Art
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
AA Program Outcomes
  • Information Literacy: Obtain, evaluate, and ethically use information.
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods.
  • Quantitative I: Perform mathematical calculations without the aid of a calculator.
  • Quantitative II: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions.
  • Health & Physical Education: Demonstrate progress toward healthier behaviors.
  • Humanities: Analyze, interpret, and evaluate works and ideas in the Humanities within appropriate global and historical contexts.
  • Social Science: Evaluate, analyze and explain events, behaviors, and institutions using perspectives and methods in the Social Sciences.
  • Power, Privilege, and Inequality: Analyze patterns of power, privilege and inequality.
  • Natural Science I: Apply fundamental principles and relationships from the Natural Sciences to solve problems.
  • Natural Science II: Evaluate claims about the natural world using scientific methodology.
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.
AA Program Outcomes
  • Information Literacy: Obtain, evaluate, and ethically use information.
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods.
  • Quantitative I: Perform mathematical calculations without the aid of a calculator.
  • Quantitative II: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions.
  • Health & Physical Education: Demonstrate progress toward healthier behaviors.
  • Humanities: Analyze, interpret, and evaluate works and ideas in the Humanities within appropriate global and historical contexts.
  • Social Science: Evaluate, analyze and explain events, behaviors, and institutions using perspectives and methods in the Social Sciences.
  • Power, Privilege, and Inequality: Analyze patterns of power, privilege and inequality.
  • Natural Science I: Apply fundamental principles and relationships from the Natural Sciences to solve problems.
  • Natural Science II: Evaluate claims about the natural world using scientific methodology.
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 (recommended)
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 (recommended)
3 cr.
or HPE 266
MIND BODY HEALTH (recommended)
3 cr.
or 2 credits of Health plus 1 credit of PE
3 cr.
Humanities (5 credits required)
 
Choose from department other than Art. Must be A-list distribution(s)*
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)
Major Area Requirements
Fine Art Foundations
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 203
THE HUMAN FIGURE I
4 cr.
ART 223
ART IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
5 cr.
Computer Graphics Technology
CGT 101
PHOTOSHOP RASTER GRAPHICS
4 cr.
CGT 102
ILLUSTRATOR VECTOR GRAPHICS
4 cr.
CGT 103
INDESIGN PAGE LAYOUT
4 cr.
Graphic Design
ART 172
GRAPHIC DESIGN EXPLORATION
3 cr.
ART 173
GRAPHIC DESIGN STUDIO I
4 cr.
ART 174
TYPOGRAPHY
4 cr.
ART 208
DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION
4 cr.
ART 215
PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT
3 cr.
ART 271
PUBLICATION DESIGN
4 cr.
ART 273
GRAPHIC DESIGN STUDIO II
4 cr.
CGT 214
PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES
4 cr.
or CGT 240
CAPSTONE PRACTICUM
4 cr.
or CGT 199
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
1-5 cr.
Total Required Credits: 99
*World Languages 121, 122 or 123 recommended if you do not have 2 years of high school foreign language or equivalent.
Associate in Fine Arts, Studio Art Concentration (AFA )
The Art Department offers this specialized degree primarily for students intending to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art at a baccalaureate institution with competitive portfolio entry. The program also provides a suggested framework of study for those who, although they may not wish to transfer, still want a well-rounded educational experience in studio art for personal enrichment or to develop their skills as a commercial or fine artist. The degree places emphasis on fine-art foundations courses, but also allows room for the student to explore a particular studio area (painting, drawing, photography, ceramics, or metals) in depth. The culminating ART 215 Portfolio Development course will result in a documented body of work and in related written materials that the student can use to demonstrate their skills and to carry them to the next step on their pathway within the fine arts.

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 studio art and art 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.
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (5 credits required)
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
Quantitative Skills (5 credits required)
 
Social Sciences (5 credits required)
 
Humanities Academic (A List) (5 credits required)
 
Cannot include courses from the AFA major requirements.
Natural Sciences (5 credits required)
 
Must include a lab course
Health & Physical Education (3 credits required)
 
Major Area Requirements
Fine Art Foundations
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.
ART 118
TIME-BASED ART AND DESIGN
3 cr.
ART 203
THE HUMAN FIGURE I
4 cr.
ART 215
PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT
3 cr.
Art History
 
Choose 2 from List A and 1 more from either list A or B (15 credit required)
List A
ART 220
ART HISTORY: ANCIENT TO LATE ANTIQUE
5 cr.
ART 221
ART HISTORY: MEDIEVAL-RENAISSANCE
5 cr.
ART 222
ART HISTORY: BAROQUE-MODERN
5 cr.
ART 223
ART IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
5 cr.
List B
ART 225
ART HISTORY: ASIAN ART
5 cr.
ART 226
TOPICS IN NON-WESTERN ART
1-9 cr.
ART 250
WOMEN IN ART
5 cr.
Studio Concentration
9 cr.
Select a minimum of 9 credits from one of the following studio concentration areas:

Metal Arts: 189, 190, 191, 295*, 296*, 297* (* required concurrent enrollment in WELD 120, 121, 122 will count towards 9 credit concentration)
Photography: 140, 141, 142, 145, 146
Ceramics: 180, 181, 182
Drawing: 104, 105, 204, 260, 261, 262
Painting: 257, 258, 259, 260, 261, 262
Specified Electives
10 cr.
Select an additional 10 credits from AA distribution list of Specified Electives
Total Required Credits: 90