Visual Arts

Art includes the study of art history and appreciation as well as theoretical and skills-based courses in traditional artistic expression and new-genre digital arts. Areas of study include:

  • Visual arts, which focuses on painting, drawing, design, and ceramics; Drawing and painting often lead to transfer or become fundamental training necessary for commercial art vocational pathways. Ceramics is collaborating with tile companies to develop a custom tile design and manufacturing program;
  • Commercial art which prepares students for entry-level positions as graphic, digital, or web designers with an emphasis on the use of a computer as a tool to implement the basic principles of design composition, layout, and typography.

Courses in art satisfy general education requirements for: the associate degrees in visual arts, liberal arts - humanities, and digital and web design; the associate degree for transfers in art history or studio arts; and lower division transfer. Students may earn certificates of achievement in ceramics or digital and web design.

Photography

The Photography program is a digitally-based program designed to educate students in the technical, aesthetic, conceptual and ethical aspects of image production. The primary goal of the program is to provide a safe and challenging environment for students to produce a professional image portfolio for the purpose of gaining employment within the industry and/or acceptance into an advanced photography degree program. Completion of the program results in an associate in science degree or a certificate of achievement in photography. Curriculum offerings explore diverse photographic genres and include topics such as studio lighting, drone photography, image manipulation and the business of photography.

Faculty

NameOffice Room NumberPhoneEmail
Besancon, Cathrine VA 126626-857-4118cbesancon@citruscollege.edu
Duffy, Dyane VA 304626-914-8522dduffy@citruscollege.edu
Hillman, Michael VA 102626-914-8661mhillman@citruscollege.edu
Jackson, Matt VA 209626-914-8527mjackson@citruscollege.edu
Keller Konya, Amanda VA 235626-857-4119akonya@citruscollege.edu
Rachford, Maryann VA 333626-914-8744mrachford@citruscollege.edu

Contact Information

Division
Visual and Performing Arts
Dean
Robert Slack
Administrative Secretary
Autumn Esparza
Division Office
VA 120
Division Phone Number
626-914-8580

These disciplines prepare students to do the following:

Visual Arts

  • Utilize proper vocabulary in the study and discussion of visual arts and art history in order to prepare for advanced study in visual arts and art history and university transfer.
  • Analyze, create, notate and perform examples in a variety of styles within a studio environment for the advancement and perfection of skills that are required in order to prepare for advanced study in visual arts and art history, university transfer and performance (music industry) and university transfer.
  • Research, identify, and evaluate historical periods in art history for a heightened awareness of human expression.
  • Prepare for the rigors of research required by a four-year institution through research assignments, slide identification, and museum papers.
  • Recognize how society world views influence visual arts and art history traditions in order to demonstrate an individual’s ability to draw conclusions based upon philosophical considerations and an understanding of how one can influence his/her immediate community, increase awareness of one’s personal impact upon that community, and the documentation of findings.
  • Implement current computer software as tools to further the creation of art and utilization of the Internet as a research and broadcast vehicle for the reinforcement, development, application and/or improvement of computer related and research skills.
  • Demonstrate competency in all levels of visual arts and art history from introductory to advanced.

Photography

  • Produce a variety of projects utilizing basic photographic knowledge in digital formats.
  • Demonstrate computer proficiency in specialized programs related to photography.
  • Create, design and produce photographic images with specific attention to concept, technique and aesthetics for commercial or fine art application.
  • Understand the difference between commercial and fine art or conceptual practices, and determine when each approach is applicable or when these genres may overlap.
  • Review, analyze and critique personal work, the work of peers and professional work both verbally and written, through critique and self-reflection.
  • Acquire an appreciation of diverse perspectives dealing with art and culture through viewing, discussing and evaluating imagery.
  • Demonstrate and practice the proper and safe use of studio lighting equipment for commercial image production.
  • Utilize photographic techniques for creative application in publication.
  • Review, analyze, and critique real world photojournalistic ethical violations.

Important Information About Art Course Descriptions

Most art courses are now grouped together as course "families." Students are allowed to take only four courses from each "family." All grades received, including F, WD, and NC grades count towards the four courses.

The art course families are listed as follows:

Fundamentals
ART 110Introduction to the Visual Arts3
ART 111Beginning Drawing3
ART 130Beginning Painting3
ART 140Beginning Ceramics3
ART 143Ceramic Handbuilding3
Ceramics
ART 141Intermediate Ceramics3
ART 142Experimental Ceramics3
ART 240Advanced Ceramics I3
ART 241Advanced Ceramics II3
Design
ART 120Two-Dimensional Design3
ART 121Three-Dimensional Design3
ART 145Ceramic Design and Decoration3
ART 149Studio Problems in Ceramics1
Sculpture
ART 180Beginning Clay Sculpture3
ART 181Intermediate Clay Sculpture3
ART 182Advanced Clay Sculpture I3
ART 183Advanced Clay Sculpture II3
ART 184Sculpture and Metalwork3
Drawing Family
ART 112Intermediate Drawing3
ART 115Figure Drawing I3
ART 116Figure Drawing II3
ART 131Intermediate Painting3
ART 131AIntermediate Painting: Urban Art3
ART 230Advanced Painting3
Graphic Design
ART 150Computer Art Basics3
ART 158Commercial Graphic Design3
ART 159Introduction to Typography3
ART 189Art Portfolio and Resume Production3
Digital Art
ART 153Digital Media Productions I3
ART 162Computer Graphics I3
ART 167Web Design I3
ART 168Animation I3
Advanced Digital Art
ART 253Digital Media Production II3
ART 267Web Design II3
ART 268Animation II3
Commercial Ceramics
ART 146Ceramics: Tile and Mosaic3

ART 100
Art History and Appreciation - Fundamentals
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; IGETC 3A; UC; CSUGE C1)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

A study of the basic art principles and elements and how they are applied to art forms from prehistoric times to the present.

ART 100A
Survey of Western Art from Prehistory through the Middle Ages
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; IGETC 3A; UC; CSUGE C1; Citrus GE)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

This course provides an overview of western art and architecture from prehistory through the medieval period.

ART 100B
Survey of Western Art from Renaissance to Contemporary
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; IGETC 3A; UC; CSUGE C1; Citrus GE)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

This course provides an overview of art and architecture from the Renaissance to the Contemporary period.

ART 101
Art History and Appreciation-Ancient
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; IGETC 3A; UC; CSUGE C1; Citrus GE)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

This course covers the history of western art from its prehistoric beginnings to the fall of Rome. Some of the course content is concerned with the appreciation of art as well as its history.

ART 102
Art History and Appreciation - Medieval
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; IGETC 3A; UC; CSUGE C1; Citrus GE)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

This course covers the history of western art from the fall of Rome to the beginning of the Renaissance. Some of the course content is concerned with the fundamentals of art appreciation as well as its history.

ART 103
Art History and Appreciation - Renaissance to Rococo
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; IGETC 3A; UC; CSUGE C1; Citrus GE)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

This course covers the history of western art from the early Renaissance through the Rococo period. This course is concerned with both the history of art and the fundamentals of the appreciation of art.

ART 104
Art History and Appreciation - 19th Century Art
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; IGETC 3A; UC; CSUGE C1; Citrus GE)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

This course covers the history and fundamental appreciation of western art from the French Revolution to c. 1900 A.D.

ART 105
Art History and Appreciation - Early 20th Century Art
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; IGETC 3A; UC; CSUGE C1; Citrus GE)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

This course covers the history of western art from the late 19th century to mid 20th century. The course is concerned with the fundamentals of art appreciation as well as the history of our times.

ART 110
Introduction to the Visual Arts
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; IGETC 3A; UC; CSUGE C1)
36 lecture hours, 72 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

A course designed to further the general education of all students. Students will be introduced to the visual arts through aesthetics, critique, history, and by creating art using various mediums.

ART 111
Beginning Drawing
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC; CSUGE C1)
36 lecture hours, 72 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

A basic course in drawing and composition to develop a student's ability to perceive and define shape, mass, contour, volume, space and light, using a variety of media and subject matter. This course is required of all art majors.

ART 112
Intermediate Drawing
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC; CSUGE C1)

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): ART 111.

Emphasis is on conceptual art through advanced, imaginative and subjective approaches to drawing. Includes experimental use of media, theoretical and conceptual approaches to content, and examination of aesthetics within contemporary drawing concerns. Required of all art majors. 36 lecture hours, 72 lab hours.

ART 115
Figure Drawing I
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours, 72 lab hours
Equivalent to: ART 215

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

An introduction to the structural understanding of the human form, based on study of the figure in history, theory, and aesthetics and its practical application to drawing from live model.

ART 116
Figure Drawing II
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours, 72 lab hours
Equivalent to: ART 216

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): ART 115.

A continuation of the structural study of the figure with emphasis on the exploration of expressive concepts, media, and techniques. Included will be reading for historical, theoretical, and aesthetic application to class material.

ART 120
Two-Dimensional Design
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
72 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

An investigation of the elements of art: especially color and composition. Emphasis is placed on individual solutions to visual problems by observing the principles of design. Required of all art majors. 36 hours lecture,

ART 121
Three-Dimensional Design
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours, 72 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Experiments involving the design elements and principles in the creation of three-dimensional form and spatial relationships. Critical evaluation of designs for aesthetic, technical, and theoretical concerns. Required of all art majors. Material fee.

ART 127
Display and Exhibition Design
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
36 lecture hours, 72 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Explores concepts and hands-on applications of the curatorial processes, gallery operations and gallery management skills. Examines the professional side of the arts, emphasizing contemporary art, theories, practices and media.

ART 130
Beginning Painting
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC; CSUGE C1)
36 lecture hours, 72 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

An objective approach to form, space, and color concepts using oil or acrylic paint. Includes critical examination of paintings for technical and aesthetic concerns, content, and historical/cultural influences.

ART 131
Intermediate Painting
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours, 72 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): ART 130.

Development of expressive painting concepts and techniques in oil and acrylic, with emphasis on historical, theoretical, and cultural meanings. Standard painting media.

ART 131A
Intermediate Painting: Urban Art
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
36 lecture hours, 72 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): ART 130.

Development of expressive painting concepts and techniques in traditional oil and acrylic paint as well as Urban Art specific tools: aerosol paint, stencils, markers, stickers. Emphasis on historical, theoretical and cultural meaning of Urban Art in the discussion and the creation of art.

ART 140
Beginning Ceramics
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC; CSUGE C1)
36 lecture hours, 72 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

This course explores basic techniques of pottery making. It includes handbuilding and throwing on the potter's wheel. Emphasis is on understanding the qualities of clay, appreciation of basic pottery forms, simple glazing technique and the development of personal expression. Material fee.

ART 141
Intermediate Ceramics
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours, 72 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): ART 140.

This course further develops basic pottery skills by introducing new forms on the potter's wheel and additional decorating and glazing techniques. Material fee.

ART 142
Experimental Ceramics
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours, 72 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

A course for beginning to advanced students to explore the creative possibilities of clay in a workshop setting. Individual projects using hand building or the potter's wheel will be used to create sculpture or pottery. Material fee.

ART 143
Ceramic Handbuilding
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours, 72 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

This course is an introduction to ceramic handbuilding techniques and processes. Traditional methods of forming, joinery and construction are introduced. Material fee.

ART 145
Ceramic Design and Decoration
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours, 72 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): ART 141.

This course involves hand built and wheel thrown projects that investigate problems in pottery form and surface enhancement. Other related topics include the effect of various firing methods and exhibit preparation.

ART 146
Ceramics: Tile and Mosaic
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours, 72 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

This course will explore techniques in creating and glazing handmade tile, from Cuenca to Cuerda Seca. The tile industry, cutting, grouting and installation will also be explored. Mosaic techniques will be a secondary focus. Material fee.

ART 147
Ceramics: Tile and Mosaic - Intermediate
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
36 lecture hours, 72 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): ART 146.

This intermediate course will further explore techniques in creating, glazing and firing handmade tile. The tile industry, cutting, grouting and installation and mosaics methods will also be a focus. Materials fee.

ART 149
Studio Problems in Ceramics
1 Unit (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
18 lecture hours, 18 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): ART 141.

Independent study involving intermediate or advanced projects in studio ceramics. Materials used include clay, engobe, stain and glaze. Firing techniques, studio practices, display, and exhibition design is included. Material fee.

ART 150
Computer Art Basics
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
36 lecture hours, 72 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

This introductory computer art course is designed for people interested in learning the basics of computer art. Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop are utilized to create computer graphics and Microsoft Word is used for word processing. Operating system, printers, scanners, and digital cameras are also explored in this course. Material fee.

ART 152
Introduction to Art: Mobile Digital Devices
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
36 lecture hours, 54 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Using the iPad and iPhone as creative tools for original image making. This course is designed to further the education of all students by introducing them to the visual arts through survey of traditional and contemporary drawing, painting, photographic, videographic and graphic design techniques using computer technologies: mobile devices, apps, scanners and printers. Students will investigate the pictorial elements of line, shape, space, color, and texture as well as technology, concepts, and practices of digital art production.

ART 153
Digital Media Productions I
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
36 lecture hours, 72 lab hours
Equivalent to: ENGR 110

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ART 150 or Portfolio review.

An overview of multimedia production and associated technology. The course will use Illustrator, PhotoShop and other software in the development of graphic presentations for use in business and communications. Students will be provided an opportunity to produce computer graphics merging images and text for large format printing. Material fee.

ART 158
Commercial Graphic Design
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
36 lecture hours, 72 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ART 111, ART 120 and ART 150.

Students will examine graphic design in advertising, corporate identity, video, billboards and print media. Utilizing Illustrator, PhotoShop and Quark computer software. Students will apply principles of color theory, layout and typography to their design concepts preparing projects for commercial printing. Material fee.

ART 159
Introduction to Typography
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
36 lecture hours, 54 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ART 150.

Introduction to fundamental concepts, practices, and theories of typography. Topics include terminology, history, vocabulary, classification, design and contemporary use of type. Utilizing board skills and software programs students will creatively manipulate type fonts in designs and layout applications, demonstrating a sensitivity to the characteristics and communicative values of typography.

ART 162
Computer Graphics I
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
36 lecture hours, 72 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ART 150 and/or ART 158.

An introduction and skill development course using the computer as a tool for graphic design and page layout projects where basic design, personal creativity, typography, illustration, and production techniques are implemented. An emphasis is placed on understanding the role of graphic design and the designer in contemporary society and how computer technology plays a major part in this rapidly developing career field. Software includes: current software applications.

ART 167
Web Design I
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
36 lecture hours, 72 lab hours
Equivalent to: ENGR 112

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ART 150.

An overview of the World Wide Web with emphasis on design and publishing. This course utilizes various developmental tools in the design of pages to be used on the Internet for commercial or personal use.

ART 168
Animation I
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
36 lecture hours, 72 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly Recommended: ART 150 and/or Portfolio review.

The focus of this course is to introduce the fundamentals of two-dimensional animation with emphasis on the computer as a tool. Student projects involve scripting, storyboarding, action, transition, and timing character development, and portfolio enhancement.

ART 180
Beginning Clay Sculpture
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours, 72 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Clay sculpture classes will include clay techniques, application of color, sculpting methods, and sculpture concepts. Students will learn the fundamentals of building and coloring ceramic hand built sculpture. Material fee.

ART 181
Intermediate Clay Sculpture
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours, 72 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): ART 180.

Intermediate clay sculpture classes will include modeling techniques, application of color, clay sculpting methods and sculpture concepts. Students may work with human models, animals, birds and other topics with emphasis on composition and craftsmanship. Material fee.

ART 182
Advanced Clay Sculpture I
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours, 72 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): ART 181.

Clay sculpture classes will include clay techniques, application of color, sculpting methods, and sculpture concepts. Students will design and construct medium size hand built sculpture of the human model, human head, animal, bird, or other topic. Material fee.

ART 183
Advanced Clay Sculpture II
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours, 72 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): ART 182.

Clay sculpture classes will include clay techniques, application of color, sculpting methods, and sculpture concepts. Students will design and construct large hand-built sculpture pieces of the human model, human head, animals, or other topic. Material fee.

ART 184
Sculpture and Metalwork
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
36 lecture hours, 72 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ART 121.

An introduction of sculpture materials and techniques. Student explores the potential of expressive form, structure, and space in various materials and processes. Study of aesthetics, technique and theoretical concerns as applied to sculpture.

ART 189
Art Portfolio and Resume Production
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
36 lecture hours, 72 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ART 111, ART 120, ART 150, ART 158, ART 159, ART ART 162, and ART 167.

An advanced course to prepare a portfolio that best represents the student's art/design work for the purpose of a job interview or advanced university placement. The final presentation will be based upon the students's studio discipline and may include traditional studio work, computer (CGI) art and graphic design. Additionally, the production of a professional appearing resume plus participation in mock interviews will be a part of the class.

ART 199
Motion Picture Appreciation
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; IGETC 3A; UC; CSUGE C1; Citrus GE)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

An introductory course in which the student will learn how to analyze films on technical, aesthetic, and thematic levels. Historically significant films will be used as source material.

ART 206
History of Latin American Art
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; IGETC 3A; UC; CSUGE C1; Citrus GE)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

Survey of the art of Mexico and Central and South America from the Spanish Colonial period forward to the present.

ART 207
History of Asian Art
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; IGETC 3A; UC; CSUGE C1; Citrus GE)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 101.

Survey of the visual arts and architecture in India, Southeast Asia, China, Korea and Japan from the prehistoric era to the present. The course is intended to provide a cultural perspective and offer an historical framework for understanding the major monuments of Asian art as well as the religious, philosophical and political ideas that generated their production.

ART 210
Art About You: Public Art
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

This beginning level art course will focus on art that is about you: home, street, community, transit, galleries and museums. The course will involve extensive use of local public transportation, art museums & galleries, and architecture as resources. Field trips are required. Funding percentage for arts programs, historical and current practices, will also be topics.

ART 230
Advanced Painting
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours, 72 lab hours
Equivalent to: ART 232

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): ART 130 and ART 131.

Personalized exploration of expressive painting concepts and techniques in oil and acrylic paint. Includes critical examination of paintings for technical and aesthetic concerns, content, and historical/cultural influences.

ART 240
Advanced Ceramics I
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours, 72 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): ART 141.

An advanced course in pottery with an emphasis on larger forms and development of a distinctive artistic style. Also included is glaze technology and basic kiln operation. Material fee.

ART 241
Advanced Ceramics II
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours, 72 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): ART 240.

A broader experience in ceramics is the emphasis of this course. Independent visits to craft galleries and special exhibits, research on selected topics and time to explore new ideas in clay. Material fee.

ART 253
Digital Media Production II
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
36 lecture hours, 72 lab hours
Equivalent to: ENGR 111

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): ART 153.

An introduction to the interactive aspects of computer graphics and the association with multimedia, entertainment and advertising. This course will use currently available software in the development of creative and innovative multimedia presentations appropriate to industry, business and community. Material fee.

ART 267
Web Design II
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
36 lecture hours, 72 lab hours
Equivalent to: ENGR 113

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): ART 167.

Advanced application and integration of WEB software and various scripting languages. Students create web environments and applicably utilize various programs including but not limited to, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash and Adobe PhotoShop. Emphasis will be placed on design, animation, quality, and application employment-related situations.

ART 268
Animation II
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
36 lecture hours, 72 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): ART 168.

This intermediate level animation course focuses on the development of one's personal creativity and the improvement of computer skills with the goal of producing a personal video portfolio.

ART 698A
Cooperative Education
1 Unit (AA/AS)
60 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

The student must be simultaneously enrolled in a class that relates to the Cooperative Education class. A course designed to assist students in planning and accomplishing meaningful learning objectives related to Art at their place of volunteer employment or training sites.

ART 698B
Cooperative Education
2 Units (AA/AS)
120 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

The student must be simultaneously enrolled in a class that relates to the Cooperative Education class. A course designed to assist students in planning and accomplishing meaningful learning objectives related to Art at their place of volunteer employment or training sites.

ART 698C
Cooperative Education
3 Units (AA/AS)
180 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

The student must be simultaneously enrolled in a class that relates to the Cooperative Education class. A course designed to assist students in planning and accomplishing meaningful learning objectives related to Art at their place of volunteer employment or training sites.

ART 698D
Cooperative Education
4 Units (AA/AS)
240 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

The student must be simultaneously enrolled in a class that relates to the Cooperative Education class. A course designed to assist students in planning and accomplishing meaningful learning objectives related to Art at their place of volunteer employment or training sites.

ART 699A
Cooperative Education
1 Unit (AA/AS)
75 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

The student must be simultaneously enrolled in a class that relates to the Cooperative Education class. A course designed to assist students in planning and accomplishing meaningful learning objectives related to Art at their place of paid employment or training sites.

ART 699B
Cooperative Education
2 Units (AA/AS)
150 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

The student must be simultaneously enrolled in a class that relates to the Cooperative Education class. A course designed to assist students in planning and accomplishing meaningful learning objectives related to Art at their place of paid employment or training sites.

ART 699C
Cooperative Education
3 Units (AA/AS)
225 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

The student must be simultaneously enrolled in a class that relates to the Cooperative Education class. A course designed to assist students in planning and accomplishing meaningful learning objectives related to Art at their place of paid employment or training sites.

ART 699D
Cooperative Education
4 Units (AA/AS)
300 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

The student must be simultaneously enrolled in a class that relates to the Cooperative Education class. A course designed to assist students in planning and accomplishing meaningful learning objectives related to Art at their place of paid employment or training sites.

PHTO 101
Basic Photography
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours, 72 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Fundamentals of digital photography with a concentration on camera operation and image composition. Exposure basics including ISO, Aperture and Shutter speed will be emphasized with the use of aperture priority, shutter priority & manual exposure modes. Execution of basic postproduction digital workflow and image output using Adobe Lightroom and ink jet printer technology. This course is the prerequisite for all other photography courses. Material fee.

PHTO 102
Intermediate Photography
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours, 72 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): PHTO 101.

Provides emphasis on artificial lighting control and studio photography fundamentals including: various lighting systems, tethered shooting, use of modifiers and studio backdrops. Both continuous and strobe lighting will be used to explore basic lighting principles. Students will acquire intermediate postproduction digital workflow skills and advanced printing methods using Adobe Photoshop and ink jet printer technology. Material fee.

PHTO 103
Advanced Photography
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
36 lecture hours, 72 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): PHTO 102.

A study of advanced photographic techniques as applied to commercial and industrial careers working with specialized equipment. The continuation of studio applications including tabletop photography is emphasized for the production of product imagery. Artificial light, backgrounds, props and styling techniques are utilized to photograph products with challenging surfaces such as glass or metal. Material fee.

PHTO 125
Photography as an Art Medium
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours, 72 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): PHTO 102.

Traditional uses of photographic production will be challenged through non-traditional and conceptual project production. Artists’ works that have influenced the photographic field will be explored thought the process of image description, interpretation and judgment to reflect broader issues in visual culture. Material fee.

PHTO 126
Advanced Photography as an Art Medium
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
36 lecture hours, 72 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): PHTO 125.

A continuation of PHTO 125. This course provides advanced digital techniques and wet lab processes. Utilizing materials relevant to the photography industry today, students will create artistic photographic images. Material fee.

PHTO 202
Photojournalism
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
36 lecture hours, 54 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: PHTO 101.

This course introduces students to the theory and practice of photojournalism. Students learn the fundamentals of camera operation while photographing current events both on and off campus. The ethics of photojournalism is explored through study of the top press organization’s code of ethics and through critique of real world ethical violations. Photographers will learn the skill of caption writing, as well as, an industry standard digital workflow. In addition to class assignments students have the opportunity to collaborate with a reporter from a Citrus College publication. Material fee.

PHTO 205
Advanced Imaging Techniques
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
36 lecture hours, 72 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): PHTO 101.

Strongly recommended: PHTO 102.

Established photo principles such as: proper use of cameras, filters, white balance, exposure, lighting equipment, and color analysis is emphasized in “Advanced Imaging Techniques.” Students investigate advanced digital capture technologies to explore photographic image compositing, panoramic image production, High Dynamic Range (HDR) and aerial image capture. Students will acquire advanced postproduction digital workflow skills and advanced printing methods using Adobe Photoshop and ink jet printer technology. Material fee.

PHTO 206
Intermediate Color Photography
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
36 lecture hours, 72 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): PHTO 205.

Covers the use of electronic flash equipment and experimental exposures. Students will print from scanned negatives, slides and different electronic file types. Assignments will cover control of color balance, kelvin temperature and white balance. Material fee.

PHTO 213
Studio & Environmental Portraiture
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
36 lecture hours, 72 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): PHTO 101.

Strongly recommended: PHTO 102.

This course explores a variety of portraiture genres including: editorial, beauty, corporate, headshots, family and event. The principles of portrait production will be executed utilizing lighting equipment for the professional photographer. Control of the quality, direction, intensity and ratio of light is practiced in studio, outdoors and on location. Study and direction of pose, gesture and body language is practiced while working with models. Material fee.

PHTO 215
Digital Photographic Imaging
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
36 lecture hours, 72 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: PHTO 101 and 205.

Using digital cameras to explore fundamental principles of image making, composition, color theory, color management, lighting, and image processing with Photoshop and ink jet printing. Students are required to provide their own digital camera. Material fee.

PHTO 698A
Cooperative Education
1 Unit (AA/AS)
60 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): The student must be simultaneously enrolled in a class that relates to the Cooperative Education class.

A course designed to assist students in planning and accomplishing meaningful learning objectives related to photography at their place of volunteer employment or training sites.

PHTO 698B
Cooperative Education
2 Units (AA/AS)
120 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): The student must be simultaneously enrolled in a class that relates to the Cooperative Education class.

A course designed to assist students in planning and accomplishing meaningful learning objectives related to photography at their place of volunteer employment or training sites.

PHTO 698C
Cooperative Education
3 Units (AA/AS)
180 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): The student must be simultaneously enrolled in a class that relates to the Cooperative Education class.

A course designed to assist students in planning and accomplishing meaningful learning objectives related to photography at their place of volunteer employment or training sites.

PHTO 698D
Cooperative Education
4 Units (AA/AS)
240 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): The student must be simultaneously enrolled in a class that relates to the Cooperative Education class.

A course designed to assist students in planning and accomplishing meaningful learning objectives related to photography at their place of volunteer employment or training sites.

PHTO 699A
Cooperative Education
1 Unit (AA/AS)
75 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): The student must be simultaneously enrolled in a class that relates to the Cooperative Education class.

A course designed to assist students in planning and accomplishing meaningful learning objectives related to photography at their place of paid employment or training sites.

PHTO 699B
Cooperative Education
2 Units (AA/AS)
150 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): The student must be simultaneously enrolled in a class that relates to the Cooperative Education class.

A course designed to assist students in planning and accomplishing meaningful learning objectives related to photography at their place of paid employment or training sites.

PHTO 699C
Cooperative Education
3 Units (AA/AS)
225 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): The student must be simultaneously enrolled in a class that relates to the Cooperative Education class.

A course designed to assist students in planning and accomplishing meaningful learning objectives related to photography at their place of paid employment or training sites.

PHTO 699D
Cooperative Education
4 Units (AA/AS)
300 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): The student must be simultaneously enrolled in a class that relates to the Cooperative Education class.

A course designed to assist students in planning and accomplishing meaningful learning objectives related to photography at their place of paid employment or training sites.