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Fine Arts (A.S.)

Courses

Intro to Gallery Management
This course provides an overview of how fine arts exhibition venues work. Through lectures, discussions, field trips, written assignments and visiting speakers, students will be given an introduction to the basics of managing galleries and museums. Topics to be discussed include: types of galleries, museums and exhibition spaces, exhibition development and budgeting, exhibit curation and design, marketing and funding, audience education and building, proper handling, preservation and presentation of artworks. Students are expected to attend all college visiting artist lectures and exhibit openings.

Two Dimensional Design
A hands-on introductory studio course in Visual Arts that will explore visual problem solving. The relationship of image to idea and the use of formal elements (composition, line, color, pattern, etc.) in creating effective visual communication. Recommended to be taken concurrently with or prior to all other Visual Arts courses.

Drawing 1
An introduction into the materials and techniques of drawing. A series of increasingly complex still-life drawings will generate a more thorough sense of observation, an effective translation of space into two dimensions and a recognition of drawing as a means of acquiring knowledge. Student will be responsible for purchasing some required supplies.

Drawing 2
A studio class that builds on the skills acquired in Drawing I, applying them to the rendering of more complex set-ups and the human figure as well as more directly addressing the physical nature of the drawing. Student will be responsible for purchasing some required supplies.
Prerequisite: 2040, Drawing I highly recommended.

Painting 1
An introduction to the materials and techniques of oil painting. Working from a series of increasingly complex still-lifes will serve to heighten observation skills and the ability to render space and volume through the translation of light into color. Students will be responsible for purchasing some required supplies.
Prerequisite: 2040, Drawing I highly recommended.

Painting 2
A further exploration of painting that builds upon the skills acquired in Painting I. Students will be led through a series of works that reflect the concerns of the major art movements of the Twentieth Century and that explore the link between thought and object. Student will be responsible for purchasing some required supplies.
Prerequisite: 2042, Painting I.

Directed Study in Drawing and Painting
An opportunity for more advanced work in areas of drawing and painting with emphasis on a more personalized, self- motivated and sophisticated program of study and the development of a more personalized set of concerns.

Photography I
Exploration of the basic visual and technical tools used in photography. A hands-on introduction to the black and white photographic process as a form of communication. Students will learn the basics of camera operation, film choice, lighting, the fundamentals of composition, and basic black and white darkroom techniques. A 35mm camera is required. (A 35mm SLR is strongly recommended.)

Photography II
Continuation of Photography I. Emphasis on developing technical skills in the studio and in the darkroom as well as a mastery of photography's visual vocabulary while examining the aesthetic and conceptual history of black and white photography. Advanced camera control and advanced printing techniques. Lectures, informal critiques, written paper. A 35mm SLR camera is required.
Prerequisite: 2030, Photography I.

Color Photography
Exploration of the basic visual and technical tools used in color photography including light, film, filters, color theory, color design principles. Introduction to color darkroom processes. Emphasis on creativity and communication, and the expressive use of color materials. A 35mm SLR camera is required.
Prerequisite: 2030, Photography I.

Advanced Studio Photography
Exploration of the basic visual and technical tools used in studio photography. Students will become proficient in areas such as set design, controlling artificial light, using the view camera, and photographic tone control. Emphasis on creativity and communication, and the expressive use of black and white materials in small, medium, and large format. A 35mm SLR camera is required. Prerequisite: 2030, Photography I .

PhotoCommunication
A historical and theoretical examination of the role of photography in society. Emphasis on both the applied and expressive aspects of photographic practice. Examination of the impact of electronic digital imaging on the future of photography.

Independent Study in Photography
An innovative approach to the photographic learning process.Each student will co-construct with their instructor for a specific course of study relevant to their career or transfer needs.

Survey of Art History
A survey of art and culture from ancient civilizations to the societies of the 19th century. From cave paintings in Lascaux, through the high Renaissance of Da Vinci and Michelangelo to the Romanticism of Francisco Goya. Emphasis will be placed on the cultural content of art and the meanings, ideas and uses of art during historical periods.

Survey of Art History 2
A survey of art and culture of the modern period from its origins in the 18th and 19th centuries through the Impressionists, the Cubist analytics of Picasso to the pop-imagery of Warhol and contemporary art that has followed it. Emphasis will be placed on the cultural context of the movements that comprise Modernism their relationship to modern society and the meanings, ideas and intents of art during this period.
Prerequisite: 2005, Survey of Art History I highly recommended.

Introduction to Electronic Arts
This course is a hands on introduction to the concepts and tools of Electronic Art. The semester is made up of modules consisting of electronic music, computer imaging, 2D animation, image processing, and non-1inear video editing. At least one assigned project must integrate at least three types of media. Prerequisites: Knowledge of MS Windows or MAC/Amiga, Completion of an art or music course.

Television Production I
Students will learn the basics of video production: camera operation, audio equipment, lights, ancillary equipment, and program production from scriptwriting and studio work to edition.