Art, AA



Year 1 Semester 1
Fall
ARTS 1316 Drawing I

A foundation studio course exploring drawing with emphasis on descriptive expressive and conceptual approaches. Students will learn to see and interpret a variety of subjects while using diverse materials and techniques. Course work will facilitate a dialogue in which students will engage in critical analysis and begin to develop their understanding  of drawing as a discipline.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Five hours of class each week.

Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

ARTS 1311 Design I (2-Dimensional)

An introduction to the fundamental terminology concepts theory and application of two-dimensional design.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Five hours of class each week.

Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

ARTS 2348 Digital Media

Studio art course that introduces the potential of basic digital media manipulation and graphic creation. The course emphasizes still and time-based media.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Four hours of class each week.

Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

ARTS 2356 Photography (Fine Arts Emphasis)

A studio art course that introduces the technical and conceptual basics of photography as a creative medium. Manual digital camera required.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Four hours of class each week.

Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics

Intended for Non-STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) majors. Topics include introductory treatments of sets and logic financial mathematics probability and statistics with appropriate applications. Number sense proportional reasoning estimation technology and communication should be embedded throughout the course. Additional topics may be covered. (Fall Spring Summer)

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture each week.
Prerequisites

TSI Complete

Total Credit Hours
15

Year 1 Semester 2
Spring
ARTS 1317 Drawing II

A studio course exploring drawing with continued emphasis on descriptive expressive and conceptual approaches. Students will further develop the ability to see and interpret a variety of subjects while using diverse materials and techniques. Course work will facilitate a dialogue in which students will employ critical analysis to broaden their understanding of drawing as a discipline.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Five hours of class each week.
Prerequisites

ARTS 1316.


Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

ARTS 1312 Design II (3-Dimensional)

An introduction to the fundamental terminology concepts theory and application of three-dimensional design.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Five hours of class each week.
Prerequisites

ARTS 1311.


Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation

A general introduction to the visual arts designed to create an appreciation of the vocabulary media techniques and purposes of the creative process. Students will critically interpret and evaluate works of art within formal cultural and historical contexts.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
ENGL 1301 English Composition I

Intensive study of and practice in writing processes from invention and researching to drafting revising and editing both individually and collaboratively. Emphasis on effective rhetorical choices including audience purpose arrangement and style. Focus on writing the academic essay as a vehicle for learning communicating and critical analysis.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.

Note

English Composition I is a prerequisite for all 2000-level literature courses.

SPCH 1315 Public Speaking

Application of communication theory and practice to the public speaking context with emphasis on audience analysis speaker delivery ethics of communication cultural diversity and speech organizational techniques to develop students' speaking abilities.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
Prerequisites

Eligibility to enroll in INRW 0302 

Total Credit Hours
15

Year 1 Semester 3
Summer
HIST 1301 United States History I

A survey of the social political economic cultural and intellectual history of the United States from the pre-Columbian era to the Civil War/Reconstruction period. United States History I includes the study of the pre-Columbian colonial revolutionary early national slavery and sectionalism and the Civil War/Reconstruction eras. Themes that may be addressed in United States History I include: American settlement and diversity American culture religion civil and human rights technological change economic change immigration and migration and creation of the federal government.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
HIST 1302 United States History II

A survey of the social political economic cultural and intellectual history of the United States from the Civil War/Reconstruction era to the present. United States History II examines industrialization immigration world wars the Great Depression Cold War and post-Cold War eras. Themes that may be addressed in United States History II include: American culture religion civil and human rights technological change economic change immigration and migration urbanization and suburbanization the expansion of the federal government and the study of U.S. foreign policy.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
Total Credit Hours
6

Year 2 Semester 1
Fall
Choose 1 Science Course
GOVT 2305 Federal Government

Origin and development of the U.S. Constitution structure and powers of the national government including the legislative executive and judicial branches federalism political participation the national election process public policy civil liberties and civil rights.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
Choose 1 Social & Behavioral Science Course
Total Credit Hours
12

Year 2 Semester 2
Spring
Choose 1 Science Course
GOVT 2306 Texas Government

Origin and development of the Texas Constitution structure and powers of state and local government federalism and inter-governmental relations political participation the election process public policy and the political culture of Texas.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
Total Credit Hours
12


Total Program Hours
60



PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

Whether you are a serious art student planning to transfer to a university or you just want to take classes to improve your skills in certain areas, the NTCC Visual Arts Department can help you. Art classes at NTCC are designed to benefit both experienced and beginner artists, so all skill levels are welcome! Take classes for credit or just for fun! If you prefer to take a class for personal enrichment, you may sign up through our continuing education department.


Recommended High School Endorsement
Arts and Humanities

Faculty Advisor

Division Chair

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:


TRANSFER OPPORTUNITIES:

Texas A&M University - Commerce
University of North Texas
Stephen F. Austin State University