Academic Catalog

Art

Program Description

The studio art program empowers students to learn diverse perspectives and practical portfolio art skills for transfer into art schools and university studio art programs. The Associate in Arts degree and Certificate of Achievement offer a range of beginning to intermediate level ceramics, digital arts, drawing, life drawing, 2-D, and 3-D design, painting and art theory. Our equitable schedule of courses is offered on weekdays, weeknights, weekends, face to face, hybrid, and online to fit students' needs.

Learn more about the program on the Art website.

Associate Degree for Transfer

This program also offers an Associate Degree for Transfer. Learn more and review the degree requirements on the Studio Arts AA-T listing.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • Create two- and three-dimensional artwork using drawing, design, ceramics, and/or digital tools, materials, methods, and techniques.
  • Create artwork that communicates diverse cultural and personal perspectives, and the human condition.
  • Analyze and assess diverse historical and current two- and three-dimensional works of art as it relates to art and theory.
  • Translate concepts and visual experiences into images, tactile, and digital forms.

Award Type(s)

  • AA = Associate in Arts Degree
  • CA = Certificate of Achievement

Units Required

  • Major: 32.5
  • Certificate(s): 32.5

Associate Degree Requirements

English Proficiency
Select one of the following:
ENGL 1ACOMPOSITION & READING5
ENGL 1AHHONORS COMPOSITION & READING5
ENGL 1S
ENGL 1T
INTEGRATED COMPOSITION & READING
and INTEGRATED COMPOSITION & READING
8
or equivalent
Mathematics Proficiency
Select one of the following:
MATH 105INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA5
MATH 180QUANTITATIVE REASONING5
or any MATH course approved for Foothill GE Area V, Communication & Analytical Thinking

A minimum of 90 units is required1 to include:

  • Completion of one of the following general education patterns: Foothill General Education, CSU General Education Breadth Requirements or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)
  • Core courses (16.5 units)
  • Support courses (16 units)


Note: All courses pertaining to the major must be taken for a letter grade. In addition, a grade of "C" or better is required for all core and support courses used for the degree or certificate.

Core and Support Courses

Core Courses
ART 1INTRODUCTION TO ART4.5
ART 4AFUNDAMENTALS IN DRAWING4
ART 5A2-D FOUNDATIONS4
ART 5B3-D FOUNDATIONS4
Support Courses
Complete four support courses from one of the following lists:16
List 1: Drawing and Figure Studies
INTERMEDIATE DRAWING
REPRESENTATIONAL DRAWING
FIGURE DRAWING I
HEADS & HANDS DRAWING
FIGURE DRAWING II
FIGURE MODELING
List 2: Painting
OIL PAINTING I
ACRYLIC PAINTING I
OIL PAINTING II
ACRYLIC PAINTING II
WATERCOLOR I
WATERCOLOR II
List 3: Ceramics
CERAMIC SCULPTURE
SCULPTURE
BEGINNING CERAMICS HANDBUILDING
BEGINNING CERAMICS POTTER'S WHEEL
ADVANCED CERAMICS
LOW-TEMPERATURE CERAMIC FIRING & GLAZING TECHNIQUES
POTTER'S WHEEL II
List 4: Digital and Color Theory
DIGITAL PAINTING I
DIGITAL PAINTING II
COLOR I
COLOR II
Total Units32.5

Certificate Requirements

Certificate of Achievement in Art

  • Units: 32.5

The certificate of achievement is awarded upon completion of the core and support courses. General education courses are not required.