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Course Descriptions

(Source: 2017-2019 Berkeley City College Catalog)

 

ART 1, 3 Units

Introduction to Art History

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Recommended Preparation: ENGL 1A. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Introduction to art purposes, principles and forms: Basic understanding of stylistic development and methods of
analysis with emphasis on twentieth century art.

 

ART 2, 3 Units

History of Western Art: Prehistory through the Middle Ages

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Recommended Preparation: ENGL 1A. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Major visual art forms of early civilizations: Painting, sculpture, and architecture from prehistory through the medieval period.

 

ART 3, 3 Units

History of Western Art: Renaissance to Contemporary Art

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Recommended Preparation: ENGL 1A. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Major visual art forms of Western cultures from the Renaissance period to Contemporary period: Survey of the foremost artists and their works.

 

ART 4, 3 Units

History of Modern Art (1800 to Present)

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Recommended Preparation: ENGL 1A. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Major visual art forms and movements of the 19th and 20th centuries: Concentration on the foremost painters, sculptors, and architects of the modern period and their works.

 

ART 13, 3 Units

History of Women in Art

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Study of the works of selected women painters and sculptors.

 

ART 16, 3 Units

Introduction to Islamic Art

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Major visual art forms and movements of Islamic art: Concentration on architecture, painting, and objects from the Middle East, North Africa, Asia, and the Indian subcontinent; the relationship among art, politics, everyday life, and gender identities and relations; European and American opinions of Islamic arts and culture.

 

ART 18, 3 Units

Critique and the Creative Process

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Recommended preparation: ART 1, 4, 13, 14, 20, 25, 30, 41, 50, 60 or 95A. Students
should have a working familiarity with their chosen medium as well as access to facilities to continue this work. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Introduction to critique in support of the creative process: Development of a personal style, theme, and cohesive
body of art work within a supportive community; development of an artist’s packet for professional review; methods and theories for monitoring and stimulating the creative process; analysis and evaluation of art work from a variety of perspectives.

 

ART 20, 3 Units

Beginning Drawing and Composition

2 hours lecture, 4 hours laboratory(GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Freehand drawing with various media: Drawing techniques and fundamentals of composition applied to subject matter including an introduction to perspective.

 

ART 22, 3 Units

Intermediate Drawing & Composition

2 hours lecture, 4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Exploration of artistic concepts, styles, and creative expression related to intermediate-level drawing, complex subject matter and concepts using a variety of drawing mediums, techniques, and methodologies: Foundations of drawing skills to develop personalized approaches to content and materials in exercises covering multiple historical and contemporary approaches to drawing.

 

ART 24, 2 Units

Special Projects: Drawing

1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR). Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Independent exploration and experimentation in special areas of drawing.

 

ART 25, 2 Units

Beginning Figure Drawing and Composition

1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Understanding the figure from quick sketches to long careful studies of the live model: Fundamentals of anatomy, proportion, drawing techniques, and composition.

 

ART 26, 2 Units

Continuing Figure Drawing and Composition

1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Continuing drawing from the live model: Introduction to more advanced problems.

 

ART 29, 2 Units

Special Projects: Figure Drawing

1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR). Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Continued study and development of special projects in figure drawing from the live model.

 

ART 30, 2 Units

Beginning Figure Drawing: Anatomy

1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Study and drawing of the human form using live models: Emphasis on basic problems of line, gesture, volume, and anatomy.

 

ART 31, 2 Units

Continuing Figure Drawing: Anatomy

1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR). Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Continuation of ART 30 using live models: Emphasis on problems of proportion and perspective, stressing anatomy.

 

ART 46, 3 Units

2-D Visual Design

2 hours lecture, 4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Fundamental elements of design: Dot, line, plane, volume, space, color, texture and light; laboratory experience in visual composition and layout emphasizing two dimensional designs.

 

ART 47, 3 Units

3-D Visual Design

2 hours lecture, 4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Introduction to the concepts, applications, and historical references related to three-dimensional design and spatial
composition: Elements and organizing principles of design as they apply to three-dimensional space and form. Development of visual vocabulary for creative expression through lecture presentations and use of appropriate
materials for non-representational three-dimensional studio projects.

 

ART 48UA-ZZ, .5-5 Units

Selected Topics in Art

0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: CSU

See section on Selected Topics.

 

ART 49, .5-5 Units

Independent Study in Art

0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours lab (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: CSU

See section on Independent Study.

 

ART 50, 3 Units

Beginning Painting

2 hours lecture, 4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Recommended Preparation: ART 20. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Emphasis on the basic techniques of oil or acrylic painting: Preparation and use of canvas and supports, color mixing, composition in a variety of styles, development of imaginative and objective images.

 

ART 52, 3 Units

Intermediate Painting

2 hours lecture, 4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: CSU

Intermediate-level development of skills, composition and techniques, application of color theory, concepts, style, and creative expression in acrylic, oil, and mixed media; development of personal approach to content and materials in relation to historical and contemporary approaches to painting.

 

ART 54, 2 Units

Special Projects: Painting

1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Continued study and skill development with oil and acrylics: May include production of murals and other large-scale paintings as well as individual projects.

 

ART 119, 3 Units

Figure Painting in Context

2 hours lecture, 4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: CSU

Painting the human form using live models: Inventing a narrative using the figure; exploration of basic painting techniques used to create gesture, volume, and color with an emphasis on context, narrative and personal style; acrylic, gouache, and watercolor.

 

ART 133A, 3 Units

Mural Design and Creation I

2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Introduction to the techniques of mural painting: Application of ancient and contemporary mural themes; technical approaches in a collectively designed project in the school and community.

 

ART 133B, 4 Units

Mural Design and Creation II

2 hours lecture, 6 hours lab (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Further development and training in the techniques of mural painting: Application of ancient and contemporary mural themes; technical approaches in a collectively designed project located within the school or in the greater community; methods of promotion and documentation.

 

ART 175, 1 Unit

Studio Art Laboratory

3 hours Lab (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: CSU

Independent exploration, consultation and refinement of drawing, painting, and sculpting skills beyond normal classroom assignments.

 

ART 175A, 1 Unit

Studio Art Laboratory

3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite: ART 175. Corequisite: ART 18, 20, 22, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 47,
50, 52, 54, 119, 133A, 133B, or 181. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Independent exploration, consultation and refinement of drawing, painting, and sculpture skills beyond normal classroom assignments: project development and realization.

 

ART 175B, 1 Unit

Studio Art Laboratory

3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite: ART 175A. Corequisite: ART 18, 20, 22, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 47, 50, 52, 54, 119, 133A, 133B, or 181. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Independent exploration, consultation and refinement of drawing, painting, and sculpture skills beyond normal classroom assignments: project development and realization; portfolio preparation.

 

ART 181, 3 Units

Artist as Citizen: Community-Based Art Practices

2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: CSU

Contemporary art practices required for public art: Creative collaboration with other artists and local organizations; conceptual and technical approaches of a community-based art project.

 

ART 182, 3 Units

Introduction To Visual Culture

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in HUMAN 182.

Introduction to the function of visual languages from “high” art to TV, movies, and popular culture: Key concepts such as power, identity, ideology, gender, race, class, globalism, desire, consumerism and their impact on the production and understanding of the visual; role of the viewer in the ongoing and co-creative establishment of meaning.

 

ART 248UA-ZZ, .5-5 Units

Selected Topics in Art

0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)

See section on Selected Topics.

 

(Source: 2017-2019 Berkeley City College Catalog)

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