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ARTS 1170 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, NLC.

Problems In Contemporary Art
Course Description: Area artists, critics, and art educators speak with students about the work exhibited in the gallery and discuss current art styles and movements. They also discuss specific aspects of being artists in contemporary society. This course may be repeated for credit. (1 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5007035326


ARTS 1301 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

Art Appreciation
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a DCCCD Core Curriculum Course.
Prerequisite: Developmental Reading 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
Course Description: Films, lectures, slides, and discussions focus on the theoretical, cultural, and historical aspects of the visual arts. Emphasis is on the development of visual and aesthetic awareness. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5007035126

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


ARTS 1303 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

Survey of Art History
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a DCCCD Core Curriculum Course.
Prerequisite: Developmental Reading 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
Course Description: This course covers the history of western art from prehistoric time through the Gothic period. It explores the cultural, geophysical, and personal influences on art styles. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5007035226

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


ARTS 1304 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

Survey of Art History
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a DCCCD Core Curriculum Course.
Prerequisite: Developmental Reading 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
Course Description: This course covers the history of art from the Renaissance through the present. It explores the cultural, geophysical, and personal influences on art styles. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5007035226

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


ARTS 1311 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

2-D Design
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a DCCCD Core Curriculum Course.
Course Description: Basic concepts of design with two-dimensional materials are explored. The use of line, color, illusion of space or mass, texture, value, shape, and size in composition is considered. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5004015326

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


ARTS 1312 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

3-D Design
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a DCCCD Core Curriculum Course.
Course Description: Basic concepts of design with three-dimensional materials are explored. The use of mass, space, movement, and texture, line, plane, volume, color, and scale is considered. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5004015326

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


ARTS 1313 (3 Credit Hours) New course added May 12, 2010
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

Foundations of Art
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a DCCCD Core Curriculum Course.
Course Description: Introduction to the creative media designed to enhance artistic awareness and sensitivity 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. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5007015126

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


ARTS 1316 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

Drawing I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a DCCCD Core Curriculum Course.
Course Description: This beginning course investigates various media, techniques, and subjects. It explores perceptual and descriptive possibilities and considers drawing as a developmental process as well as an end in itself. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5007055226

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


ARTS 1317 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

Drawing II
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Arts 1316.
Course Description: This course is an expansion of Arts 1316. It stresses the expressive and conceptual aspects of drawing, including advanced composition arrangements, a range of wet and dry media, and the development of an individual approach to theme and content. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5007055226


ARTS 1372 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC.

Digital Foundations
This is a Unique Need Course.
Prerequisite: Recommended Prerequisites are: ARTS 1311 and 1312.
Course Description: Digital Foundations is a studio course focusing on the use of digital media to explore basic concepts in the visual arts, using the methods and techniques of digital media in the service of artistic expression. The course will focus on visual thinking skills, technical approaches to media (two dimensional and time-based), and exploration of digital media as a contemporary art form. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5004027126


ARTS 2311 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

Advanced Design
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Recommended prerequisites for Art Majors, Arts 1311, Arts 1312, Arts 1316, and Arts 1317.
Course Description: This course will focus on two- or three-dimensional projects in a special topics area. Emphasis is on individual expression. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5004015326


ARTS 2312 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

Advanced Design
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Recommended prerequisites for Art Majors, Arts 1311, Arts 1312, Arts 1316, and Arts 1317.
Course Description: This course will focus on two- or three-dimensional projects in a special topics area. Emphasis is on individual expression. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5004015326


ARTS 2313 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

Computer Graphics Design I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a DCCCD Core Curriculum Course.
Prerequisite: Recommended prerequisites for Art Majors, Arts 1311, Arts 1312, Arts 1316, and Arts 1317.
Course Description: Introduction to the computer as an art tool with emphasis on design principles and visual communication or ideas. Course will include exposure to basic computer graphic technology including computer illustration and electronic imaging techniques. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5004015126

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


ARTS 2314 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

Computer Graphics Design II
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Arts 2313.
Course Description: This course is a continuation of Computer Graphics Design I. Students will further explore advanced design problems through continued experimentation with computer graphics techniques. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5004015126


ARTS 2316 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

Painting I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a DCCCD Core Curriculum Course.
Prerequisite: Recommended prerequisites for Art Majors, Arts 1311, Arts 1312, Arts 1316, and Arts 1317.
Course Description: This studio course stresses fundamental concepts of painting with acrylics and oils. Emphasis is on painting from still life, models, and the imagination. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5007085226

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


ARTS 2317 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

Painting II
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Arts 2316.
Course Description: This course continues Arts 2316. Emphasis is on individual expression. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5007085226


ARTS 2323 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

Drawing III
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Arts 1317. Arts 1311, Arts 1312 and Arts 1316 are recommended for Art Majors.
Course Description: This course covers the analytic and expressive drawing of the human figure. Movement and volume are stressed. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5007055326


ARTS 2324 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

Drawing IV
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Arts 2323, sophomore standing, or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: This course continues Arts 2323. Emphasis is on individual expression. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5007055326


ARTS 2326 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

Sculpture I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a DCCCD Core Curriculum Course.
Prerequisite: Recommended prerequisites for Art Majors, Arts 1311, Arts 1312, Arts 1316, and Arts 1317.
Course Description: Various sculptural approaches are explored. Different media and techniques are used. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5007095126

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


ARTS 2327 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

Sculpture II
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Arts 2326.
Course Description: This course continues Arts 2326. Emphasis is on individual expression. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5007095126


ARTS 2333 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

Printmaking I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a DCCCD Core Curriculum Course.
Prerequisite: Recommended prerequisites for Art Majors, Arts 1311, Arts 1312, Arts 1316, and Arts 1317.
Course Description: Basic printmaking processes are introduced. Included are planographic, intaglio, stencil and relief processes. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5007105126

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


ARTS 2334 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, ECC, MVC, RLC.

Printmaking II
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Arts 2333.
Course Description: This course is a continuation of Printmaking I. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5007105126


ARTS 2336 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC.

Fibers I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a DCCCD Core Curriculum Course.
Prerequisite: Arts 1311, Arts 1312, Arts 1316, and Arts 1317 are recommended for Art majors.
Course Description: This course explores the problems of design, construction, and form utilizing basic fiber techniques. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5007125126

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


ARTS 2337 (3 Credit Hours)
Currently not available at any DCCCD location.

Fibers II
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Arts 2336.
Course Description: This course is a continuation of Fibers I. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5007125126


ARTS 2341 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC.

Art Metals/Jewelry I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a DCCCD Core Curriculum Course.
Prerequisite: Recommended prerequisites for Art Majors, Arts 1311, Arts 1312, Arts 1316, and Arts 1317.
Course Description: This course explores the uses of metal in design, basic fabrication techniques in metal, bezel setting of stones, and simple casting. Emphasis is on original design. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5007135126

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


ARTS 2342 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC.

Art Metals/Jewelry II
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Arts 2341.
Course Description: Advanced fabrication, lost wax casting, setting of faceted stones, and forging and shaping of metal, including repousse and chasing are presented. Emphasis is on original design. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5007135126


ARTS 2346 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

Ceramics I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a DCCCD Core Curriculum Course.
Prerequisite: Recommended prerequisites for Art Majors, Arts 1311, Arts 1312, Arts 1316, and Arts 1317.
Course Description: This course focuses on the building of pottery forms by coil, slab, and use of the wheel. Glazing and firing are also included. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5007115126

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


ARTS 2347 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

Ceramics II
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Arts 2346 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: Glaze technology is studied. Advanced problems in the creation of artistic and practical ceramic ware. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5007115126


ARTS 2348 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

Digital Art I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a DCCCD Core Curriculum Course.
Prerequisite: Recommended prerequisites for Art Majors, ARTS 1311 and ARTS 1316.
Course Description: Studio art course that explores the potential of the computer hardware and software media for their visual, conceptual, and practical uses in the visual arts. (2 Lec, 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5004025226

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


ARTS 2349 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

Digital Art II
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: ARTS 2348.
Course Description: Studio art course that continues the exploration of the computer hardware and software media for their visual, conceptual, and practical uses in the visual arts. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5004025226


ARTS 2356 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

Photography I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a DCCCD Core Curriculum Course.
Prerequisite: Recommended prerequisites for Art Majors, Arts 1311, Arts 1312, Arts 1316, and Arts 1317.
Course Description: Creative use of the camera is studied. Photosensitive materials are examined as a means of making expressive graphic images. Emphasis is on black and white processing and printing techniques, but the course may include digital and alternative processes. At some campuses the student may register for either ARTS 2356 or COMM 1318, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5006055126

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


ARTS 2357 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, MVC, NLC.

Photography II
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Arts 2356.
Course Description: Creative use of the camera is studied. Photosensitive materials are examined as a means of making expressive graphic images. Emphasis is on black and white processing and printing techniques, but the course may include digital and alternative processes. At some campuses the student may register for either ARTS 2357 or COMM 1319, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5006055226


ARTS 2366 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

Watercolor I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a DCCCD Core Curriculum Course.
Prerequisite: Recommended prerequisites for Art Majors, Arts 1311, Arts 1312, Arts 1316, and Arts 1317.
Course Description: This course explores studio techniques in water base media. Emphasis is placed on exploration of a variety of modes and techniques as a means to original expression. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5007085326

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


ARTS 2367 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

Watercolor II
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Arts 2366.
Course Description: This course continues the development of skills in water base media. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5007085326


ARTS 2370 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC, EFC, MVC.

Studies of Renaissance Art History
This is a Unique Need Course.
Prerequisite: Arts 1303 and Arts 1304 are recommended for Art Majors.
Course Description: The development of the art of western culture during the Renaissance Period is presented. Emphasis is on the development of Renaissance art in Northern and Southern Europe. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5007039226


ARTS 2389 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC, MVC, NLC.

Academic Cooperative in Art, Photography/Digital Imaging
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: An instructional program designed to integrate on-campus study with practical hands-on work experience in the humanities and/or fine arts. In conjunction with class seminars, the individual student will set specific goals and objectives in the study of languages, art, music, philosophy, or religion. This course should be given a discipline prefix and Texas Common Course Number 2389. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2401035212



Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four year colleges and universities.

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