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Course Number: ARTS 1170 (1 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, MVC, NLC

Course Title: 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


Course Number: ARTS 1301 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Art Appreciation

This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Dallas College Core Curriculum course.
Course Description: A general introduction to the visual arts designed to create an appreciation of the vocabulary, media, techniques, and purposes of the creative process. Students will critically interpret and evaluate works of art within formal, cultural, and historical contexts. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5007035126


Course Number: ARTS 1303 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Art History I

This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Dallas College Core Curriculum course.
Course Description: A global, chronological analysis of the historical and cultural contexts of the visual arts from prehistoric times to the 14th century. (Art History I and Art History II do not need to be taken sequentially.) (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5007035226


Course Number: ARTS 1304 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Art History II

This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Dallas College Core Curriculum course.
Course Description: A global, chronological analysis of the historical and cultural contexts of the visual arts from the 14th century to the present day. (Art History I and Art History II do not need to be taken sequentially.) (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5007035226


Course Number: ARTS 1311 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Design I

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to the fundamental terminology, concepts, theory, and application of two-dimensional design. (Design I and Design II do not need to be taken sequentially.) (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5004015326


Course Number: ARTS 1312 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Design II

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to the fundamental terminology, concepts, theory, and application of three-dimensional design. (Design I and Design II do not need to be taken sequentially.) (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5004015326


Course Number: ARTS 1313 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, NLC

Course Title: Foundations of Art

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
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


Course Number: ARTS 1316 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Drawing I

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: A foundation studio course exploring drawing with emphasis on descriptive, expressive and conceptual approaches. Students will learn to see and interpret a variety of subjects while using diverse materials and techniques. Course work will facilitate a dialogue in which students will engage in critical analysis and begin to develop their understanding of drawing as a discipline. (Drawing I should not be taken the same semester as Drawing II.) (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5007055226


Course Number: ARTS 1317 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Drawing II

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: ARTS 1316.
Course Description: A studio course exploring drawing with continued emphasis on descriptive, expressive and conceptual approaches. Students will further develop the ability to see and interpret a variety of subjects while using diverse materials and techniques. Course work will facilitate a dialogue in which students will employ critical analysis to broaden their understanding of drawing as a discipline. (Drawing I should not be taken the same semester as Drawing II.) (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5007055226


Course Number: ARTS 2311 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Design III

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: For Art Majors -- ARTS 1311, ARTS 1312, ARTS 1316, and ARTS 1317.
Course Description: Studio art course that is a theoretical and practical study of color and composition in art and design. The course consists of studio-based projects using the formal and conceptual aspects of color. The course also examines the functions of color in art from different historical and cultural perspectives. This course could be offered with a focus in a specific medium. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5004015326


Course Number: ARTS 2313 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Graphic Design

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: For Art Majors -- ARTS 1311, ARTS 1312, ARTS 1316, and ARTS 1317.
Course Description: Studio course that introduces basic objectives, principles, and methods used in graphic design. The course focuses on creativity, aesthetic judgment, and critical-thinking skills to expand conceptual solutions within the realm of contemporary graphic design. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5004015126


Course Number: ARTS 2316 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Painting I

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: For Art Majors -- ARTS 1311, ARTS 1312, ARTS 1316, and ARTS 1317.
Course Description: Studio art course that introduces the fundamental principles, materials, and techniques of painting. (Painting I should not be taken the same semester as Painting II.) (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5007085226


Course Number: ARTS 2317 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Painting II

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: ARTS 2316.
Course Description: Studio art course that furthers the study of the principles, materials, and techniques of painting. (Painting I should not be taken the same semester as Painting II.) (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5007085226


Course Number: ARTS 2323 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Life Drawing

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: For Art Majors -- ARTS 1317, ARTS 1311, ARTS 1312, and ARTS 1316.
Course Description: Studio art course that introduces the analytic study of the human form and the figure’s potential for compositional and expressive use in drawing. (This course should not be taken the same semester as Drawing I or Drawing II.) (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5007055326


Course Number: ARTS 2326 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Sculpture

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: For Art Majors -- ARTS 1311, ARTS 1312, ARTS 1316, and ARTS 1317.
Course Description: A studio art course that introduces the materials, processes, and issues pertaining to the making of three-dimensional objects and environments. The course explores the use of varied materials and techniques along with the formal and conceptual principles that form the basis of contemporary sculpture. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5007095126


Course Number: ARTS 2333 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Printmaking

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: For Art Majors -- ARTS 1311, ARTS 1312, ARTS 1316, and ARTS 1317.
Course Description: A studio art course that introduces the materials, processes, and concepts pertaining to traditional and contemporary printmaking. The course explores the use of varied tools and techniques along with the formal and conceptual principles to create editioned and unique works. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5007105126


Course Number: ARTS 2341 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, ECC

Course Title: Metals

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: For Art Majors -- ARTS 1311, ARTS 1312, ARTS 1316, and ARTS 1317.
Course Description: A studio art course that introduces metalsmithing using basic techniques in jewelry design and metal construction. The course provides instruction and practical fabrication experience as it relates to the design and production of small-scale functional and/or non-functional objects. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5007145126


Course Number: ARTS 2346 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Ceramics I

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: For Art Majors -- ARTS 1311, ARTS 1312, ARTS 1316, and ARTS 1317.
Course Description: A studio art course that introduces basic building, throwing, and other techniques as it relates to the design and production of ceramic sculpture and pottery. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5007115126


Course Number: ARTS 2347 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Ceramics II

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: ARTS 2346.
Course Description: A studio art course that furthers the study of building, throwing, and other techniques as it relates to the design and production of ceramic sculpture and pottery. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5007115126


Course Number: ARTS 2348 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Digital Media

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: For Art Majors -- ARTS 1311 and ARTS 1316.
Course Description: Studio art course that introduces the potential of basic digital media manipulation and graphic creation. The course emphasizes still and time-based media. (2 Lec, 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5001025226


Course Number: ARTS 2356 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Photography I

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: For Art Majors -- ARTS 1311, ARTS 1312, ARTS 1316, and ARTS 1317.
Course Description: A studio art course that introduces the technical and conceptual basics of photography as a creative medium. 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


Course Number: ARTS 2357 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Photography II

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: ARTS 2356.
Course Description: A studio art course that furthers the study of the technical and conceptual basics of photography as a creative medium. 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


Course Number: ARTS 2366 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Watercolor

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: For Art Majors -- ARTS 1311, ARTS 1312, ARTS 1316, and ARTS 1317.
Course Description: Studio art course that introduces the fundamental principles, materials, and techniques of watercolor and other water-based media. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5007085326


Course Number: ARTS 2389 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Academic Cooperative

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 conjunction with class seminars, the individual student will set specific goals and objectives in the study of studio art and/or art history. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2401035212



ACGM (Lower-Division Academic Course Guide Manual) Courses

Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for general academic transfer among community, state, and technical colleges in Texas; and state public four-year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.


WECM (Workforce Education Course Manual) 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.