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The Art: Broad-Based Art Training Certificate of Achievement involves the study and manipulation of the elements and dynamics of art such as line, shape, form, value, color, texture, space and composition. Students will study a wide range of two and three-dimensional art forms in both fine and applied areas of art. Rather than specializing in one area, students are expected to sample different areas of the curriculum, setting the stage for further concentration in an area of focus. They will explore themes and in-depth problem-solving, individual expression and experimentation with media, methods and materials.
Depending on which elective courses are chosen, students will learn techniques such as sight-measuring, rendering, gesture drawing, color mixing, canvas stretching; hand building, throwing on a pottery wheel and glazing; sawing, filing, finishing, forming, and fabrication of more complex forms; image sequencing, photo manipulation, texture and lighting layering, digital photo collage, poster design and publication design (silk screen). Students will gain an historical perspective of art and design movements and their influence on today's art.
The Fine Arts Certificates of Achievement are designed to provide a broad-based education. Students earning the Broad-Based Art Training Certificate of Achievement can set up their own studios and sell their work in art galleries or may work as freelance illustrators. The certificate program gives a basis for possible internships and paid apprenticeships as a studio assistant, or for work in a museum, gallery or design firm setting. It also prepares students for entry-level positions working as an art supply salesperson, framing technician or art gallery assistant. Those pursuing careers in teaching at the elementary or secondary school level will enhance their abilities to teach art by completing this certificate.
Students earning certificates could be prepared for employment in a variety of entry-level positions, as mentioned above. Generally speaking, the average rates of pay are relatively low at the entry level, although rates of pay and availability of such jobs vary. Individuals wishing to pursue freelance careers need to be able to combine the regular practice of creative skills with self-promotion and good business practices. A bachelor's or master's degree in art or art history is required for most career positions in museums and galleries.
Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, can view the recommended course sequence. For students interested in an Associate degree, an Art major is available. More information about Art programs can be found at the Art Department website.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this certificate, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate appropriate use of art tools, materials and processes;
- demonstrate skills in visual analysis by identifying specific formal elements in works of art;
- achieve greater awareness of global traditions;
- synthesize and apply visual principles in works of art; and
- create a portfolio of designs and work of art.
The requirements for the Art: Broad-Based Art Training Certificate program are:
Complete 30 units from
- Art Certificate Requirements
- Broad-Based Art Training Emphasis Requirements
|Art Certificate Requirements - complete 18.00 units
|Introduction to Art and Design
|Principles of Color
|Three Dimensional Design
|Drawing and Composition 1
|Complete a combination totaling at least 6.00 units from the following:
|ART 1.1 AND
|World Art History to 1500
|ART 1.2 OR
|World Art History Since 1500
|ART 2.1 AND
|History & Aesthetic Appreciation of Prehistoric - Gothic Art
|History and Appreciation of Late Gothic to Impressionist Art
|Broad-Based Art Training Emphasis Requirements - complete 12.00 units
|Complete any combination totaling at least 12.00 units from the following:
|Introduction to the Art of Printmaking
The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.