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Course Descriptions

(Source: 2013-2015 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 Age

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 14, 3 Units

Themes, Trends, and Traditions in World Art

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

Introduction to art history through examination of major themes, trends, and traditions and historical periods: Art as it expresses and influences religion, politics, social structures such as family, class, race, ethnicity, and gender, and basic human needs; field trips to local exhibits and collections.

 

ART 16, 3 Units

Introduction to Islamic Art

3 hours lecture (G/PNP). 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 20 or 25 or 30 or 41 or 50 or 60 or 95A or 1 or 4 or 13 or 14. 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 21, 2 Units

Continuing Drawing and Composition

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

Special problems of composition and drawing techniques in relation to drawing as a fine art: Study of form in black and white and in color.

 

ART 22, 3 Units

Intermediate Drawing & Composition

2 hours lecture, 4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: 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 27, 3 Units

Intermediate Figure Drawing and Composition

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

Intermediate drawing from the live model: Emphasis on composition and color in figure drawing.

 

ART 28, 3 Units

Advanced Figure Drawing and Composition

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

Advanced drawing from the live model: Emphasis on developing an individual style.

 

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 41, 2 Units

Basic Design

1 hour lecture, 3 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 design.

 

ART 44, 2 Units

Three Dimensional Design

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

Fundamental of three-dimensional design: Form, space, line, texture, color, and time as preparation for constructed sculpture and/or 3D computer modeling.

 

ART 46, 3 Units

Two Dimensional Visual Design

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

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

 

ART 47, 3 Units

Three Dimensional Visual Design

2 hours lecture, 4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: 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 51, 2 Units

Continuing Painting

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

Continuation of ART 50: Emphasis on composition using oils, acrylics, and mixed media; may include live models.

 

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 60, 2 Units

Beginning Painting: Watercolor

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

Fundamentals of washes, brushwork, color, and special effects: Transparent, wet-into-wet, and opaque techniques as applied to various subject matter.

 

ART 61, 2 Units

Continuing Painting: Watercolor

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

Continued development of skills, techniques, and content in watercolor painting: Creative experimentation and individual expression in watercolor painting processes.

 

ART 64, 2 Units

Special Projects: Watercolor Painting

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

Continued study and skill development in advanced watercolor projects.

 

ART 95A, 3 Units

Beginning Photography I

2.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Camera required. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Introduction to camera operation: Basics of light, optics, exposure, camera controls and functions and film choices; darkroom techniques, including film processing theory and practice, contact printing, enlarging and print processing; print presentation; aesthetics.

 

ART 95B, 3 Units

Beginning Photography II

2.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Camera required. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Refinement of camera operation and techniques: Control of negative contrast via film exposure and development compensation; practice in enlargement and introduction to advanced techniques; development of portfolio.

 

ART 96A, 3 Units

Intermediate Photography

2.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: CSU

Continuation of ART 95B: Camera use in different and difficult situations, composition/design, lighting for black and white and for color film, portraiture, advanced darkroom techniques.

 

ART 96B, 3 Units

Advanced Photography

2.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: CSU

Use of different color film, transparency, special effects, and exhibition of color film and prints: Emphasis on appropriate choice of color emulsion for given project, controlling contrast, making consistently good exposures and using exposure to create atmosphere, and learning to focus and compose subjects with color in mind.

 

ART 98, 3 Units

Film: Art and Communication

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

Also offered as ENGL 21 and HUMAN 21. Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in ENGL 21 or HUMAN 21.

Analysis of history and aesthetics of film from its inception in the late nineteenth century to the present: Language of film, factual films vs. fictional films, effect of films on contemporary society.

 

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 180, 3 Units

Introduction to Conceptual Art

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

Major visual art forms and movements of the twentieth century: Performance, installation, earthworks, sound, video, and the use of non-traditional materials in the creation of art objects.

 

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 201A, 1 Unit

Art Destination Studies: Eastern Mediterranean

1 hour lecture (GR or P/NP)

Art, architectural, and archaeological heritage of the Eastern Mediterranean region: Monuments, places of worship, painting, sculpture, applied arts, and folk art, as well as special collections representing the regional area of study; impact of geography, natural resources, trade, geo-political and other historical factors, religious traditions, and ethnic diversity on the visual arts within the cultures studied.

 

ART 201B, 1 Unit

Art Destination Studies: Western Mediterranean

1 hour lecture (GR or P/NP)

Art, architectural, and archaeological heritage of the Western Mediterranean region: Monuments, places of worship, painting, sculpture, applied arts, and folk art, as well as special collections representing the regional area of study; impact of geography, natural resources, trade, geo-political and other historical factors, religious traditions, and ethnic diversity on the visual arts within the cultures studied.

 

ART 201C, 1 Unit

Art Destination Studies: Central and Southern Europe

1 hour lecture (GR or P/NP)

Art, architectural, and archaeological heritage of the Central and Southern European region: Monuments, places of worship, painting, sculpture, applied arts, and folk art, as well as special collections representing the regional area of study; impact of geography, natural resources, trade, geo-political and other historical factors, religious traditions, and ethnic diversity on the visual arts within the cultures studied.

 

ART 201D, 1 Unit

Art Destination Studies: Northern Europe and British Isles

1 hour lecture (GR or P/NP)

Art, architectural, and archaeological heritage of the Northern European and British Isles region: Monuments, places of worship, painting, sculpture, applied arts, and folk art, as well as special collections representing the regional area of study; impact of geography, natural resources, trade, geo-political and other historical factors, religious traditions, and ethnic diversity on the visual arts within the cultures studied.

 

ART 201E, 1 Unit

Art Destination Studies: Central Asia, Indian Sub-Continent, and Himalayan Regions

1 hour lecture (GR or P/NP)

Art, architectural, and archaeological heritage of Central Asia, Indian sub-continent, and Himalayan regions: Monuments, places of worship, painting, sculpture, applied arts, and folk art, as well as special collections representing the regional areas of study; impact of geography, natural resources, trade, geo-political and other historical factors, religious traditions, and ethnic diversity on the visual arts within the cultures studied.

 

ART 201F, 1 Unit

Art Destination Studies: Southeast Asia and East Asia

1 hour lecture (GR or P/NP)

Art, architectural, and archaeological heritage of Southeast and East Asia: Monuments, places of worship, painting, sculpture, applied arts, and folk art, as well as special collections representing the regional areas of study; impact of geography, natural resources, trade, geo-political and other historical factors, religious traditions, and ethnic diversity on the visual arts within the cultures studied

ART 201G, 1 Unit

Art Destination Studies: Africa

1 hour lecture (GR or P/NP)

Art, architectural, and archaeological heritage of selected geographic areas: Monuments, places of worship, painting, sculpture, applied arts, and folk art, as well as special collections representing the regional areas of study; impact of geography, natural resources, trade, geo-political and other historical factors, religious traditions, and ethnic diversity on the visual arts within the cultures studied.

 

ART 230, 3 Units

Beginning Art Gallery Management

2 hours lecture, 3 hours labaratory (GR or P/NP)

Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in MMART 224.

Practical experience in all phases of art exhibit: Research in art exhibit design and philosophy; includes field trips.

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: 2013-2015 Berkeley City College Catalog)

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