The Art degree at Lake Tahoe Community College is designed to provide a balanced foundation in both studio art and art history. Its curriculum is focused to meet the needs of art students who are beginning to develop skills and concepts, as well as for experienced students seeking further development. The Art Department is committed to a structured environment in which faculty and students work closely together in an atmosphere that is responsive, supportive, and encourages experimentation.
A certificate in Art is designed to provide a body of historical, conceptual and technical experiences that will prepare a developing artist for career opportunities in the field of fine arts, commercial art, gallery and museum operations, and art media retail business. Technical positions in art sculpture foundry, medical illustration, and related areas are additional options.
Program Learning Outcomes
• Explain the history of Western art and its cultural significance and the role that
art has had in shaping our lives and aesthetics.
• Demonstrate practical knowledge of how to develop an artist's portfolio and conduct business as a professional artist.
• Apply the basic principles of observational drawing and how to develop illusionary spatial constructions.
• Apply knowledge of human anatomy in the construction of figurative works of art.
• Apply the principles and concepts of design.
• Demonstrate knowledge of the science of color perception and how it can be utilized in the creation of art.
• Have a knowledge of art materials and an applied experience in the technical means used to formulate and construct visual images.