Art (Transfer)
The Clark College Art Department offers many classes to help students prepare for advanced studies at a four-year institution, enter an art profession directly, or simply enrich their spirit. Clark's Art faculty is composed of a complementary blend of highly qualified instructors possessing advanced degrees, as well as recognized working professionals who bring with them a practical knowledge of the art marketplace.

It is imperative that students planning to transfer to a college, university or art school and seek a B.A. or B.F.A. in a design-related field see an Art Department faculty member as early as possible to plan an individualized program. Call 360-992-2370 or 360-992-2639 for an appointment.
General - Art (suggested) (AA)
This is a suggested program for the first two years of major study for a general Art degree. Lower-division course requirements will vary depending on the transfer institution.
Contact the transfer institution to determine required coursework as early as possible. Many transfer institutions require foreign language.
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (10 credits required)
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
ENGL&102
ENGLISH COMPOSITION II
5 cr.
Quantitative Skills (5 credits required)
MATH&107
MATH IN SOCIETY *
5 cr.
Health & Physical Education (3 credits required)
HPE 258
FITNESS-WELLNESS
3 cr.
or HPE 266
MIND BODY HEALTH
3 cr.
Oral Communication (5 credits required)
 
CMST&230
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION **
5 cr.
Humanities (15 credits required) ***, ****
 
ART 221
ART HISTORY: MEDIEVAL-RENAISSANCE
5 cr.
or ART 222
ART HISTORY: BAROQUE-MODERN
5 cr.
or ART 223
ART IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
5 cr.
Social Sciences (15 credits required)
From at least three different departments.
 
Natural Sciences (15 credits required)
 
From at least two different departments and must include a lab science.
 
Pre-Major Program Requirements
ART 103
DRAWING I
3 cr.
ART 110
CREATIVITY AND CONCEPT
3 cr.
ART 115
TWO-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN
4 cr.
ART 116
COLOR THEORY AND DESIGN
4 cr.
ART 117
THREE-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN
4 cr.
or ART 118
TIME-BASED ART AND DESIGN
3 cr.
ART 203
THE HUMAN FIGURE I
4 cr.
ART Elective
5-7 cr.
*Recommended
**CMST& 230 is recommended and can be used for a Social Science elective.
***Complete a five credit A-list course from a department other than Art.
****Five credits of Studio Art from pre-major requirements can be applied.
Total Required Credits: 90
General - Art, Photography Concentration (suggested) (AA)
This is a suggested program for the first two years of major study in Art with a concentration in Photography. Lower-division course requirements will vary depending on the transfer institution. Contact an advisor at the transfer institution to determine required coursework as early as possible.
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (10 credits required)
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
ENGL&102
ENGLISH COMPOSITION II
5 cr.
Quantitative Skills (5 credits required)
MATH&107
MATH IN SOCIETY
5 cr.
Health & Physical Education (3 credits required)
HPE 258
FITNESS-WELLNESS
3 cr.
or HPE 266
MIND BODY HEALTH
3 cr.
Oral Communication (5 credits required)
 
CMST&230
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION *
5 cr.
Humanities (15 credits required) **
ART 140
PHOTOGRAPHY I
4 cr.
ART 223
ART IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
5 cr.
Social Sciences (15 credits required)
From at least three different departments.
 
Natural Sciences (15 credits required)
 
From at least two different departments and must include a lab science.
Pre-Major Requirement
ART 103
DRAWING I
3 cr.
ART 115
TWO-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN
4 cr.
ART 116
COLOR THEORY AND DESIGN
4 cr.
ART 141
PHOTOGRAPHY II
4 cr.
ART 146
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY II
4 cr.
CGT 101
PHOTOSHOP RASTER GRAPHICS
4 cr.
Recommended Electives
ART 104
DRAWING II
3 cr.
ART 118
TIME-BASED ART AND DESIGN
3 cr.
ART 142
PHOTOGRAPHY III
4 cr.
ART 145
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY I
3 cr.
ART 208
DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION
4 cr.
ART 290
SPECIAL PROJECTS
1-6 cr.
CGT 100
GRAPHIC DESIGN TECHNOLOGY I
4 cr.
CGT 106
SOCIAL MEDIA EXPLORATION
3 cr.
CGT 201
WEB VIDEO PRODUCTION
4 cr.
JOUR 121
COLLEGE NEWSPAPER
1-3 cr.
Total Required Credits: 90 Minimum
*CMST& 230 is recommended and can be used for a Social Science elective.
**Complete a five credit A-list course from a department other than Art.
Associate in Fine Arts, Graphic Design Concentration (AFA )
The Art Department is offering this specialized, two-year degree intended to prepare students wishing to transfer into competitive-entry design programs at baccalaureate institutions. The degree may also well serve those looking to acquire a solid foundation in graphic design with the goal of seeking employment opportunities with just the associate degree, including those already holding a degree in another field who are looking to change careers.

Completion of the following recommended courses does not guarantee admission as an art major with junior standing at the transfer institution. A competitive GPA and a quality portfolio are also essential. Due to the AFA degree's heavy emphasis on art and graphic design foundation courses, upon acceptance, the AFA student should expect to complete further general education courses at the baccalaureate institution in addition to the major area coursework. Students are strongly advised to select and plan courses in collaboration with their Art Department advisor, and to contact the intended transfer institution to determine required coursework as early as possible.

Also, please see the Computer Graphics Technology (CGT) department's career and technical degrees in Web and Graphic Design, including an Associate of Applied Technology in Web and Graphic Design, the Graphic Design Certificate of Proficiency or the Web Design Certificate of Proficiency.
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (5 credits required)
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
Quantitative Skills (5 credits required)
MATH&107
MATH IN SOCIETY Recommended
5 cr.
Health & Physical Education (3 credits required)
HPE 258
FITNESS-WELLNESS
3 cr.
or HPE 266
MIND BODY HEALTH Recommended
3 cr.
Humanities (5 credits required)
 
Humanities * (List A ONLY, must NOT be a major requirement)
Social Sciences (5 credits required)
(must NOT be a part of a major requirement)
CMST&230
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION Recommended
5 cr.
Natural Sciences (5 credits required)
 
(must be a lab science)
Pre-Major Program Requirements
ART 103
DRAWING I
3 cr.
ART 110
CREATIVITY AND CONCEPT
3 cr.
ART 115
TWO-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN
4 cr.
ART 116
COLOR THEORY AND DESIGN
4 cr.
ART 118
TIME-BASED ART AND DESIGN
3 cr.
ART 145
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY I
3 cr.
ART 172
GRAPHIC DESIGN EXPLORATION
4 cr.
ART 173
GRAPHIC DESIGN STUDIO I
4 cr.
ART 174
TYPOGRAPHY
4 cr.
ART 203
THE HUMAN FIGURE I
4 cr.
ART 208
DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION
4 cr.
ART 215
PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT
3 cr.
ART 223
ART IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
5 cr.
ART 271
PUBLICATION DESIGN
4 cr.
ART 273
GRAPHIC DESIGN STUDIO II
4 cr.
ART 274
GRAPHIC DESIGN STUDIO III
4 cr.
CGT 100
GRAPHIC DESIGN TECHNOLOGY I
4 cr.
CGT 200
GRAPHIC DESIGN TECHNOLOGY II
4 cr.
CGT 214
PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES
3 cr.
or CGT 240
CAPSTONE PRACTICUM
3 cr.
Total Required Credits: 90 Minimum
*World Languages 121, 122 or 123 recommended if you do not have 2 years of high school foreign language or equivalent.