Studio Arts

The Associate in Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer 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 initially developing skills and concepts, as well as experienced students who seek 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.

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 works of art.
• Have a knowledge of art materials and an applied experience in the technical means used to formulate and construct visual images.

 Transfer Degree

To obtain the Associate in Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer degree, students must complete the following requirements:
1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
(A) The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education -Breadth Requirements.
(B) A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

A. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
See current catalog for details.

B. REQUIRED COURSES
36 units distributed as follows:

1. All courses from the following (12 units):
ART 101 Art History: Prehistoric – Islamic (4)
ART 102 Art History: Medieval Europe – Renaissance (4)
ART 103 Art History: Baroque – Contemporary (4)

AND select two of the following courses (8 units):
ART 111 Two-Dimensional Design (4)
ART 113 Three-Dimensional Design (4)
ART 114 Beginning Drawing from Observation (4)

2. Select four courses from the following (16 units):
ART 118 Color (4)
ART 119A Beginning Ceramics I (4)
ART 142 Black and White Photography I (4)
ART 146 Digital Photography I (4)
ART 201A Mixed Media Sculpture I (4)
ART 211 Painting I (4)
ART 213 Beginning Figure Drawing (4)
ART 221A Beginning Relief Printmaking (4)
DMA 112 Introduction to Digital Media Arts (4)

C. ELECTIVE UNITS to bring the total to 90.