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Degree A8983
An emphasis in Fine Arts provides the student with an understanding of the practices and theories of traditional and contemporary two- and three-dimensional studio arts and an introduction to the history of Western art. In addition to the foundation courses (24 units), students select twelve (12) units from one of the art categories.

This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

Required Courses

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  • Fine Arts Emphasis, AA Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Degree A8983
    An emphasis in Fine Arts provides the student with an understanding of the practices and theories of traditional and contemporary two- and three-dimensional studio arts and an introduction to the history of Western art. In addition to the foundation courses (24 units), students select twelve (12) units from one of the art categories.

    This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    ARTD 15ADrawing: Beginning3
    ARTD 17ADrawing: Life3
    ARTD 20Design: Two-Dimensional3
    ARTD 21Design: Color and Composition3
    ARTD 25ABeginning Painting I3
    ARTS 22Design: Three-Dimensional3
    AHIS 4History of Western Art: Prehistoric Through Gothic3
    or AHIS 4H History of Western Art: Prehistoric Through Gothic - Honors
    AHIS 5History of Western Art: Renaissance Through Modern3
    or AHIS 5H History of Western Art: Renaissance Through Modern - Honors
    Choose twelve units from one of the following art categories:12
    Ceramics
    ARTS 30A
    Ceramics: Beginning I
    ARTS 30B
    Ceramics: Beginning II
    ARTS 31
    Ceramics: Intermediate Studio
    ARTS 33
    Ceramics: Hand Construction
    ARTS 34
    The Sculptural Vessel
    Drawing
    ARTD 15B
    Drawing: Intermediate
    ARTD 17B
    Drawing: Life-Intermediate
    ARTD 23A
    Drawing: Heads and Hands
    ANIM 101A
    Drawing - Gesture and Figure
    ANIM 110
    Animal Drawing
    ARTD 16
    Drawing: Perspective
    Figure Drawing
    ARTD 17B
    Drawing: Life-Intermediate
    ARTD 23A
    Drawing: Heads and Hands
    ARTD 23B
    Drawing: Intermediate Heads and Hands
    ARTD 75
    Anatomy for Artists
    ANIM 101A
    Drawing - Gesture and Figure
    ANIM 101B
    Figure Gesture - Design
    ANIM 101C
    Figure Gesture Expressive Design
    ANIM 107
    Figure in Motion
    ANIM 110
    Animal Drawing
    Portrait Studies
    ARTD 17B
    Drawing: Life-Intermediate
    ARTD 19A
    Figure Painting
    ARTD 23A
    Drawing: Heads and Hands
    ARTD 23B
    Drawing: Intermediate Heads and Hands
    ARTS 41A
    Sculpture: Life
    ARTS 41B
    Sculpture: Intermediate Life
    Painting
    ARTD 19A
    Figure Painting
    ARTD 25B
    Beginning Painting II
    ARTD 26A
    Intermediate Painting I
    ARTD 26B
    Intermediate Painting II
    ARTD 27
    Painting: Watercolor
    Printmaking
    ARTD 43A
    Introduction to Printmaking
    ARTD 43B
    Intermediate Printmaking in Intaglio and Relief
    ARTD 44A
    Printmaking: Introduction to Lithography I
    ARTD 46A
    Printmaking: Introduction to Monotype
    ARTD 48A
    Letterpress Book Arts
    Applied Printmaking
    ARTD 43A
    Introduction to Printmaking
    ARTD 45A
    Printmaking: Introduction to Screenprinting
    ARTD 45B
    Printmaking: Intermediate Screenprinting
    ARTD 47A
    Printmaking: Photo and Alternative Processes
    ARTD 48A
    Letterpress Book Arts
    Sculpture
    ARTS 40A
    Sculpture: Beginning
    ARTS 40B
    Sculpture: Intermediate
    ARTS 40C
    Sculpture: Carving
    ARTS 41A
    Sculpture: Life
    ARTS 41B
    Sculpture: Intermediate Life
    ARTS 42
    Sculpture: Mold Making
    ARTS 46A
    Sculpture: Special Effects Makeup
    ARTS 46B
    Sculpture: Special Effects Makeup
    Sculpture Special Effects Makeup
    ARTS 41A
    Sculpture: Life
    ARTS 41B
    Sculpture: Intermediate Life
    ARTS 42
    Sculpture: Mold Making
    ARTS 46A
    Sculpture: Special Effects Makeup
    ARTS 46B
    Sculpture: Special Effects Makeup
    ARTD 75
    Anatomy for Artists
    Gallery
    ARTG 20
    Art, Artists, and Society
    ARTG 21A
    Introduction to Exhibition Production
    ARTG 21B
    Intermediate Exhibition Production
    ARTG 23
    Art Writing
    ARTG 24
    Shop Practices for Art Careers
    Graphic Design
    ARTC 100
    Fundamentals of Graphic Design
    ARTC 120
    Print Design and Advertising
    ARTC 140
    Vector Design and Illustration
    ARTC 160
    Typography
    ARTC 200
    Web Design
    ARTC 210
    Corporate Identity and Branding
    ARTC 220
    Creative Design and Compositing
    Illustration
    ARTC 100
    Fundamentals of Graphic Design
    ARTC 163
    Dynamic Sketching
    ARTC 165
    Illustration
    ARTC 169
    Contemporary Illustration
    ARTC 290
    Portfolio
    ARTD 19A
    Figure Painting
    ARTC 167
    Visual Development
    or ANIM 167
    Visual Development
    Photography
    PHOT 10
    Basic Digital and Film Photography
    PHOT 12
    Photographic Alternatives
    PHOT 20
    Color Photography
    PHOT 9
    Digital Image Editing for Photographers
    or PHOT 17
    Photocommunication
    Total Units36

    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence - Applied Printmaking emphasis 
    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence - Ceramics emphasis  
    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence -  Drawing emphasis
    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence - Illustration emphasis 
    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence - Printmaking emphasis
    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence - Sculpture emphasis 
    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence - Special Effects Makeup emphasis

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Contact: Carolyn AlexanderTitle: Department ChairContact: calexander@mtsac.edu

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