and architecture from India, Southeast Asia, China, Korea, and Japan from pre-history to modern times. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis. Lecture. C-ID: ARTH 130.

            Catalog Program Pages Referencing ART A103

              ART A1073 Units (54 lecture hours)  
              Introduction To Art  

              Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

              Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

              This course provides 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. Topics will include drawing, painting, sculpture, film arts, printmaking, and architecture. Gallery/museum visits are required. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

              Catalog Program Pages Referencing ART A107

                ART A1083 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                Women in Art  

                Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                Women artists and the image of women in art from the Paleolithic period to the present day. Art criticisms, the feminist art movement, and the status of contemporary women artists. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

                Catalog Program Pages Referencing ART A108

                  ART A1093 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                  Ancient Greek Art and Architecture  

                  Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                  Transfer Credit: CSU, UC.

                  A study of Ancient Greek art and architecture beginning with prehistory and ending with the Hellenistic period. This course will relate artistic styles and major developments with the social and political events of the period. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

                  Catalog Program Pages Referencing ART A109

                    ART A109H3 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                    Ancient Greek Art and Architecture Honors  

                    Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                    Transfer Credit: CSU.

                    A study of Ancient Greek art and architecture beginning with prehistory and ending with the Hellenistic period. This course will relate artistic styles and major developments with the social and political events of the period. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

                    Catalog Program Pages Referencing ART A109H

                      ART A1103 Units (27 lecture hours; 81 lab hours)  
                      Color and Design: Two-Dimensional  

                      Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                      Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                      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. Required for art majors and certificate programs. C-ID: ARTS 100

                      Catalog Program Pages Referencing ART A110

                        ART A1113 Units (27 lecture hours; 81 lab hours)  
                        Color and Design: Three-Dimensional  

                        Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                        Transfer Credit: CSU, UC.

                        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 appropriate materials for non-representational three-dimensional studio projects. Required for art majors and recommended for certificate programs. C-ID: ARTS 101.

                        Catalog Program Pages Referencing ART A111

                          ART A1143 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                          Art of the Ancient Americas  
                          Advisory: ENGL A100.

                          Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                          Transfer Credit: CSU, UC.

                          Survey of visual culture within the historical context of select ancient civilizations in Mexico, Central America, and South America up to European contact. C-ID: ARTH 145.

                          Catalog Program Pages Referencing ART A114

                            ART A1153 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                            Art of Africa, Oceania, and Indigenous North America  
                            Advisory: ENGL A100.

                            Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                            Transfer Credit: CSU, UC.

                            Survey of visual culture within select regions in Africa, Oceania, and indigenous North America. C-ID: ARTH 140.

                            Catalog Program Pages Referencing ART A115

                              ART A1164 Units (54 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
                              Furniture Making and Design  

                              Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                              Transfer Credit: CSU.

                              The student will design, construct, and manufacture furniture and related products. Same as Construction A116. Students completing Art A116 may not receive credit for Construction A116.

                              Catalog Program Pages Referencing ART A116

                                ART A1183 Units (27 lecture hours; 81 lab hours)  
                                Product Illustration 1  
                                Advisory: ART A120.

                                Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                Introduction to illustrating design concepts and the industry standard graphic language of design. This is a foundation course with the focus on preparing students to excel in Entertainment Art, Industrial Design, Product Design, Architecture and Interior Design. Students in this course will develop the fundamentals of line weight, constructive drawing, xyz sectional drawing, lighting, applied perspective, surface materials and graphic presentation. Media includes pen, marker, colored pencil, pastel and digital tools. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

                                Catalog Program Pages Referencing ART A118

                                  ART A1192 Units (36 lecture hours)  
                                  Product Illustration 2  
                                  Prerequisite(s): ART A118.

                                  Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                  Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                  Continuation of Product Illustration 1 to include more detailed renderings. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

                                  Catalog Program Pages Referencing ART A119

                                    ART A1203 Units (27 lecture hours; 81 lab hours)  
                                    Beginning Drawing  

                                    Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                    Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                    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. C-ID: ARTS 110.

                                    Catalog Program Pages Referencing ART A120

                                      ART A120H3 Units (27 lecture hours; 81 lab hours)  
                                      Beginning Drawing Honors  

                                      Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                      Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                      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. C-ID: ARTS 110

                                      Catalog Program Pages Referencing ART A120H

                                        ART A1213 Units (27 lecture hours; 81 lab hours)  
                                        Life Drawing 1  
                                        Prerequisite(s): ART A120 or ART A120H.

                                        Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                        Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                        Introduction to drawing the human figure from observation using a wide variety of drawing media and techniques. Topics include an introduction to human anatomy and the historical and contemporary roles of figure drawing in the visual arts. Students in this course will learn both descriptive and interpretive approaches to drawing the figure. Required of art majors. C-ID: ARTS 200.

                                        Catalog Program Pages Referencing ART A121

                                          ART A1223 Units (27 lecture hours; 81 lab hours)  
                                          Human Anatomy for Artists  
                                          Advisory: ART A120 or ART A120H.

                                          Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                          Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                          A drawing and study course using the human figure as a model. Emphasis will be on human anatomy and how it relates to drawing the figure. This course is recommended for art majors.

                                          Catalog Program Pages Referencing ART A122

                                            ART A1243 Units (27 lecture hours; 81 lab hours)  
                                            Advanced Drawing  
                                            Prerequisite(s): ART A120 or ART A120H.

                                            Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                            Transfer Credit: CSU, UC.

                                            Designed as a continuation of Art A120, the emphasis will be to advance artistic concepts, style, and creative expression for intermediate and advanced students using a variety of drawing mediums, techniques and methodologies. C-ID: ARTS 205.

                                            Catalog Program Pages Referencing ART A124

                                              ART A1253 Units (27 lecture hours; 81 lab hours)  
                                              Perspective Drawing  

                                              Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                              Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                              Drawing of three dimensional objects using perspective as a tool. Emphasis on fundamentals and different procedures used. Emphasizes methods which are directly related to the artist's needs including short cuts. Recommended for art majors and certificate programs.

                                              Catalog Program Pages Referencing ART A125

                                                ART A1303 Units (27 lecture hours; 81 lab hours)  
                                                Painting 1  
                                                Prerequisite(s): ART A110; ART A120 or ART A120H.

                                                Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                Introduction to the basic craft of painting focusing on the examination of selected materials, perceptual skills, and techniques used to explore elemental and theoretical design practices while rendering landscape, still life, and figurative compositions. C-ID: ARTS 210.

                                                Catalog Program Pages Referencing ART A130

                                                  ART A1313 Units (27 lecture hours; 81 lab hours)  
                                                  Painting 2  
                                                  Prerequisite(s): ART A130.

                                                  Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                  Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                  Continuation of Art A130 with emphasis on personal expression. Alternate painting mediums introduced.

                                                  Catalog Program Pages Referencing ART A131

                                                    ART A1323 Units (27 lecture hours; 81 lab hours)  
                                                    Painting 3  
                                                    Advisory: ART A131.

                                                    Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                    Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                    A continuation of Art A131 with emphasis on personal expression in one painting style and methodology. Conceptual approaches and theme development will be taught.

                                                    Catalog Program Pages Referencing ART A132

                                                      ART A1333 Units (27 lecture hours; 81 lab hours)  
                                                      Painting 4  
                                                      Advisory: ART A132.

                                                      Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                      Transfer Credit: CSU

                                                      A continuation of student painting and conceptual skills with emphasis on materials of painting production and their application to the practice of painting.

                                                      Catalog Program Pages Referencing ART A133

                                                        ART A1353 Units (27 lecture hours; 81 lab hours)  
                                                        Digital Painting  
                                                        Prerequisite(s): ART A110; ART A120 or ART A120H.

                                                        Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                                        Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                        An introduction to digital painting focusing on techniques for creating digital artwork for the entertainment industry. Students will also be introduced to industry standard digital painting hardware and software commonly used within entertainment and other commercial art industries.

                                                        Catalog Program Pages Referencing ART A135

                                                          ART A1413 Units (27 lecture hours; 81 lab hours)  
                                                          Sculpture 1  

                                                          Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                          Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                          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. Exploration of sculptural material and concepts, technical experiences may include modeling, casting and fabricating with sculptural media.

                                                          Catalog Program Pages Referencing ART A141

                                                            ART A1423 Units (36 lecture hours; 72 lab hours)  
                                                            Life Sculpture 1  
                                                            Prerequisite(s): ART A110.

                                                            Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                            Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                            Exploration of figurative sculpture from the human model. Emphasizing anatomical structure and expression. Experiences will include armature building, clay modeling, Kiln firing, glazing and staining of the finished sculpture.

                                                            Catalog Program Pages Referencing ART A142

                                                              ART A1433 Units (27 lecture hours; 81 lab hours)  
                                                              Story Illustration Techniques  
                                                              Advisory: ART A120 or ART A120H.

                                                              Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                              Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                              Principles of Illustration applied to various drawing and painting media. Imaginative application of theories and techniques that produce original illustrations with clear communication of concept.

                                                              Catalog Program Pages Referencing ART A143

                                                                ART A1443 Units (27 lecture hours; 81 lab hours)  
                                                                Illustration 2 - Sequential Illustration  
                                                                Prerequisite(s): ART A143 or concurrent enrollment.

                                                                Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                                Sequential Illustration with an emphasis on advanced visual storytelling techniques and the development of a personal style. Application of principles of concept, character and background design. One and one-half hours lecture, one and one-half hours lab.

                                                                Catalog Program Pages Referencing ART A144

                                                                  ART A1453 Units (27 lecture hours; 81 lab hours)  
                                                                  Exhibition Design 1  

                                                                  Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                  Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                                  Includes the solving of design problems related to gallery and museum exhibits. Emphasis on spatial planning, crowd flow and thematic presentation based on curatorial criteria. Development of skills related to art handling, lighting and signage graphics. Development of skills for framing, pedestal construction and model making for exhibition presentation. Recommended for all visual art and architecture students.

                                                                  Catalog Program Pages Referencing ART A145

                                                                    ART A1473 Units (27 lecture hours; 81 lab hours)  
                                                                    Jewelry 1  

                                                                    Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                    Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                                    Introduction to a wide range of methods, techniques, and materials used to create jewelry and small-scale metal artwork and objects. Includes examination of the history and contemporary practices of jewelry making and small metal casting / fabrication with a global cultural perspective.

                                                                    Catalog Program Pages Referencing ART A147

                                                                      ART A1483 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                                                                      World History of Ceramics  
                                                                      Advisory: Completion of any level ceramics course or concurrent enrollment.

                                                                      Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                      Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                                      The World History of Ceramics provides us with a foundation of information dating as far back as the Old Stone Age, commonly known as the Paleolithic era. Most every culture has produced some type of fired clay object, ranging from utilitarian ware, religious icons, musical instruments, play toys and wall coverings in the form of tile. The tactile versatility, permanence and historical significance are all reasons why ceramics should be considered a phenomenon. This course will cover the evolution of clay and the production of pottery made by early man, Greek, Islamic, Pre-Columbian and Asian cultures right up to the time of Post Modern ceramics.

                                                                      Catalog Program Pages Referencing ART A148

                                                                        ART A1503 Units (27 lecture hours; 81 lab hours)  
                                                                        Ceramics 1  

                                                                        Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                        Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                                        An introduction to ceramic materials and various techniques associated with and necessary to work in ceramics. Exploration in Historical and traditional pottery form as well as trends in contemporary ceramics. Various glazing and firing techniques will include Stoneware, Porcelain and Earthenware.

                                                                        Catalog Program Pages Referencing ART A150

                                                                          ART A1513 Units (27 lecture hours; 81 lab hours)  
                                                                          Ceramics 2  
                                                                          Prerequisite(s): ART A150.

                                                                          Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                          Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                                          Students will be introduced to the Potters Wheel and to various wheel thrown techniques. Students will be familiarized with functional Ceramics, studio organization and advanced technical language. The study of selected historic and contemporary information will be covered.

                                                                          Catalog Program Pages Referencing ART A151

                                                                            ART A1523 Units (27 lecture hours; 81 lab hours)  
                                                                            Intermediate Ceramic Design  
                                                                            Prerequisite(s): ART A151.

                                                                            Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                            Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                                            This third semester ceramics course is an exploration in surface, form, and researching the interface of clay and glaze. Combinations of various forming techniques in handbuilding and wheel thrown form will be executed.

                                                                            Catalog Program Pages Referencing ART A152

                                                                              ART A1533 Units (27 lecture hours; 81 lab hours)  
                                                                              Ceramics and its Narrative  
                                                                              Prerequisite(s): ART A152.

                                                                              Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                              Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                                              A formal, critical look at ceramics through its social, political, and contemporary historical value. Students will design objects that are narrative driven.

                                                                              Catalog Program Pages Referencing ART A153

                                                                                ART A1623 Units (27 lecture hours; 81 lab hours)  
                                                                                Applied Arts I  
                                                                                Prerequisite(s): ART A111.

                                                                                Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                                Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                                                Beginning Applied Arts/Crafts. Traditional and contemporary concepts and processes will be explored with emphasis on design principles in the development and fabrication of aesthetic forms based on function. The student will work with paper, fiber, wood and metal to create unique works of art and function.

                                                                                Catalog Program Pages Referencing ART A162

                                                                                  ART A1703 Units (27 lecture hours; 81 lab hours)  
                                                                                  Printmaking 1  

                                                                                  Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                                  Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                                                  Introduction to contemporary practices and aesthetics of printmaking. Formal elements and techniques using a broad range of materials and processes including: relief (linocut, woodcut), intaglio (drypoint, etching, collograph), lithography, and monoprinting.

                                                                                  Catalog Program Pages Referencing ART A170

                                                                                    ART A1713 Units (27 lecture hours; 81 lab hours)  
                                                                                    Printmaking 2  
                                                                                    Prerequisite(s): ART A170.

                                                                                    Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                                    Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                                                    Further development of formal, technical, and conceptual skills in printmaking. Emphasis on color printing and combinations of print techniques as well as development of personal handling of the media. Rotating concentration of specific print processes such as intaglio, relief and planographic.

                                                                                    Catalog Program Pages Referencing ART A171

                                                                                      ART A1723 Units (27 lecture hours; 81 lab hours)  
                                                                                      Applied Arts II  
                                                                                      Prerequisite(s): ART A162.

                                                                                      Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                                      Transfer Credit: CSU

                                                                                      Intermediate Applied Arts/Crafts. A more advanced approach to traditional and contemporary concepts and processes in the craft field that continues to build an education in functional art and design. More advanced techniques and sophisticated approaches to self expression within the craft field will be explored. Emphasis will continue to be placed on the application of design principles to the development of aesthetic functional forms that are expressive and meet the needs of the assignments. The aim of this course is to help students realize the potential of their creative concepts and continue to develop the skills necessary to make these concepts into tangible forms based on function. Further emphasis will be placed on the current permeable boundaries between fine arts and crafts disciplines. The course also hopes to instill the desire to further explore and engage in the crafts as a vehicle for artistic expression.

                                                                                      Catalog Program Pages Referencing ART A172

                                                                                        ART A1753 Units (27 lecture hours; 81 lab hours)  
                                                                                        Screen Process Printing 1  

                                                                                        Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                                        Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                                                        Theory and practice of screen process printing; construction of the screen, techniques of photo stencil making, color registration, and printing on various surfaces pertinent to fine art and commercial application. Emphasis on execution of original designs and understanding of contemporary applications.

                                                                                        Catalog Program Pages Referencing ART A175

                                                                                          ART A1763 Units (27 lecture hours; 81 lab hours)  
                                                                                          Silk Screen Process Printing II  
                                                                                          Prerequisite(s): ART A175.

                                                                                          Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                                          Transfer Credit: CSU

                                                                                          A screen printing course for artists and the art student. Theory and practice of screen-process printing; techniques of stencil making, registration, and printing on various surfaces pertinent to fine art and commercial application.

                                                                                          Catalog Program Pages Referencing ART A176

                                                                                            ART A1802.5 Units (36 lecture hours; 36 lab hours)  
                                                                                            Professional Studies  

                                                                                            Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                                            Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                                                            An exploration and identification of areas of employment and professional activity in art making. Presentation techniques including a portfolio of art work, personal artistic statement, and critiques and reports reflecting an understanding of the information presented through guest lecturers, films and field trips. Recommended for all Visual Arts majors.

                                                                                            Catalog Program Pages Referencing ART A180

                                                                                              ART A2203 Units (27 lecture hours; 81 lab hours)  
                                                                                              Figure Composition  
                                                                                              Prerequisite(s): ART A121.

                                                                                              Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                                              Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                                                              An advanced drawing and painting course. The primary focus is pictorial composition. Creative solutions to the posed model situations are emphasized. Design of the picture plane using traditional compositional devices will be taught. Examples from old master art reproductions and their art history will be integral part of the class.

                                                                                              Catalog Program Pages Referencing ART A220

                                                                                                ART A2353 Units (27 lecture hours; 81 lab hours)  
                                                                                                Experimental Painting  
                                                                                                Advisory: ART A110.

                                                                                                Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                                                Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                                                                Exploration and presentation of painting using contemporary mixed media and materials in non-traditional contexts for the purpose of developing individual expressive directions. Experimentation with various painting supports and non-traditional media. This course may be taken four times.

                                                                                                Catalog Program Pages Referencing ART A235

                                                                                                  ART A2363 Units (27 lecture hours; 81 lab hours)  
                                                                                                  Life Painting 1  
                                                                                                  Prerequisite(s): ART A121.

                                                                                                  Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                                                                                  Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                                                                  A course in figure painting using the live model. Various painting media and analysis of light, shade, and color will be covered. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

                                                                                                  Catalog Program Pages Referencing ART A236

                                                                                                    ART A2373 Units (27 lecture hours; 81 lab hours)  
                                                                                                    Life Painting 2  
                                                                                                    Prerequisite(s): ART A236.

                                                                                                    Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                                                    Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                                                                    This is an intermediate course and a continuation of A236 with emphasis on visual devices used by artists in a variety of styles. An additional emphasis on personal expression, painting style, and methodology.

                                                                                                    Catalog Program Pages Referencing ART A237

                                                                                                      ART A2413 Units (27 lecture hours; 81 lab hours)  
                                                                                                      Sculpture 2  
                                                                                                      Prerequisite(s): ART A141.

                                                                                                      Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                                                      Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                                                                      Advanced study in the creative use of techniques and materials of sculpture with an emphasis on metal manipulation, mold making and casting, additive sculpture, and assemblage as performed in fine and applied arts. Focus is on portfolio building for career or transfer.

                                                                                                      Catalog Program Pages Referencing ART A241

                                                                                                        ART A2443 Units (27 lecture hours; 81 lab hours)  
                                                                                                        Metal Casting and Forming  
                                                                                                        Prerequisite(s): ART A141.
                                                                                                        Advisory: ART A241.

                                                                                                        Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                                                        Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                                                                        An introduction to various processes in metalworking for sculpture and industry. Activities will include direct and indirect techniques of developing wax models to be used in the lost wax metal casting process. Students will design unique sculptural forms which will be cast in metal using either plaster investment or ceramic shell molds. Students will fabricate metal forms using techniques of forging and forming. Course emphasis will be placed on the safe and proper use of hand and power tools and upon a variety of foundry and metal-forming practices such as: mold making, sprue and gating systems, mold dewaxing, metal pouring procedures, forging, fastening, cold finishing, metal finishing, and coloring techniques.

                                                                                                        Catalog Program Pages Referencing ART A244

                                                                                                          ART A2453 Units (27 lecture hours; 81 lab hours)  
                                                                                                          Exhibition Design 2  
                                                                                                          Prerequisite(s): ART A145.

                                                                                                          Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                                                          Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                                                                          Continued coursework in the solving of design problems related to gallery and museum exhibits. Emphasis on spatial planning, crowd flow and thematic presentation based on curatorial criteria. Development of skills related to art handling, lighting and signage graphics. Development of skills for framing, pedestal construction and model making for exhibition presentation. Assignment of specific responsibilities in design and management Recommended for all visual art and architecture students.

                                                                                                          Catalog Program Pages Referencing ART A245

                                                                                                            ART A2473 Units (27 lecture hours; 81 lab hours)  
                                                                                                            Jewelry 2  
                                                                                                            Prerequisite(s): ART A147.

                                                                                                            Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                                                            Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                                                                            Further development of hand wrought jewelry fabrication techniques to include explorations in casting, hollow form construction, linking devices and lapidary. Emphasis will also be on individual student's field of interest.

                                                                                                            Catalog Program Pages Referencing ART A247

                                                                                                              ART A2493 Units (27 lecture hours; 81 lab hours)  
                                                                                                              Digital Sculpture with ZBrush  

                                                                                                              Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                                                              Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                                                                              This is an introductory course in digital sculpting introducing the student to the Pixologic ZBrush 3-D Digital Sculpting application. The ZBrush application can simulate traditional sculpting in clay by using a stylus and tablet to create high resolution digitally sculpted models. These models are often used in creating illustrations and 3-D models for film, game, and animation productions.

                                                                                                              Catalog Program Pages Referencing ART A249

                                                                                                                ART A2513 Units (27 lecture hours; 81 lab hours)  
                                                                                                                Character Design  
                                                                                                                Prerequisite(s): ART A120 or ART A120H; ART A121.

                                                                                                                Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                                                                                                Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                                                                                An introduction to techniques and strategies used for developing characters for the entertainment industry focusing on animation and game design. Assignments will explore how the story affects the design and development of characters both individually and in groups.

                                                                                                                Catalog Program Pages Referencing ART A251

                                                                                                                  ART A2523 Units (27 lecture hours; 81 lab hours)  
                                                                                                                  Prop and Vehicle Design  
                                                                                                                  Advisory: ART A125; ART A135.

                                                                                                                  Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                                                                  Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                                                                                  This course explores the process of designing compelling props and vehicles for entertainment projects. Students will learn how to visually develop concepts from initial sketches to final renderings of objects from the everyday mundane to the fantastic. Emphasis is placed on principles of three-dimensional drawing and the application of design research. PREREQUISITES: ART A120 or ART A120H.

                                                                                                                  Catalog Program Pages Referencing ART A252

                                                                                                                    ART A2533 Units (27 lecture hours; 81 lab hours)  
                                                                                                                    Environment Design and Illustration  
                                                                                                                    Prerequisite(s): ART A120 or ART A120H.
                                                                                                                    Advisory: ART A125, ART A135.

                                                                                                                    Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                                                                    Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                                                                                    This course explores the process of designing compelling environments for illustration and entertainment projects. Students will develop strategies to understand, evaluate and create a variety of environments for film, animation, interactive, immersive, and real-world themed environments. Topics covered include visual composition, perspective drawing, cinematography, architectural styles, and user/guest experience.

                                                                                                                    Catalog Program Pages Referencing ART A253

                                                                                                                      ART A2553 Units (27 lecture hours; 81 lab hours)  
                                                                                                                      Entertainment Art Project  
                                                                                                                      Prerequisite(s): ART A135.
                                                                                                                      Advisory: ART A251.

                                                                                                                      Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                                                                      Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                                                                                      This course covers the design and production of a faculty-supervised project for portfolio development to be used in the entertainment industry. Students will learn how to visually develop an idea for production in Animation, Film or Games. Areas covered by this course include story/concept development, art direction, and the design and illustration of props, vehicles, environments, and characters necessary for world building.

                                                                                                                      Catalog Program Pages Referencing ART A255

                                                                                                                        ART A2633 Units (27 lecture hours; 81 lab hours)  
                                                                                                                        Watercolor 1  
                                                                                                                        Advisory: ART A110.

                                                                                                                        Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                                                                        Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                                                                                        Materials, methods, composition, and color for still life and landscape painting.

                                                                                                                        Catalog Program Pages Referencing ART A263

                                                                                                                          ART A2693 Units (27 lecture hours; 81 lab hours)  
                                                                                                                          Cartooning 1  

                                                                                                                          Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                                                                          Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                                                                                          A basic course in cartooning for students interested in learning how to cartoon without any previous formal art training.

                                                                                                                          Catalog Program Pages Referencing ART A269

                                                                                                                            ART A2703 Units (27 lecture hours; 81 lab hours)  
                                                                                                                            Cartooning 2  
                                                                                                                            Prerequisite(s): ART A269.

                                                                                                                            Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                                                                            Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                                                                                            A continuation of Cartooning 1 with an emphasis on developing skills, story idea interpretation, and a professional approach to cartooning.

                                                                                                                            Catalog Program Pages Referencing ART A270

                                                                                                                              ART A2862 Units (18 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
                                                                                                                              Book Arts  

                                                                                                                              Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                                                                              Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                                                                                              An exploration into historical and modern approaches in the making, construction and binding of artists’ books. Preliminary exercise and experiments with different types of bindings will lead the student to a final project in book form.

                                                                                                                              Catalog Program Pages Referencing ART A286