Studio Art Program

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The Studio Art Program at Gavilan College provides students with at strong studio experience that
integrates conceptual and technical artistic skills with personal and creative exploration.  The program offers exceptional studio art courses in the foundation areas of drawing, painting, design, sculpture and art history. Additional areas of expertise include Ceramics, Art Education, Murals and Community Art, and Photography.


Students completing this program will be able to critically analyze and interpret the ways in which people through the ages have responded to artistic and cultural expression.  Fostering divergent thinking with the aim of optimizing students’ capacity for producing new and innovative ideas, and forming the foundation for this program.  Upon completing the program, students will be prepared to continue a personal, creative journey or transfer to a four-year institution for further study.

 

 

 

 

To complete the Art major program, the student must complete the minimum units specified in each category, plus a minimum of 3 additional units of Art electives to complete a minimum total of 24 units.

Major Requirements:

Foundation Courses:

ART 2A Two Dimensional Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 units
ART 13 Three Dimensional Design. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 units
ART 3A Drawing and Composition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3 units

Art Hist ory Choose 3 units:

ART 1A Art History (3 units)
ART 1B Art History (3 units)
ART 20 Art of Asia (3 units)
ART 21 Ancient Americas: A History through Art (3 units)
                                                                                                       . . . minimum of 3 units

Drawing and Painti ng Choose 6 units:

ART 3B Drawing and Composition (3 units)
ART 14 Beginning Mural Painting (3 units)
ART 15A Beginning Painting: Form and Composition (3 units)
ART 15B Beginning Painting: Imagination and Expression (3 units)
ART 16A Watercolor Painting: Form and Composition (3 units)
ART 16B Watercolor Painting: Imagination and Expression (3 units)
ART 34A Life Drawing (3 units)
ART 34B Life Drawing (3 units)
                                                                                                       . . . minimum of 6 units

Sculpture Choose 3 units:

ART 10A Cultural History of Ceramics (3 units)
ART 10B Ceramics (3 units)
ART 12A Sculpture (2 units)
ART 12B Sculpture (2 units)
                                                                                                       . . . minimum of 3 units

Art Electives : Choose 3 units:

In addition to satisfying the requirements outlined above, students may take any class within the Art discipline to satisfy this elective requirement, with the exception of:

ART 108 (Digital Media Lab) and ART 190 (Work Experience).
                                                                                                       . . . minimum of 3 units

Total Units for Major: 24 UNITS

Plus completion of general education requirements. . . . . . . units vary
Total Units Required for A.A.:                                                     minimum of 60 UNITS