The certificate in Arts Foundations provides the core courses generally accepted nationally as gateway courses for the student pursuing an undergraduate degree in the studio arts and design. Foundations courses are an integral part of the undergraduate experience, with an emphasis on the importance of developing concepts, craft and critical thinking skills. Completion of this certificate allows students to take additional studio courses in fine arts, and continue working towards an undergraduate degree.
PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Analyze compositional dynamics used to express ideas within the two-dimensional and three -dimensional formats.
- Demonstrate a competent handling of compositional forces and the elements and principals of design, including color interaction, value and form in space.
- Develop and solve visual problems using multiple strategies for idea generation, such as convergent thinking, divergent thinking, collaboration, and metaphorical thinking.
- Demonstrate, through verbal critique and in writing, the ability to assess and critically analyze artwork, using the terminology of visual language.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the creative process, with a capacity to link critical thinking and visual analysis in the generation, development, and framing of an idea.
- Describe a wide range of contemporary and historical perspectives in art, including the recognition, examination, and articulation of the instrumental function of art and artist in society.
CORE REQUIREMENTS: (20 HRS. MIN.)
AHST 201 Art History I (3) þ
AHST 202 Art History II (3) þ
ARTS 113L Two-Dimensional Design (3)
ARTS 116L Three-Dimensional Design (3)
ARTS 125L Art Practices I (3)
ARTS 120L Color Theory I (3)
SCUL 115L Materials and Safety (2)
DRPT 118L Drawing I (3)
MART 119L Digital Skills (3)
NOTE: See First-Year Student Success Course Requirement on Page 8.
TOTAL 20 CREDITS MIN.