Diablo Valley College Catalog 2013-2014
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ART ART-153 Wheel-Thrown Ceramic Art II ART-160 Photography I 3 units SC • 36 hours lecture/72 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: ART-152 or equivalent; eligibility for ENGL-116/118 or equivalent This intermediate wheel throwing class is geared towards further developing the skill of students who already have the grasp of the techniques of making vessels on the potter’s wheel. Through the examination of historical and contemporary ceramic genres and the development of technical skills, including glaze experimentation, students will construct complex, wheel-thrown forms. The fundamentals of threedimensional design will be used to develop a personal aesthetic, and also to guide critique of finished forms. CSU, UC 3 units SC • 36 hours lecture/72 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL-122 or equivalent • Note: Students supply SLR camera, digital image capture device and flash drive. An introductory photography class that offers students a working knowledge of the basics of traditional darkroom photography and digital photography including history, theory and practice. Students will explore the technical aspects of photography and the historical and contemporary role of photography in visual expression, including contributions from diverse cultures. Class critiques will be used to analyze and discuss photographic images as a form of personal expression and communication. CSU, UC ART-154 Hand-Built Ceramic Art 3 units SC • 36 hours lecture/72 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL-116/118 or equivalent ART-161 Photography II Using functional objects as a starting point, students will learn traditional and contemporary hand-building techniques. Students will then explore the creative potential of these methods during the construction of ceramic vessels. CSU, UC 3 units SC • 36 hours lecture/72 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: ART-160 or equivalent • Note: Students supply their own working roll-film camera with manual exposure controls and a lightmeter (either hand held or built into the camera), a digital image capture device, and a flash drive ART-155 The Art of Ceramic Sculpture 3 units SC • 36 hours lecture/72 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL-116/118 or equivalent Students will examine various western and non-western cultures, learn the fundamentals of three-dimensional design and develop a vocabulary of aesthetic terms and theories for both critical discussion and creative application producing ceramic sculpture. CSU, UC An intermediate photography class that enhances students knowledge of materials and techniques used in traditional black and white and digital photography. The course will concentrate on the specific controls of image processing and the multiple characteristics of a variety of photographic materials. Beyond technique, emphasis will be placed on developing concept, editing, and aesthetic considerations relating to image presentation. CSU, UC (credit limits may apply to UC - see counselor) ART-162 Photography III ART-156 Figurative Ceramic Art 3 units SC • 36 hours lecture/72 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL-116/118 or equivalent 3 units SC • 36 hours lecture/72 hours laboratory per term • Recommended: ART-161 or equivalent • Note: Students supply their own working roll-film camera with manual exposure controls, a lightmeter (either hand held or on camera), a digital image capture device, and a flash drive Students will explore the artistic potential of the human figure through the ceramic medium. Students will analyze a broad range of aesthetic styles and philosophies and synthesize a variety of construction and firing techniques relevant to their creative projects. CSU, UC This course offers students an opportunity to develop advanced skills using the materials and techniques of traditional and digital photography. Advanced portfolio development and photographic practices will be emphasized. Discussion and critique will be informed by the history of photography and an examination of contemporary art practices. CSU DIABLO VALLEY COLLEGE CATALOG 2013-2014 PROGRAM AND COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 109