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LOS ANGELES CITY COLLEGE | 08-09 CATALOG [REV. 11/08]

Art

 

Chair: Gayle Partlow

(323) 953-4000 ext. 2510 • DH220

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 PROGRAMS OFFERED


Associate of Arts:

Art - General

Art - Graphic Design

 

The Los Angeles City College Art Department is committed to offering an extensive program of courses for students whose goals range from a career in fine arts or graphic design to those pursuing personal enrichment. We offer the AA degree in Fine Arts and Graphic Design as well as two year programs aimed at transfer to the University of California and California State University systems. Our students may also choose private schools such as University of Southern California, Art Center College of Design, and Otis College of Art and Design, Woodbury University, and Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising.

Our faculty of working professionals teach art as both a subject and an activity. Our courses provide a foundation in visual knowledge and theory and training in the techniques of art-making. We recognize the uniqueness of the individual and encourage exploration of her/his creative talents by emphasizing art experience and potential in a diversity of cultures. The relationships among the arts are emphasized and enrollment is encouraged in other arts disciplines.


 

 DEGREE PROGRAMS 


 

The Art Department offers two Associate in Arts Degrees: Art/General and Art/Graphic Design. Note that Art/General - Plan A is for students planning to transfer to a four-year college, university or art school. Plan B for Art/General or Art/Graphic Design is for students wanting an AA degree Career Program.

 

 

ART/GENERAL

Associate of Arts Degree

Transfer Program

Art Core for Transfer Program

60 units minimum with at least 18 units in the following core program

           

COURSES                                                                               UNITS

Art 101 and 102...............................................................................6

Art 201.............................................................................................. 3

Art 202 or 204..................................................................................3

Art 501.............................................................................................. 3

Art 502.............................................................................................. 3

Total Core Units............................................................................ 18

 

The above core consists of the minimum of art courses to be taken for transfer. Please see a counselor for specific university major preparation. As many institutions require a portfolio, students should plan to develop a portfolio with instructor guidance. Courses may be substituted under special circumstances with departmental approval.

 

To complete general education requirements in this area of study, Plan A for the AA/AS Degree is required.

PLAN A: Please consult with a counselor about specific courses needed or see the college catalog "Graduation Requirements" section.  Plan A is designed for transfer to a four-year college or university. However, requirements vary depending upon the individual institution. Please consult with a counselor for the specific requirements of the university you plan to attend.

3-6 Units          English Composition                    

6-9 Units          Communication/Analytical Thinking

3 Units             ................................................................... Natural Sciences                        

3 Units             ............................................................................. Humanities                                

9 Units             Social/Behavioral Sciences (including American History & Governments)

3-4 Units          Health/Physical Education          

3-5 Units          Math Competency                    

(Math 115 or higher or passing score on Los Angeles Community College District Math competency exam)

 

 

Art/General

Associate of Arts Degree

Career Program

The following is a suggested plan for completing the courses for Plan B Associate in Arts Degree in two years. Please note that the requirements for Plan A are not necessarily required for Plan B. As career opportunities are limited for art students with only an Associate in Arts degree, the Art Department strongly advises continuing training at a four-year college, university, or art school. Students are expected to develop a portfolio with instructor guidance.

 

COURSES                                                                              UNITS

First Semester

Art 201............................................................................................. 3

Art 501............................................................................................. 3

Art 101 or 102.................................................................................3

 

Second Semester             

Art 202 or 204.................................................................................3

Art 300, 304 or 307........................................................................3

Art 101 or 102.................................................................................3

 

Third Semester                                         

Art 111............................................................................................. 3

Art 502............................................................................................. 3

Art 700 or 708................................................................................ 3

 

Fourth Semester

Art 633............................................................................................. 3

Art 300, 304 or 307........................................................................3

Art 700 or 708.................................................................................3

 

Total Units..................................................................................... 36

 

Suggested electives: Art 105, 107, 109, 202, 209, 400, 503, 620, 634, Photography 10

 

To complete general education requirements in this area of study, Plan B for the AA/AS Degree is required.

PLAN B: Please consult with a counselor about specific courses needed or see the college catalog "Graduation Requirements" section. Plan B is not designed for transfer to a four-year college.

3 Units             ............................................................. English Composition

3 Units             ..................................... Communication/Analytical Thinking

3 Units             ................................................................... Natural Sciences

3 Units             ............................................................................. Humanities

3 Units             Social/Behavioral Sciences (including American History & Governments)

3-4 Units          Health/Physical Education

3-5 Units          Math Competency

 

 

Art/Graphic

Associate of Arts Degree

Career Program

This program provides the foundation for careers in computer graphics, advertising design, commercial illustration and desktop publishing. The creative and practical aspects of visual communication are equally stressed, with an emphasis on contemporary trends. Digital work is grounded in fundamental art skills and methods. Students enrolled in the program will utilize the Art Department’s Macintosh computer labs.  Students can expect to develop a sound, entry-level portfolio.

 

 

COURSES                                                                               UNITS

First Semester

Art 633............................................................................................. 3

Art 201............................................................................................. 3

Art 501............................................................................................. 3

 

Second Semester                                      

Art 604............................................................................................. 3

Art 620............................................................................................. 3

Art 101, 102 or 111........................................................................3

 

Third Semester

Art 204 or 209................................................................................3

Art 605.............................................................................................3

Art 639.............................................................................................3

 

Fourth Semester

Art 204 or 209.................................................................................3

Art 606............................................................................................. 3

Art 634............................................................................................. 3

 

Total Units...................................................................................... 36

 

Suggested Electives: Art  101, 102, 111, 202, 304, 400, 502, 503; Photography 10; Cinema 1; Marketing 1

 

To complete general education requirements in this area of study, Plan B for the AA/AS Degree is required.

PLAN B: Please consult with a counselor about specific courses needed or see the college catalog "Graduation Requirements" section. Plan B is not designed for transfer to a four-year college.

3 Units             English Composition

3 Units            Communication/Analytical Thinking

3 Units             Natural Sciences

3 Units             Humanities

3 Units             Social/Behavioral Sciences (including American History & Governments)

3-4 Units          Health/Physical Education

3-5 Units          Math Competency


 

 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 


NOTE: Not every class is offered each semester. Refer to the current class schedule for current class offerings.

PREREQUISITES: Specified prerequisites must be completed with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

Transfer limits: UC maximum limit: refer to www.assist.org.
Prerequisites. Each course prerequisite in the Art department requires a satisfactory grade or better.

 

ART 101
Survey of Art History I
3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)
Advisory: English 21 or equivalent.
The development of art from the pre-historic period to the time of the Renaissance emphasizing the cultural context of the West, and its major points of contact with the non European world.

ART 102
Survey of Art History II
3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)
Advisory: English 21 or equivalent.
The development of art from the Renaissance to the early 20th century, emphasizing the cultural context of the West and its major points of artistic contact with the non-European world.

ART 103
Art Appreciation
3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)
Advisory: English 21 or equivalent.
An introductory lecture course open to all students. This course is a broad exploration of art forms and media in traditional and contemporary art styles. Topics include art terminology and problems of definition, meaning, and evaluation in the visual arts.

ART 105
History of Asian Art
3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)
Advisory: English 21 or equivalent.
A survey of the chronological development of the arts of India, China, Japan, and adjacent areas with emphasis upon cultural factors which contributed to their evolution.

ART 107
Mexican Art — Modern
3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)
Advisory: English 21 or equivalent.
Credit allowed for only one of Art 107 or Chicano Studies 52.
A survey of the pictorial arts of Mexico prior to and during the 20th Century. Studies the broad range of the arts including the evolution of a Mexican-American art and iconography.

ART 109
The Arts of Africa, Oceania and Ancient America
3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)
Advisory: English 21 or equivalent.
A survey of The Arts of Africa, Oceania and Ancient America in the context of history, religion and general culture.

ART 111
History of Contemporary Art
3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)
Advisory: English 21 or equivalent.
Covers major trends in Art from 1900 to the present day. Studies the artists, critics, and historical contexts leading to the development of Modernism and Post Modernism.

ART 201
Drawing I
3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)
Various drawing approaches are explored in several black and white media with emphasis upon the development of observation and skill in graphic representation.

ART 202
Drawing II
3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)
Prerequisite: Art 201 and 501 with satisfactory grades.
A continuation of Drawing I with continued emphasis on technical, observational and analytical aspects of drawing with the addition of color media as well as mixed drawing media. Projects are designed to test conceptual skills.

ART 204
Life Drawing I
3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)
Prerequisite: Art 201 with a satisfactory grade.
Co-requisite: Art 501.
Drawing from the live model in various media, solving problems related to structure, anatomy, composition and expressive design.

ART 205
Life Drawing II
3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)
Prerequisite: Art 204 with a satisfactory grade.
This course is a continuation of drawing and painting from the live model in various media, solving more complex problems related to structure, anatomy, composition and design.

ART 206
Life Drawing III
3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)
Prerequisite: Art 205 with a satisfactory grade.
A continuation of drawing and painting from the live model in various media, solving complex problems related to structure, anatomy, composition and expressive design; observing.

ART 207
Life Drawing IV
3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)
Prerequisite: Art 206 with a satisfactory grade.
This course is a continuation of drawing from the live model in various media, solving advanced complex problems and developing a more personal drawing style. Emphasis is on deepening and broadening the student’s mastery of drawing and creating the human form.

ART 209
Perspective Drawing I
3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)
Learning to draw three-dimensional objects in space using measured vanishing point systems along with direct observation and freehand drawing. Explores methods of drawing cast shadows and mirror reflections in perspective.

ART 300
Introduction to Painting (Watercolor)
3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)
Prerequisite: Art 201 with a satisfactory grade.
Co-requisite: Art 501.
Introduction to the technique of watercolor painting applied to still life, landscape and the human figure. Transparent watercolors the medium.

ART 301
Watercolor Painting I
3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)
Prerequisite: Art 300 with a satisfactory grade.
Continuation with watercolor techniques and concepts. A variety of techniques and surfaces are explored.

ART 302
Watercolor Painting II
3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)
Prerequisite: Art 301 with a satisfactory grade.
Continuation of techniques and concepts. Exploration of various principles. See UC credit limits at the beginning of this section.

ART 303
Watercolor Painting III
3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)
Prerequisite: Art 302 with a satisfactory grade.
Greater emphasis on individual interpretation and conceptual use of the watercolor medium.    

ART 304
Acrylic Painting I
3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)
Prerequisite: Art 201 and 501 with a satisfactory grade.
An introduction to a variety of techniques employing acrylic paints and related grounds and tools. A variety of subject matter is used to introduce a series of stylistic approaches.

ART 305
Acrylic Painting II
3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)
Prerequisite: Art 304 with a satisfactory grade.
Continuation of technical and media explorations with the development and creative use of painting and drawing aesthetic concepts.

ART 306
Acrylic Painting III
3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)
Prerequisite: Art 305 with a satisfactory grade.
The expanded exploration of aesthetic concepts and subject matter with emphasis on personal and independent interpretation.
See UC credit limits at the beginning of this section.

ART 307
Oil Painting I
3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)
Prerequisite: Art 201 and Art 501 with satisfactory grades or better.
Developing skill in handling the oil painting medium. Includes the study of still life, landscape, figure painting, and abstraction.
See UC credit limits at the beginning of this section.

ART 308
Oil Painting II
3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)
Prerequisite: Art 307 with a satisfactory grade.
The exploration of oil painting techniques is continued in a variety of perceptual problems.

ART 309
Oil Painting III
3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)
Prerequisite: Art 308 with a satisfactory grade.
Continued exploration of oil painting medium stressing growth and development of the individual’s concepts.

ART 400
Introduction to Printmaking
3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)
Prerequisite: Art 201 and 501 with satisfactory grades or better.
A laboratory course introducing students to various forms of plate-making and printing. Emphasis is placed on visual ideas.

ART 401
Etching I
3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)
Prerequisite: Art 400 with a satisfactory grade.
An intermediate course which concentrates on etching as a form of intaglio printing. Contemporary techniques including photo etching will be introduced.

ART 402
Etching II
3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)
Prerequisite: Art 401 with a satisfactory grade.
Further development of skills and the proficient application of printmaking techniques.

ART 407
Relief Printmaking I
3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)
Prerequisite: Art 402 with a satisfactory grade.
Explores relief and planographic processes. Work in relief etching, multiple plates, and monotypes with emphasis on color.

ART 408
Relief Printmaking II
3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)
Prerequisite: Art 407 with a satisfactory grade.
Advanced printmaking stressing contemporary techniques. Printmaking as creative expression in today’s art field.

ART 501
Beginning Two-Dimensional Design
3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)
A foundation studio course focused on creative visual thinking and expression. Establishes working methods and concepts of composition used in all other art classes. Basic art elements like line, shape, value and color are emphasized. Studies the role of graphic communication in society.

ART 502
Beginning Three-Dimensional Design
3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)
Prerequisite: Art 501 with a satisfactory grade.
Co-requisite: Art 201.
Three dimensional form with experimental problems in a variety of materials using various spatial constructions.

ART 503
Intermediate Design
3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)
Prerequisite: Art 201 and Art 501 with satisfactory grades or better.
Form, texture, and especially color applied to creative projects aimed at concept development. Design factors applied to new art media, including video.

ART 604
Graphic Design I
3 UNITS - (CSU)
Prerequisite: Art 501 and Art 633 with satisfactory grades
Introductory graphic design course - the field, its terminology, tools and working methods. Emphasis is placed on basic hands on and computer layout skills and their application to creative visual communication, with a strong emphasis on typographical technical and historical elements.

ART 605
Graphic Design II
3 UNITS - (CSU)
Prerequisite: Art 604 and Art 633 with satisfactory grades.
Co-requisite: Art 639.
Applied graphic design  course using computer graphics and traditional rendering. Emphasis is placed on comprehensive layouts for advertising design and graphics.

ART 606
Graphic Design III
3 UNITS - (CSU)
Prerequisite: Art 605 and Art 639 with satisfactory grades.

Applied graphic design course using computer graphics.  Emphasis is placed on the creation of illustrations and digital images and their integration into page layout software to produce press-ready graphics.

ART 620
Illustration 1
3 UNITS - (CSU)
Prerequisite: Art 201 with a satisfactory grade.
Co-requisite: Art 501.
Drawing rendering and composition skills are extended to problems in commercial illustration, pictorial art for publications and advertising. Variety of techniques and media.

ART 633
Introduction to Computer Graphics
3 UNITS - (CSU)
Prerequisite: Art 501 with a satisfactory grade.

Introductory computer graphics course using Adobe Illustrator.  The Macintosh operating system, color modes, file formats, basic scanning and printing techniques as well as web research will also be surveyed.

ART 634
Computer Graphics I: 3D Computer Graphics
3 UNITS - (CSU)
Prerequisite: Art 633 with a satisfactory grade.
Exploration of three-dimensional digital design techniques, concepts, and applications employed as tools in graphic design. The course focuses on three-dimensional modeling and rendering techniques in the creation of objects and environments for graphics and multimedia.

ART 638
Computer Aided Art Laboratory
1 UNIT - (RPT 3) (CSU)
Co-requisite: Concurrent Enrollment in Art 634, 633 or 639
This course provides essential computer time for students in Art 634 – Computer Graphics I: 3D Computer Graphics.

ART 639
Digital Imaging
3 UNITS – (CSU)

Prerequisite: Art 633 with a satisfactory grade
Introductory course in computer still image manipulation using Adobe Photoshop.

ART 700
Introduction to Sculpture
3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite: Art 501 with a satisfactory grade.
Advisory: Art 201.
A beginning course which involves various media, including clay, plaster, and wood. Techniques of fabrication, carving, and molding applied to both figure studies and abstract construction.

ART 701
Sculpture I
3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite: Art 700 with a satisfactory grade.
The development of technical skills is continued with special emphasis on additive and subtractive processes. Various materials will be considered and traditional techniques re-examined. Contemporary process such as assemblage and fabrication will be introduced.

ART 702
Sculpture II
3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite: Art 701 with a satisfactory grade.
Advanced problems in the various sculptural media with emphasis upon individual growth and direction. Contemporary processes such as mixed media and installation or environmental sculpture will be considered.

ART 703
Sculpture III
3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite: Art 702 with a satisfactory grade.
Advanced problems in an area of specialization: additive, subtractive, or mold making/casting processes. Emphasis will be placed on individual growth and the development of concepts through the medium of sculpture.

ART 708
Introduction to Ceramics
3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite: Art 501 with a satisfactory grade.
A beginning course, which involves learning basic methods of making pottery. Effective use of design factors unique to clay is stressed. Demonstration lectures augment this laboratory course.

ART 709
Ceramics II
3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite: Art 708 with a satisfactory grade.
Development of technical and design skills on the potter’s wheel and in the making of more complex ceramic molds for slip casting.

ART 710
Ceramics II
3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite: Art 709 with a satisfactory grade.
Continued development of the mechanical skills including kiln loading and firing. Added studies in the preparation of clay and glazes, utilizing glaze calculation computer software.

ART 711
Ceramics III
3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite: Art 710 with a satisfactory grade.
The design and development of projects of special interests to the advanced student focused on either ceramic industrial design or clay as a fine art medium.

 

 

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