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    May 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED]

Art, AA

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Students majoring in art at the lower-division level concentrate on learning the basic theoretical concepts, techniques, skills, and materials of drawing, painting, or watercolor. By learning these basics in a step-by-step process, students develop a better understanding of their powers of observation and self-expression. In addition, students will learn to appreciate historical works of art and architecture through required surveys in order to better articulate their own ideas and aesthetic concepts as a part of a longstanding visual tradition. Students may prepare to transfer into upper careers in graphic arts, drawing, painting, photography, and advertising will find the major especially helpful. The Visual Arts faculty recommends that the art major not choose an art course to fulfill the general education requirement in Fine Arts and Languages, but explore one of the other arts, such as music, writing, theatre arts, or photography.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate artistic and creative growth as a studio artist.
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of fundamental design, drawing and painting techniques.
  • Grain an increased aesthetic awareness and understanding of how to analyze their own and peer artwork from a critical point of view.

Complete an additional 6 units from the following course areas.

Courses chosen from within these areas must not have been counted in the courses above:

Total Units Required: 27

To earn the associate degree:

See Earning an Associate Degree  for associate degree graduation requirements.

To transfer:

Courses required for the associate degree major at IVC may not be the same as those required for the major at a four-year school. If you plan to transfer, consult a counselor to identify the courses needed for the major at your transfer school and to develop a plan that will best meet your goals. View more information about transferring at Transfer to a Four-Year Institution .

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