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Art 1
Art in Modern Life

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course is an introductory study of the visual arts designed to increase the student's ability to understand and evaluate art. The course surveys a broad range of art forms, styles, and techniques from various cultures and periods; examines art in relation to its socio-cultural context; and considers the impact of art on modern life.

Art 2
History of Western Art - Prehistoric to Gothic

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC; (CAN ART 2; Art 2, 3, 4 = CAN ART SEQ A)

This course surveys the history of Western art from prehistoric through Gothic periods with an emphasis on painting, sculpture, and architecture. Key art works are studied in relation to historical and cultural contexts that consider the casual effects of shifting social, political, philosophical, and spiritual paradigms on the production of art.

Art 3
History of Western Art - Proto-Renaissance to 19th Century

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC; (Art 2, 3, 4 = CAN ART SEQ A)

A study of the history, development, and evolution of painting, sculpture, architecture, and related art forms in Western culture and their integration with changing social, political, religious, and philosophical conditions from the 14th through the 18th centuries. This course, the second in a series of three on the history of Western art, focuses on the Proto-Renaissance (1300-1400), Renaissance (1400-1525), Mannerism (1525-1600), and Baroque (1600-1750) periods in Italy, Spain, Flanders, The Netherlands, France, England, and Germany.

Art 4
History of Western Art - 19th Century to Contemporary Times

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC; (Art 2, 3, 4 = CAN ART SEQ A)

This course is a survey of the history, development, and evolution of painting, sculpture, architecture, photography, and related art forms of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Artworks, art movements, and art styles are studied in relation to relevant social, political, philosophical, and technological factors and the accelerating changes that characterize the modern era.

Art 5A
History of Asian Art - India and Southeast Asia

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course surveys the arts of India and Southeast Asia from their earliest beginnings in Indus Valley cultures through the 18th century with an emphasis on Buddhist and Hindu art forms. Key artworks are studied in relation to historical, cultural, and religious contexts.

Art 5B
History of Asian Art - China, Korea and Japan

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course surveys the arts of China, Japan, and Korea from the Neolithic period through the 21st century in relation to cultural, political, religious, and philosophical contexts. It traces the transmission of cultural ideas and art forms from one civilization to another and considers the effect of Western art's historical methodologies on the study and appreciation of Asian art and culture.

Art 6
Cross-Cultural Art

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course covers the effects of cultural diffusion, cultural pluralism, and globalization on Western civilization as found in modern and contemporary art and popular culture. Topics include Orientalism, Japonisme, and Primitivism as well as Post Modern multiculturalism. Attendance may be required at selected events presented by the El Camino College Center for the Arts and/or art exhibitions presented in the El Camino College Art Gallery.

Art 7
Art History of Mexico and Central and South America

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course is a survey of art of Pre- Columbian civilizations in Mexico and Central and South America, with emphasis on the development of Mexican art from the Spanish Colonial period through contemporary times.

Art 10ab
Drawing Fundamentals I

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC; (CAN ART 8)

This course is an introduction to the techniques, media, and concepts of drawing. Instruction is designed to foster observational, compositional, interpretive, and expressive proficiencies. Representative topics include observation, perception, and the drawing process; contour and line; value, volume, and light theory; composition and pictorial structure; and linear perspective. Also included is an introduction to color theory.

Art 17ab
Life Drawing I

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Prerequisite: one semester of Art 10ab with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC; (CAN ART 24)

This course includes drawing from live models with an emphasis on anatomical structure, representation of gestures, foreshortening and proportion.

Art 19ab
Water Color Painting I

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Prerequisite: one semester of Art 10ab with minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course introduces the student to the concepts and techniques of watercolor painting with emphasis placed on basic washes, media manipulation, color theory, composition and interpretation.

Art 22ab
Fundamentals of Painting I

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Prerequisite: one semester of Art 10ab with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC; (CAN ART 10)

This course introduces instruction in the materials, methods, and techniques of painting. Emphasis is placed on paint manipulation, color mixing, compositional structure, and form translation.

Art 29ab
Fundamentals of Color

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course is an introduction to the history, theory, and application of color. Students will create various designs, diagrams, and art works. Creative problem-solving in art and design is also emphasized.

Art 31abcd
Three-Dimensional Design

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC; (CAN ART 16)

This course is an introduction to the concepts and processes of three-dimensional design. Students will design and construct projects involving linear and architectural models as well as relief and solid forms. Emphasis is placed on creative solutions to design problems using various construction techniques and materials.

Art 34ab
Gallery Management and Artist Career Issues

4 units; 3 hours lecture, 4 hours lab per week to be arranged
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 84
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course is a study of the theory, techniques, evaluation and analysis of gallery operations, the production of art exhibits and the discussion of issues related to the development of artists' careers.

Art 37ab
Two-Dimensional Design I

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC; (CAN ART 14)

This course introduces the elements and principles of two-dimensional design and provides instruction in the fundamentals of graphic communication including visual perception, color structure, composition, and expression.

Art 39ab
Advertising Design I

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course presents a fundamental overview of advertising design and stresses creative problem solving. Topics such as marketing, demographic studies, clientagency relationships and American advertising are covered. Through the synthesis and application of design principles and elements, research and layout methods, and production and printing processes, individual projects will be completed representing various types of advertising: magazine, newspaper, broadcast, outdoor, product, and in-store.

Art 40abcd
Advertising Design II

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Prerequisite: one semester of Art 39ab with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course is a continuation of Advertising Design I. Emphasis is placed on the development of a strong foundation for visualizing design problems and formulating their solutions as well as the correlation of form with content, function and context. Materials will be prepared for portfolio presentation.

Art 41ab
Lettering and Typography

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course provides a foundation in typography for students interested in graphic design and digital arts. Lettering techniques from calligraphy to digital typesetting will be covered. The use of type in printed publications, advertising, web design, and motion graphics will be explored. Students will create typographic designs for both page and screen layout.

Art 52abcd
Rendering

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Prerequisite: one semester of Art 10ab with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course covers the basic methods and techniques of rendering. Emphasis is placed on the use of various art media such as markers, water-based paint, ink, graphite, pastel and colored pencil within an illusory and sharp-focused context. Materials will be prepared for portfolio presentation.

Art 53ab
Illustration I

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Prerequisite: one semester of Art 10ab with a minimum grade of C or equivalent
Recommended Preparation: Art 52abcd
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course is an introduction to illustration and stresses the creative interpretation of various subjects, situations and themes within the context of commercial art applications such as advertising, editorial and institutional. Special emphasis is placed on the creation of illustrations from rough concept sketches through finished art work. Production and media processes, color analysis and application, and portfolio development and presentation will be presented.

Art 54abcd
Illustration II

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Prerequisite: one semester of Art 53ab with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course is a continuation of the concepts and techniques presented in Illustration I. Increasingly more advanced illustration projects, techniques, concepts and methods will be presented. Emphasis is placed on the development of original concepts, the refinements of techniques and production methods, and the development and presentation of portfolio-quality art work.

Art 73ab
Introduction to Jewelry and Metalsmithing

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course is an introduction to the design and technical processes of jewelry and metalsmithing. Construction techniques such as sawing, soldering, forming, casting, and surface embellishment are employed in combination with various metals and stones. Also covered are issues of contemporary aesthetics and their influence on jewelry design and construction.

Art 74abcd
Jewelry Fabrication

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Prerequisite: one semester of Art 73ab with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This is a course that focuses on intermediate topics in jewelry fabrication, surface embellishment, forming, stone setting and tool making. The student will develop design skills and concepts through individual projects.

Art 75abcd
Jewelry Casting

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Prerequisite: one semester of Art 73ab with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course covers the casting process as it relates to the field of jewelry. Modelmaking, lost wax casting, and mold making will be introduced. Design skills and concepts will be developed through individual projects.

Art 82abcd
Life Sculpture

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Prerequisite: one semester of Art 17ab with a minimum grade of C
Recommended Preparation: Art 81ab Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course explores the anatomical structure of the human figure through sculptural studies. Students will develop technical and creative skills, including observation, drawing and modeling. Students will work from live models.

Note: This course is offered in the fall semester only.

Art 87ab
Beginning Printmaking

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Prerequisite: one semester of Art 10ab with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC; (CAN ART 20)

This course is a survey of the fundamental processes of printmaking. Instruction includes Relief (woodcut and linoleum), Intaglio (drypoint and etching), and Serigraph (silkscreen) methods of printmaking. This course also includes Lithography, printing in black and white and in color, as well as limited edition printing by hand and by press. A brief historical survey of printmaking is also included.

Art 96abcd
Cooperative Career Education

2-4 units; hours to be arranged
Enrollment Limitation:
Parallel Plan (Work and Attend School at the Same Time): Enrollment in a minimum of seven units, including Cooperative Career Education; employment in a job related to the major or career goal by the third week of the semester; completion of or current enrollment in one course from the major
Alternate Plan(Work and Attend School Alternately): Successful completion of one semester at El Camino College including one course from the major before initial enrollment in plan; enrollment limited to one other class during the semester; employment in a job related to the major or career goal by the third week of the semester; successful completion of at least seven units of other class work at El Camino before re-enrolling in plan
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU - limitations apply

Through a set of learning objectives established by the student, employer, and instructor, each student will work with and learn from experts in the Art field. These experiences will enable students to improve job skills, analyze career opportunities and requirements, and compare these to personal potential and expectations.

Note: The maximum total units earned for CCE under both plans may not exceed 16 units.

Art 99abc
Independent Study

1-3 units; hours to be arranged Enrollment Limitation: two courses in Art with a minimum grade of B in each and acknowledgment by the instructor with whom the student will work
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC - limitations apply

This course provides special advanced studies in a subject field of Art not covered in the regular departmental offerings. Regular conferences with the instructor are coordinated with assigned Art projects (60 hours per unit).

Note: Refer to page 11 of the College Catalog for eligibility requirements.

Art 141abcd
Digital Art

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: one semester of Art 10ab or Art 37ab with a minimum grade of C; eligibility for English 84; working knowledge of the computer and operating system
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course provides students with a foundation in the two basic types of graphics software, vector (drawing) and raster (painting/photography), with a focus on the principles of two-dimensional design. Students will work on a variety of digital projects involving drawing, design, typography, and photographic manipulation.

Art 142abcd
Digital Photography

3 units; 2 hour lecture, 4 hours lab
Prerequisite: one semester of Art 141abcd or Art 151ab with a minimum grade of C in prerequisite
Recommended Preparation: Art 150 or Photography 51
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC*

This is an intermediate level course in the use of digital equipment and software to create original photo-based artwork. Emphasis is placed on improving technique and developing the aesthetic and conceptual possibilities of the image. Topics include working with digital cameras, various methods of image input and output, organizing and tracking photo files, comparison of file formats, improving and manipulating images, and preparing image files for use in print, web, and multimedia. Digital images are discussed within the broader context of an art historical tradition.

*Note: The maximum UC credit allowed for students completing Art 142abcd is three units.

Art 143abcd
Digital Design and Publishing

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Prerequisite: one semester of Art 141abcd with a minimum grade of C or equivalent experience
Recommended Preparation: Art 41ab
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course is an introduction to the use of the computer in producing visuals and designs for print media. Areas covered include hands-on experience with desktop publishing software, scanning, and printing. Emphasis is placed on art and design concepts of visual organization and effective communication.

Art 144abcd
Three-Dimensional Computer Animation

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Prerequisite: one semester of Art 141abcd with a minimum grade of C or equivalent experience
Recommended Preparation: Art 10ab
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course is an introduction to three-dimensional animation concepts and skills using the computer. Students will receive hands-on experience with animation software, digitizing images, and three-dimensional output to video. Emphasis is placed on art and design concepts of expression and communication.

Art 145abcd
Multimedia Design

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Prerequisite: one semester of Art 141abcd with a minimum grade of C or equivalent experience
Recommended Preparation: Art 142abcd or Art 144abcd
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course is designed to enable the student to create two-dimensional animation and interactive multimedia for the World Wide Web. Hands-on exercises lead students through screen and interface design, principles of animation, typography, digital imaging, digital sound, and digital video. Various examples of web animation and online interactive media will be discussed. Assignments result in the creation of original web animations that include interactivity.

Art 146abcd
Designing for the World Wide Web

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Prerequisite: one semester of Art 141abcd with a minimum grade of C or equivalent experience
Recommended Preparation: Art 142abcd and either Art 39abcd or Art 143abcd
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course will focus on applying art and design concepts to designing for the World Wide Web. Topics covered will include: a history and survey of the Internet; analysis of selected Web sites; effective use of topography, images, animation and sound in Web design; flow-charting, story boarding, organizing content, and designing an effective interface. Technical issues such as file formats, compression, testing and debugging will also be covered. Students will have hands-on experience with graphics software, Hypertext Mark Up Language (HTML) and Web authoring software to produce their own Web page.

Art 147abcd
Digital Video Design

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Prerequisite: one semester of Art 141abcd with a minimum grade of C or equivalent experience
Recommended Preparation: Art 142abcd
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course will cover creating digital movies and non-linear editing techniques. Topics covered will include: a history and overview of analog and digital video; analysis of selected commercial and fine art video pieces; use of sound effects and music; effective use of transitions; incorporating still images and text. Technical issues such as file formats, compression options, and hardware requirements will be covered relative to creating projects for output to videotape, multimedia and the World Wide Web. Students will create an original digital video project.

Art 150
The Art of Photography

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course is a survey of photography as an art form which includes the evolution of photography as art. The course will also cover the aesthetic and cultural impact of photography as art. Also included is an examination of the techniques and methods of traditional and digital photography. Students will learn camera functions and develop their ability to analyze, evaluate, and compose photographs.

 

*Some UC transferable courses have credit limitations. For details, see a counselor, the Transfer Center advisor, or the articulation officer.