Art

The Art Program includes Art, Art History, Ceramics, Drawing, Multimedia, Painting, and Photography courses.

Program Purpose: The Art Program courses are designed to employ critical thinking skills for student’s development of their own work and the work of others. This is achieved through basic drawing skills, color manipulation and design principles in areas of emphasis. For those pursuing three-dimensional arts the program develops the creation of objects in specialized areas of emphasis. For those pursuing photography we provide students with basic techniques of analog and digital photography, along with the opportunity to pursue individualized work in areas of emphasis. For students pursuing multimedia and graphic communication, we provide design and production techniques as well as promoting individual style. In all arts areas the arts program provides students with the opportunity and skills to analyze works of art in terms of their historical contexts and social and cultural values.

Program Description: The Art program offers beginning and intermediate courses that provide students with the knowledge and experience for a broad understanding of the visual arts. The beginning (foundation) courses are based in the belief that a strong foundation is the building block to insure student success in each of the art discipline areas. The foundation courses are; Color and Design, Drawing, Life Drawing, Three-Dimensional Design, Color Theory, and Art History. Upon completion of foundation courses students are encouraged to focus on one or more concentrated areas in, Painting, Photography, Ceramics, Sculpture, Printmaking, Graphic Design, Multimedia, or Art History. The combination of the foundation courses in the visual arts and focused arts curriculum prepares students for transfer to universities and art schools and for gaining necessary skills to enter the arts workforce. In all courses we expect students in the arts to think creatively and critically. To assist students in gaining insight in creative and critical thinking the department maintains two professional art galleries bringing work by a variety of nationally established artists to our campus. The galleries also provide students with the opportunity to develop gallery management skills. We are proud of our notoriety as one of the top art programs in southern California. The Ventura College Art program has a long tradition of producing many of the region’s most important artists. Career opportunities for arts majors includes exhibiting artist, art teacher, graphic designer, photographer, illustrator, art technician, art historian, commercial artist, gallery and museum exhibitions assistance and management, arts organizations employment, and other professions in creative endeavor areas. Those wishing to teach at a College level must earn a Masters or Masters of Fine Arts degree. Those wishing to teach Art History at the University level must earn a Ph.D.

Art-Course Level Student Learnning Outcomes

Photography-Course Level Student Outcomes

COLLEGE LEVEL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

1.  Creative Expression
2.  Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

PROGRAM LEVEL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

1.  Demonstrate basic drawing sills, color manipulation and design principles in areas of emphasis.
2.  Demonstrate three-dimensional techniques in creating objects in selected areas of emphasis.
3.  Demonstrate an understanding of the camera and of the basic techniques of analog and digital photography in selected areas of emphasis.
4.  Critially evaluate multimedia and graphic communication design and production techniques and their use in selected areas of emphasis.
5.  Analyze works of art in terms of their historical contexts and social and cultural values.
6.  Employ critical thinking skills to one's own work and the work of others. 

PROGRAM MAPPING:

I: This program-level student learning outcome is INTRODUCED is this course.
P: This program-level student learning outcome is PRACTICED in this course.
M: This program-level student learning outcome is MASTERED in this course.
Leave blank if program-level student learning outcome is not addressed.

ART
COURSES PLSLO #1 PLSLO #2 PLSLO #3 PLSLO #4 PLSLO #5 PLSLO #6
ART V01         P P
ART VO2A,B,C         M P
ART V03            
ART V04         M P
ART V05         M P
ART V06         M P
ART V07         M P
ART V08         M P
ART V09         M P
ART V10         P P
ART V11A,B M         M
ART V12A,B M         M
ART V13A M         P
ART V13B,C M         M
ART V15A M         P
ART V15B,C M         M
ART 16A,B M         M
ART V17            
ART V18A M         P
ART V18B M         M
ART V19 M         M
ART V20A,B,C M         M
ART V21            
ART V24            
ART V25A   M       P
ART V25B   M       M
ART V26A,B   M       M
ART V27   P       P
ART V28A,B,C            
ART V29A   M       P
ART V29B   M       M
ART V31A M         P
ART V31B M         M
ART V32A,B M         M
ART V33A,B M         M
ART V34A,B            
ART V34C P         P
ART V36A P         P
ART V36B M         M
ART V37A,B M         M
ART V38 M         M
ART V39A,B M         M
ART V40A,B M         M
ART V41A M         P
ART V41B M         M
ART V42A M         P
ART V42B M         M
ART V43A P         P
ART V43B M         M
ART V44A P         P
ART V44B,C M         M
ART V45A,B M         M
ART V46A,B M         M
ART V47A,B M         M
ART V48 P         P
ART V49            
ART V51A,B   M       M
ART V52A,B   M       M
ART V53A,B,C            
ART V54A,B            
ART V55A,B   M       M
ART V56            
ART V71       M   M
ART V72       M   M
ART V73            
ART V74A,B       M   M
ART V88            
ART V89            
ART V90            
ART V95            
ART V96            
             
PHOTOGRAPHY
COURSES PLSLO 31 PLSLO #2 PLSLO #3 PLSLO #4 PLSLO #5 PLSLO #6
 PHOT V01      M      M
 PHOT V02      M      M
 PHOT V04A      M      M
 PHOT V04B      M      M
 PHOT V06A            
 PHOT V06B      M      M
 PHOT V07          M  M
 PHOT V08      M      M
 PHOT V09A      M      M
 PHOT V09B      M      M
             
MULTIMEDIA       
 COURSES  PLSLO #1 PLSLO #2   PLSLO #3 PLSLO #4 PLSLO #5  PLSLO #6 
 MM V20          P
 MM V74        M    P
 MM V82        M    P