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Description

The Fine Arts program aims to develop student understanding of current and historical art practices and theoretical issues. The program investigates new media and technologies as it builds upon foundational skills. It strives to provide a challenging learning environment of research, originality and experimentation through student engagement and interaction. The major consists of six core courses, plus additional courses that define an "area of emphasis."

Program Goals

The Fine Arts program provides students with a foundation for the study of the visual arts and their contribution to history and culture. Idea centered, the program serves as a model for the department’s approach to fine art from cultural, social, economic and political contexts.

Program Emphasis

The Fine Arts program emphasizes critical thinking and perceptual awareness to enable students to develop their artistic skills. There are seven areas of emphasis in the Fine Art major: Two-Dimensional, Three-Dimensional, Digital, Art History, Ceramics, Museum Studies, and Photography and New Genres.

Career Options

Students may obtain an Associate of Arts degree, complete preparation for the major in fine art and/or transfer to a four-year institution. Career options may include art practice, gallery management and curatorial practice.

Award Type Units Certificate of Performance: Fine Art 15 Museum Studies 10 Associate of Arts Degree: Art History  33 Ceramics Emphasis 36 Digital Art Emphasis 34-35 Museum Studies  34 Photography and New Genres Emphasis 37 Three-Dimensional Emphasis 34 Two-Dimensional Emphasis 34 Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree: Art History 18 Studio Arts 24

and courses to meet graduation requirements, general education and electives as needed to meet the minimum of 60 units required for the degree.

Certificate of Performance

Fine Art

The Certificate of Performance in Fine Art certifies that the student has completed the core course work in Fine Art and has demonstrated an operational understanding of critical visual skills.

Courses: Units ARTF 110 Art History: Prehistoric to Gothic or ARTF Art History: Renaissance to Modern 3 ARTF Two-Dimensional Design 3 ARTF Beginning Graphic Design 3 ARTF Three-Dimensional Design 3 ARTF Freehand Drawing I 3 Total Units = 15

A Certificate of Performance is a departmental award that does not appear on the student’s transcript. All courses must be completed within the San Diego Community College District.

Museum Studies

The Certificate of Performance in Museum Studies certifies that a student has completed all our museum studies courses, including an off-campus internship at a gallery or museum.

Courses: Units ARTF Museum Studies/Gallery Exhibition Skills I 3 ARTF Museum Studies/Gallery Exhibition Skills II 3 ARTF Art Museum/Gallery Internship 4 Total Units = 10

A Certificate of Performance is a departmental award that does not appear on the student’s transcript. All courses must be completed within the San Diego Community College District.

Associate of Arts Degree
Art - Fine Art

Art History 

The Art History emphasis focuses on the development of a core foundation of a global history of art. Students will be able to apply and expand these understandings to specific problems of media and context. Successful completion of the courses indicates that a student has achieved an operational understanding of certain essential visual skills and an awareness of cultural and historical factors that manifest various types of visual media.

For graduation requirements see .

Electives as needed to meet minimum of 60 units required for the degree.

Recommended electives: Art - Fine Art , , , .

Note: Only one Fine Arts (ARTF) course from the above list may be used to satisfy SDCCD general education requirements.

Courses Required for Major: Units ARTF Contemporary Art 3 ARTF Women in Art 3 ARTF History of Modern Art 3 ARTF Art History: Prehistoric to Gothic 3 ARTF Art History: Renaissance to Modern 3 ARTF Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas 3 ARTF Art History: Arts of the Asian Continent 3 ARTF PreColumbian Art 3 ARTF Two-Dimensional Design 3 ARTF Three-Dimensional Design or ARTF Freehand Drawing I 3 ARTF Introduction to Digital Art 3 Select three courses from: ARTF Women in Art 3 ARTF African Art 3 ARTF Native American Art 3 ARTF Museum Studies/Gallery Exhibition Skills I 3 ARTF Composition in Painting I 3 ARTF Sculpture I 3 ARTF Cultural Influences on Photography 3 ARTF Critical Photography 3 ARTF Ceramics I 3 ARTF Life Drawing I 3 BLAS African American Art 3 CHIC Chicano Art 3 Total Units = 33

Ceramics Emphasis

The Ceramics area of emphasis focuses on the expansion of artistic practice through exploration, experimentation, studio work and study. Students are encouraged to integrate traditional, contemporary and alternative materials and processes as they express themselves through skill development, critical thinking and artistic discourse relevant to the ceramics medium.

For graduation requirements see .

Electives as needed to meet minimum of 60 units required for the degree.

Recommended electives: Art - Fine Art , , , , , , , , .

Note: Only one Fine Art (ARTF) course from the above list may be used to satisfy SDCCD general education requirements.

Courses Required for Major: Units ARTF Contemporary Art 3 ARTF History of Modern Art
or   ARTF Art History: Prehistoric to Gothic 3 ARTF Art History: Renaissance to Modern 3 ARTF Two-Dimensional Design 3 ARTF Three-Dimensional Design 3 ARTF Freehand Drawing I 3 ARTF Introduction to Digital Art 3 Complete the Requirements for the Ceramics Emphasis: ARTF Ceramics I 3 ARTF Ceramics II 3 ARTF Handbuilding Ceramics I 3 Select two courses from the following: ARTF Sculpture I 3 ARTF Handbuilding Ceramics II 3 ARTF Life Sculpture I 3 ARTF Clay and Glaze Technology 3 Select one course from the following: ARTF Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas 3 ARTF African Art 3 ARTF Native American Art 3 ARTF Art History: Arts of the Asian Continent 3 BLAS African American Art 3 CHIC Chicano Art 3 Total Units = 36

Digital Art Emphasis

For graduation requirements see .

Electives as needed to meet minimum of 60 units required for the degree.

Recommended electives: Art - Fine Art . Note: Only one Fine Art (ARTF) course from the above list may be used to satisfy SDCCD general education requirements.

Courses Required for the Major: Units ARTF Art History: Prehistoric to Gothic 3 ARTF Art History: Renaissance to Modern 3 ARTF Two-Dimensional Design 3 ARTF Three-Dimensional Design 3 ARTF Freehand Drawing I 3 ARTF Introduction to Digital Art 3 Complete course requirements for Emphasis in Digital Art: MULT Introduction to Multimedia 4 ARTF Contemporary Art 3 ARTF Introduction to Digital Drawing and Painting 3 ARTF Introduction to Digital Photographic Imaging 3 Select one course from the following: ARTF Composition in Painting I 3 ARTF Life Drawing I 3 ARTF Black and White Art Photography 3 ARTF Cultural Influences on Photography 3 ARTF New Genres: Art in the Twenty-First Century 3 MULT Beginning Flash 4 Total Units = 34-35

Museum Studies Emphasis

The Museum Studies area of emphasis focuses on theoretical and hands-on instruction in curatorial practice. Students participate in the workings San Diego Mesa College • 2018-2019 159 Art-Fine Art of the college gallery through the development of supplemental materials and the creation and installation of exhibits. Completion of an internship at a local museum or art venue teaches students to apply their curatorial skills within a professional arts setting.

For graduation requirements see .

Electives as needed to meet minimum of 60 units required for the degree.

Recommended electives: Art - Fine Art , , , , ; Multimedia .

Note: Only one Fine Art (ARTF) course from the above list may be used to satisfy SDCCD general education requirements.

Courses Required for Major: Units ARTF Contemporary Art 3 ARTF History of Modern Art or ARTF Art History: Prehistoric to Gothic or ARTF Art History: Renaissance to Modern 3 ARTF Two-Dimensional Design 3 ARTF Three-Dimensional Design 3 ARTF Freehand Drawing I 3 ARTF Introduction to Digital Photographic Imaging 3 Complete the requirements for the Museum Studies emphasis: ARTF Museum Studies/Gallery Exhibition
Skills I 3 ARTF Museum Studies/Gallery Exhibition
Skills II 3 ARTF Art Museum/Gallery Internship 4 CHIC Chicano Art or ARTF African Art or ARTF Cultural Influences on Photography 3 Select one course from: ARTF Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas 3 ARTF African Art 3 ARTF Native American Art 3 ARTF Art History: Arts of the Asian Continent 3 BLAS African American Art 3 CHIC Chicano Art 3 ARTF Pre-Colombian Art 3 ARTF Color Theory 3 Total Units = 34

Associate in Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer Degree:

The Associate in Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer degree program is designed to prepare students to meet admission at the California State University transfer admission requirements.

Award Notes

Students are required to complete a maximum of 60 CSU transferable units with a minimum overall grade point average of 2.0.

  • Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    • The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements.
    • A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  • Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

ADTs also require that students must earn a “C” or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

Note: Completion of the California State University American Institutions graduation requirement is strongly recommended prior to transfer.

Program Goals:

The purpose of this Associate in Arts degree program in Studio Arts is to offer an organized course of study that will prepare students intending to major in Studio Arts at the California State University.

Program Emphasis:

The Associate in Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer program emphasizes preparation for the major in Studio Arts at the California State University.

The Associate in Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in Studio Arts or a related major in the California State University (CSU) system. It is accepted by some but not all CSU campuses. Students who complete this degree and transfer to a participating CSU campus will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree. It may not be appropriate preparation for students transferring to a CSU campus that does not accept the degree.

Note: Students who plan to complete this degree should consult a counselor and visit www.assist.org for additional information about participating CSU campuses as well as university admission, degree and transfer requirements.

Courses Required for Major: Units ARTF Art History: Renaissance to Modern 3 ARTF Two-Dimensional Design 3 ARTF Three-Dimensional Design 3 ARTF Freehand Drawing I 3 Category A: Select one of the following courses (3 units): ARTF Art History: Prehistoric to Gothic 3 ARTF Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the 3 ARTF Art History: Arts of the Asian Continent 3 Category B: Select three of the following courses (9 units) ARTF Contemporary Art 3 ARTF Modern Art 3 ARTF Native American Art 3 ARTF Beginning Graphic Design 3 ARTF Color Theory 3 ARTF Freehand Drawing II 3 ARTF Composition in Painting I 3 ARTF Composition in Painting II 3 ARTF Composition in Painting III 3 ARTF Composition in Painting IV 3 ARTF Book Arts I 3 ARTF Sculpture I 3 ARTF Sculpture II 3 ARTF Sculpture III 3 ARTF Black and White Art Photography 3 ARTF Cultural Influences on Photography 3 ARTF Critical Photography 3 ARTF Ceramics I 3 ARTF Ceramics II 3 ARTF Handbuilding Ceramics I 3 ARTF Handbuilding Ceramics II 3 ARTF Introduction to Printmaking I 3 ARTF Introduction to Printmaking II 3 ARTF Introduction to Printmaking III 3 ARTF New Genres: Art in the Twenty-First Century 3 ARTF Life Drawing I 3 ARTF Life Drawing II 3 ARTF Life Drawing III 3 ARTF Life Sculpture I 3 ARTF Life Sculpture II 3 ARTF Life Sculpture III 3 ARTF Introduction to Digital Art 3 ARTF Introduction to Digital Photographic Imaging 3 MULT Introduction to Multimedia 4 MULT 3D Animation I: Introduction to 3D Animation 3   Total Units = 24  

Three-Dimensional Emphasis

The Three Dimensional area of emphasis focuses on the development of sustained artistic practice through exploration, experimentation, studio work and study. Students are encouraged to examine and explore all the creative possibilities offered by three dimensional art forms as well as where their work fits into the history of art and contemporary art practice.

For graduation requirements see .

Electives as needed to meet minimum of 60 units required for the degree.

Recommended electives: Art - Fine Art , , , , , , .

Note: Only one Fine Art (ARTF) course from the above list may be used to satisfy SDCCD general education requirements.

Complete the Art Major Core Course Requirements:

Courses Required for Major: Units ARTF Contemporary Art 3 ARTF History of Modern Art or ARTF Art History: Prehistoric to Gothic or ARTF Art History: Renaissance to Modern 3 ARTF Two-Dimensional Design 3 ARTF Three-Dimensional Design 3 ARTF Freehand Drawing I 3 ARTF Introduction to Digital Art 3 Courses Required for the Three-Dimensional emphasis: ARTF Sculpture I 3 ARTF Sculpture II 3 ARTF Ceramics I 3 ARTF 3-Dimensional Studio Lab 1 Select one course from: ARTF Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas 3 ARTF African Art 3 ARTF Native American Art 3 ARTF Art History: Arts of the Asian Continent 3 BLAS African American Art 3 CHIC Chicano Art 3 Select one course from: ARTF Composition in Painting I 3 ARTF Black and White Art Photography 3 ARTF Cultural Influences on Photography 3 ARTF Critical Photography 3 ARTF Introduction to Printmaking I 3 ARTF New Genres: Art in the Twenty-First Century 3 ARTF Life Drawing I 3 ARTF Life Sculpture I 3 Total Units =34

Two-Dimensional Emphasis

The Two Dimensional area of emphasis focuses on the development of sustained artistic practice through exploration, experimentation, studio work and study. As students develop ideas and express them in a variety of two-dimensional forms, they are prompted to examine how their artwork reflects the time and culture within which they are creating it and how their work fits into the history of art and contemporary art practice.

For graduation requirements see .

Electives as needed to meet minimum of 60 units required for the degree.

Recommended electives: Art - Fine Art , , , .

Note: Only one Fine Art (ARTF) course from the above list may be used to satisfy SDCCD general education requirement.

Complete the Art Major Core Course Requirements:

Courses Required for Major: Units ARTF Contemporary Art 3 ARTF History of Modern Art or ARTF Art History: Prehistoric to Gothic or ARTF Art History: Renaissance to Modern 3 ARTF Two-Dimensional Design 3 ARTF Three-Dimensional Design 3 ARTF Freehand Drawing I 3 ARTF Introduction to Digital Art 3 Complete the requirements for the Two-Dimensional Emphasis: ARTF Composition in Painting I 3 ARTF Life Drawing I 3 ARTF 2-Dimensional Art Studio Lab or ARTF Photography Studio Lab 1 Select two courses from: ARTF Freehand Drawing II 3 ARTF Composition in Painting II 3 ARTF Composition in Painting III 3 ARTF Cultural Influences on Photography 3 ARTF Critical Photography 3 ARTF Introduction to Printmaking I 3 ARTF Introduction to Digital Drawing & Painting 3 Select one course from: ARTF Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas 3 ARTF African Art 3 ARTF Native American Art 3 ARTF Art History: Arts of the Asian Continent 3 BLAS African American Art 3 CHIC Chicano Art 3 Total Units =34

Photography and New Genres Emphasis

The Photography/New Genres area of emphasis focuses on developing student understanding of photographic art practice and theory and the value of its contribution to cultural development and change. The program equips students to expand as artists in ways that are meaningful in the social context in which they live and work. Critical thinking and perceptual awareness are emphasized, throughout, and enable the student to broaden their San Diego Mesa College • 2018-2019 161 Biology artistic skills through observation, translation and invention of images.

The Associate Arts Degree in Fine Art with an emphasis in Photography/New Genres certifies that a student has explored a particular interest in art in an orderly manner and has produced a range of work indicative of a thorough understanding of the visual arts as a discipline. Award of the Photography/ New Genres Area of Emphasis prepares the student for successful completion of requirements for a baccalaureate degree in Art, Fine Art Photography, Design/Media, Film Studies and Television, Digital Media, Museum Administration and Curation.

For graduation requirements see .

Electives as needed to meet minimum of 60 units required for the degree.

Recommended electives: Art - Fine Art .

Note: Only one Fine Art (ARTF) course from the above list may be used to satisfy SDCCD general education requirements.

Courses Required for Major Units ARTF Contemporary Art 3 ARTF History of Modern Art or ARTF Art History: Prehistoric to Gothic or ARTF Art History: Renaissance to Modern 3 ARTF Two-Dimensional Design 3 ARTF Three-Dimensional Design 3 ARTF Freehand Drawing I 3 ARTF Introduction to Digital Art 3 Complete the requirements for the Photography Emphasis: ARTF Black and White Art Photography 3 ARTF Cultural Influences on Photography 3 ARTF Critical Photography 3 ARTF Photographic Composition and Theory 3 ARTF Introduction to Digital Photographic Imaging 3 ARTF Photography Studio Lab 1 Select one course from: ARTF Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas 3 ARTF Native American Art 3 ARTF Art History: Arts of the Asian Continent 3 BLAS African American Art 3 CHIC Chicano Art 3 ARTF African Art 3 Total Units =37

Associate in Arts in Art History for Transfer Degree

The Associate in Arts in Art History for Transfer Degree is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in Art History or a related major in the California State University (CSU) system. It is accepted by some but not all CSU campuses. Students who complete this degree and transfer to a participating CSU campus will be required to complete no more than 60 units after 157 Art-Fine Art transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree. It may not be appropriate preparation for students transferring to a CSU campus that does not accept the degree.

Students will be assessed through a combination of performance evaluations, written assignments, and written tests and quizzes.

Note: Students who plan to complete this degree should consult a counselor and visit for additional information about participating CSU campuses as well as university admission, degree and transfer requirements.

Award Notes: Students are required to complete a maximum of 60 CSU transferable units with a minimum overall grade point average of 2.0.

Major: A minimum of 18 units with grade of C or better.

General Education: In addition to the courses required in the major, students must complete one of the following general education options:

  • The California State University General Education Breadth pattern
  • The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum pattern

Note: Completion of the California State University American Institutions graduation requirement is strongly recommended prior to transfer.

For graduation requirements see .

Electives as needed to meet maximum of 60 units required for the degree.

Courses Required for Major Units ARTF Art History: Prehistoric to Gothic 3 ARTF Art History: Renaissance to Modern 3 ARTF Freehand Drawing I 3 Category A: Select one of the following courses (3 Units) ARTF Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas 3 ARTF African Art 3 ARTF Native American Art 3 ARTF Art History: Arts of the Asian Continent 3 ARTF Pre-Columbian Art 3 Category B: Select one or two of the following courses, or any course not selected in Category A ARTF Two-Dimensional Design 3 ARTF Three-Dimensional Design 3 ARTF Composition in Painting I 3 ARTF Sculpture I 3 ARTF Black and White Art Photography 3 ARTF Cultural Influences on Photography 3 ARTF Critical Photography 3 ARTF Ceramics I 3 ARTF Handbuilding Ceramics I 3 ARTF Introduction to Printmaking I 3 ARTF Introduction to Printmaking II 3 ARTF Introduction to Printmaking III 3 ARTF Life Drawing I 3 ARTF Introduction to Digital Art 3 ARTF Introduction to Digital Drawing and Painting 3 ARTF Introduction to Digital Photographic Imaging 3 Category C: Select one of the following courses, or any course not selected in Category A or B (3 units) ARTF Contemporary Art 3 ARTF History of Modern Art 3 BLAS African American Art 3 CHIC Chicano Art 3 Total Units = 18

Associate in Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer Degree:

The Associate in Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer degree program is designed to prepare students to meet admission at the California State University transfer admission requirements

Students will be assessed through a combination of performance evaluations, written assignments, and written tests and quizzes.

Note: Students who plan to complete this degree should consult a counselor and visit for additional information about participating CSU campuses as well as university admission, degree and transfer requirements.

Award Notes: Students are required to complete a maximum of 60 CSU transferable units with a minimum overall grade point average of 2.0.

Major: A minimum of 18 units with grade of C or better.

General Education: In addition to the courses required in the major, students must complete one of the following general education options:

  • The California State University General Education Breadth pattern
  • The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum pattern

Note: Completion of the California State University American Institutions graduation requirement is strongly recommended prior to transfer.

For graduation requirements see .

Electives as needed to meet maximum of 60 units required for the degree.

Courses Required for Major Units ARTF Art History: Renaissance to Modern 3 ARTF Two-Dimensional Design 3 ARTF Three-Dimensional Design 3 ARTF Freehand Drawing I 3 Category A: Select one of the following courses (3 units): ARTF Art History: Prehistoric to Gothic 3 ARTF Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas 3 ARTF Art History: Arts of the Asian Continent 3 Category B: Select three of the following courses (9 units) ARTF Contemporary Art 3 ARTF Modern Art 3 ARTF Native American Art 3 ARTF Beginning Graphic Design 3 ARTF Color Theory 3 ARTF Freehand Drawing II 3 ARTF Composition in Painting I 3 ARTF Composition in Painting II 3 ARTF Composition in Painting III 3 ARTF Composition in Painting IV 3 ARTF Book Arts I 3 ARTF Sculpture I 3 ARTF Sculpture II 3 ARTF Sculpture III 3 ARTF Black and White Art Photography 3 ARTF Cultural Influences on Photography 3 ARTF Critical Photography 3 ARTF Ceramics I 3 ARTF Ceramics II 3 ARTF Handbuilding Ceramics I 3 ARTF Handbuilding Ceramics II 3 ARTF Introduction to Printmaking I 3 ARTF Introduction to Printmaking II 3 ARTF Introduction to Printmaking III 3 ARTF New Genres: Art in the Twenty-First Century 3 ARTF Life Drawing I 3 ARTF Life Drawing II 3 ARTF Life Drawing III 3 ARTF Life Sculpture I 3 ARTF Life Sculpture II 3 ARTF Life Sculpture III 3 ARTF Introduction to Digital Art 3 ARTF Introduction to Digital Photographic Imaging 3 MULT Introduction to Multimedia 3 MULT 3D Animation I: Introduction to 3D Animation 3 Total Units = 24

 

Transfer Information

Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should complete courses required for the university major and the general education pattern required by that transfer institution. See catalog TRANSFER INFORMATION section. Additional courses may be required to meet university lower-division requirements.

Course requirements at the transfer institution are subject to change and may be verified by a counselor or by consulting the current university catalog. Many Baccalaureate in Arts degrees require third semester competency in a foreign language. Consult the current catalog of the transfer institution and consult with a counselor.

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