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Portfolio Development in Studio Arts

Certificate of Achievement

The Certificate of Portfolio Development in Studio Arts is a 24-27 unit certificate designed to provide students with a broad experience in a variety of media along with the opportunity to progress in a specific area of concentration. The certificate as a stand-alone is appropriate for the returning professional who is seeking to develop their Studio Arts portfolio. The certificate, in conjunction with the Associate Degree for Transfer (AD-T) in Studio Arts is appropriate for the competitive portfolio-review requirements of the BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) bound transfer student. Students complete a shared core of 15-units in drawing, 2D & 3D design, digital media and photography; while also completing 3 additional courses in one of the following discipline areas: Drawing/Painting, Sculpture/Ceramics, Photography, or Animation.

Core Courses (15 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
ARTS031ABeginning Drawing 3 units
ARTS033ATwo-Dimensional Design3 units
ARTS055Introduction to Computer Arts3 units
ARTS062ABasic Photography3 units
ARTS0813-Dimensional Design3 units

Complete 3 courses from one concentration (Animation, Drawing/Painting, Photography, Sculpture/Ceramics) (9-12 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
Concentration: Animation
ARTS057A
ARTS057B
ARTS057C

Animation I
Animation II
Animation III

4 units
4 units
4 units
Concentration: Drawing/Painting
ARTS031B
ARTS031C
ARTS033C
ARTS035A
ARTS035B
ARTS035C
ARTS035D
ARTS047A
ARTS047B
ARTS047C
ARTS047D
ARTS049A
ARTS049B
ARTS049C
ARTS049D

Expressive Drawing
Representational Drawing
Color Design
Beginning Life Drawing
Intermediate Life Drawing
Intermediate-Advanced Life Drawing
Advanced Life Drawing
Beginning Watercolor
Intermediate Watercolor
Intermediate-Advanced Watercolor
Advanced Watercolor
Beginning Painting
Intermediate Painting
Intermediate-Advanced Painting
Advanced Painting

3 units
3 units
3 units
3 units
3 units
3 units
3 units
3 units
3 units
3 units
3 units
3 units
3 units
3 units
3 units
Concentration: Photography
ARTS062B
ARTS062C
ARTS062D

Black and White Photography
Color Photography
Studio Photography

3 units
3 units
3 units
Concentration: Sculpture/Ceramics
ARTS065A
ARTS065B
ARTS065C
ARTS065D
ARTS067A
ARTS067B
ARTS085A
ARTS085B
ARTS088A
ARTS088B

Ceramics-Handbuilding
Ceramics-Handbuilding II
Ceramics-Handbuilding III
Advanced Handbuilt Ceramics IV
Ceramics-Potter's Wheel
Ceramics-Potter's Wheel
Sculpture
Sculpture
Metal Sculpture Casting
Metal Sculpture Casting

3 units
3 units
3 units
3 units
3 units
3 units
3 units
3 units
3 units
3 units

Total Certificate Units: 24-27 units

To be awarded a certificate, a student must:

  1. Complete all the major requirements.
  2. Earn a grade of “C” or better for all required courses.

Upon successful completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Utilize industry standard tools and techniques in order to produce professional quality work in a particular genre (form, style, or subject matter).
  • Give and receive constructive critical feedback both in writing and verbal communications
  • Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of design principles, art concepts and vocabulary across a variety of media
  • Recognize parallel applications in other media
  • Manage the research, concept design, planning, production, exhibition and distribution of original work
Last Updated 10/14/22