Course Descriptions

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsDescriptionCompetencies
ART101Art Appreciation3A general survey course that explores in chronological sequence many artists and their lives, styles and media. The student will use art to recognize global cultural diversity and connect to universal human experience as expressed through art.Loading...
ART102Arts for Elementary Education3Designed for students in education and recreation to assist them with design, construction and planning for multi-art forms and materials for instructional situations.Loading...
ART114Survey of the Animal Industry2Ways domestic animals serve the basic needs of humans for food, shelter, protection, fuel, and emotional well-being. Terminology, basic structures of the industries surrounding the production, care, and marketing of domestic animals in the United States.Loading...
ART133Drawing3Lab study of the tools and techniques necessary for entry-level visual arts in drawing. Emphasis on still life using gesture, contour, shape, plane, volume and value/tonal techniques. Basic drawing skills with pencil, charcoal and eraser are explored.Loading...
ART136Life Drawing3Drawing and painting a live model. Emphasis on structure, movement and expression.Loading...
ART143Painting3Acrylic painting with emphasis on still life, landscape and individual composition.Loading...
ART148Landscape Painting3Landscape painting using any water-based media. Study of the elements of art to aid in composition and development of a personal painting style. Field trips will be required.Loading...
ART173Ceramics3Comprehensive "hands-on" introductory experience working clay. The discovery "process" of finding one's unique sense of touch is stressed. Fundamental techniques demonstrated in hand-building and wheel-throwing. Concepts in ceramic art discussed, connecting cultures, artists and contemporary objects.Loading...
ART174Ceramics II3Series of forms, individual help from a professional artist. Topics in ceramics: the "figure," large-scale works, architectural terra-cotta restoration, outdoor claybodies, building slide portfolio, photographing work, shows and galleries. Kiln firing. Prerequisite: Instructor permissionLoading...
ART176Tilemaking3Design and fabricate tiles for specific applications, while emphasizing critical processes of working with clay. Transforms two-dimensional drawings to pieces in three dimensions. Study new theories in "Visual Communication."Loading...
ART184Principles of Photography3Students will learn the basic principles of photography. Topics will include basic camera operation, film developing, darkroom techniques and special effects. The camera will become an instrument to explore and communicate ideas, goals and visions effectively.Loading...
ART186Principles Digital Photography3Students will learn the basic principles of digital photography. Topics will include basic camera operation, composition, metering, computer tips and tricks and shooting tips and tricks. The digital camera in conjunction with the computer will become instruments to explore visual communication effectively. This course requires a DSLR digital camera, minimum 12.0 megapixels, capable of interchangeable lenses.Loading...
ART189Commercial Photography 13This course is designed for students who want to further enhance their photographic knowledge and abilities. It is an application of the skills learned in Digital Photography with an emphasis on professional jobs and assignments used in commercial photography. A portfolio of each student’s required by the end of the course. Prerequisite: ART 292Loading...
ART190History of Photography3Students will study the history, language and meaning of photography, including its evolving technology, notable contributors and reflection of our changing culture. Students will also learn about the social impact of photography as a news medium, the principles of photographic aesthetics and contemporary issues.Loading...
ART192Portrait Photography 13This course an in-depth look at portrait photography. Emphasis will be on developing and refining your techniques in a variety of settings and lighting conditions. Projects will examine critical and aesthetic issues in portrait photography from singles to large groups, under studio and location settings. Both traditional and digital photography will be covered. Prerequisite: ART 292Loading...
ART194Portfolio Photography 13This is the keystone course in the DMACC Professional Photography Program. All other courses in the program have been developing competencies to make this course successful. Here the student puts it all together to produce a highly effective and professional quality portfolio that helps the student gain employment in their chosen career area. The final portion of the course is devoted to the portfolio exhibits and a comprehensive exam covering the graduates gained knowledge over the course of the program. Prerequisite: ART 292Loading...
ART195Design: Exploring Art Media3An introduction to basic techniques in media such as paper-making, clay, fibers and soft sculptures. Students will explore a variety of traditional approaches to express a contemporary vision.Loading...
ART196Photography Assistant Basics3Students will learn about the expectations and demands of photo assisting commercial/portrait photographers through daily work at in studios and location shoots. Students will learn how to set up and break down photography equipment needed in daily photography shoots. Students will also learn how to set up tethered shooting using capture one software and Adobe Lightroom. Students will also learn about props and studio set design setup. Prerequisite: ART 186Loading...
ART225Photoshop for Photography3This course teaches students how to work with Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Lightroom, the industry-standard photo image software programs. This class is an in depth look at the technical aspects of color management, images light and dark adjustments, and other techniques for preparing the image for output to print or be used on the internet by using the digital darkroom.Loading...
ART226Alternative Photo Processes3For students who have mastered basic photographic principles and process. This class will be a guide that demonstrates a variety of alternative processes, encompassing both traditional and nontraditional techniques. Topics include Litho Printing, EIR Film, HIE Film, Spray Developing, Fotodye, Tone Zone, Sun-printing and Photograms. Prerequisite: ART 184, 186Loading...
ART227Advanced Image Processing3This course teaches students how to work with advanced features of Photoshop/Lightroom and Capture One software. This course builds on what was learned in Photoshop for Photographers ART 225 class. This class will delve deeper into the technical aspects of image developing and manipulation. Prerequisite: ART 186, ART 225Loading...
ART283Commercial Photography II3 Loading...
ART287Portrait Photography II3This course is an advanced look at portrait photography. This course is designed to assist the student in learning production of advanced portrait techniques. This course builds on the skills learned in Portrait Photography 1 and will include various portrait assignments in the studio, outdoors and on location. A portfolio presentation is required upon completion. Prerequisite: ART 186, ART 225, ART 192, ART 292.Loading...
ART289Photojournalism3Students will learn basic visual and technical aspects of photojournalism using a digital camera while photographing a series of general news, feature, performing arts, sports and community events. (This course uses digital cameras only.)Loading...
ART291Travel Photography3Advanced principles of imaging making and presentation will be explored with spirit and knowledge that is expected to engender an appreciation for photography, travel and the visual image. This is a story telling class where students will be challeneged to express a sense of place with their images. (This class uses film or digital DSLR style cameras).Loading...
ART292Studio Photography3Students learn to arrange and compose a photograph in a deliberate process using studio flash photography. Students learn to analyze the elements in a scene, arrange them and use artificial light for the desired effect. Projects test student imagination, creativity, technical skills and willingness to experiment with studio lighting while improving their photographic expertise. Prerequsite: ART 186Loading...
ART293Wedding Photography3This course is designed for students who want to further enhance their photographic knowledge and abilities. It is an application of the skills learned in Digital Photography with an emphasis on professional jobs and assignments used in Wedding Photography. Prerequisite: ART 186, ART 225Loading...
ART294Architectural Photography3This course is designed for students who want to further enhance their photographic knowledge and abilities in Architecture photography. It is an application of the skills learned in Digital Photography with an emphasis on professional jobs and assignments used in Architectural photography. Architecture students can prosper by learning to see light and how light alters the visual impact of architectural forms. This course will teach students to create successful images of exterior architecture, interior architectural design, as well as architectural models. Prerequisite: ART 186, ART 225.Loading...
ART929Individual Projects2Students will have the opportunity to further develop their photographic expertise in one or more of the following photography classifications: Architectural, Banquet, Postcards/Marketing Publications, Business Portraits, Fine Arts, Fashion, Furniture, Industrial, Illustrative, Photojournalism, Public Relations, Conventions/Special Events, Education or Weddings. Students meet with instructor for project review once a week until project is completed. This course is repeatable up to 6 credits. Prerequisite: ART 226, 289, 291 and 292Loading...