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College Catalog & Student Handbook 2019-2020 
College Catalog & Student Handbook 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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Art and Design

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Program Learning Outcomes

This area of concentration provides an excellent foundation for students interested in transferring to a four-year college to earn a baccalaureate degree with a major in studio art, commercial art or art education. The program equally applies to those students who want to take selected art courses to fulfill general education requirements. The curriculum focuses on studies in art and design, combining creative experiences with technical training in the skills and aesthetic principles of various art forms. Throughout the program, students will be provided information on transfer options and on the preparation and presentation of a portfolio of work for a four-year program.

Students who take the courses recommended in the art and design focus area will be able to:

  1. recognize and discuss the basic elements and principles of design as they apply to the visual arts;
  2. recognize and discuss the major art movements of the past and their influence on the concepts of contemporary art and design;
  3. use the elements and principles of design as they apply to design, drawing, painting and three-dimensional art work;
  4. demonstrate an ability to use a variety of art media, tools and techniques as a means of personal expression and communication.

Career Possibilities

Career options for graduates with a bachelor’s degree include advertising and commercial art, art education, studio art and museum or gallery employment.

Preparation for IHCC

Students interested in this program should have a strong interest in the visual arts and a desire to produce art work using a variety of traditional as well as nontraditional media.

Recommended Courses

Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution are strongly advised to familiarize themselves with the requirements of the art program at the institution to which they plan to transfer and work with an IHCC academic advisor to plan a program that meets those requirements.

Required Courses:

Since the Art and Design Focus Area involves a variety of introductory level courses, previous art experience is not a requirement. However, some advanced courses may require specific course prerequisites. Successful completion of future course work is contingent upon a student enrolling in introductory art courses followed by more advanced art courses in a proper sequence.

First-year Introductory Art Courses:

First-year courses for Art emphasis (can also be taken as electives for Graphic Design emphasis):

Second-year courses for Art emphasis:

First-year courses for Graphic Design emphasis:

Second-year courses for Graphic Design emphasis:

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