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Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree
Art/Studio Arts

The Associate in Arts in Art/Studio Arts Transfer (AA-T) Degree is intended to meet the lower division requirements for Studio Arts majors (or similar majors) at a CSU campus that offers a Studio Arts baccalaureate degree.

Students who earn an AA-T in Art/Studio Arts demonstrate knowledge and skill in areas including drawing, painting, ceramics, or photography. Foundational skills and knowledge of the studio arts are the springboard for an array of careers including professional artist, illustrator, layout artist graphic designer, animator, advertising artist, art director, art critic, art educator, art therapist, gallery and museum curator, gallery assistant and art restorer.  The CSU campuses offer a wide range of specialized bachelor’s degrees, including each of the studio arts as well as art education, art history, photography, digital arts and multimedia, graphic design and arts technology.

Please contact the Student Success Team for this program if you have any questions.

Sample Education Plan

This sample education plan for the 2021-2022 catalog year represents one possible pathway through the program. Each university (UC, CSU, private, and others) has their own transfer requirements; please see a counselor to create an education plan that is customized to meet your needs. Additional course descriptions may be found in the College Catalog (in pdf or flipbook format).
Select sample path/map:
CourseUnitsTypically Offered
1st Semester
Select one: ART 106 / ART 106H (CSU GE C1)M3.0
ART 106 - Survey of Western Art: Renaissance to Contemporary (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*Credit limit) CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: ART 106 or ART 106H)

This course provides an overview of the history of Western art from the 14th century through the Modern Era, including Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, Early Photography, Impressionism, Post Impressionism, Modernism, Postmodernism, and major art developments of the 20th and 21st centuries. The course is appropriate for all students pursuing the degree in Studio Art or Art History, or seeking to fulfill general education requirements in Fine Arts and Humanities.

ART 106H - Survey of Western Art: Renaissance to Contemporary Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*Credit limit) CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: ART 106 or ART 106H)

This course provides an overview of the history of Western art from the 14th century through the Modern Era, including Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, Early Photography, Impressionism, Post Impressionism, Modernism, Postmodernism, and major art developments of the 20th and 21st centuries. The course is designed for students who meet Honors Program requirements, and is appropriate for all students pursuing the degree in Studio Art or Art History, or seeking to fulfill general education requirements in Fine Arts and Humanities.

ART 120 - Two Dimensional DesignM3.0
ART 120 - Two Dimensional Design (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is a foundational, first semester course and is open to any student interested in the fundamentals of visual thinking as they apply to all visual media and fulfills a general education requirement in Art. This course provides an introduction to the concepts, applications, and art historical references related to two-dimensional art and composition, and includes the study of the basic elements of line, shape, texture, value, color and spatial illusion. Students will develop a visual vocabulary for creative expression through lecture presentations, studio projects, and written assignments.

ART 130 - Freehand Drawing IM3.0
ART 130 - Freehand Drawing I (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is a first semester course for art and non-art majors interested in developing basic drawing skills. As an introduction to observational drawing and composition, students will develop the ability to perceive and define shape, contour, volume, space, and light using a variety of drawing media and subject matter. Emphasis is on clarity of observation and the ability to order and translate 3-dimensional form and space into 2-dimensional drawings.

ENGL 101 - College Composition and ResearchGE3.5
ENGL 101 - College Composition and Research (3.5 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This composition course enables students to generate logical, coherent essays and reports necessary for academic and professional success. Students become proficient in research techniques, and learn critical reading and thinking skills through expository and persuasive reading selections before applying these skills to creating original essays and a final research paper. The lab component of the course is designed to assist students in improving and refining their writing and language skills: Students complete lab activities that enhance their ability to compose logical, well-supported arguments that exhibit grammatical fluency and correct citation styles. Students meet with composition instructors through individual conferences that address students’ specific writing concerns. This course is designed for students who wish to fulfill the general education requirement for Written Communication.

CSU GE E - Lifelong Learning/Self DevelopmentGE3.0

Select one:
ANTH 110
HUSR 123
CD 106
EGSS 130
KIN 159 (F'21), 170 (F'21), 190 (F'21), 191, 192, 196
COUN 101 (F’11), 104, 151 (F’98)
NUTR 110
DD 214 (see counselor for details)
PSY 112, 121
EDEV 101 (F’15), 151
SOC 105, 110

Total Semester Units:15.5 
2nd Semester
ART 121 - Three Dimensional DesignM3.0
ART 121 - Three Dimensional Design (3.0 units)

Advisory: ART 120; READ 043 or appropriate placement; ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is a foundational first semester art course and is open to all students interested in the fundamentals of visual thinking as they apply to all three dimensional media. This course provides an introduction to the concepts, applications, and art historical references related to three-dimensional art, and includes the basic elements and principles of three-dimensional design. Students will develop a visual vocabulary for creative expression through lecture, slide and video presentations, and studio projects using a variety of tools and written assignments.

Select one: MATH 150 / FIN 101 (CSU GE B4)GE3.0
Notes:
While the above course(s) are recommended, students may take any of the following courses to fulfill this requirement:  FIN 101, MATH 130/H, MATH 140, MATH 150, MATH 160, MATH 170, MATH 175, MATH 180, MATH 190/H, PSY 190.

MATH 150 - Survey of Mathematics (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 070 or MATH 070CD or MATH 073 or MATH 073B or appropriate placement
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: CSU, UC

In this course students will learn to read and understand quantitative information, solve practical problems, and make sound decisions using numbers. Topics include consumer applications, logic, probability, statistics, algebra, and geometry. This course is for students who need a quantitative reasoning course for graduation or transfer.

FIN 101 - Introduction to Financial Planning (3.0 units)

Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Prerequisite: MATH 050 or MATH 050D or MATH 053 or MATH 053B or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course provides an overview of the fundamentals of financial planning, and is designed to provide students with tools needed to achieve their personal financial goals. Students will learn to make informed decisions related to spending, saving, borrowing, and investing by applying quantitative reasoning concepts. Course topics include the financial planning process, budgeting, cash flow, debt consolidation, investing, and retirement planning.

CSU GE C2 - HumanitiesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.

Select one:  
ASL 101, 124, 201, 202
CHIN 101, 102
CHST 101, 146, 148, 148H, 150
EGSS 130
ENGL 126, 131
FR 101, 102, 201, 202
HIST 101, 102, 122,131, 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 167, 170
HUM 110, 111, 125, 125H, 130, 140
JAPN 101, 102
LATN 101, 102
LIT 102, 102H, 112A, 112AH, 112B, 112BH, 114,114H, 117,117H, 130, 130H, 140, 140H, 141, 142, 142H,144A, 144B, 145, 145H, 146A, 146AH, 146B, 146BH, 147, 147H, 148, 149
PHIL 101, 101H, 120, 124, 126, 128, 128H, 135, 140
POLS 128, 128H, 150
SOC 148, 148H
SPAN 101, 101S, 102, 102S, 201, 201H, 202
SPCH 130, 132

Select one: ART 131 / ART 230 / ART 135 / ART 150 / ART 140 / ART 146 / ART 170 / GDSN 178 / PHTO 110 / PHTO 130 / ART 124 / ART 136 / ART 141 / ART 260 / ART 231 M3.0
Notes:
Select one course from the following.

ART 131 - Freehand Drawing II (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ART 130
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is a second semester course for art and non-art majors in observational drawing and composition, stressing an advanced ability to perceive and define shape, contour, volume, space, and light. Students will use a variety of drawing media and subject matter. Emphasis is on strengthening skills introduced in Freehand Drawing I, the exploration of color in drawing and concepts related to content.

ART 230 - Beginning Life Drawing (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ART 130
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is a first semester course for art, animation, and non-art majors interested in developing the basic drawing skills of representing the human figure. As an introduction to observational figure drawing and composition, students will develop the ability to perceive and define the anatomy and structural organization of the human form in terms of expressive design and creative use of drawing media.

ART 135 - Beginning Painting (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment; ART 130
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is a first semester course for art and non-art majors interested in developing basic painting skills. The course explores both traditional and contemporary painting techniques while stressing an ability to perceive and define shape, contour, volume, texture, space, and light using acrylic or oil painting media. Emphasis is on learning the techniques of painting, understanding the use of color, strengthening observation and rendering skills, while providing an understanding of the historical and cultural development of painting in human expression and creativity. Students are advised to have some drawing skills before taking this class.

ART 150 - Beginning Printmaking (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment; ART 130
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is an introduction to the art of printmaking suitable for studio art majors transferring to a four-year college or any student interested in working in the arts. This course is an introduction to the basic materials, equipment, and processes of printmaking, including relief (linocut and woodcut), intaglio (drypoint, etching, and collagraph), planography (lithography and monotype), and stencil (screenprint).

ART 140 - Ceramics I (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is an introductory course open to all art and non-art majors interested in learning basic skills in ceramics using the potter’s wheel. Students will develop a visual vocabulary for creative expression through lectures, power point, vocabulary lists and video presentations. This course covers beginning problems of centering, throwing and shaping various functional and non-functional pottery. Students will be introduced to the process of glazing and basic firing techniques. This course emphasizes exploring personal and cultural expression in the ceramic media. Evaluation will be based on using a variety of tools and writing assignments.

ART 146 - Introduction to Sculpture (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ART 121
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; ART 130
Transfers to:UC, CSU

This course is suited for art majors transferring to a four-year college or any student interested in working in the arts. The course is an 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.

ART 170 - Introduction to Digital Painting (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment;
Prerequisite: ART 130
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is designed for students majoring in the Visual Arts: including Fine Arts, Illustration, Animation, Graphic Art and any student interested in learning to use the computer as a tool for original image making. The course will survey traditional drawing and painting techniques using computer technologies such as software, drawing tablets, scanners and printers. Students will investigate the fundamental pictorial elements of line, shape, space, color, and texture as well as the formal relationship of these elements to produce original works of art while learning the technology, concepts, and practices of digital art production.

GDSN 178 - Digital Imaging Design (3.0 units)

Advisory: NART 285; READ 043 or appropriate assessment; ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory graphic design course uses bitmap software as the principal digital tool. Topics include the principles and elements of design, typography, color, photo/raster/bitmapped-based scanning, vector graphic integration, time-based design, image formats, optimization, re-touching, adjustments, compositing, blending, color, conceptual, narrative and time-based techniques, technical and creative methods and styles employed by graphic designers as well as well as introductory critical concepts and professional practices. This course includes exercises, projects, and portfolio building with an emphasis on professional standards. This course is for the student interested in obtaining a degree or certificate in graphic design, transfer, and those seeking to pursue a career in graphic design or related professions.

PHTO 110 - Introduction to Digital Photography (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC,CSU

This course is an introduction to digital photography as a creative art, emphasizing photography as a means of communication and personal expression. Topics include the theory of aesthetics, cultural significance, historical progression, elements of composition, visual literacy, and technical elements of photography; critical evaluation of student work is also a course component. Students are introduced to DSLR camera operation and digital imaging techniques, and required to supply their own digital camera. The course is suitable for students pursuing an Associate of Science Degree in Photography as well as non-majors.

PHTO 130 - Beginning Photography (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate ploacement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; ART 120
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is designed for students who wish to study the basic technical and conceptual approaches to contemporary photography. Traditional black and white photography techniques are explored, with special emphasis on the basic use of the 35 mm camera and enlarger as well as the processing of black-and-white film and printing paper. Students are required to provide their own 35 mm camera with manual controls.

ART 124 - Color Theory (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 030 or ENLA 034 or appropriate placement; READ 022 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is an introduction to the characteristics of color and its interaction suited for all art majors transferring to a four-year college or interested in working in the arts as a painter, illustrator or designer. The course will cover the principles, theories, and applications of additive and subtractive color in two dimensions. Topics will include major historical and contemporary color systems, production of projects in applied color, and the elements of design as they apply to color.

ART 136 - Intermediate Painting (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ART 130; ART 135
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is a second semester course for art and non-art majors interested in further development of painting skills and techniques, understanding the use of color and space, while strengthening observation and rendering skills. The course explores both traditional and contemporary painting concepts, styles, and techniques that involve complex compositional and technical problems in either acrylic or oil painting media.

ART 141 - Ceramics II (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ART 140
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is an intermediate course in ceramics open to all art and non-art majors, with continued emphasis on basic skills using the potter’s wheel. Included in the course will be intermediate problems on the wheel, basic decorative techniques, and more advance use of glaze. Students will be exploring contemporary artistic practice and the social and historical elements of ceramic art. The students will start learning about the kilns and how they are loaded and fired.

ART 260 - Figure Drawing for Animators (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ART 230
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This figure drawing course for animators and art students focuses on gesture and how to capture the essential movement, dynamic expression, and the individual attitude of the model. It provides an introduction to figure drawing for animation and is designed to promote deeper understanding of life drawing that will serve as a foundation for further studies in animation and entertainment arts. Students will refine basic skills in drawing human anatomy while learning to draw the figure in sequential movement, understand weight and balance, facial and body expression, and figure invention. This course may be taken by art majors wishing to further life drawing skills and is recommended for all animation art majors.

ART 231 - Intermediate Life Drawing (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ART 230
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is a second semester course for art, animation, and non-art majors interested in furthering their figure drawing skills. Working from a professional figure model, students will refine those skills learned in ART 230 and learn intermediate drawing skills, study human anatomy in greater detail, and extend their knowledge regarding the use of the figure in visual art. Emphasis is on clarity of observation and the ability to order and translate form and space on a two dimensional surface.

Total Semester Units:12.0† 
Summer 1
CSU GE B1 - Physical SciencesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units. 
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*'.

Select one:
ASTR 110, 110H, 112*
CHEM 110*, 120*,130*, 140*, 230*, 231*
GEOG 101, 101L*
GEOL 150, 151*, 152, 152L*
PHY 120*, 150*, 160*, 211*, 212*, 213*
CHEM 110*, 120*,130*, 140*, 230*, 231*
GEOG 101, 101L*
GEOL 150,151*
PHY 120*, 150*, 160*, 211*, 212*, 213*

CSU GE B3 - Lab ScienceGE1.0

Select one if lab has not been completed in CSU B1 or B2.
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*'

Total Semester Units:4.0† 
3rd Semester
CSU GE A3 - Critical ThinkingGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units. 

Select one:
ENGL 201, 201H; PHIL 110, 110H, 112, 112H, 115; READ 101; SPCH 140

Select one: POLS 110 / POLS 110H (CSU GE D)GE3.0
POLS 110 - Government of the United States (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: POLS 110 or POLS 110H)

This course surveys and analyzes the origins, principles, institutions, policies, and politics of U.S. National and California State Governments, including their constitutions. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and an understanding of the political processes and issues involved in the workings of government. This course fulfills the American Institutions requirement for the Associate Degree. It also is suitable for students wishing to expand their knowledge of local, state and national governments.

POLS 110H - Government of the United States Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: POLS 110 or POLS 110H)

This course surveys and analyzes the origins, principles, institutions, policies, and politics of U.S. National and California State Governments, including their constitutions. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and an understanding of the political processes and issues involved in the workings of government. This course fulfills the American Institutions requirement for the Associate Degree. It also is suitable for students wishing to expand their knowledge of local, state and national governments. This course is intended for students eligible for the Honors Program.

CSU GE A1 - Oral CommunicationGE3.0

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

Select one: SPCH 100 ,101, 101H,140

Select one: ART 131 / ART 230 / ART 135 / ART 150 / ART 140 / ART 146 / ART 170 / GDSN 178 / PHTO 110 / PHTO 130 / ART 124 / ART 136 / ART 141 / ART 231 / ART 260 M3.0
Notes:
Select one course from the following.

ART 131 - Freehand Drawing II (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ART 130
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is a second semester course for art and non-art majors in observational drawing and composition, stressing an advanced ability to perceive and define shape, contour, volume, space, and light. Students will use a variety of drawing media and subject matter. Emphasis is on strengthening skills introduced in Freehand Drawing I, the exploration of color in drawing and concepts related to content.

ART 230 - Beginning Life Drawing (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ART 130
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is a first semester course for art, animation, and non-art majors interested in developing the basic drawing skills of representing the human figure. As an introduction to observational figure drawing and composition, students will develop the ability to perceive and define the anatomy and structural organization of the human form in terms of expressive design and creative use of drawing media.

ART 135 - Beginning Painting (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment; ART 130
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is a first semester course for art and non-art majors interested in developing basic painting skills. The course explores both traditional and contemporary painting techniques while stressing an ability to perceive and define shape, contour, volume, texture, space, and light using acrylic or oil painting media. Emphasis is on learning the techniques of painting, understanding the use of color, strengthening observation and rendering skills, while providing an understanding of the historical and cultural development of painting in human expression and creativity. Students are advised to have some drawing skills before taking this class.

ART 150 - Beginning Printmaking (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment; ART 130
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is an introduction to the art of printmaking suitable for studio art majors transferring to a four-year college or any student interested in working in the arts. This course is an introduction to the basic materials, equipment, and processes of printmaking, including relief (linocut and woodcut), intaglio (drypoint, etching, and collagraph), planography (lithography and monotype), and stencil (screenprint).

ART 140 - Ceramics I (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is an introductory course open to all art and non-art majors interested in learning basic skills in ceramics using the potter’s wheel. Students will develop a visual vocabulary for creative expression through lectures, power point, vocabulary lists and video presentations. This course covers beginning problems of centering, throwing and shaping various functional and non-functional pottery. Students will be introduced to the process of glazing and basic firing techniques. This course emphasizes exploring personal and cultural expression in the ceramic media. Evaluation will be based on using a variety of tools and writing assignments.

ART 146 - Introduction to Sculpture (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ART 121
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; ART 130
Transfers to:UC, CSU

This course is suited for art majors transferring to a four-year college or any student interested in working in the arts. The course is an 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.

ART 170 - Introduction to Digital Painting (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment;
Prerequisite: ART 130
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is designed for students majoring in the Visual Arts: including Fine Arts, Illustration, Animation, Graphic Art and any student interested in learning to use the computer as a tool for original image making. The course will survey traditional drawing and painting techniques using computer technologies such as software, drawing tablets, scanners and printers. Students will investigate the fundamental pictorial elements of line, shape, space, color, and texture as well as the formal relationship of these elements to produce original works of art while learning the technology, concepts, and practices of digital art production.

GDSN 178 - Digital Imaging Design (3.0 units)

Advisory: NART 285; READ 043 or appropriate assessment; ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory graphic design course uses bitmap software as the principal digital tool. Topics include the principles and elements of design, typography, color, photo/raster/bitmapped-based scanning, vector graphic integration, time-based design, image formats, optimization, re-touching, adjustments, compositing, blending, color, conceptual, narrative and time-based techniques, technical and creative methods and styles employed by graphic designers as well as well as introductory critical concepts and professional practices. This course includes exercises, projects, and portfolio building with an emphasis on professional standards. This course is for the student interested in obtaining a degree or certificate in graphic design, transfer, and those seeking to pursue a career in graphic design or related professions.

PHTO 110 - Introduction to Digital Photography (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC,CSU

This course is an introduction to digital photography as a creative art, emphasizing photography as a means of communication and personal expression. Topics include the theory of aesthetics, cultural significance, historical progression, elements of composition, visual literacy, and technical elements of photography; critical evaluation of student work is also a course component. Students are introduced to DSLR camera operation and digital imaging techniques, and required to supply their own digital camera. The course is suitable for students pursuing an Associate of Science Degree in Photography as well as non-majors.

PHTO 130 - Beginning Photography (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate ploacement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; ART 120
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is designed for students who wish to study the basic technical and conceptual approaches to contemporary photography. Traditional black and white photography techniques are explored, with special emphasis on the basic use of the 35 mm camera and enlarger as well as the processing of black-and-white film and printing paper. Students are required to provide their own 35 mm camera with manual controls.

ART 124 - Color Theory (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 030 or ENLA 034 or appropriate placement; READ 022 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is an introduction to the characteristics of color and its interaction suited for all art majors transferring to a four-year college or interested in working in the arts as a painter, illustrator or designer. The course will cover the principles, theories, and applications of additive and subtractive color in two dimensions. Topics will include major historical and contemporary color systems, production of projects in applied color, and the elements of design as they apply to color.

ART 136 - Intermediate Painting (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ART 130; ART 135
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is a second semester course for art and non-art majors interested in further development of painting skills and techniques, understanding the use of color and space, while strengthening observation and rendering skills. The course explores both traditional and contemporary painting concepts, styles, and techniques that involve complex compositional and technical problems in either acrylic or oil painting media.

ART 141 - Ceramics II (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ART 140
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is an intermediate course in ceramics open to all art and non-art majors, with continued emphasis on basic skills using the potter’s wheel. Included in the course will be intermediate problems on the wheel, basic decorative techniques, and more advance use of glaze. Students will be exploring contemporary artistic practice and the social and historical elements of ceramic art. The students will start learning about the kilns and how they are loaded and fired.

ART 231 - Intermediate Life Drawing (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ART 230
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is a second semester course for art, animation, and non-art majors interested in furthering their figure drawing skills. Working from a professional figure model, students will refine those skills learned in ART 230 and learn intermediate drawing skills, study human anatomy in greater detail, and extend their knowledge regarding the use of the figure in visual art. Emphasis is on clarity of observation and the ability to order and translate form and space on a two dimensional surface.

ART 260 - Figure Drawing for Animators (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ART 230
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This figure drawing course for animators and art students focuses on gesture and how to capture the essential movement, dynamic expression, and the individual attitude of the model. It provides an introduction to figure drawing for animation and is designed to promote deeper understanding of life drawing that will serve as a foundation for further studies in animation and entertainment arts. Students will refine basic skills in drawing human anatomy while learning to draw the figure in sequential movement, understand weight and balance, facial and body expression, and figure invention. This course may be taken by art majors wishing to further life drawing skills and is recommended for all animation art majors.

CSU ElectiveEL3.0

Select a course that transfers to CSU. Please see a counselor to discuss course options.

Total Semester Units:15.0† 
4th Semester
US HISTORY (CSU GE D)GE3.0

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

All CSU campuses have a graduation requirement in American Institutions. Students may choose one of the following US History courses to partially fulfill this requirement: HIST 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 170.

CSU GE B2 - Biological SciencesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units. 
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*'.

Select one:
ANTH 101, 101H, 101L*
BIOL 101*, 105, 105L*, 111, 111L*, 112*, 120, 120L*, 200*, 201*, 206, 222*, 226*
BIOT 100*; PSY 210, 210H
BIOL 101*, 105, 105L*, 111, 111L*, 112*, 120, 120L*, 200*, 201*, 206, 222*, 226*
BIOT 100; PSY 210, 210H

CSU GE D - Social SciencesGE3.0

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
A total of 9 units required in Social and Behavioral Sciences from 2 different disciplines. 

Select one:
AJ 101
ANTH 101, 101H, 102, 102H, 103, 104, 110, 115, 125; CD 106, 208
CHST 101, 146, 148, 148H, 150
ECON 101, 101H, 102, 102H, 106, 135
EGSS 110, 120, 130
GEOG 102, 103
HIST 101, 102, 122, 131, 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 167 170
HUM 110, 111, 125, 125H,130
KIN 170, 190, 195
MSCM 128
PHIL 128, 128H, 135
POLS 110, 110H, 115, 125, 128, 128H, 130, 135, 140, 150
PSY 101, 101H, 112, 114, 170, 180, 200
SOC 101, 101H, 102, 105, 110, 114, 116, 120, 127, 130, 148, 148H
SPCH 150

Select one: ART 131 / ART 230 / ART 135 / ART 150 / ART 140 / ART 146 / ART 170 / GDSN 178 / PHTO 110 / PHTO 130 / ART 124 / ART 136 / ART 141 / ART 231 / ART 260 M3.0
Notes:
Select one course from the following.

ART 131 - Freehand Drawing II (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ART 130
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is a second semester course for art and non-art majors in observational drawing and composition, stressing an advanced ability to perceive and define shape, contour, volume, space, and light. Students will use a variety of drawing media and subject matter. Emphasis is on strengthening skills introduced in Freehand Drawing I, the exploration of color in drawing and concepts related to content.

ART 230 - Beginning Life Drawing (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ART 130
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is a first semester course for art, animation, and non-art majors interested in developing the basic drawing skills of representing the human figure. As an introduction to observational figure drawing and composition, students will develop the ability to perceive and define the anatomy and structural organization of the human form in terms of expressive design and creative use of drawing media.

ART 135 - Beginning Painting (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment; ART 130
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is a first semester course for art and non-art majors interested in developing basic painting skills. The course explores both traditional and contemporary painting techniques while stressing an ability to perceive and define shape, contour, volume, texture, space, and light using acrylic or oil painting media. Emphasis is on learning the techniques of painting, understanding the use of color, strengthening observation and rendering skills, while providing an understanding of the historical and cultural development of painting in human expression and creativity. Students are advised to have some drawing skills before taking this class.

ART 150 - Beginning Printmaking (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment; ART 130
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is an introduction to the art of printmaking suitable for studio art majors transferring to a four-year college or any student interested in working in the arts. This course is an introduction to the basic materials, equipment, and processes of printmaking, including relief (linocut and woodcut), intaglio (drypoint, etching, and collagraph), planography (lithography and monotype), and stencil (screenprint).

ART 140 - Ceramics I (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is an introductory course open to all art and non-art majors interested in learning basic skills in ceramics using the potter’s wheel. Students will develop a visual vocabulary for creative expression through lectures, power point, vocabulary lists and video presentations. This course covers beginning problems of centering, throwing and shaping various functional and non-functional pottery. Students will be introduced to the process of glazing and basic firing techniques. This course emphasizes exploring personal and cultural expression in the ceramic media. Evaluation will be based on using a variety of tools and writing assignments.

ART 146 - Introduction to Sculpture (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ART 121
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; ART 130
Transfers to:UC, CSU

This course is suited for art majors transferring to a four-year college or any student interested in working in the arts. The course is an 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.

ART 170 - Introduction to Digital Painting (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment;
Prerequisite: ART 130
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is designed for students majoring in the Visual Arts: including Fine Arts, Illustration, Animation, Graphic Art and any student interested in learning to use the computer as a tool for original image making. The course will survey traditional drawing and painting techniques using computer technologies such as software, drawing tablets, scanners and printers. Students will investigate the fundamental pictorial elements of line, shape, space, color, and texture as well as the formal relationship of these elements to produce original works of art while learning the technology, concepts, and practices of digital art production.

GDSN 178 - Digital Imaging Design (3.0 units)

Advisory: NART 285; READ 043 or appropriate assessment; ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory graphic design course uses bitmap software as the principal digital tool. Topics include the principles and elements of design, typography, color, photo/raster/bitmapped-based scanning, vector graphic integration, time-based design, image formats, optimization, re-touching, adjustments, compositing, blending, color, conceptual, narrative and time-based techniques, technical and creative methods and styles employed by graphic designers as well as well as introductory critical concepts and professional practices. This course includes exercises, projects, and portfolio building with an emphasis on professional standards. This course is for the student interested in obtaining a degree or certificate in graphic design, transfer, and those seeking to pursue a career in graphic design or related professions.

PHTO 110 - Introduction to Digital Photography (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC,CSU

This course is an introduction to digital photography as a creative art, emphasizing photography as a means of communication and personal expression. Topics include the theory of aesthetics, cultural significance, historical progression, elements of composition, visual literacy, and technical elements of photography; critical evaluation of student work is also a course component. Students are introduced to DSLR camera operation and digital imaging techniques, and required to supply their own digital camera. The course is suitable for students pursuing an Associate of Science Degree in Photography as well as non-majors.

PHTO 130 - Beginning Photography (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate ploacement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; ART 120
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is designed for students who wish to study the basic technical and conceptual approaches to contemporary photography. Traditional black and white photography techniques are explored, with special emphasis on the basic use of the 35 mm camera and enlarger as well as the processing of black-and-white film and printing paper. Students are required to provide their own 35 mm camera with manual controls.

ART 124 - Color Theory (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 030 or ENLA 034 or appropriate placement; READ 022 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is an introduction to the characteristics of color and its interaction suited for all art majors transferring to a four-year college or interested in working in the arts as a painter, illustrator or designer. The course will cover the principles, theories, and applications of additive and subtractive color in two dimensions. Topics will include major historical and contemporary color systems, production of projects in applied color, and the elements of design as they apply to color.

ART 136 - Intermediate Painting (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ART 130; ART 135
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is a second semester course for art and non-art majors interested in further development of painting skills and techniques, understanding the use of color and space, while strengthening observation and rendering skills. The course explores both traditional and contemporary painting concepts, styles, and techniques that involve complex compositional and technical problems in either acrylic or oil painting media.

ART 141 - Ceramics II (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ART 140
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is an intermediate course in ceramics open to all art and non-art majors, with continued emphasis on basic skills using the potter’s wheel. Included in the course will be intermediate problems on the wheel, basic decorative techniques, and more advance use of glaze. Students will be exploring contemporary artistic practice and the social and historical elements of ceramic art. The students will start learning about the kilns and how they are loaded and fired.

ART 231 - Intermediate Life Drawing (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ART 230
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is a second semester course for art, animation, and non-art majors interested in furthering their figure drawing skills. Working from a professional figure model, students will refine those skills learned in ART 230 and learn intermediate drawing skills, study human anatomy in greater detail, and extend their knowledge regarding the use of the figure in visual art. Emphasis is on clarity of observation and the ability to order and translate form and space on a two dimensional surface.

ART 260 - Figure Drawing for Animators (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ART 230
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This figure drawing course for animators and art students focuses on gesture and how to capture the essential movement, dynamic expression, and the individual attitude of the model. It provides an introduction to figure drawing for animation and is designed to promote deeper understanding of life drawing that will serve as a foundation for further studies in animation and entertainment arts. Students will refine basic skills in drawing human anatomy while learning to draw the figure in sequential movement, understand weight and balance, facial and body expression, and figure invention. This course may be taken by art majors wishing to further life drawing skills and is recommended for all animation art majors.

Select one: ART 105 / ART 105H / ART 107 / ART 108 (CSU C1 or C2)M3.0
ART 105 - Survey of Western Art: Prehistory through the Middle Ages (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*Credit limit) CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: ART 105 or ART 105H)

This course presents a broad overview of Prehistoric, Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Greek, Etruscan, Roman, Early Christian, Islamic, and Medieval art and architecture. This course is appropriate for all students pursuing the degree in Studio Art or Art History or seeking to fulfill general education requirements in Fine Arts and Humanities.

ART 105H - Survey of Western Art: Prehistory through the Middle Ages Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*Credit limit) CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: ART 105 or ART 105H)

This course presents a broad overview of Prehistoric, Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Greek, Etruscan, Roman, Early Christian, Islamic, and Medieval art and architecture. This course is appropriate for all students pursuing the degree in Studio Art and/or seeking to fulfill general education requirements in Fine Arts and Humanities. This course is designed for those who meet Honors Program requirements.

ART 107 - The Art of Asia (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course examines the artistic traditions of prehistoric to modern Asia in relation to their cultural, philosophical, and religious influences. The art and architecture of Central Asia (India, China, Korea, and Japan) will be emphasized. Examples from Southeast Asia, Pakistan, Tibet, and Nepal will also be discussed. This course is appropriate for all students interested in art and culture and for those seeking to fulfill general education requirements for Fine Arts and Humanities, as well as all Studio Art majors.

ART 108 - The Art of Mexico (3.0 units)

Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement; ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is a survey of the art and architecture of Mexico including PreColumbian, Viceregal (Colonial) and Modern 19th and 20th centuries. Chicano art will also be examined in relation to its Mexican antecedents. Art 108 is appropriate for all students interested in art and culture and for those seeking to fulfill general education requirements in Fine Arts and Humanities, as well as all studio art and art history majors.

Total Semester Units:15.0† 
Total Units for Art/Studio Arts AA-T program (Transfer to CSU)61.5† 
Notes:
Rio Hondo College does not currently have any courses approved for CSU GE Area F: Ethnic Studies. Students who begin and maintain continuous enrollment at Rio Hondo College prior to Fall 2021 will not be required to complete a course in Area F. Instead, these students will complete Area D (9 units from at least two disciplines). New students starting at Rio Hondo College beginning Fall 2021 or later and returning students who have not maintained continuous enrollment will be required to complete a course in Area F in addition to completing two courses (6 units) in Area D from any discipline or disciplines. Please see a counselor for updates and to discuss options for satisfying this requirement.
AP exams and courses taken outside of Rio Hondo College may fulfill general education and/or major requirements. Please check with a counselor.
Legend:
Some classes may have higher units
M Major course; course may also meet a general education requirement
GEGeneral Education course
ELElective Course
CourseUnitsTypically Offered
1st Semester
Select one: ART 106 / ART 106H (IGETC 3A)M3.0
ART 106 - Survey of Western Art: Renaissance to Contemporary (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*Credit limit) CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: ART 106 or ART 106H)

This course provides an overview of the history of Western art from the 14th century through the Modern Era, including Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, Early Photography, Impressionism, Post Impressionism, Modernism, Postmodernism, and major art developments of the 20th and 21st centuries. The course is appropriate for all students pursuing the degree in Studio Art or Art History, or seeking to fulfill general education requirements in Fine Arts and Humanities.

ART 106H - Survey of Western Art: Renaissance to Contemporary Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*Credit limit) CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: ART 106 or ART 106H)

This course provides an overview of the history of Western art from the 14th century through the Modern Era, including Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, Early Photography, Impressionism, Post Impressionism, Modernism, Postmodernism, and major art developments of the 20th and 21st centuries. The course is designed for students who meet Honors Program requirements, and is appropriate for all students pursuing the degree in Studio Art or Art History, or seeking to fulfill general education requirements in Fine Arts and Humanities.

ART 120 - Two Dimensional DesignM3.0
ART 120 - Two Dimensional Design (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is a foundational, first semester course and is open to any student interested in the fundamentals of visual thinking as they apply to all visual media and fulfills a general education requirement in Art. This course provides an introduction to the concepts, applications, and art historical references related to two-dimensional art and composition, and includes the study of the basic elements of line, shape, texture, value, color and spatial illusion. Students will develop a visual vocabulary for creative expression through lecture presentations, studio projects, and written assignments.

ART 130 - Freehand Drawing IM3.0
ART 130 - Freehand Drawing I (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is a first semester course for art and non-art majors interested in developing basic drawing skills. As an introduction to observational drawing and composition, students will develop the ability to perceive and define shape, contour, volume, space, and light using a variety of drawing media and subject matter. Emphasis is on clarity of observation and the ability to order and translate 3-dimensional form and space into 2-dimensional drawings.

ENGL 101 - College Composition and ResearchGE3.5
ENGL 101 - College Composition and Research (3.5 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This composition course enables students to generate logical, coherent essays and reports necessary for academic and professional success. Students become proficient in research techniques, and learn critical reading and thinking skills through expository and persuasive reading selections before applying these skills to creating original essays and a final research paper. The lab component of the course is designed to assist students in improving and refining their writing and language skills: Students complete lab activities that enhance their ability to compose logical, well-supported arguments that exhibit grammatical fluency and correct citation styles. Students meet with composition instructors through individual conferences that address students’ specific writing concerns. This course is designed for students who wish to fulfill the general education requirement for Written Communication.

Total Semester Units:12.5 
2nd Semester
ART 121 - Three Dimensional DesignM3.0
ART 121 - Three Dimensional Design (3.0 units)

Advisory: ART 120; READ 043 or appropriate placement; ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is a foundational first semester art course and is open to all students interested in the fundamentals of visual thinking as they apply to all three dimensional media. This course provides an introduction to the concepts, applications, and art historical references related to three-dimensional art, and includes the basic elements and principles of three-dimensional design. Students will develop a visual vocabulary for creative expression through lecture, slide and video presentations, and studio projects using a variety of tools and written assignments.

Select one: ART 131 / ART 230 / ART 135 / ART 150 / ART 140 / ART 146 / ART 170 / GDSN 178 / PHTO 110 / PHTO 130 / ART 124 / ART 136 / ART 141 / ART 231 / ART 260 M3.0
ART 131 - Freehand Drawing II (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ART 130
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is a second semester course for art and non-art majors in observational drawing and composition, stressing an advanced ability to perceive and define shape, contour, volume, space, and light. Students will use a variety of drawing media and subject matter. Emphasis is on strengthening skills introduced in Freehand Drawing I, the exploration of color in drawing and concepts related to content.

ART 230 - Beginning Life Drawing (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ART 130
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is a first semester course for art, animation, and non-art majors interested in developing the basic drawing skills of representing the human figure. As an introduction to observational figure drawing and composition, students will develop the ability to perceive and define the anatomy and structural organization of the human form in terms of expressive design and creative use of drawing media.

ART 135 - Beginning Painting (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment; ART 130
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is a first semester course for art and non-art majors interested in developing basic painting skills. The course explores both traditional and contemporary painting techniques while stressing an ability to perceive and define shape, contour, volume, texture, space, and light using acrylic or oil painting media. Emphasis is on learning the techniques of painting, understanding the use of color, strengthening observation and rendering skills, while providing an understanding of the historical and cultural development of painting in human expression and creativity. Students are advised to have some drawing skills before taking this class.

ART 150 - Beginning Printmaking (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment; ART 130
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is an introduction to the art of printmaking suitable for studio art majors transferring to a four-year college or any student interested in working in the arts. This course is an introduction to the basic materials, equipment, and processes of printmaking, including relief (linocut and woodcut), intaglio (drypoint, etching, and collagraph), planography (lithography and monotype), and stencil (screenprint).

ART 140 - Ceramics I (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is an introductory course open to all art and non-art majors interested in learning basic skills in ceramics using the potter’s wheel. Students will develop a visual vocabulary for creative expression through lectures, power point, vocabulary lists and video presentations. This course covers beginning problems of centering, throwing and shaping various functional and non-functional pottery. Students will be introduced to the process of glazing and basic firing techniques. This course emphasizes exploring personal and cultural expression in the ceramic media. Evaluation will be based on using a variety of tools and writing assignments.

ART 146 - Introduction to Sculpture (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ART 121
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; ART 130
Transfers to:UC, CSU

This course is suited for art majors transferring to a four-year college or any student interested in working in the arts. The course is an 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.

ART 170 - Introduction to Digital Painting (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment;
Prerequisite: ART 130
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is designed for students majoring in the Visual Arts: including Fine Arts, Illustration, Animation, Graphic Art and any student interested in learning to use the computer as a tool for original image making. The course will survey traditional drawing and painting techniques using computer technologies such as software, drawing tablets, scanners and printers. Students will investigate the fundamental pictorial elements of line, shape, space, color, and texture as well as the formal relationship of these elements to produce original works of art while learning the technology, concepts, and practices of digital art production.

GDSN 178 - Digital Imaging Design (3.0 units)

Advisory: NART 285; READ 043 or appropriate assessment; ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory graphic design course uses bitmap software as the principal digital tool. Topics include the principles and elements of design, typography, color, photo/raster/bitmapped-based scanning, vector graphic integration, time-based design, image formats, optimization, re-touching, adjustments, compositing, blending, color, conceptual, narrative and time-based techniques, technical and creative methods and styles employed by graphic designers as well as well as introductory critical concepts and professional practices. This course includes exercises, projects, and portfolio building with an emphasis on professional standards. This course is for the student interested in obtaining a degree or certificate in graphic design, transfer, and those seeking to pursue a career in graphic design or related professions.

PHTO 110 - Introduction to Digital Photography (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC,CSU

This course is an introduction to digital photography as a creative art, emphasizing photography as a means of communication and personal expression. Topics include the theory of aesthetics, cultural significance, historical progression, elements of composition, visual literacy, and technical elements of photography; critical evaluation of student work is also a course component. Students are introduced to DSLR camera operation and digital imaging techniques, and required to supply their own digital camera. The course is suitable for students pursuing an Associate of Science Degree in Photography as well as non-majors.

PHTO 130 - Beginning Photography (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate ploacement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; ART 120
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is designed for students who wish to study the basic technical and conceptual approaches to contemporary photography. Traditional black and white photography techniques are explored, with special emphasis on the basic use of the 35 mm camera and enlarger as well as the processing of black-and-white film and printing paper. Students are required to provide their own 35 mm camera with manual controls.

ART 124 - Color Theory (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 030 or ENLA 034 or appropriate placement; READ 022 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is an introduction to the characteristics of color and its interaction suited for all art majors transferring to a four-year college or interested in working in the arts as a painter, illustrator or designer. The course will cover the principles, theories, and applications of additive and subtractive color in two dimensions. Topics will include major historical and contemporary color systems, production of projects in applied color, and the elements of design as they apply to color.

ART 136 - Intermediate Painting (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ART 130; ART 135
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is a second semester course for art and non-art majors interested in further development of painting skills and techniques, understanding the use of color and space, while strengthening observation and rendering skills. The course explores both traditional and contemporary painting concepts, styles, and techniques that involve complex compositional and technical problems in either acrylic or oil painting media.

ART 141 - Ceramics II (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ART 140
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is an intermediate course in ceramics open to all art and non-art majors, with continued emphasis on basic skills using the potter’s wheel. Included in the course will be intermediate problems on the wheel, basic decorative techniques, and more advance use of glaze. Students will be exploring contemporary artistic practice and the social and historical elements of ceramic art. The students will start learning about the kilns and how they are loaded and fired.

ART 231 - Intermediate Life Drawing (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ART 230
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is a second semester course for art, animation, and non-art majors interested in furthering their figure drawing skills. Working from a professional figure model, students will refine those skills learned in ART 230 and learn intermediate drawing skills, study human anatomy in greater detail, and extend their knowledge regarding the use of the figure in visual art. Emphasis is on clarity of observation and the ability to order and translate form and space on a two dimensional surface.

ART 260 - Figure Drawing for Animators (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ART 230
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This figure drawing course for animators and art students focuses on gesture and how to capture the essential movement, dynamic expression, and the individual attitude of the model. It provides an introduction to figure drawing for animation and is designed to promote deeper understanding of life drawing that will serve as a foundation for further studies in animation and entertainment arts. Students will refine basic skills in drawing human anatomy while learning to draw the figure in sequential movement, understand weight and balance, facial and body expression, and figure invention. This course may be taken by art majors wishing to further life drawing skills and is recommended for all animation art majors.

MATH 150 - Survey of Mathematics (IGETC 2)GE3.0
Notes:
While the above course(s) are recommended, students may take any of the following courses to fulfill this requirement:  MATH 130/H, MATH 150, MATH 160, MATH 170, MATH 180, MATH190/H, PSY 190.

MATH 150 - Survey of Mathematics (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 070 or MATH 070CD or MATH 073 or MATH 073B or appropriate placement
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: CSU, UC

In this course students will learn to read and understand quantitative information, solve practical problems, and make sound decisions using numbers. Topics include consumer applications, logic, probability, statistics, algebra, and geometry. This course is for students who need a quantitative reasoning course for graduation or transfer.

IGETC 1C - Oral Communication (CSU Only)GE3.0

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

Select one:
SPCH 100, 101, 101H, 140

Total Semester Units:12.0 
Summer 1
IGETC 6 - Foreign Language (UC ONLY)GE4.5

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
Courses in this area that also appear in IGETC 3B Humanities may be counted toward both areas.

Proficiency equivalent to two years of high school study in the same language or select one:
ASL 101, 102, 201;
CHIN 101, 102;
FR 101, 102, 201, 202;
JAPN 101, 102;
LATN 101, 102;
SPAN 101, 101S, 102, 102S, 201, 201H, 202
There are additional ways to satisfy the Language Other than English Requirement. Please see a counselor for advisement.

IGETC 3B - HumanitiesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.

Select one:
ASL 124, 201
CHIN 102
CHST 101, 146, 148
ENGL126
FR 102, 201, 202
HIST 101, 102, 122, 131, 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 167, 170
HUM 110, 111, 125, 125H, 130, 140
JAPN 102
LATN 102
LIT 102, 102H, 112A, 112AH, 112B, 112BH, 114, 114H, 117, 117H, 130, 130H, 140, 140H, 141, 142, 142H, 144A, 144B, 145, 145H, 146A,146AH, 146B, 146BH, 147, 147H, 148, 149
PHIL 101, 101H, 120, 124, 126, 128, 128H, 135, 140
POLS 128, 128H;
SOC 148;
SPAN 102, 201, 201H, 202

Total Semester Units:7.5† 
3rd Semester
Select one: ART 105 / ART 105H / ART 107 / ART 108 (IGETC 3A or 3B)M3.0
ART 105 - Survey of Western Art: Prehistory through the Middle Ages (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*Credit limit) CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: ART 105 or ART 105H)

This course presents a broad overview of Prehistoric, Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Greek, Etruscan, Roman, Early Christian, Islamic, and Medieval art and architecture. This course is appropriate for all students pursuing the degree in Studio Art or Art History or seeking to fulfill general education requirements in Fine Arts and Humanities.

ART 105H - Survey of Western Art: Prehistory through the Middle Ages Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*Credit limit) CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: ART 105 or ART 105H)

This course presents a broad overview of Prehistoric, Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Greek, Etruscan, Roman, Early Christian, Islamic, and Medieval art and architecture. This course is appropriate for all students pursuing the degree in Studio Art and/or seeking to fulfill general education requirements in Fine Arts and Humanities. This course is designed for those who meet Honors Program requirements.

ART 107 - The Art of Asia (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course examines the artistic traditions of prehistoric to modern Asia in relation to their cultural, philosophical, and religious influences. The art and architecture of Central Asia (India, China, Korea, and Japan) will be emphasized. Examples from Southeast Asia, Pakistan, Tibet, and Nepal will also be discussed. This course is appropriate for all students interested in art and culture and for those seeking to fulfill general education requirements for Fine Arts and Humanities, as well as all Studio Art majors.

ART 108 - The Art of Mexico (3.0 units)

Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement; ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is a survey of the art and architecture of Mexico including PreColumbian, Viceregal (Colonial) and Modern 19th and 20th centuries. Chicano art will also be examined in relation to its Mexican antecedents. Art 108 is appropriate for all students interested in art and culture and for those seeking to fulfill general education requirements in Fine Arts and Humanities, as well as all studio art and art history majors.

Select one: ART 131 / ART 230 / ART 135 / ART 150 / ART 140 / ART 146 / ART 170 / GDSN 178 / PHTO 110 / PHTO 130 / ART 124 / ART 136 / ART 141 / ART 231 / ART 260 M3.0
Notes:
Select one course from the following.

ART 131 - Freehand Drawing II (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ART 130
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is a second semester course for art and non-art majors in observational drawing and composition, stressing an advanced ability to perceive and define shape, contour, volume, space, and light. Students will use a variety of drawing media and subject matter. Emphasis is on strengthening skills introduced in Freehand Drawing I, the exploration of color in drawing and concepts related to content.

ART 230 - Beginning Life Drawing (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ART 130
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is a first semester course for art, animation, and non-art majors interested in developing the basic drawing skills of representing the human figure. As an introduction to observational figure drawing and composition, students will develop the ability to perceive and define the anatomy and structural organization of the human form in terms of expressive design and creative use of drawing media.

ART 135 - Beginning Painting (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment; ART 130
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is a first semester course for art and non-art majors interested in developing basic painting skills. The course explores both traditional and contemporary painting techniques while stressing an ability to perceive and define shape, contour, volume, texture, space, and light using acrylic or oil painting media. Emphasis is on learning the techniques of painting, understanding the use of color, strengthening observation and rendering skills, while providing an understanding of the historical and cultural development of painting in human expression and creativity. Students are advised to have some drawing skills before taking this class.

ART 150 - Beginning Printmaking (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment; ART 130
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is an introduction to the art of printmaking suitable for studio art majors transferring to a four-year college or any student interested in working in the arts. This course is an introduction to the basic materials, equipment, and processes of printmaking, including relief (linocut and woodcut), intaglio (drypoint, etching, and collagraph), planography (lithography and monotype), and stencil (screenprint).

ART 140 - Ceramics I (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is an introductory course open to all art and non-art majors interested in learning basic skills in ceramics using the potter’s wheel. Students will develop a visual vocabulary for creative expression through lectures, power point, vocabulary lists and video presentations. This course covers beginning problems of centering, throwing and shaping various functional and non-functional pottery. Students will be introduced to the process of glazing and basic firing techniques. This course emphasizes exploring personal and cultural expression in the ceramic media. Evaluation will be based on using a variety of tools and writing assignments.

ART 146 - Introduction to Sculpture (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ART 121
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; ART 130
Transfers to:UC, CSU

This course is suited for art majors transferring to a four-year college or any student interested in working in the arts. The course is an 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.

ART 170 - Introduction to Digital Painting (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment;
Prerequisite: ART 130
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is designed for students majoring in the Visual Arts: including Fine Arts, Illustration, Animation, Graphic Art and any student interested in learning to use the computer as a tool for original image making. The course will survey traditional drawing and painting techniques using computer technologies such as software, drawing tablets, scanners and printers. Students will investigate the fundamental pictorial elements of line, shape, space, color, and texture as well as the formal relationship of these elements to produce original works of art while learning the technology, concepts, and practices of digital art production.

GDSN 178 - Digital Imaging Design (3.0 units)

Advisory: NART 285; READ 043 or appropriate assessment; ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory graphic design course uses bitmap software as the principal digital tool. Topics include the principles and elements of design, typography, color, photo/raster/bitmapped-based scanning, vector graphic integration, time-based design, image formats, optimization, re-touching, adjustments, compositing, blending, color, conceptual, narrative and time-based techniques, technical and creative methods and styles employed by graphic designers as well as well as introductory critical concepts and professional practices. This course includes exercises, projects, and portfolio building with an emphasis on professional standards. This course is for the student interested in obtaining a degree or certificate in graphic design, transfer, and those seeking to pursue a career in graphic design or related professions.

PHTO 110 - Introduction to Digital Photography (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC,CSU

This course is an introduction to digital photography as a creative art, emphasizing photography as a means of communication and personal expression. Topics include the theory of aesthetics, cultural significance, historical progression, elements of composition, visual literacy, and technical elements of photography; critical evaluation of student work is also a course component. Students are introduced to DSLR camera operation and digital imaging techniques, and required to supply their own digital camera. The course is suitable for students pursuing an Associate of Science Degree in Photography as well as non-majors.

PHTO 130 - Beginning Photography (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate ploacement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; ART 120
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is designed for students who wish to study the basic technical and conceptual approaches to contemporary photography. Traditional black and white photography techniques are explored, with special emphasis on the basic use of the 35 mm camera and enlarger as well as the processing of black-and-white film and printing paper. Students are required to provide their own 35 mm camera with manual controls.

ART 124 - Color Theory (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 030 or ENLA 034 or appropriate placement; READ 022 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is an introduction to the characteristics of color and its interaction suited for all art majors transferring to a four-year college or interested in working in the arts as a painter, illustrator or designer. The course will cover the principles, theories, and applications of additive and subtractive color in two dimensions. Topics will include major historical and contemporary color systems, production of projects in applied color, and the elements of design as they apply to color.

ART 136 - Intermediate Painting (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ART 130; ART 135
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is a second semester course for art and non-art majors interested in further development of painting skills and techniques, understanding the use of color and space, while strengthening observation and rendering skills. The course explores both traditional and contemporary painting concepts, styles, and techniques that involve complex compositional and technical problems in either acrylic or oil painting media.

ART 141 - Ceramics II (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ART 140
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is an intermediate course in ceramics open to all art and non-art majors, with continued emphasis on basic skills using the potter’s wheel. Included in the course will be intermediate problems on the wheel, basic decorative techniques, and more advance use of glaze. Students will be exploring contemporary artistic practice and the social and historical elements of ceramic art. The students will start learning about the kilns and how they are loaded and fired.

ART 231 - Intermediate Life Drawing (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ART 230
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is a second semester course for art, animation, and non-art majors interested in furthering their figure drawing skills. Working from a professional figure model, students will refine those skills learned in ART 230 and learn intermediate drawing skills, study human anatomy in greater detail, and extend their knowledge regarding the use of the figure in visual art. Emphasis is on clarity of observation and the ability to order and translate form and space on a two dimensional surface.

ART 260 - Figure Drawing for Animators (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ART 230
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This figure drawing course for animators and art students focuses on gesture and how to capture the essential movement, dynamic expression, and the individual attitude of the model. It provides an introduction to figure drawing for animation and is designed to promote deeper understanding of life drawing that will serve as a foundation for further studies in animation and entertainment arts. Students will refine basic skills in drawing human anatomy while learning to draw the figure in sequential movement, understand weight and balance, facial and body expression, and figure invention. This course may be taken by art majors wishing to further life drawing skills and is recommended for all animation art majors.

IGETC 1B - Critical Thinking and CompositionGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.

Select one:
ENGL 201, 201H
PHIL 110, 110H

Select one: POLS 110 / POLS 110H (IGETC 4)GE3.0
POLS 110 - Government of the United States (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: POLS 110 or POLS 110H)

This course surveys and analyzes the origins, principles, institutions, policies, and politics of U.S. National and California State Governments, including their constitutions. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and an understanding of the political processes and issues involved in the workings of government. This course fulfills the American Institutions requirement for the Associate Degree. It also is suitable for students wishing to expand their knowledge of local, state and national governments.

POLS 110H - Government of the United States Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: POLS 110 or POLS 110H)

This course surveys and analyzes the origins, principles, institutions, policies, and politics of U.S. National and California State Governments, including their constitutions. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and an understanding of the political processes and issues involved in the workings of government. This course fulfills the American Institutions requirement for the Associate Degree. It also is suitable for students wishing to expand their knowledge of local, state and national governments. This course is intended for students eligible for the Honors Program.

IGETC 5A - Physical SciencesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*'.

Select one:
ASTR 110, 110H, 112*
GEOG 101, 101L*
GEOL 150, 151*, 152, 152L*
CHEM 110*, 120*, 130*, 140*, 230*, 231*
PHY 120*, 150*, 160*, 211*, 212*, 213*

Total Semester Units:15.0† 
4th Semester
Select one: ART 131 / ART 230 / ART 135 / ART 150 / ART 140 / ART 146 / ART 170 / GDSN 178 / PHTO 110 / PHTO 130 / ART 124 / ART 136 / ART 141 / ART 231 / ART 260 M3.0
Notes:
Select one course from the following.

ART 131 - Freehand Drawing II (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ART 130
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is a second semester course for art and non-art majors in observational drawing and composition, stressing an advanced ability to perceive and define shape, contour, volume, space, and light. Students will use a variety of drawing media and subject matter. Emphasis is on strengthening skills introduced in Freehand Drawing I, the exploration of color in drawing and concepts related to content.

ART 230 - Beginning Life Drawing (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ART 130
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is a first semester course for art, animation, and non-art majors interested in developing the basic drawing skills of representing the human figure. As an introduction to observational figure drawing and composition, students will develop the ability to perceive and define the anatomy and structural organization of the human form in terms of expressive design and creative use of drawing media.

ART 135 - Beginning Painting (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment; ART 130
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is a first semester course for art and non-art majors interested in developing basic painting skills. The course explores both traditional and contemporary painting techniques while stressing an ability to perceive and define shape, contour, volume, texture, space, and light using acrylic or oil painting media. Emphasis is on learning the techniques of painting, understanding the use of color, strengthening observation and rendering skills, while providing an understanding of the historical and cultural development of painting in human expression and creativity. Students are advised to have some drawing skills before taking this class.

ART 150 - Beginning Printmaking (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment; ART 130
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is an introduction to the art of printmaking suitable for studio art majors transferring to a four-year college or any student interested in working in the arts. This course is an introduction to the basic materials, equipment, and processes of printmaking, including relief (linocut and woodcut), intaglio (drypoint, etching, and collagraph), planography (lithography and monotype), and stencil (screenprint).

ART 140 - Ceramics I (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is an introductory course open to all art and non-art majors interested in learning basic skills in ceramics using the potter’s wheel. Students will develop a visual vocabulary for creative expression through lectures, power point, vocabulary lists and video presentations. This course covers beginning problems of centering, throwing and shaping various functional and non-functional pottery. Students will be introduced to the process of glazing and basic firing techniques. This course emphasizes exploring personal and cultural expression in the ceramic media. Evaluation will be based on using a variety of tools and writing assignments.

ART 146 - Introduction to Sculpture (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ART 121
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; ART 130
Transfers to:UC, CSU

This course is suited for art majors transferring to a four-year college or any student interested in working in the arts. The course is an 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.

ART 170 - Introduction to Digital Painting (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment;
Prerequisite: ART 130
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is designed for students majoring in the Visual Arts: including Fine Arts, Illustration, Animation, Graphic Art and any student interested in learning to use the computer as a tool for original image making. The course will survey traditional drawing and painting techniques using computer technologies such as software, drawing tablets, scanners and printers. Students will investigate the fundamental pictorial elements of line, shape, space, color, and texture as well as the formal relationship of these elements to produce original works of art while learning the technology, concepts, and practices of digital art production.

GDSN 178 - Digital Imaging Design (3.0 units)

Advisory: NART 285; READ 043 or appropriate assessment; ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory graphic design course uses bitmap software as the principal digital tool. Topics include the principles and elements of design, typography, color, photo/raster/bitmapped-based scanning, vector graphic integration, time-based design, image formats, optimization, re-touching, adjustments, compositing, blending, color, conceptual, narrative and time-based techniques, technical and creative methods and styles employed by graphic designers as well as well as introductory critical concepts and professional practices. This course includes exercises, projects, and portfolio building with an emphasis on professional standards. This course is for the student interested in obtaining a degree or certificate in graphic design, transfer, and those seeking to pursue a career in graphic design or related professions.

PHTO 110 - Introduction to Digital Photography (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC,CSU

This course is an introduction to digital photography as a creative art, emphasizing photography as a means of communication and personal expression. Topics include the theory of aesthetics, cultural significance, historical progression, elements of composition, visual literacy, and technical elements of photography; critical evaluation of student work is also a course component. Students are introduced to DSLR camera operation and digital imaging techniques, and required to supply their own digital camera. The course is suitable for students pursuing an Associate of Science Degree in Photography as well as non-majors.

PHTO 130 - Beginning Photography (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate ploacement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; ART 120
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is designed for students who wish to study the basic technical and conceptual approaches to contemporary photography. Traditional black and white photography techniques are explored, with special emphasis on the basic use of the 35 mm camera and enlarger as well as the processing of black-and-white film and printing paper. Students are required to provide their own 35 mm camera with manual controls.

ART 124 - Color Theory (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 030 or ENLA 034 or appropriate placement; READ 022 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is an introduction to the characteristics of color and its interaction suited for all art majors transferring to a four-year college or interested in working in the arts as a painter, illustrator or designer. The course will cover the principles, theories, and applications of additive and subtractive color in two dimensions. Topics will include major historical and contemporary color systems, production of projects in applied color, and the elements of design as they apply to color.

ART 136 - Intermediate Painting (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ART 130; ART 135
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is a second semester course for art and non-art majors interested in further development of painting skills and techniques, understanding the use of color and space, while strengthening observation and rendering skills. The course explores both traditional and contemporary painting concepts, styles, and techniques that involve complex compositional and technical problems in either acrylic or oil painting media.

ART 141 - Ceramics II (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ART 140
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is an intermediate course in ceramics open to all art and non-art majors, with continued emphasis on basic skills using the potter’s wheel. Included in the course will be intermediate problems on the wheel, basic decorative techniques, and more advance use of glaze. Students will be exploring contemporary artistic practice and the social and historical elements of ceramic art. The students will start learning about the kilns and how they are loaded and fired.

ART 231 - Intermediate Life Drawing (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ART 230
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is a second semester course for art, animation, and non-art majors interested in furthering their figure drawing skills. Working from a professional figure model, students will refine those skills learned in ART 230 and learn intermediate drawing skills, study human anatomy in greater detail, and extend their knowledge regarding the use of the figure in visual art. Emphasis is on clarity of observation and the ability to order and translate form and space on a two dimensional surface.

ART 260 - Figure Drawing for Animators (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ART 230
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This figure drawing course for animators and art students focuses on gesture and how to capture the essential movement, dynamic expression, and the individual attitude of the model. It provides an introduction to figure drawing for animation and is designed to promote deeper understanding of life drawing that will serve as a foundation for further studies in animation and entertainment arts. Students will refine basic skills in drawing human anatomy while learning to draw the figure in sequential movement, understand weight and balance, facial and body expression, and figure invention. This course may be taken by art majors wishing to further life drawing skills and is recommended for all animation art majors.

US HISTORY (IGETC 4)GE3.0

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

All CSU campuses have a graduation requirement in American Institutions. Students may choose one of the following US History courses to partially fulfill this requirement: HIST 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 170.

IGETC 5B - Biological SciencesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*':

Select one:
ANTH 101, 101H, 101L*; BIOL 101*, 105, 105L*, 111, 111L*, 120, 120L*, 200*, 201*, 206, 226*;
PSY 210, 210H.

IGETC 5C - Lab ScienceGE1.0

Select one if lab has not been completed in IGETC 5A or 5B.
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*':
ANTH 101L*;
ASTR 112*;
BIOL 101*, 105L*, 111L*, 120L*, 200*, 201*, 226*;
CHEM 110*, 120*, 130*, 140*, 230*, 231*;
GEOG 101L*;
GEOL 151*;
PHY 120*,150*, 160*, 211*, 212*, 213*

IGETC 4 - Social and Behavioral SciencesGE3.0

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
A total of 9 units required in Social and Behavioral Sciences from 2 different disciplines.

 Select one:
AJ 101
ANTH 102, 102H, 103, 104, 110, 125
CD 106, 208
CHST 101, 146, 148, 150
ECON 101, 101H, 102, 102H, 106, 135
GEOG 102, 103
HIST 101, 102, 122, 131, 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158,159, 159H, 167, 170
HUM 110, 111, 125, 125H, 130
MSCM 128
PHIL 128, 128H, 135
POLS 110, 110H, 125, 128, 128H, 130,135, 140, 150
PSY 101, 101H, 112, 114, 170, 200
SOC 101, 101H, 102, 105, 110, 114, 116, 120, 127, 130, 148
SPCH 150

Total Semester Units:13.0† 
Total Units for Art/Studio Arts AA-T program (Transfer to UC/CSU)60.0† 
Notes:
AP exams and courses taken outside of Rio Hondo College may fulfill general education and/or major requirements. Please check with a counselor.
Legend:
Some classes may have higher units
M Major course; course may also meet a general education requirement
GEGeneral Education course
ELElective Course
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Program Learning Outcomes

1

Students will describe and discuss the fundamental or “formal properties” of art: line, positive/negative space, shade/tone, texture, color, etc.


2

Students will identify, analyze, and evaluate basic techniques of “process” in a variety of media: drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, computer graphics, photography, ceramics, etc.


3

Students will produce carefully considered art works to final completion, thereby demonstrating their “practice” of art.


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