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Art Department

Art for the real world

Degrees

Degree Requirements

Degrees:

Associate of Arts Degree in Fine Arts
Associate of Arts Degree in Graphic Communications

Certificate of Achievement:

Graphic Communications

 

The Art Program offers a comprehensive and integrated series of courses that lead to an Associate of Arts degree in Art, with an emphasis in Fine Arts or Graphic Communications. We also offer a Certificate of Achievement in Graphic Communications. Students start with required core courses that address the fundamentals of art and design and proceed to advanced-level studies in their chosen emphasis. Departmental philosophy integrates discipline, creativity, art history, tools materials, safe studio practices and professionalism across the curriculum.

 

Associate of Arts Degree in Fine Arts
Associate of Arts Degree in Graphic Communications

For the Associate of Arts Degree, students must complete the units of coursework listed below as well as the General Education and Graduation requirements. Consult a Los Medanos College counselor to develop your education plan for the Associate of Arts Degree.

 

REQUIRED COURSES: UNITS

ART-005

The Visual Arts

3

ART-006, 7, 8 or 9

Western Art History I, II, III or IV

3

ART-010

Introduction to Two-Dimensional Design

3

ART-011

Introduction to Three-Dimensional Design

3

ART-020

Introduction to Drawing (Fine Arts)

3

ART-012

Design Drawing (Graphic Communications)

3

ART-072

Introduction to Digital Photography

3

TOTAL UNITS

18

 

Fine Art Electives
SELECT A MINIMUM OF 12 ELECTIVE UNITS FROM:

ART-021

Intermediate Drawing

3

ART-026

Landscape Sketching on Location

.5

ART-040

Introduction to Painting

3

ART-041

Intermediate Painting

3

ART-046

Landscape Painting on Location

1

ART-047

Color Dynamics in Painting

1

ART-060

Ceramic Sculpture

3

ART-063

Raku

1

ART-066

Introduction to Ceramics

1

ART-067

Intermediate Ceramics

3

ART-069

Figurative Ceramic Sculpture

3

ART-074

Photo II: Developing a Personal Vision

3

TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED IN MAJOR COURSES

 

30

 

Graphic Communications Electives
SELECT A MINIMUM OF 12 ELECTIVE UNITS FROM:

ART-015

Graphic Design

3

ART-025

Advertising and Publication Design

3

ART-027

Introduction to Cartooning

3

ART-028

Intermediate Cartooning

3

ART-050

Designing with Adobe InDesign

3

ART-054

Adobe Photoshop

3

ART-057

Designing with Adobe Illustrator

3

ART-085

Introduction to Animation

3

ART-086

Animation and 3D Modeling

3

TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED IN MAJOR COURSES

 

30

 

Certificate of Achievement in Graphic Communications
For the Certificate of Achievement in Graphic Communications, complete 30 units of coursework listed below as well as the Graduation Requirements in English, Math and Computer Competency. Consult a Los Medanos College counselor to develop your education plan for the Certificate of Achievement.


REQUIRED COURSES:

ART-005*

The Visual Arts

3

ART-010

Introduction to Two-Dimensional Design

3

ART-012

Design Drawing

3

ART-015

Graphic Design

3

ART-025

Advertising and Publication Design

3

ART-072

Introduction to Digital Photography

3

TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED IN MAJOR COURSES

 

18

AND SELECT A MINIMUM OF 12 ELECTIVE UNITS FROM:

ART-015

Graphic Design

3

ART-025

Advertising and Publication Design

3

ART-027

Introduction to Cartooning

3

ART-028

Intermediate Cartooning

3

ART-050

Designing with Adobe InDesign

3

ART-054

Adobe Photoshop

3

ART-057

Designing with Adobe Illustrator

3

ART-085

Introduction to Animation

3

ART-086

Animation and 3D Modeling

3

JOURN-010

Writing for the Media

3

TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED IN MAJOR COURSES

 

30

* Also meets reading/writing competency requirement for Certificates of Achievement.
Note: Computer-based courses in graphic communications require familiarity
with basic computer operations.