• Art


  • Catalog Year 2018-19

    Nestled in the foothills of old growth forests with views of Mount Hood, the department of Visual Arts provides a broad foundation of study in multiple art mediums and art history. Encouraged to experiment and push beyond obvious solutions, students learn to think holistically and critically and to produce meaningful work by expressing their ideas in two-dimensional and three-dimensional forms. Our award-winning faculty maintain active professional careers and represent a richly diverse ecosystem of philosophies and practices.

    Curricular Outcomes

    At the completion of this curriculum, students should be able to:

    • Exhibit competence in visual language through the creative art practice
    • Apply rational and critical thinking skills when developing a project from concept to form
    • Identify the historical, multicultural and contemporary context they are working in
    • Articulate ideas expressed in artwork by integrating oral, written and visual communication skills

    This plan aligns with the Associate of Science degree.

    First Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    ART115 Basic Design I: Two-Dimensional 4
    ART204 History of Western Art: Prehistoric - Byzantine 4
    ART231 Drawing I 4
    WR121 English Composition 4
    Term Credits: 16
    Second Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    ART205 History of Western Art: Medieval - Renaissance 4
    Studio Course: 2-D or 3-D2 4
    Oral Communication requirement 3
    WR122 English Composition: Critical Thinking 4
    Term Credits: 15
    Third Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    ART116 Basic Design II: Color Theory 4
    ART206 History of Western Art: Baroque - Modern 4
    Studio Course: 2-D or 3-D2 4
    Social Science requirement 3-4
    Term Credits: 15-16
    Fourth Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    ART225 Adobe Illustrator: Digital Art 4
    ART234 Life Drawing I 4
    Studio Course: 2-D or 3-D2 4
    Science requirement1 3-5
    Term Credits: 15-17
    Fifth Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    ART226 Adobe Photoshop: Digital Art 4
    HPE295 Health and Fitness for Life 3
    Studio Course: 2-D or 3-D2 4
    Science requirement1 3-4
    Social Science requirement 3-4
    Term Credits: 17-19
    Sixth Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    ART117 Basic Design III: Three-Dimensional 4
    Studio Course: 2-D, 3-D2 4
    MTH105 Introduction to Contemporary Mathematics
    or MTH111 Pre-Calculus I: Elem Functions
    5
    Term Credits: 13

    1 BI121 would be beneficial to all art majors. CH104 would be beneficial to ceramics majors.

    2-D Studio Courses
    Course Number Course Title
    ART115/116/117 Basic Design I, II, III
    ART219A/B/C Calligraphy
    ART225 Adobe Illustrator: Digital Art
    ART226 Photoshop: Digital Art
    ART231/232/233 Drawing I, II, III (It is highly recommended that the entire drawing sequence be completed before transfer.)
    ART234/235/236 Life Drawing I, II, III
    ART240/241 Drawing: Cartooning I, II
    ART271/272/273 Printmaking I, II, III
    ART281/282/283 Painting I, II, III
    ART294/296/297 Watercolor I, II, III
    3-D Studio Courses
    Course Number Course Title
    ART254/255/256 Ceramics I, II, III
    ART257/258/259 Jewelrymaking/Metalsmithing I, II, III
    ART291/292/293 Sculpture I, II, III