Fine Arts are highly creative works of art that have been created for the sake of art, rather than that of the practical or functional. Details within fine arts emerge from the expression and imagination of the artist, and to study fine arts is to look deep into the aesthetic beauty of of an object in order to explore the meaning and context of its creation.
Typical transfer majors in fine arts are Art, Music, Dance, Theater, and Performing Arts. For the most up-to-date information on these programs and others, visit assist.org. Please stop by the Transfer Center in Building 23 or make an appointment with a counselor if you have questions.
Fine Arts, AA (07595)
The Fine Arts major requires 18 units from any of the following courses.
To earn this degree, complete the major coursework with “C” grades or better and all of the following graduation requirements: 60 minimum degree-applicable units (including a maximum 4 units of activity); 2.0 minimum overall GPA; 12 degree-applicable units through VVC; Information Competency; Global Citizenship; Kinesiology, and the VVC General Education pattern. Courses may count in one area only, either in the major or in a general education category. Courses counted in one AA/AS major may not be used in another AA/AS major.
ART 101 Survey of Art History1, ART 102 Survey Art History1, ART 104 Film As an Art Form1, ART 105 Introduction to Art, ART 106 Art Concepts, ART 107 Art & Life of Greece1, ART 108 Art and Life of Italy1, ART 109 Survey of African American Art, ART 112 Design I, ART 113 Design II, ART 114 Color Theory, ART 115 Water-Based Media, ART 120 Acrylic Painting I, ART 121 Acrylic Painting II, ART 122 Life Drawing I, ART 123 Life Drawing II, ART 124 Anatomy of Life Drawing, ART 125 Drawing I, ART 126 Drawing II, ART 128 Special Topics Art, ART 129 Independent Study, ART 135 Introduction to Time Based Art/ Communication, ART 141 Sculpture I, ART 150 Oil Painting I, ART 151 Intermediate Oil Painting, CART 133 Digital Imaging
MUSC 100 Introduction to Music, MUSC 101 Fundamentals of Music, MUSC 102 Music Theory I, MUSC 103 Music Theory II MUSC 104 Basic Muscianship Level I, MUSC 105 Basic Musicianship Level II, MUSC 110 Elementary Piano 1, MUSC 111 Elementary Piano II, MUSC 116 Music in America, MUSC 117 History of Jazz1, MUSC 118 Survey of Rock and Roll1, MUSC 120A Applied Music Studies I, MUSC 122 Beginning Voice Production I, MUSC 123 Beginning Voice Production II, MUSC 124 Beginning Guitar I, MUSC 125 Beginning Guitar II, MUSC 126 Guitar Ensemble, MUSC 130 Women's Choir, MUSC 131 The College Singers, MUSC 132 Master Arts Chorale, MUSC 134A Musical Theatre Lab I, MUSC 135 College Band, MUSC 136 College Symphonic Band, MUSC 139 Studio Jazz Band, MUSC 140 Studio Singers, MUSC 141 Jazz Rock Combo, MUSC 144 Preludium String Ensemble, MUSC 145 College Symphony Orchestra, MUSC 147 Instrumental Ensemble, MUSC 202 Intermediate Theory-Chromatic Practice I, MUSC 203 Intermediate Theory-Chromatic Practice Part II, MUSC 204 Intermediate Musicianship I, MUSC 205 Intermediate Musicianship II, MUSC 210 Intermediate Piano I, MUSC 211 Intermediate Piano II, MUSC 220A Applied Music Studies III, MUSC 220B Applied Music Studies IV, MUSC 222 Intermediate Voice Production I, MUSC 223 Intermediate Voice Production II
KIN 103 History and Appreciation of Dance1, KIND 160A Tap Dance IA, KIND 160B Tap Dance IB, KIND 160C Tap Dance IC, KIND 161A Tap Dance IIA, KIND 161B Tap Dance IIB, KIND 161C Tap Dance IIC, KIND 162A Introduction to Ballroom Dance, KIND 162B American Rhythm Ballroom Dance, KIND 163A Latin Ballroom Dance, KIND 163B Standard Ballroom Dance, KIND 166B Building Ballet Basics IB, KIND 166C Ballet Fundamentals IC, KIND 167A Introduction to Intermediate Ballet IIA, KIND 167B Intermediate Ballet IIB, KIND 167C Intermediate Ballet IIC, KIND 169A Introduction to Yogalates, KIND 169B Basic Yogalates, KIND 169C Yogalates Core Stability and Stretch, KIND 170A Jazz Dance IA, KIND 170B Jazz Dance IB, KIND 170C Jazz Dance IC, KIND 171A Jazz Dance IIA, KIND 171B Jazz Dance IIB, KIND 171C Jazz Dance IIC, KIND 174A Introduction to Modern Dance, KIND 174B Basic Modern Dance I, KIND 174C Beginning Modern Dance I, KIND 174D Intermediate Modern Dance I, KIND 175A Introduction to Modern Dance II, KIND 175B Basic Modern Dance II, KIND 175C Modern Dance II, KIND 175D Intermediate Modern Dance II, KIND 176A Introduction to Dance Rehearsal and Performance I, KIND 176B Performance Dance Ensemble, KIND 176C Dance Production, KIND 176D Dance Performance
ENGL 116 Authors of the Theatre2, TA 101 Introduction to Theatre, TA 102 History of Theatre1, TA 104 Oral Interpretation of Literature, TA 106 Beginning Acting, TA 107 Intermediate Acting, TA 109 Rehearsal & Performance Studio, TA 110 Principles of Design for Theatre, TA 111 Technical Stage Production, TA 113 Stage Makeup, TA 115 Stagecraft, TA 115.1 Stagecraft, TA 115.2 Stagecraft, TA 115.3 Stagecraft, TA 115.4 Stagecraft, TA 116 Authors of the Theatre2, TA 117 Technical Theatre: Lighting and Sound, TA 120 Costuming for the Theatre, TA 160A Tap Dance IA, TA 160B Tap Dance IB, TA 160C Tap Dance IC, TA 161A Tap Dance IIA, TA 161B Tap Dance IIB, TA 161C Tap Dance IIC, TA 166B Building Ballet Basics IB, TA 166C Ballet Fundamentals IC, TA 167A Introduction to Intermediate Ballet IIA, TA 167B Intermediate Ballet Dance IIB, TA 167C Intermediate Ballet IIC, TA 170A Jazz Dance IA, TA 170B Jazz Dance IB, TA 170C Jazz Dance IC, TA 171A Jazz Dance IIA, TA 171B Jazz Dance IIB, TA 171C Jazz Dance IIC, TA 174A Introduction to Modern Dance, TA 175A Introduction to Modern Dance II
Courses fulfill the Global Citizenship competency graduation requirement.
Program Learning Outcomes
Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) are statements of the kind of learning a program hopes a student will achieve. The PLOs describe the knowledge, skills, problem-solving, communication and values that apply to all certificates and/or degrees within that program. For the Fine Arts, AA PLOs link to the college's Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs).
Upon completion of this program, students should be able to:
1. Communication: Read and write analytically including evaluation, synthesis, and research; deliver focused and coherent presentations.
2. Computation: Apply complex problem-solving skills using technology, computer proficiency, decision analysis (synthesis and evaluation), applications of mathematical concepts and reasoning, and the analysis and use of numerical data.
3. Creative, Critical and Analytical Thinking: Apply procedures for sound reasoning in the exercise of judgment and decision making; demonstrate intellectual curiosity and a respect for learning; solve problems through analysis, synthesis, evaluation and creativity; identify, evaluate and appropriate use of multiple sources of information.
4. Social and Personal Responsibility: Evaluate the relationship between natural, social and economic systems and the significance of sustainability; demonstrate responsible attitudes toward cultural diversity, citizenship, personal contribution to local and international communities, and the effect of human actions on the environment.
5. Information Competency: Students demonstrate information competency and critical thinking skills through their ability to effectively locate, retrieve, evaluate and utilize use library and information resources within the guidelines of academic standards to meet collegiate and personal information needs.
Forthcoming, 6: Health and Human Flourishing: Synthesize educational aims into a holistic approach to the many facets of human flourishing; apply principles of physical, psychological and emotional health and fitness; demonstrate scholarly skills that support intellectual virtues for life-long learning; embrace concepts of fiscal responsibility; and define goals that extend beyond oneself.