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ART HISTORY COURSES

ARTH 1 History of Photography

3 Units / UC-CSU Transfer / GE-IGETC Credit

This course presents an overview of the history, technology, and aesthetics of the art of photography from the earliest experiments in the medium to the present. The course analyzes the trends that led to the contemporary expression of the medium in the late twentieth century.

ARTH 4 Introduction to Art Theory
3 Units / UC-CSU Transfer / GE-IGETC Credit

This course explores the fundamental elements and principles of art. It introduces terms and theories used in the critical evaluation of art, modes of evaluation, artistic devices, and the various media. The course addresses problems of organization and structure in a work of art and examines the relationship of art to society.

ARTH 20 Art Appreciation
3 Units / UC-CSU Transfer / GE-IGETC Credit

This course is an introduction to the visual arts for both art majors and students fulfilling general education requirements. The course surveys architecture, painting, and sculpture from selected historical periods and various traditions, both Western and non-Western. The social, political, and economic contest in which art is produced will be emphasized, as well as traditional, formal analysis (color, line, material, technique, etc.).

ARTH 22 Asian Art
3 Units / UC-CSU Transfer / GE-IGETC Credit

This course is a survey of the artistic traditions of India, Korea, China and Japan from the prehistoric period to the present. The course examines works of painting, sculpture and architecture in light of their religious, cultural and historical contexts.

ARTH 23 African and Oceanic Art
3 Units / UC-CSU Transfer / GE-IGETC Credit

This course is a chronological, thematic and comparative study of the indigenous arts of sub-Saharan Africa, the African diaspora, Polynesia, Melanesia, Micronesia, and Australia. The course addresses prehistoric to contemporary forms of artistic expression in these regions within their historical, geographical, religious and socio-cultural contexts. In addition, the course will assess the politics of colonialism, the impact of globalization, and the Western world's economic and religious hegemony over once self-reliant kingdoms and states in the third world.

ARTH 24 Ancient Art
3 Units / UC-CSU Transfer / GE-IGETC Credit

This course is a survey of the painting, sculpture, and architecture produced throughout the ancient world of the eastern Mediterranean and Near East. Beginning with the Neolithic peoples of Anatolia, the course examines the first great civilizations of Mesopotamia, the spread of the Bronze Age, and the increasing power of both Persian and Egyptian cultures. The investigation continues with the pre-classical and classical civilizations of the Aegean basin, and culminates with a survey of Roman expansion.

ARTH 25 Art History Survey I Western (Pre-Modern)
3 Units / UC-CSU Transfer / GE-IGETC Credit

This course is a chronological and comparative survey of the painting, sculpture, and architecture of the Western world from the prehistory through the Late Gothic period, and the art of the Byzantine Empire during the first millennium C.E. In addition, this course will introduce non-Western art only as it relates to the unique aesthetic expressed by Western culture. Works of art and architecture are discussed in light of their unique cultural and historical context.

ARTH 26 Art History Survey II Western (Modern)
3 Units / UC-CSU Transfer / GE-IGETC Credit

This course is a chronological and comparative survey of the painting, sculpture, and architecture of the Western world from the Italian Renaissance through the mid twentieth century. In addition, this course will introduce non-Western art only as it relates to the unique aesthetic expressed by Western culture. Works of art and architecture are discussed in light of their unique cultural and historical context.

ARTH 27 Art History Survey III Non-Western
3 Units / UC-CSU Transfer / GE-IGETC Credit

This course is a chronological and comparative survey of the painting, sculpture, craft and architecture of non-Western regions of the world: Asia, Africa, Oceania, and the Americas. In addition, the course investigates Islamic artistic expansion in the Near East and its influence on the art and architecture of Spain. Works of art and architecture from prehistoric to contemporary times are discussed in light of their unique cultural and historical context.

ARTH 28 Contemporary Art
3 Units / UC-CSU Transfer / GE-IGETC Credit

This course is a survey of the painting, sculpture and architecture produced from the last half of the twentieth century to present. Beginning with an overview of the arts in Europe and America in the first half of the twentieth century, the course addresses how these artists and their works set the stage for innovations in aesthetic theory, criticism, process and exhibition. The investigation will continue with the repercussions of the Second World War and the quickening pace of stylistic changes that now define Modernism and Post-Modernism. The course concludes by addressing contributions made to the advancement of visual art into the twenty-first century.

ARTH 29 19th and Early 20th Century Art
3 Units / UC-CSU Transfer / GE-IGETC Credit

This course is a survey of the painting, sculpture, and architecture produced in Europe and America from the French Revolution to World War II. Beginning with the neoclassical movement of the late eighteenth century, the course examines the rise of modernity and its innovative assumptions about art, aesthetics, and criticism.

ARTH 30 Renaissance and Baroque Art
3 Units / UC-CSU Transfer / GE-IGETC Credit

This course is a survey of the painting, sculpture, and architecture produced throughout Europe between the fourteenth and eighteenth centuries. Beginning with the cultural changes of the late Gothic period, the course examines the reintroduction of the classical aesthetic by Renaissance artists, the rise of humanism, and the subsequent visual response of the Catholic Church to developing Protestant institutions during the Baroque period.

ARTH 31 Medieval Art
3 Units / UC-CSU Transfer / GE-IGETC Credit

This course is a survey of European painting, sculpture, and architecture from the decline and fall of the Roman Empire through the rise of the great Gothic cathedrals. In addition, the course explores the Golden Age of Byzantium and its influences on the Latin West. The course investigates this epoch in history not as a "Dark Age" but rather as a major factor in the establishment and authority of Christianity throughout the world and today's organization of modern Europe.

ARTH 32 History of World Architecture
3 Units / UC-CSU Transfer / GE-IGETC Credit

This course is a chronological and comparative survey of world architecture and urban design from prehistory through the Modern World. Examples of the built environment and civic plans are discussed inside their unique aesthetic, cultural and historical contexts.

ARTH 104 Introduction to Art Media
3 Units / UC-CSU Transfer

This survey course is designed to give students a general introduction to the practices and processes of the major studio arts--drawing, painting, printmaking, crafts, photography, sculpture, and architecture--in an effort to increase their skills of recognition and observation when investigating art historical works. Through critical examination, formal observation, and process analysis, the course develops the student's ability to identify the unique characteristics of an aesthetic work and make the judgments necessary to formulate a critical assessment of a work of art or architecture.

ARTH 110 Introduction to Museums
3 Units / CSU Transfer
This course is designed to develop students' understanding of the dynamic and complex world of museums, past and present. It provides a broad introduction to a diverse range of museums and collections, including museums of art, science, and history.

ARTH 115 Collections Management
3 Units / CSU Transfer

This course provides an introduction to the practical applications of collections management, including how collections are developed, catalogued and used. The course examines the roles and responsibilities of professionals in management, acquisitions, and other record-keeping processes.

ARTH 120 Curatorial Practice
3 Units / CSU Transfer

This course examines the roles and responsibilities of a museum curator. topics include types of museum curators; the curatorial department and team; exhibition development, and supervision; and curatorial writing, research and career preparation.

ARTH 125 Visitors Services and Museum Education
3 Units / CSU Transfer

This course examines the roles and responsibilities of those involved in museum education and visitor services. Topics such as docent training, curriculum and methods for evaluating the visitor experience will be examined in the context of current museum trends.

ARTH 130 Museum Technologies
1 Unit / CSU Transfer

This course examines the role of technology in museum careers. The course provides an overview of technologies used in museum website development, exhibition technology applications and collection databases.

ARTH 133 American Art
3 Units / CSU Transfer

This course surveys the major developments in American painting, sculpture, and architecture from the early settlement of North America to the conclusion of World War II. The course investigates the role visual culture has played in the United States as Americans have attempted to situate themselves culturally, economically, and politically within their own society and the world at large. Works of art and architecture are discussed in light of their unique cultural and historical context.

ARTH 135 Art Handling and Preparator Studies
1 Unit / CSU Transfer

This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to successfully handle museum collections in a wide range of circumstances such as packing, handling, installation, and transport.

ARTH 140 Museum Publicity and Marketing
2 Units / CSU Transfer

This course examines the components of museum publicity and the role of professional staff in promotional campaigns. The course is designed to develop knowledge and skills in the areas of press writing and marketing development.

ARTH 145 Museum Fundraising
31Unit / CSU Transfer

This course examines the roles and responsibilities of a museum fundraiser and/or development officer. Students learn how museums develop memberships and donor relationships.

 

Contact

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Joseph Poshek
School of the Arts, Dean
E: jposhek@ivc.edu
T: 949-451-5650

Julie Kirk
Academic Chair, Art
E: jkirk6@ivc.edu
T: 949-451-5285

Carol Danna
School of the Arts, Sr. Admin. Assistant
E: cdanna@ivc.edu
T: 949-451-5453
F: 949-451-5775

 
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