Cerro Coso Community College

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Visual and Performing Arts Department Courses

Please note that college course and program curriculum is a process of continual change. Every effort is made to ensure the completeness and accuracy of the information below, but students should consult a counselor or the faculty chair for the most current details regarding course descriptions, course applicability to programs, and patterns of course offerings at each Cerro Coso Community College campus location. That a course does not showing a pattern of offerings does not mean it is not offered, only that it may be offered irregularly. Consult counseling or the faculty chair for more information.

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This course provides a general introduction to art that offers a look at works of art through the study of theory, terminology, themes, design principles, media, techniques, with an introduction to the visual arts across time and diverse cultures. In addition, the student is given studio art experiences dealing with various studio media in order to reinforce the concepts presented. $10 Material Fee. 27 hours lecture/81 hours laboratory.

Offered online every semester, Ridgecrest every Spring, Tehachapi in Fall of even years, and Lake Isabella in Spring of odd years.

Course may be used for the Art History and Studio Arts transfer degrees and the Liberal Arts: Arts and Humanities degree and as a general education course.

Advisory: ENGL C070.

This course provides an overview of western art and architecture from prehistory through the Middle Ages. 54 hours lecture.

Offered in Ridgecrest every Fall, and online, in Bishop, Lake Isabella, and in Mammoth Lakes in Spring of even years.

Course required for Art History and Studio Arts transfer degrees. Course may be used for the Liberal Arts: Arts and Humanities degree and as a general education course.

Advisory: ENGL C070.

This course provides an overview of art and architecture from the Renaissance to the Contemporary period. (ART C105 is not a prerequisite for ART C106.) 54 hours lecture.

Offered online every Fall, in Ridgecrest every Spring, and in Bishop, Mammoth Lakes, and Tehachapi in Spring of odd years.

Course required for Art History and Studio Arts transfer degrees. Course may be used for the Liberal Arts: Arts and Humanities degree and as a general education course.

Limitation on Enrollment: Acceptance for the Honors program or eligibility for this honors course as determined in consultation with the instructor. Prerequisite: ENGL C070

This course provides an overview of art and architecture from the Renaissance to the Contemporary period. The honors section provides more content and requires greater intensity and depth of study than the non-honors class. (ART C105 is not a prerequisite for ART C106H.) 72 hours lecture.

Offered in Ridgecrest in Spring of even years.

Course may be used as an alternate to ART C106 in the Art History transfer degree and the Liberal Arts: Arts and Humanities degree and as a general education course.

Advisory: ENGL C070.

This course provides a select overview of art and architecture from India, Southeast Asia, China, Korea, and Japan from pre-history to modern times. 54 hours lecture.

Offered online only in Spring of even years.

Course may be used for the Art History transfer degree.

Advisory: ENGL C070.

This course provides an overview of art and architecture from the Western modern period of the 19th and 20th centuries. 54 hours lecture.

Offered online in Spring of odd years and in Ridgecrest in Fall of odd years.

Course may be used for the Art History transfer degree.

This course provides an introduction to the concepts, applications, and historical references related to twodimensional art and composition, including the study of the basic principles and elements of line, shape, texture, value, color, and spatial illusion. A combined lecture and studio approach provides students with the opportunity to develop a visual vocabulary for creative expression. $10 Material Fee. 27 hours lecture/81 hours laboratory.

Offered online every Fall, in Ridgecrest, Lake Isabella, and Mammoth Lakes in Spring of odd years, and in Bishop in Fall of odd years.

Course required for Studio Arts transfer degree. Course may be used for the Art History transfer degree and the Liberal Arts: Arts and Humanities degree and as a general education course.

This course is an introduction to the concepts, applications, and historical references related to three-dimensional design and spatial composition, including the study of the elements and organizing principles of design as they apply to three-dimensional space and form. A combined lecture and studio approach provides the student with the opportunity to develop a visual vocabulary for creative expression. The course uses appropriate materials for representational and nonrepresentational three-dimensional studio projects. $20 Material Fee. 27 hours lecture/81 hours laboratory.

Offered in Ridgecrest and Bishop in Fall of even years and in Mammoth Lakes in Spring of even years.

Course required for Studio Arts transfer degree. Course may be used for the Art History transfer degree and the Liberal Arts: Arts and Humanities degree and as a general education course.

This is a studio course that introduces the principles, elements, and practices of drawing, employing a range of subject matter and drawing media. A strong focus is placed on perceptually based drawing, observational skills, technical abilities, and creative responses to materials and subject matter. $10 Material fee. 27 hours lecture/81 hours laboratory.

Offered online and in Ridgecrest every semester, in Bishop in Spring of even years, and in Lake Isabella and Mammoth Lakes in Fall of even years.

Course required for Art History and Studio Arts transfer degrees. Course may be used for the Liberal Arts: Arts and Humanities degree and as a general education course.

Advisory: ENGL C070.

This course is a beginning level studio arts course introducing the materials, methods, and techniques of painting as a means of creating two dimensional art images. The course focuses on exploration of painting materials, perceptual skills and color theory, paint mixing and technique, as well as creative responses to materials and subject matter. $10 material fee. 27 hours lecture/81 hours laboratory.

Offered in Ridgecrest every Spring, in Bishop in Spring of odd years, and in Lake Isabella and Mammoth Lakes in Fall of odd years.

Course may be used for the Art History and Studio Arts transfer degrees and the Liberal Arts: Arts and Humanities degree and as a general education course.

Advisory: ENGL C070.

This course introduces students to ceramics materials, concepts, and processes including basic design principles, creative development, hand-building, throwing, glaze techniques, firing and ceramic terminology. The course covers aesthetics and creative development of clay objects examining historical, contemporary, and personal modes of expression across cultures. $10 material fee. 27 hours lecture/81 hours laboratory.

Offered in Ridgecrest every semester, in Bishop every Fall, and in Mammoth Lakes every Spring.

Course may be used for the Art History and Studio Arts transfer degrees and the Liberal Arts: Arts and Humanities degree and as a general education course.

This course introduces sculptural principles, concepts, processes and techniques. Modern materials and their relationship to design, form, and three-dimensional space are examined. A combined lecture and studio approach provides students with the opportunity to develop perceptual skills that enable them to create sculptures for personal artistic expression. $20 material fee. 27 hours lecture/81 hours laboratory.

Offered in Ridgecrest every Spring and in Fall of odd years.

Course may be used for the Art History and Studio Arts transfer degrees and the Liberal Arts: Arts and Humanities degree and as a general education course.

Prerequisite: ART C121

This studio course provides an exploration of artistic concepts, styles, and creative expression in intermediate-level drawing, focusing on complex subject matter and concepts and using a variety of drawing mediums, techniques, and methodologies. Students in this course build on fundamental drawing skills to develop personalized approaches to content and materials in exercises covering multiple historical and contemporary approaches to drawing. $10 material fee. 27 hours lecture/81 hours laboratory.

Offered in Bishop in Spring of even years and in Mammoth Lakes in Fall of even years.

Course may be used for the Studio Arts transfer degree.

Prerequisite: ART C131

This course provides students opportunities for advanced projects in painting. $10 material fee. 27 hours lecture/81 hours laboratory.

Offered in Bishop in Spring of odd years and in Mammoth Lakes in Fall of odd years.

Course may be used for the Studio Arts transfer degree and as a general education course.

Prerequisite: ART C141

This course provides an opportunity for advanced work in basic ceramic techniques, glaze and clay formulation, and kiln firing. $20 Material Fee. 27 hours lecture/81 hours laboratory.

Offered in Bishop every Fall and in Mammoth Lakes every Spring.

Course may be used for the Studio Arts transfer degree.

Advisory: ENGL C070.

This course is a survey of art music in Western civilization, tracing the development of Western music from approximately 450 A.D. to the present. Topics studied include the elements of music, basic musical forms, music style periods, and the role of music and musicians within the Western world. Musical examples used in class are drawn from a variety of musical styles. Concert attendance is required. 54 hours lecture.

Offered online every semester, in Ridgecrest every Fall, in Bishop and Mammoth Lakes every Spring, and in Tehachapi in Fall of even years.

Course may be used for the Liberal Arts: Arts and Humanities degree and as a general education course.

Limitation on Enrollment: Acceptance to the Honors Program or eligibility for this honors course as determined by the instructor. Prerequisite: ENGL C070. Advisory: ENGL C101.

This course is a survey of art music in Western civilization, tracing the development of Western music from approximately 450 A.D. to the present. Topics studied include the elements of music, basic musical forms, music style periods, and the role of music and musicians within the Western world. Musical examples used in class are drawn from a variety of musical styles. The honors course provides more content and requires greater intensity and depth of study than the non-honors course; the honors course also requires at least one extra paper assignment beyond that required in the non-honors. Concert attendance is required. 72 hours lecture.

Offered in Ridgecrest every Fall.

Course may be used for the Liberal Arts: Arts and Humanities degree and as a general education course.

Advisory: ENGL C070.

This course is an introduction to the historical and stylistic developments of American popular music, with an emphasis on its cultural, social, economic and political consequences. This course studies the development of Anglo-American folk music, African-American music, Latin music, musical theatre, and various rock styles. Concert attendance required. 54 hours lecture.

Offered online every Fall and in Spring of even years, in Ridgecrest in Spring of odd years, and in Bishop, Mammoth Lakes, and Tehachapi in Fall of odd years.

Course may be used for the Liberal Arts: Arts and Humanities degree and as a general education course.

This is a beginning-level guitar course designed to familiarize students with the techniques and repertoire of the guitar. Guitar techniques and repertoire include both classical and popular styles. Students learn to play the instrument through the use of technical exercises and reading music notation. Students learn to play simple chord progressions on the guitar using both strumming and finger-style techniques. Students must provide their own guitar. 27 hours lecture/27 hours laboratory.

Course may be used for the Liberal Arts: Arts and Humanities degree and as a general education course.

This course includes the preparation and performance of basic to advanced orchestral works. Participation in a public performance is required. Students are expected to be able to read standard music notation. 54 hours activity.

Offered in Bishop and Mammoth Lakes every Fall.

Course may be used for the Liberal Arts: Arts and Humanities degree and as a general education course.

This course includes the preparation and performance of basic to advanced concert band and wind ensemble works. Students are expected to be able to read standard music notation. 54 hours activity.

Offered in Ridgecrest every semester.

Course may be used for the Liberal Arts: Arts and Humanities degree.

This course includes the preparation and performance of basic to advanced choral works, including one masterwork yearly. Participation in a public performance is required. Students are expected to be able to read standard music notation. 54 hours activity.

Offered in Ridgecrest every semester.

Course may be used for the Liberal Arts: Arts and Humanities degree and as a general education course.

Advisory: ENGL C070.

This is a survey of 20th Century jazz styles and performers with a historical background of the antecedents of jazz. This course traces the musical and cultural contributions of diverse racial and ethnic groups that lead to the development of jazz, from its roots in West African music and the slave culture in theed States through the blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, Swing, Bop, Cool, Hard Bop, Free jazz and Fusion styles. Concert attendance required. 54 hours lecture.

Offered online every Fall and in Spring of odd years, in Ridgecrest in Spring of even years, and in Bishop and Mammoth Lakes in Fall of even years.

Course may be used for the Liberal Arts: Arts and Humanities degree and as a general education course.

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