Liberal Arts and Sciences A.A., Advisement Sequence in Art and Design: Studio Arts

Program Description

This curriculum teaches students the fundamental concepts, principles and techniques related to drawing, painting and sculpture while also providing a strong liberal arts and humanities background.

Working closely with the program advisor and art faculty, students build a portfolio of art work that exhibits proficiency in the studio arts. It will be reviewed by the program advisor prior to graduation. This portfolio can be used for either transfer or career purposes.

Students in the Studio Arts curriculum should work closely with their faculty advisor to choose electives and determine the specific requirements of transfer institutions offering programs in the studio arts.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Understand and apply fundamental design elements and principles;
  2. Use a variety of two- and three-dimensional media;
  3. Understand fundamental black, white and color concepts and applications;
  4. Apply fundamental drawing skills to design and studio problems;
  5. Use critical, analytical and aesthetic thought processes, and communication skills specific to the discipline;
  6. Understand the significance and application of art historical styles, cultures, artists and relevant vocabulary in art and design;
  7. Begin to identify personal and aesthetic values; and
  8. Create a career, transfer or personal portfolio of 12 to 20 art images that demonstrates a broad understanding of studio art skills and critical thinking.