ARTS 117 Visual Art 1

This course is an introduction to visual art at the College of Southern Idaho. Through a learning process centered on inquiry and reflection, students will encounter strategies to get involved with a creative community; create and share artistic projects; and understand the theoretical, historical and cultural contexts of visual art. It provides a foundation towards completion of the Visual and Performing Arts Associates degree, and is also a great option for lifelong artists seeking personal growth or enrichment. It is repeatable four times for credit towards completion of the degree. Degree-seeking students should consider a section of ARTS 117 at the beginning of their course of study, or as a program elective. Please see current course schedule for descriptions of learning topics covered in individual sections.

Credits

3 credits

ARTS 117Visual Art 1

Please note: This is not a course syllabus. A course syllabus is unique to a particular section of a course by instructor. This curriculum guide provides general information about a course.

I. General Information

Department

Visual and Performing Arts Academic

II. Course Specification

Course Type

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Credit Hours Narrative

3 credits

Semester Contact Hours Lecture

3

Semester Contact Hours Lab

N/A

Repeatable

Yes

III. Catalog Course Description

This course is an introduction to visual art at the College of Southern Idaho. Through a learning process centered on inquiry and reflection, students will encounter strategies to get involved with a creative community; create and share artistic projects; and understand the theoretical, historical and cultural contexts of visual art. It provides a foundation towards completion of the Visual and Performing Arts Associates degree, and is also a great option for lifelong artists seeking personal growth or enrichment. It is repeatable four times for credit towards completion of the degree. Degree-seeking students should consider a section of ARTS 117 at the beginning of their course of study, or as a program elective. Please see current course schedule for descriptions of learning topics covered in individual sections.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

See individual section descriptions for topic details.

VI. Delivery Methodologies

Required Exams

N/A

Assessment Strategy Narrative

Through a learning process centered on inquiry and reflection, students will be assessed on their capacity to:

  1. Identify, define or memorize theoretical concepts relevant to a particular artistic discipline.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of basic techniques or artistic practices common to a particular discipline through repetition, copying models, Imitation or replication of ideas.
  3. Define lines of inquiry necessary to understanding the techniques involved in producing high-quality media. 
  4. Observe, discuss or demonstrate awareness of pedagogical methods common to an artistic discipline.
  5. Constructively participate in collaborative or community-centered activities.
  6. Understand, highlight or reflect on historical or cultural artistic contexts. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Specific Course Activity Assignment or Assessment Requirements

N/A