Degree and Certificate Programs in the Art Department

Please see below for a summary of programs that are offered in the Art Department.

For additional specifics and please refer to the current Palomar College Catalog, which you can find here. You can just download the Art pages and narrow down your search from there.

Graphic Design & Illustration

GRAPHIC DESIGN, A.S. DEGREE MAJOR  

Prepares students in basic skills necessary to prepare a portfolio for application to Graphic Design, Environmental Design, and Packaging Design programs at 4 year schools. In addition, develops creative design ability and conceptual skills in the printed media, motion graphics, and web design. 

Program Requirements 
ART 104 Design and Composition · 3 units
ART 166 History of Art II: Survey of Western Art · 3 units
ART 200 Color Theory · 3 units
ARTI 100 Concept Sketching · 3 units
ARTD 100 Graphic Design I · 3 units
ARTD 150 Digital Concepts and Techniques in Art · 3 units
ARTD 200 Graphic Design II – Lettering and Layout · 3 units
ARTD 210 Typography Design · 3 units
ARTD 220 Motion Design · 3 units
ARTI 246 Digital 3D Design and Modeling · 3 units
Final Art Portfolio Review · 0 units 

Electives (Select 6-7 units) 
ARTI 247 Digital 3D Design and Animation · 3 units
ARTI 248 Digital 3D Design and Sculpture · 3 units
ARTI 220 Illustration II, Digital Techniques · 3 units
ART 120 Foundations of Life Drawing · 3 units
PHOT 100 Elementary Film and Darkroom Photography · 3 units
BMGT 105 Small Business Management · 3 units
CE 100 Cooperative Education · 1 – 4 units
TOTAL UNITS: 36 – 37 

Graphic Design A.S. Degree Major is also listed in Art-Design.

Illustration, A.S. DEGREE MAJOR 

Provides students with specific skills necessary to prepare a portfolio for application to Illustration programs at 4-year schools. In addition develops creative conceptual and Illustrative skills for use in advertising and story Illustration. 

Program Requirements
ART 104 Design and Composition · 3 units 
ART 120 Foundations of Life Drawing · 3 units
ART 166 History of Art II · 3 units
ART 200 Color Theory · 3 units
ARTD 150 Digital Concepts and Techniques in Art · 3 units
ARTD 220 Motion Design · 3 units
ARTI 100 Concept Sketching · 3 units
ARTI 210 Illustration I · 3 units
ARTI 220 Illustration II, Digital Techniques · 3 units
ARTI 246 Digital 3D Design and Modeling · 3 units
Final Art Portfolio Review · 0 units 

Electives (Select 3 units) 
ART 121 Intermediate Life Drawing · 3 units
ART 125 Introduction to Portraiture · 3 units
ART 235 Watercolor Painting I · 3 units
ARTD 100 Graphic Design I · 3 units
ARTI 247 Digital 3D Design and Animation · 3 units
BMGT 105 Small Business Management · 3 units
TOTAL UNITS: 36 

Illustration A.S. Degree Major is also listed in ARTI – Illustration. 

Three-Dimensional Arts

Emphasis in Ceramics: A.A. DEGREE MAJOR 

Program Requirements 
ART 101 Methods and Materials · 3 units 
ART 104 Design and Composition · 3 units
ART 105 3-Dimensional Form and Design · 3 units
ART 135 Ceramics I · 3 units
ART 136 Ceramics II · 3 units
ART 137 Pottery Production · 3 units or 
ART 138 Ceramic Surface Decoration · 3 units or 
ART 266 Ceramic Sculpture II · 3 units
ART 165 History of Art I · 3 units
ART 166 History of Art II · 3 units
ART 250 Ceramics III · 3 units
ART 265 Ceramic Sculpture I · 3 units
Final Art Portfolio Review · 0 units

Electives (Select 6 units) 
ART 140 Foundry Techniques in Sculpture I · 3 units
ART 156 Glass Casting I · 3 units
ART 255 Foundry Technique in Sculpture II · 3 units
ART 260 Sculpture I · 3 units
ART 278 Glass Casting II · 3 units
ART 160 Glassblowing/Glassforming I · 3 units
ART 261 Sculpture II · 3 units
TOTAL UNITS: 36 

Emphasis in CraftsA.A. DEGREE MAJOR 

Program Requirements
ART 101 Methods and Materials ·3 units  
ART 102 Foundations of Drawing ·3 units
ART 104 Design and Composition ·3 units
ART 105 3-Dimensional Form and Design ·3 units
ART 135 Ceramics I ·3 units
ART 145 Design in Mixed Media ·3 units
ART 146 Design in Wood ·3 units
ART 147 Design in Enamels ·3 units
ART 150 Jewelry and Metalsmithing Design I ·3 units
ART 165 History of Art I ·3 units
ART 166 History of Art II ·3 units
ART 260 Sculpture I ·3 units
Final Art Portfolio Review 0 

Electives (Select 6 units) 
ART 136 Ceramics II ·3 units
ART 140 Foundry Techniques in Sculpture I ·3 units
ART 151 Jewelry and Metalsmithing Design II ·3 units
ART 155 Stained Glass I ·3 units
ART 261 Sculpture II ·3 units
ART 270 Jewelry and Metalsmithing Design III ·3 units
ART 275 Stained Glass II ·3 units
PHOT 100 Elementary Film and Darkroom Photography ·3 units
TOTAL UNITS: 42 

Emphasis in Glass, A.A. DEGREE MAJOR 

Program Requirements 
ART 101 Methods and Materials · 3 units 
ART 102 Foundations of Drawing · 3 units
ART 105 3-Dimensional Form and Design · 3 units
ART 156 Glass Casting · 3 units
ART 160 Glassblowing/Glassforming I · 3 units
ART 165 History of Art I · 3 units
ART 166 History of Art II · 3 units
ART 280 Glassblowing/Glassforming II · 3 units
ART 290 Glassblowing/Glassforming III · 3 units
Final Art Portfolio Review · 0 units

Electives (Select 4-6 units) 
ART 135 Ceramics I · 3 units
ART 136 Ceramics II · 3 units
ART 140 Foundry Techniques in Sculpture I · 3 units
ART 260 Sculpture I · 3 units
ART 261 Sculpture II · 3 units
ART 275 Stained Glass II · 3 units
ART 278 Glass Casting II · 3 units
TOTAL UNITS: 33 

Emphasis in Jewelry and MetalsmithingA.A. DEGREE MAJOR 

Program Requirements
ART 101 Methods and Materials · 3 units 
ART 102 Foundations of Drawing · 3 units
ART 104 Design and Composition · 3 units
ART 105 3-Dimensional Form and Design · 3 units
ART 165 History of Art I · 3 units
ART 166 History of Art II · 3 units
ART 145 Design in Mixed Media · 3 units
ART 147 Design in Enamels · 3 units
ART 150 Jewelry and Metalsmithing Design I · 3 units
ART 151 Jewelry and Metalsmithing Design II · 3 units
ART 205 Indirect Metal Forming · 3 units
ART 270 Jewelry and Metalsmithing Design III · 3 units
Final Art Portfolio Review · 0 units

Electives (Select 6 units) 
ART 135 Ceramics I · 3 units
ART 140 Foundry Techniques in Sculpture I · 3 units
ART 146 Design in Wood · 3 units
ART 260 Sculpture I · 3 units
ART 265 Ceramic Sculpture I · 3 units
TOTAL UNITS: 42 

Emphasis in SculptureA.A. DEGREE MAJOR 

Program Requirements 
ART 101 Methods and Materials · 3 units
ART 102 Foundations of Drawing · 3 units
ART 104 Design and Composition · 3 units
ART 105 3-Dimensional Form and Design · 3 units
ART 135 Ceramics I · 3 units
ART 140 Foundry Techniques in Sculpture I · 3 units
ART 165 History of Art I · 3 units
ART 166 History of Art II · 3 units
ART 260 Sculpture I · 3 units
ART 261 Sculpture II · 3 units
ART 265 Ceramic Sculpture I · 3 units
ART 266 Ceramic Sculpture II · 3 units
Final Art Portfolio Review · 0 units

Electives (Select 6 units) 
ART 136 Ceramics II · 3 units
ART 145 Design in Mixed Media · 3 units
ART 150 Jewelry and Metalsmithing Design I · 3 units
ART 160 Glassblowing/Glassforming I · 3 units
ART 205 Indirect Metal Forming · 3 units
ART 255 Foundry Techniques/Sculpture II · 3 units
TOTAL UNITS: 42 

Pictorial Arts

Pictorial Arts–Emphasis in Painting, A.A. DEGREE MAJOR 

This program is designed to serve as preparation for transfer to a four-year college or university, as well as enable the student to acquire skills in producing marketable fine art for gallery exhibition and commissions, or to enter into the commercial area. The required courses for this degree transfer as lower division credits into participating CSU programs.
Transfer students are encouraged to consult Assist.org and four-year college or university catalogs for specific requirements, as well as see a Palomar College counselor.

Program Requirements 
ART 102 Foundations of Drawing · 3 units
ART 104 Design and Composition · 3 units
ART 105 Three-Dimensional Form and Design · 3 units
ART 165 History of Art I – Survey of Western Art · 3 units
ART 120 Foundations of Life Drawing · 3 units
ART 200 Color Theory · 3 units
ART 220 Introduction to Painting · 3 units
ART 166 History of Art II – Survey of Western Art · 3 units
ART 106 Life Painting · 3 units
ART 235 Watercolor Painting I · 3 units

Electives (select 6 units) 
ART 125 Introduction to Portraiture · 3 units
ART 103 Intermediate Drawing · 3 units
ART 121 Intermediate Life Drawing · 3 units
ART 221 Painting · 3 units
ART 236 Watercolor Painting II · 3 units
ARTD 150 Digital Concepts and Techniques in Art · 3 units
ARTI 210 Illustration I – Rendering Techniques · 3 units
ARTI 220 Illustration II, Digital Techniques · 3 units
TOTAL UNITS: 36 

Certificate Programs

Interactive Media Design 

Prepares students with specific skills necessary for employment in the field of multimedia design and production. Students may choose an emphasis in either 3D modeling and animation, which emphasizes production skills and authoring systems, or multimedia design, which emphasizes content development and visual design of multimedia productions. Both areas of emphasis collaborate on an actual multimedia production. 

Emphasis in 3D Modeling and Animation 
A.S. DEGREE MAJOR OR CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT 

Program Requirements 
ARTI 100 Introduction to Illustration · 3 units
ARTI 246 Digital 3D Design and Modeling · 3 units
ARTI 247 Digital 3D Design and Animation · 3 units
DT 180 3D Studio Max–Intro to 3D Modeling/Animation · 3 units
DT 182 3D Studio Max–Adv 3D Modeling/Animation · 3 units
GCIP 141 Digital Imaging/Photoshop II · 3 units
GCMW 204 Motion Graphics for Multimedia · 3 units
GCMW 206 Motion Graphics Production and Compositing · 3 units

Electives (Select two courses) 
ARTD 150 Digital Concepts/Techniques in Art · 3 units
ARTD 220 Motion Design · 3 units
ARTI 248 Digital 3D Design and Sculpture · 3 units
DT/ENGR 103 SolidWorks Intro 3D Design and Presentation · 3 units
DT 184 Real Time 3D Technical/Game Animation · 2 units
GCIP 150 3D Product Development and Marketing · 3 units
GCIP 240 Digital Imaging/Photoshop III · 3 units
GCMW 100 History of Multimedia · 3 units
ENTT/DBA 120 Digital Television Production · 3 units
TOTAL UNITS: 29–30 

 
Emphasis in Multimedia Design 
A.S. DEGREE MAJOR OR CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT 

Program Requirements 
ARTD 100 Graphic Design I · 3 units 
ARTD 220 Motion Design · 3 units
ARTI 247 Digital 3D Design and Animation · 3 units
GC/MCS 115 Graphics and Media: A Multicultural Perspective · 3 units
GCIP 240 Digital Imaging/Photoshop III · 3 units
GCMW 101 Multimedia I · 3 units
GCMW 201 Multimedia II · 3 units
GCMW 204 Motion Graphics/Multimedia · 3 units

Electives (Select two courses) 
ART 197G Topics in Art – Computer Art · 3 units
ARTD 150 Digital Concepts and Techniques in Art · 3 units
ARTI 246 Digital 3D Design/Modeling · 3 units
DT 180 3D Studio Max–Intro to 3D Modeling/Animation · 3 units
DT 182 3D Studio Max–Adv 3D Modeling/Animation · 3 units
GC 100 Graphic Communications · 3 units
GCIP 140 Digital Imaging/Photoshop I · 3 units
GCIP 152 Digital Publishing/Illustrator I · 3 units
GCMW 100 History of Multimedia · 3 units
GCMW 102 Web Page Layout I · 3 units
GCMW 203 Web Multimedia · 3 units
MUS 180 Computer Music I · 3 units
TOTAL UNITS: 30 

Interactive Media Design A.S. Degree or Certificate of Achievement is also listed in Drafting Technology and in Graphic Communications – Multimedia and Web.

Digital Animation, Compositing, and Music
CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY  

This program is directed at the digital design and implementation of 3D animations, graphic compositing and music. 

Program Requirements (Select five courses) 

ARTI 246 Digital 3D Design and Modeling · 3 units 
ARTI 247 Digital 3D Design and Animation · 3 units
GCMW 204 Motion Graphics for Multimedia · 3 units
GCMW 206 Motion Graphics Production and Compositing · 3 units
MUS 180 Computer Music I · 3 units
MUS 184 Electronic Ensemble · 1 unit
TOTAL UNITS 13–15 

Digital Animation, Compositing, and Music Certificate of Proficiency is also listed in Graphic Communications – Multimedia and Web, and in Music.