Award: Certificate
Degree Code: DAPC
Number of Credits: 24

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Program Description

This program provides a strong foundation in the area of drawing. Emphasis is on the development of observational skills, technical ability and ultimate application to envisioned images. Students work with various techniques and materials to create convincing illusions of three-dimensional forms and spatial depth.

Required Courses

Certificate Requirements
Number Title Credits
ART 101 or
ART 110
Fundamentals of Design I
ART 130 Drawing I 3
ART 140 Painting I 3
ART 230 or
ART 240
Drawing II
Painting II
ART 232 Figure Drawing 3
Certificate Electives — Select 9 Credits
Number Title Credits
ART 132 Landscape and Nature Drawing 3
ART 142 Landscape and Nature Drawing 3
ART 230 Drawing II 3
ART 231 Portrait Drawing 3
ART 240 Painting II 3
ART 241 Portrait Painting 3

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency working with a wide range of materials and tools, techniques, and processes pertaining to drawing and painting to create work from concept to finished product. This includes knowledge of dry media, paint and surfaces.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of design, color concepts, media and formats, and the ability to apply them to a specific aesthetic intent.
  • Demonstrate comprehension of art with a historical and contemporary context.
  • Professionally document and exhibit a body of work that demonstrates artistic voice, concept, and technical skills in drawing and painting.