• Course Catalog

    The Visual Arts Division reserves the right to keep one creative work of the department's choice, per student, per course, for the Coastal Bend College Permanent Art Collection.

    ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation (5007038330) 3-0

    Critical evaluation of selected works in painting, sculpture, architecture and industrial design. Relationship of art to religious, economic, political and social backgrounds. A survey of art for non-art majors.

    ARTS 1303 Art History I (5007035226) 3-0

    Survey of ancient and medieval art. Critical study of major examples of architecture, sculpture, painting, and the minor arts as they reflect social and political backgrounds.

    ARTS 1304 Art History II (5007035226) 3-0

    Survey of Renaissance through Modern Art. Continuation of approach followed in Art History I.

    ARTS 1311 Design I (5004015326) 3-3

    Introduction to fundamentals of two-dimensional design with emphasis on creative expression.

    ARTS 1312 Design II (5004015330) 3-3 Prerequisite: ARTS 1311, or instructor approval.

    Continued theory and practice of the fundamentals of art with emphasis of three-dimensional design.

    ARTS 1313 Foundations of Art (5007015126) 3-0

    Introduction to the creative media designed to enhance artistic awareness and sensitity through the creative and imaginative use of art materials and tools. Includes art history and culture through the exploration of a variety of art works with an emphasis on aesthetic judgment and growth.

    ARTS 1316 Drawing I (5007055226) 3-3

    Introduction to the media, techniques and aesthetics of drawing with consideration for an understanding of natural form, and expressive, creative handling of line, shape and mass.

    ARTS 1317 Drawing II (5007055226) 3-3 Prerequisite: ARTS 1316, or instructor approval.

    Continuation of Drawing I using varied media, including color, in the study of natural and man-made forms with emphasis on line-value, textural surfaces, foreshortening and perspective as related to contour, gestural and modeled drawings.

    ARTS 1413 Foundations of Art (50070015126) 3-2

    Introduction to materials and techniques. Topics include art appreciation, art elements, philosophy of art. Creative expression in two-and-three-dimensional art projects with fiber, metal, and clay.

    ARTS 2311 Design III (5004015326) 1-5 Prerequisite: nine hours art including ARTS 1311 and 1312, or instructor approval.

    Investigation into solutions of problems of total composition, from inception through products suitable for show, with emphasis on individual expression.

    ARTS 2316 Painting I (5007085226) 3-3 Prerequisite: ARTS 1311 or 1316, or instructor approval.

    Introduction to the medium of paint and its potential for suggesting form and expressing emotion and idea.

    ARTS 2317 Painting II (5007085226) 3-3 Prerequisite: ARTS 2316, or instructor approval.

    Continuation of Painting I with emphasis on individual expression.

    ARTS 2323 Drawing III (5007055326) 3-6 Prerequisite: ARTS 1317, or instructor

    Life Drawing. A drawing course emphasizing structure and action of the human figure.

    ARTS 2326 Sculpture I (5007095126) 2-4

    Introduction to the media offering techniques and aesthetics of sculpture with consideration for an understanding of form and expression. Projects involve clay, plaster, and mixed media.

    ARTS 2327 Sculpture II (5007095126) 2-4 Prerequisite: ARTS 2326, or instructor approval.

    Continuation of Sculpture I with emphasis on design, execution and exhibition of sculpture. Projects involve wood, welded steel and mixed media.

    ARTS 2333 Printmaking I (5007105126) 2-4 Prerequisite: Six hours Art, or instructor approval.

    A studio course introduction to the basic printmaking processes.

    ARTS 2346 Ceramics I (5007115126) 2-4 Prerequisite: ARTS 1311, ARTS 1316, or instructor approval.

    Introduction to hand building, wheel throwing and glazing techniques. Emphasis on creativity, craftsmanship and technical development.

    ARTS 2347 Ceramics II (5007115130) 2-4 Prerequisite: ARTS 2346, or instructor approval.

    Further development of technical skills with an emphasis on individual expression as applied toward ceramic ware. Glazing and firing techniques will be explored.

    ARTS 2356 Photography (5006055126) 3-3

    An introductory course in black and white photography stressing photo composition, use of photographic equipment and fundamentals in photographic processing including darkroom experience.

    ARTS 2366 Watercolor I (5007085326) 3-3 Prerequisite ARTS 1311 and 1316, or instructor approval.

    A studio course exploring techniques in water-base media.

    ARTS 2366 Watercolor II (5007085326) 3-3 Prerequisite ARTS 2366, or instructor approval.

    A further investigation of water-base media.

    ARTS 2371 Glass (5007035326) 3-2 Prerequisite: ARTS 1311 and 1316, or instructor approval

    Development of individual directions and exploration of various techniques in warm and hot glass exploration. Basic techniques of off-hand glass blowing and lampworking. Credit will not be given for more than one of ARTS 2371 and ARTS 2373.

    ARTS 2389 Cooperative in Art (2401035212) 0-7

    An instructional program designed to integrate on-campus study with practical hands-on work experience in art. In conjunction with work experience, the student will set specific goals and objectives in the study of art. Credit will be given for only one cooperative course (2389).


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