Art (ART)

ART 001A  Beginning Drawing & Composition   Units: 3

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of drawing and composition. Through hands-on assignments, drawing techniques covered include traditional approaches of line application, charcoal shading and ink wash techniques. Throughout the course, emphasis is placed on the use of basic visual elements and organizational principles of compositional structure. These techniques enable the student to communicate visual images as creative statements. (C-ID ARTS 110)
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: Courses Related in Content
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ART 001B  Intermediate Drawing & Composition   Units: 3

This is an intermediate course in the methods of drawing and composition with an emphasis on the use of color. Students build on beginning level skills through a continued study of traditional drawing approaches and are then introduced to intermediate drawing problems. An emphasis on experimental applications with color media and mixed media occurs. Focus is on the development of images that are created through the use of intermediate applications of technical processes, color theory use and compositional structure. (C-ID ARTS 205)
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ART-001A
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: Courses Related in Content
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ART 002A  History of Western Art I: Prehistoric To Medieval   Units: 3

This course provides an overview of western art and architecture from prehistory through the medieval period, to include Prehistoric, Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Aegean, Greek, Etruscan, Roman, Early Christian, Byzantine, Early Medieval, Romanesque, and Gothic periods. (C-ID ARTH 110)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-071
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C3                 CSU GE: C1                 IGETC: 3A

ART 002B  History of Western Art II: Renaissance To Contemporary   Units: 3

This course provides an overview of art and architecture from the Renaissance through the contemporary period, to include Early and High Renaissance, Northern Renaissance, Mannerism, Baroque and Rococo, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Modernism and Postmodernism in Europe and America, and contemporary art worldwide. (C-ID ARTH 120)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-071
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C3                 CSU GE: C1                 IGETC: 3A

ART 002C  History of Modern Art   Units: 3

This course covers art and architecture of the major modern movements in Western art, from the 19th century and 20th centuries to the present, including: Neoclassicism and Romanticism; Realism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Symbolism; Art Nouveau, Fauvism, Cubism, Non-Objectivity; Expressionism, Dada, Surrealism; American Modernism, including WPA and Abstract Expressionism; Minimalism, Pop Art; Conceptual Art, Happenings, Earthworks, Installation, site-specific art; Postmodernism, Neo-Expressionism; Globalization. (C-ID ARTH 150)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-071
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C3                 CSU GE: C1                 IGETC: 3A

ART 003A  Basic Design & Color   Units: 3

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of two dimensional design. Through hands-on assignments, various traditional and contemporary design techniques are covered which include the use of pencil, paper and paint. Mixed media applications are introduced at the end of the course. Throughout the course, emphasis is placed on the study and use of basic visual elements ofline, shape, texture, space, time and color theory and on organizational principles of compositional structure and concept development. These techniques enable students to gain experience in organizing their thoughts in solving design problems and to communicate visual images as creative statements. (C-ID ARTS 100)
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: Courses Related in Content
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C3                 CSU GE: C1                 IGETC: None

ART 004  Three-Dimensional Design   Units: 3

This course investigates the factors determining the designs of both utilitarian and non-utilitarian objects. Through a study of mass, volume, space and shape, students gain experience solving three-dimensional design problems. A variety of materials are studied through projects in construction, modeling and casting. This course is offered in Spring semester only. (C-ID ARTS 101)
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: Courses Related in Content
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ART 005A  Beginning Figure Drawing   Units: 3

This is a basic course in the study of the human figure from a model. Composition and expressive aspects of gesture, weight, and line on a beginning level are investigated through study of the human figure using pencil and charcoal exercises. (C-ID ARTS 200)
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ART-001A and/or ART-003A
Limitation on enrollment: Courses Related in Content
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ART 005B  Intermediate Figure Drawing   Units: 3

This is an intermediate course in the study of the human figure from a model. Students continue exploration with black and white media and are then introduced to color applications. Students explore these variety of drawing materials and techniques on an intermediate level leading toward personal growth and style.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ART-005A
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: Courses Related in Content
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ART 006A  Intermediate Design & Color   Units: 3

This is an intermediate two dimensional design course with an emphasis on the methods and applications of color theory. Students develop images that are created through the use of progressive applications of color within compositional structure. Topics include major historical and contemporary color systems, production of projects in applied color, and the elements of design as they apply to color. Multiple types of water based media, the use of collage and mixed media applications are investigated.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ART-003A
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: Courses Related in Content
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ART 007A  Beginning Ceramics   Units: 3

Introduction to ceramics materials, concepts, and processes including basic design principles, creative development, hand-building, throwing, glaze techniques, firing and ceramic terminology. The course covers aesthetics and creative development of clay objects examining historical, contemporary, and personal modes of expression across cultures.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: Courses Related in Content
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ART 007B  Intermediate Ceramics   Units: 3

This is an intermediate course which expands students' knowledge and expertise in both hand building and throwing on the potter's wheel. Students explore intermediate glaze application, kiln loading and firing techniques.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ART-007A
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: Courses Related in Content
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ART 009A  Beginning Printmaking   Units: 3

Introduction to the basic materials, equipment, and processes of printmaking, including relief (i.e., linocut and woodcut), intaglio (i.e., drypoint and etching), planography (i.e., lithography and monotype), and stencil (i.e., screenprint). (C-ID ARTS 220)
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: Courses Related in Content
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ART 009B  Intermediate Printmaking   Units: 3

In this course students build on skills learned in the beginning printmaking course. Students create prints using intermediate level technical processes where the focus is on edition printing skills, work in series, and multiple color work. With faculty guidance, students develop personal imagery utilizing one or more of the intermediate level hand printmaking processes.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ART-009A
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: Courses Related in Content
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ART 010  Introduction To Art   Units: 3

This course provides a general introduction to art that offers a look at works of art through the study of terminology, themes, visual elements and design principles, media and techniques, with an introduction to the visual arts across time and diverse cultures. (C-ID ARTH 100)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C3                 CSU GE: C1                 IGETC: 3A

ART 011A  Beginning Sculpture   Units: 3

This is a basic course in the principles, theories and techniques of sculpture. Students explore three-dimensional forms with a variety of materials and techniques. Additive, subtractive and assemblage formats are explored.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ART-004
Limitation on enrollment: Courses Related in Content
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ART 011B  Intermediate Sculpture   Units: 3

This is an intermediate course in the principles, theories, and techniques of additive, subtractive and mold making approaches in sculpture.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ART-011A
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: Courses Related in Content
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ART 012A  Survey of Asian Art   Units: 3

This course provides a select overview of art and architecture from India, Southeast Asia, China, Korea, and Japan from prehistory to modern times. (C-ID ARTH 130)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-071
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C3                 CSU GE: C1                 IGETC: 3A

ART 012B  Art of Africa, Oceania, & Indigenous North America   Units: 3

Survey of visual culture within select regions in Africa, Oceania, and indigenous North America. (C-ID ARTH 140)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-071
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C3                 CSU GE: C1                 IGETC: 3A

ART 012C  Art of the Ancient Americas   Units: 3

Survey of visual culture within the historical context of select ancient civilizations in Mexico, Central America, and South America up to European contact. (C-ID ARTH 145)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-071
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C3                 CSU GE: C1                 IGETC: 3A

ART 014A  Beginning Screen Printing   Units: 3

This is an introductory course in screen printing. Basic silkscreen printing techniques are studied, including stencil formation, edition printing, and various substrate concerns. Class work focuses on attaining competence in direct screen printing processes. Emphasis is placed on composition theory, print quality, concept, and design throughout the course. These techniques enable the student to communicate visual images as creative print statements. Basic drawing skills are recommended.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ART-001A
Limitation on enrollment: Courses Related in Content
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ART 014B  Intermediate Screen Printing   Units: 3

In this course students use a variety of intermediate screen printing techniques, materials, and equipment. Students further build competence in screen printing skills and aesthetics. With faculty guidance, students develop their individual expression and personal style.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ART-014A
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: Courses Related in Content
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ART 019  Introduction To Painting   Units: 3

This course is an introduction to the principles, elements and practices of painting. Focus is on the exploration of painting materials, paint mixing techniques, perceptual skills, color theory and compositional structure as applied to painting. Exploration of traditional and contemporary approaches and techniques applied to painting as well as creative responses to materials and subject matter are explored. This course also applies the basic development of painting as a means of self-expression. (C-ID ARTS 210)
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ART-001A or ART-003A
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: Courses Related in Content
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ART 020A  Beginning Ceramic Sculpture   Units: 3

This course explores the basic techniques of the ceramic sculptural art form. Emphasis is on the understanding of the medium of clay, the appreciation of the basic ceramic sculpture modeling processes and glazing techniques. The students will also begin to explore their own personal expression in clay.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ART-004 or ART-007A or ART-011A
Limitation on enrollment: Courses Related in Content
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ART 020B  Intermediate Ceramic Sculpture   Units: 3

Students study intermediate ceramic sculpture modeling techniques, decoration and embellishing techniques, glaze formulation and kiln loading and firing techniques.This course expands student knowledge and expertise in the technologies of the ceramic sculpture art form. With faculty guidance, students move toward development of a personal creative style.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ART-020A
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: Courses Related in Content
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ART 021A  Beginning Watercolor Painting   Units: 3

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of transparent watercolor painting. Through hands-on assignments, painting techniques covered include traditional applications of wash, wet-in-wet, direct painting and layering techniques. Throughout the course, emphasis is placed on the use of basic visual elements, organizational principles of compositional structure, color theory and concept development. These techniques enable the student to communicate visual images as creative statements. Historical applications of watercolor techniques and different conceptual approaches to painting are studied. Basic drawing skills are recommended.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ART-001A or ART-003A, and ART-019
Limitation on enrollment: Courses Related in Content
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ART 021B  Intermediate Watercolor Painting   Units: 3

This is an intermediate course in the methods of transparent and opaque watercolor painting. Aspects acquired in Beginning Watercolor Painting develop further through a continued building on the study of traditional watercolor painting approaches and which are then followed by intermediate approaches. Focus is on the development of images that are created through the use of intermediate of technical processes, color use and compositional structure.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ART-021A
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: Courses Related in Content
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ART 025A  Beginning Acrylic Painting   Units: 3

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of acrylic painting. Through hands-on assignments, painting techniques covered include traditional approaches of opaque, transparent, under and over painting, palette knife and wet-on-wet painting. Throughout the course, emphasis is placed on the use of basic visual elements, organizational principles of compositional structure, color theory and concept development. These techniques enable the student to communicate visual images as creative statements. Historical applications of acrylictechniques and different conceptual approaches to painting are studied. Basic drawing skills are recommended.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ART-001A or ART-003A, and ART-019
Limitation on enrollment: Courses Related in Content
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ART 025B  Intermediate Acrylic Painting   Units: 3

This is an intermediate course in the methods of acrylic painting. Painting approaches acquired in the Beginning Acrylic Painting course develop further through a continued study of traditional acrylic painting. The use of gels and mediums explored. Focus is on the development of images that are created through the use of intermediate applications of technical processes, color use and compositional structure.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ART-025A
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: Courses Related in Content
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ART 026  Gallery Management   Units: 3

This course is an introduction to the history of museums, and to professional practices in museums and art galleries. Course provides overview of exhibition development, design, installation, and evaluation, along with study of exhibition interpretation and education practices, event management and marketing, visitor relations, collections management, conservation and archival practices, copyright and artists' rights, cultural diversity and repatriation of cultural artifacts, accreditation and professional standards, non-profit management, and fundraising and development.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ART-010
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ART 028  Portfolio Preparation   Units: 3

This course will concentrate on creating a visual portfolio, written resume and artist statement. The course is designed for those students pursuing a degree at College of the Desert with an emphasis in Art, Digital and Graphic Design, Architecture, or other creative arts and media areas, and serves as preparation for transfer, or for a career in these fields. The course is organized for students who work two-dimensionally, threedimensionally or in mixed media formats. Students will develop an artists' statement and will gain understanding of the preparation of a professional portfolio and other print material. Students will plan and prepare a professional presentation of their artwork under guidance of faculty. During the presentation students will document their work through electronic formats, video, slide or flat prints.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: Instructor's permission
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: E                 IGETC: None

ART 030A  Beginning Black & White Photography   Units: 3

Introduction to the processes, principles, and tools of photography. Topics include the development of technical and aesthetic skills, elements of design and composition, camera technology, materials and equipment, and contemporary trends in photography. A 35mm film camera with manually adjustable f-stops and shutter speeds is required.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: Courses Related in Content
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ART 030B  Intermediate Photography   Units: 3

This intermediate level course integrates digital capture with traditional film processing and printing. Students strengthen technical applications and further explore photography as a means of creative expression and communication. Archival printing techniques, alternative print processes, medium format film cameras, digital cameras and studio lighting are covered. Print quality, concept, and composition are emphasized throughout the course in both "wet" and "dry" lab environments. A 35mm film or digital SLR camera is required.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ART-030A or permission of instructor based on a portfolio presentation of student's previous work
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: Courses Related in Content
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ART 031  Digital Photography   Units: 3

This course provides an introduction to the tools, materials and techniques of digital photography. Students learn to capture images using a digital camera to demonstrate and master basic standards in photographic technique. Topics include the use of digital interfaces, printers and file formats as well as the preparation of images for electronic display. A digital camera with manually adjustable f-stops and shutter speeds and a corresponding camera manual is required. (Equivalent to DDP-030.)
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: Courses Related in Content
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ART 033  History of Photography   Units: 3

This course provides an overview of the history of photography from its beginning in the mid nineteenth century to the present, examining technological and aesthetic developments, significant movements and photographers, and the impact that photography has had on culture and society.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-071
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C3                 CSU GE: C1                 IGETC: 3A

ART 095A  Art Work Experience   Units: 1-8

This work experience course of supervised employment is designed to assist students to acquire desirable work habits, attitudes and skills so as to enable them to become productive employees. This course also provides students with career awareness for jobs. Credit may be accrued at the rate of one to eight units per semester for a maximum of sixteen units (combined total of all Work Experience units). Additionally, students must work 75 paid hours or 60 non-paid hours per unit earned. This type of work experience is available to students whose job and educational or occupational goals are directly related Art.
Lecture Hours: None         Lab Hours: 600          Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None