Fine Arts

Beyond providing a basic liberal arts foundation, the Fine Arts program at Centralia College provides a solid base in studio art and art history, which is essential for those entering a variety of professions.
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Degree: Associate in Arts

Emphasis: Fine Arts

The Associate in Arts degree with a Fine Arts emphasis is for students interested in transferring to a four- year college or university to complete a bachelor’s degree with a major in art.

 Fine Arts Education Plan

Fall Quarter

  • ART& 100 Art Appreciation - 5 credits
  • ART 110 2D Design - 5 credits
  • Humanities Distribution - 5 credits

Winter Quarter

  • ART 111 Sculpture - 4 credits
  • ENGL& 101 English Composition I - 5 credits
  • Social Science Distribution - 5 credits

Spring Quarter

  • ART 102 Drawing I - 5 credits
  • ENGL& 102 Composition II - 5 credits
  • Natural Science Distribution - 5 credits

Fall Quarter

  • ART 200 Art History: Ancient - 5 credits
  • Quantitative Skills Distribution - 5 credits
  • Natural Science Distribution - 5 credits

Winter Quarter

  • ART 201 Art History: 15th-17th Century - 5 credits
  • Health and Fitness Distribution - 5 credits
  • Natural Science Distribution - 5 credits
  • Social Science Distribution - 5 credits

Spring Quarter

  • ART 202 Art History: 18th-20th Century - 5 credit
  • Humanities Distribution - 5 credits
  • Social Science Distribution - 5 credits

 

Art Classes

Examine the nature of visual art, its role in society, and methods of creative expression. Provides an overview of art history, surveys contemporary artists, and introduces studio methods in a variety of media.
Study the fundamentals of drawing: composition, technique and manipulation of materials, exploration of subject matter. Lectures on contemporary and historical artists support drawing labs.
Intermediate level study of the fundamentals of drawing: composition, technique and manipulation of materials, exploration of subject matter. Lectures on contemporary and historical artists support drawing labs. Prerequisite: ART 102 or instructor permission. 
Advanced level study of the fundamentals of drawing: composition, technique and manipulation of materials, exploration of subject matter. Lectures on contemporary and historical artists support drawing labs. Prerequisite: ART 102, 103 or instructor permission. 
Learn and utilize the principles of two-dimensional design and its application on a two-dimensional plane through lecture and studio practice. 
An introduction to the fundamentals of three-dimensional design. Assignments include a variety of subject matter and materials. All are welcome. 
An overview of computer programs used to create images for print and screen, still and moving. Gain basic skills in design and programs by creating digital art work in a series of assignments. 
Problem solving in basic type and graphic design. A sequence of studio projects demonstrate students’ ability to create, design and prepare art for reproduction. Prerequisite: ART 130 or instructor permission. 
Continued problem solving in basic graphic design. A sequence of studio projects demonstrates student’s ability to create, design and prepare art for reproduction. Lectures explore graphic design as an art form and as a business. Prerequisite: ART 135 or instructor permission. 
This course covers the history of type, designing with type, reproduction of type. Type is the foundation for graphic design. Students will apply knowledge gained in a series of studio projects. Prerequisite: ART 110 or permission of instructor. 
An introduction to fiber art history and techniques with an emphasis on traditional, hand-manipulated processes such as basketry, felting, dyeing and simple loom work. 
An introduction to digital photography as an expressive art form. Students will explore the creative and technical requirements of digital imaging, as well as examine the contributions of contemporary fine artists working in this medium. Prerequisite: basic computer experience required. 
Cooperative Work Experience allows students to apply classroom learning to on-the-job settings. Credit is earned for new and continued learning taking place in the work environment. Reaching set learning objectives and development of positive work habits are emphasized. The Cooperative Education Faculty Coordinator, the student employee, and the worksite supervisor identify the learning objectives. 30-360 hours on-the-job per quarter. Instructor’s permission is required. Corequisite: Enrollment in a Work Experience Seminar is required of co-op students. You may take the Work Experience Seminar before or in the same quarter as the co-op course. 
A survey of the development of art in Europe, the Near East and Asia from prehistoric times through the 14th century CE. The course will explore developments in architecture, painting, sculpture and other art forms. 
A survey of the development of art in Pre-Columbian America, Africa and 15th-17th century Europe. The course will explore developments in architecture, sculpture, painting and other art forms. 
A survey of the history of art in 15th-20th century Asia and 18th-20th century Europe. Historical developments in architecture, sculpture, painting and other art forms will be examined. 
A survey of American painting, sculpture, and architecture from colonial times to the present. 
A painting course which uses the nude human form as a point of departure for creating art. Students will experiment with a variety of materials and techniques. 
A continuation of ART 210 with increased emphasis on development of individual styles. 
An introduction to 3D modeling, sculpting, motion-graphics, material, rendering and animation. Provides students with knowledge and insights about animation and 3D processes. Prerequisite: ART 130 with 2.0 or higher or instructor permission. 
Development and presentation of an individual portfolio which meets professional standards of excellence for job potential. Open to art and photography students. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.