Program Plan

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1.0 credits ARTS-104: SPIN: (special Interest)
Course is designed to address a variety of subject
Offered: DMND
1.0 - 3.0 credits ARTS-105: SPIN: (Special Interest)
Course is designed to address a variety of subjects required to meet the needs of lifelong learning students. Not available for transfer nor applicable as an elective.
3.0 credits ARTS-110: Orientation in Art
Emphasis on contemporary approaches to painting, sculpture, architecture and industrial arts and crafts. Understanding of materials and processes and basic design principles is stressed through direct experience and heightened perception. [NM Common Course Number, ARTS 1013, Area V; Humanities and Fine Arts Core]
Prerequisites: ENGL-095 and (RDNG-095 or RDNG-096) or appropriate Accuplacer English and Reading scores.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits ARTS-111: Survey of Native American Art
Provides an overview of Native American art from earliest cultures to contemporary. Emphasizes tribal perspectives on aesthetics, resources, and innovations.
Prerequisites: ENGL-099 or appropriate English Accuplacer score.
Offered: FALL, Even Year
3.0 credits ARTS-112: Beginning Drawing I
Utilizes various methods and materials with emphasis on the perception of form in many areas of subject matter and consideration of the elements of composition.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits ARTS-113: Drawing II
Continuation of ARTS 112.
Prerequisites: Take ARTS-112.
Offered: ALL
3.0 credits ARTS-125: Basic Watercolor Techniques
Pursuing individual expression through techniques of wash, blending, color mixing, textural effects and brush manipulation.
Offered: DMND
3.0 credits ARTS-131: Navajo Rug Weaving I
Introduction to the process and techniques of Navajo weaving, including preparation of the wool, setting up the loom and warp, weaving techniques, and design elements. Basic origin stories and the history of Navajo rug weaving will also be covered.
Offered: SP
3.0 credits ARTS-151: Two Dimensional Design
Problems in form, line, texture and space using various media and techniques. Emphasis on the principles of expressive pictorial composition, proportion, balance, rhythm, and contrast.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits ARTS-152: Color Theory I
Study and application of the objective principles of color and its psychological, emotional and symbolic effects.
Prerequisites: ENGL-095 and (RDNG-095 or RDNG-096) or appropriate Accuplacer English and Reading score.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits ARTS-162: Color Theory II
Continuation of ARTS 152.
Prerequisites: Take ARTS-152.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits ARTS-171: Intro to Interior Design
An introduction to basic interior design, to include color coordination, furniture arrangement, unusual window treatments, choice of fabric and floor coverings, and accessories. This course will help participants understand the overall concept of design, and will help students develop skills associated with design projects.
Offered: SP
3.0 credits ARTS-215: Human Figure Drawing I
Utilizes various methods and materials with emphasis on the perception of the human figure. Drawing from the live model and the skeleton.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits ARTS-216: Human Figure Drawing II
Continuation of ARTS 215.
Prerequisites: Take ARTS-215.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits ARTS-217: Art-Elementary School Teachers
Orientation into the methods, philosophy and media of art practiced in the elementary school.
Prerequisites: ENGL-095 and (RDNG-095 or RDNG-096) or appropriate Accuplacer English and Reading score.
Offered: DMND
3.0 credits ARTS-225: Advanced Watercolor
Continuation of ARTS 125 with specialization in individual style.
Prerequisites: Take ARTS-125.
Offered: DMND
3.0 credits ARTS-231: Navajo Rug Weaving II
Continuation of ARTS 131 to include further development of the processes and techniques of Navajo weaving, with a special emphasis on advanced weaving techniques and design.
Prerequisites: Take ARTS 131.
Offered: SP
3.0 credits ARTS-251: Beginning Painting
Painting in various traditional and non-traditional media. Pursuing individual expression through painting techniques in relation to a broad scope of art concepts and styles.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits ARTS-252: Painting II
Continuation of ARTS 251.
Prerequisites: Take ARTS-251.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits ARTS-253: Painting III
Continuation of ARTS 252.
Prerequisites: Take ARTS-252.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits ARTS-254: Painting IV
Continuation of ARTS 253.
Prerequisites: Take ARTS-253.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits ARTS-265: Beginning Sculpture I
An introduction to sculpture and methods and materials using additive, subtractive and manipulative techniques.
Offered: DMND
3.0 credits ARTS-266: Sculpture II
Continuation of ARTS 265.
Prerequisites: Take ARTS-265.
Offered: DMND
3.0 credits ARTS-267: Metal Sculpture
This course will provide students with basic knowledge and hands-on experience to perform techniques and applications as applied to metal sculpture using oxy/acetylene, gas metal arc, and gas tungsten arc welding equipment.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits ARTS-268: Sculpture III
This course will focus on the development of the student's personal aesthetic while continuing to analyze the use of form and surface to create content. Developing a body of work and documentation for a portfolio.
Prerequisites: Take ARTS-265 and ARTS-266.
Offered: DMND
3.0 credits ARTS-275: Pottery & Clay Arts I
Introduction to clay arts including techniques of hand building, wheel throwing, and glazing.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits ARTS-276: Pottery & Clay Arts II
Continuation of ARTS 275.
Prerequisites: Take ARTS-275.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits ARTS-283: Pottery & Clay Arts III
Continuation of pottery and clay techniques for the advanced pottery student. Focus will be on production pottery and development of personal style.
Prerequisites: Take ARTS-276.
Offered: FASP
1.0 - 4.0 credits ARTS-299: Special Topics in Art
Special or specific topic course to meet the needs of students. Topics and credits are announced in the Schedule of Classes. These courses may be used as electives for Associate degree requirements. May be repeated one or more times for additional credit. No more than 6 credits of special topic courses can be used toward a degree.
Offered: DMND

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