Arts and Humanities

AA Degree in Studio Arts

 

AA Studio Arts

This degree option provides a comprehensive foundation in the studio arts with three distinct areas of emphasis.  To fulfill the requirements for this degree, students will complete the required courses for one of three areas of emphasis and work with a counselor to determine the appropriate pattern of general education courses based on the student’s individual educational goals.    

 Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this degree, the student should be able to:  

  1. Critically analyze and assess diverse historical and contemporary works of art, architecture, and design.
  2. Create art that engages and builds on historical and contemporary practices, theories, and materials.
  3. Translate concepts and visual experience into images or tactile forms. 
  4. Present finished artwork for peer, professional or academic review.
  5. Evaluate and critique artwork and receive criticism from others. 
  6. Express artistic concepts and intents in written and oral formats.

Lower division major preparation courses for students interested in pursuing transfer to a BA or BFA program in painting, drawing, ceramics, printmaking, sculpture, or other traditional studio arts.  Students pursuing this degree option must work with a counselor to develop an education plan that meets the current transfer requirements for the school of their choice.   

A.  Required Core Courses (9 units)
ARTH 105: Art History: Prehistoric to Medieval                                                (3 units)
ARTH 106: Art History: Renaissance to Modern                                              (3 units)
ART    137: Fundamentals of Drawing                                                               (3 units)

B.  Restricted Electives (9 units)
Select courses totaling nine units from three of the following categories:

Foundations
ART 120: Two-Dimensional Design                                                                   (3 units)
ART 121: Three-Dimensional Design                                                                (3 units)

Ceramics
ART 155A:  Beginning Ceramics: Handbuilding                                               (3 units)                                                
ART 155B:  Beginning Ceramics: Throwing                                                      (3 units)     

 Painting
ART 127:   Fundamentals of Painting                                                                 (3 units)    
ART 127:   Intermediate Painting                                                                        (3 units)       

Drawing
ART 138:  Creative Drawing                                                                                (3 units)            
ART 237A:  Figure Drawing 1                                                                              (3 units) 

Printmaking
ART 180:  Printmaking                                                                                          (3 units)                          

Sculpture
ART 145:  Sculpture                                                                                               (3 units)                       
ART 147:  Clay Sculpture                                                                                      (3 units)                                             

Digital Art and Photography
DART 120:  Intro to Digital Art and Design                                                         (3 units)
PHOT 120:  Introduction to Photography                                                             (3 units) 


Painting and Drawing Emphasis
A comprehensive program in traditional two-dimensional studio arts and professional practices for students interested in participating in the local cultural community as studio artists, gallery assistants, or in other arts-related positions through community and private arts organizations.  This degree is not intended as preparation for transfer to a baccalaureate degree program.   

A.  Required Core Courses (18 units)
ARTH 105: Art History: Prehistoric to Medieval                                                  (3 units)
ARTH 106 Art History: Renaissance to Modern                                                  (3 units)
ART   120: Two-Dimensional Design                                                                   (3 units)            
ART   137: Fundamentals of Drawing                                                                   (3 units)   
ART   127: Fundamentals of Painting                                                                   (3 units)
ART   270: Professional Practices                                                                        (3 units)            

B.  Restricted Electives (9 units)
Select courses totaling nine units from a minimum of two of the following categories:

Drawing
ART   138:   Creative Drawing                                                                               (3 units)          
ART  237A:  Figure Drawing                                                                                  (3 units)                                 

Printmaking
ART  180:   Printmaking                                                                                          (3 units)

Sculpture
ART   145:  Sculpture                                                                                               (3 units)                        
ART   147:  Clay Sculpture                                                                                      (3 units)                    

Advanced Studio Courses:
ART   128:  Intermediate Painting                                                                          (3 units)                    
ART   230:  Figure Painting                                                                                    (3 units)         
ART 237B:  Intermediate Figure Drawing                                                             (3 units)
ART   220:  Studio Workshop                                                                                 (3 units)                                                                                           

Art History:
ARTH 118      Survey of Modern Art                                                                       (3 units)                 
ARTH 210      Contemporary Art                                                                             (3 units)
ARTH 130      Survey of Asian Art                                                                           (3 units)         


Ceramics Emphasis (27 units)
A comprehensive program in ceramic arts and professional practices for students interested in participating in the local cultural community as studio artists, potters, gallery assistants, or in other arts-related positions through community or private arts organizations.  This degree is not intended as preparation for transfer to a baccalaureate degree program

A.  Required Core Courses (18 units)
ARTH 105:  Art History: Prehistoric to Medieval
ARTH 106:  Art History: Renaissance to Modern
ART    137:  Fundamentals of Drawing   
ART    121:  3-D Design                        
ART  155A: Beginning Ceramics: Handbuilding
ART    270:  Professional Practices       

 B.  Restricted Electives (9 units)
Select courses totaling nine units from three of the following categories:

Ceramic Tech and Materials
ART   157: Introduction to Glazes                                                                         (3 units)                    
ART   158: Kiln Design and Construction                                                            (3 units)        
ART   170: Salt-fired Pottery                                                                                 (3 units)          
ART   171: Raku-fired Pottery                                                                               (3 units)       
ART   172: Low Fire Clay                                                                                      (3 units)       
ART   250: Ceramic Surfaces                                                                               (3 units)         

Sculpture
ART   145:  Sculpture                                                                                              (3 units)                             
ART   147:  Clay Sculpture                                

Advanced Studio Courses:
ART 255A:  Intermediate Ceramics:Hand building                                             (3 units)           
ART 255B:  Intermediate Ceramics:Throwing                                                     (3 units)                                                   
ART   258:  Ceramic Workshop                                                                            (3 units)                       

Drawing
ART 237A: Figure Drawing                                                                                    (3 units)                           
ART 138:  Creative Drawing                                                                                  (3 units)                            

Art History:
ARTH 210      Contemporary Art                                                                            (3 units)
ARTH 130      Survey of Asian Art                                                                          (3 units)

 

AA in Studio Art
For more information, contact:
Erik Shearer,
Art Department Coordinator

eshearer@napavalley.edu