Academic Certificate in Drawing and Painting

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ART111 Drawing I Critical course Gateway course 3
ART112 Two-Dimensional Design Critical course Gateway course 3
ART115 Three-Dimensional Design 3
ARH102 Renaissance Through Contemporary Art H, HU 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ART113 Color Critical course Gateway course 3
RE Restricted Elective 3
RE Restricted Elective 3
RE Restricted Elective 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ART255 Art Marketing 3
RE Restricted Elective 3
RE Restricted Elective 3

Restricted Electives

A list of program electives for this pathway map
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ART116 or
ART165 or
ART167
Life Drawing I or Watercolor Painting I or Painting I ART116, ART165, and ART167 are introductory courses and prerequisites for other courses in the Restricted Elective area;
At least one of these introductory courses must be completed, however more than one may be taken
3
ART116 Life Drawing I 3
ART117 Life Drawing II 3
ART118 Art Anatomy 3
ART122 Drawing and Composition II 3
ART165 Watercolor Painting I 3
ART166 Watercolor Painting II 3
ART167 Painting I 3
ART168 Painting II 3
ART211 Drawing and Composition III 3
ART216 Life Drawing III 3
ART217 Life Drawing IV 3
ART222 Drawing and Composition IV 3
ART263 Figure Painting 3
ART265 Watercolor Painting III 3
ART266 Watercolor Painting IV 3
ART267 Painting III 3
ART268 Painting IV 3
ART290AA Studio Art 1
ART290AB Studio Art 2
ART290AC Studio Art 3
ART290BC Studio Art: Drawing 3
ART290DC Studio Art: Life Drawing 3
ART290HC Studio Art: Watercolor 3
ART290JC Studio Art: Color 3
ART290PC Studio Art: Painting 3

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ART111 Drawing I Critical course Gateway course 3
ART112 Two-Dimensional Design Critical course Gateway course 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ART113 Color Critical course Gateway course 3
ARH102 Renaissance Through Contemporary Art H, HU 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ART115 Three-Dimensional Design 3
RE Restricted Elective 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
RE Restricted Elective 3
RE Restricted Elective 3

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
RE Restricted Elective 3
RE Restricted Elective 3

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 6
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ART255 Art Marketing 3

Restricted Electives

A list of program electives for this pathway map
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ART116 or
ART165 or
ART167
Life Drawing I or Watercolor Painting I or Painting I ART116, ART165, and ART167 are introductory courses and prerequisites for other courses in the Restricted Elective area;
At least one of these introductory courses must be completed, however more than one may be taken
3
ART116 Life Drawing I 3
ART117 Life Drawing II 3
ART118 Art Anatomy 3
ART122 Drawing and Composition II 3
ART165 Watercolor Painting I 3
ART166 Watercolor Painting II 3
ART167 Painting I 3
ART168 Painting II 3
ART211 Drawing and Composition III 3
ART216 Life Drawing III 3
ART217 Life Drawing IV 3
ART222 Drawing and Composition IV 3
ART263 Figure Painting 3
ART265 Watercolor Painting III 3
ART266 Watercolor Painting IV 3
ART267 Painting III 3
ART268 Painting IV 3
ART290AA Studio Art 1
ART290AB Studio Art 2
ART290AC Studio Art 3
ART290BC Studio Art: Drawing 3
ART290DC Studio Art: Life Drawing 3
ART290HC Studio Art: Watercolor 3
ART290JC Studio Art: Color 3
ART290PC Studio Art: Painting 3

Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.