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ARTS 1170 (1 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC, MVC, 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 Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: DREA 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


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 Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: DREA 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


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 Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: DREA 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


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 Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
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


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 Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
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


ARTS 1313 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC

Foundations of Art
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
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


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 Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
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


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 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, 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, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Computer Graphics Design I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
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


ARTS 2314 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, 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 Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
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


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.
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, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Sculpture I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
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


ARTS 2327 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, 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 Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
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


ARTS 2334 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, ECC, MVC, NLC, 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)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC, EFC

Fibers I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
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


ARTS 2337 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC, EFC, MVC

Fibers II
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Structure and design of woven and non-woven fiber forms. (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 Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
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


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 Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
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


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.
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, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Digital Art I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
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


ARTS 2349 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, 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 Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: Recommended prerequisites for Art Majors, ARTS 1311, ARTS 1312, ARTS 1316, and ARTS 1317.
Course Description: Introduction to the basics of photography. Includes camera operation, techniques, knowledge of chemistry, and presentation skills. Emphasis on design, history, and contemporary trends as a means of developing an understanding of photographic aesthetics. This course is cross-listed as COMM 1318. 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


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

Photography II
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: ARTS 2356.
Course Description: Extends the students' knowledge of technique and guides them in developing personal outlooks toward specific applications of the photographic process. This course is cross-listed as COMM 1319. 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 Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
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


ARTS 2367 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, 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)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at 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 2375 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC

Art History III
This is a Unique Need Course.
Prerequisite: ARTS 1303 and ARTS 1304 are recommended for art majors.
Course Description: Emphasis is on the critical period of development, transition, and eventual dominance of abstract and conceptual art as it evolves from the late 19th century through the current era. Socio-political ideas and events, individual and group quests for expressive freedom, and the impact of ever-increasing sophisticated tools and techniques are explored in this course. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number Pending


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

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.