Art Programs


 

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 Art Program Schedule

• Level I (Basic)

Code Course Name Units
ART 500 Drawing I  3
ART 510 Painting I  3
ART 520 Sculpture I  3
ART 530 Portfolio Ideation  3
ART 540 Foundation of Visual Computer I  3

 

• Level II (Intermediate)

Code Course Name Units
ART 501 Drawing II 3
ART 511 Painting II 3
ART 521 Sculpture II 3
ART 531 Portfolio Production 3
ART 541 Foundation of Visual Computer II 3

 

• Level III (Advanced)

Code Course Name Units
ART 532 Portfolio Production II 3
ART 550 Professional Art Critique 3
ART 551 Presentation & Interview 3
ART 560 Art College Home Test 3
ART 570 Fashion Portfolio 3

 

 

 Humanities Courses

 • Required for Transfer Students (I, II, III):

Code Course Name Units
 H 610 World Art I, II 3
 H 611 Literature & Writing I, II 3

 

 • Other Courses:

Code Course Name Units
 H 700 Visual Art Overview 3
 H 701 Art Analysis 3
 H 702 Art of Language 3
 H 703 Script Writing 3
 H 704 Music & Lyrics 3


 Art Course Description

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 Drawing I, II

ART 510, 515
3 Units

Focusing on the perceptual skills involved in image-making, this course will examine drawing as an act of producing independent works of art and as a preparatory process in organizing a finished work. Assigned projects will explore the formal elements of art such as line, space, scale and texture. Materials will include pencil, charcoal, pen and ink and wash, among others. Projects range from the figure and still life, for example, to mapping and storyboarding.

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 Painting I, II

ART 511, 516
3 Units

Foundation-year painting will explore various means of representation through the application of pigments to canvas, panels and paper. Color and its organizational principles will be investigated-both as a practical and theoretical endeavor. An exploration of form and content will be undertaken with an emphasis on technical skills. Class critiques and museum visits will be employed as vehicles to develop critical terms concerning painting.

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 Sculpture I, II

ART 512, 517
3 Units

As an introduction to the material world, this course explores diverse media and their potentialities to create volume, line and mass. Ranging from the ethereal to the fabricated, materials such as clay plaster, cardboard, wood, resin and wire will be investigated by exercises in casting, mold-making, installation and site-specific work. Discussion will include concepts of space, gravity and light, among others, as they pertain to three-dimensional form.

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 Portfolio Ideation

ART 513
3 Units

Prior to portfolio production, ideation is a key to success and to reach a higher quality of the work. Through intense ideation sessions, students will be trained to broaden their view and maximize their creativity. As the course requires students to make an artist notebook, it will lead students to create much stronger and more sophisticated portfolio.

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 Portfolio Production

ART 518, 520
3 Units

This course will teach students how to build a strong portfolio. Through various art sessions and personal consultations, students will be producing professional quality of art portfolio. Also, this course will teach students how to document and edit the images. This course will aslo help students to create a professional level of portfolio.

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 Fashion Portfolio

ART 524
3 Units

This course will teach students how to build a strong fashion portfolio. Through various art sessions and personal consultations, students will be producing professional quality of fashion portfolio.

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 Foundation of Visual Computer I, II

ART 514, 518
3 Units

Serving as an introduction to the tools, terms, and techniques of visual computing for artists, this course will cover basic skills for operating and maintaining a computer, as well as the techniques to create collages and layered images and the tools required to display on the World Wide Web. The impact of technology on the visual arts will be examined and discussed from contemporary and historical perspectives.

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 Professional Art Critique

ART 521
3 Units

This course will train students to perform sophisticated skills of communication and how to have successful critiques on your own art works. From sharing thoughts and conveying idea progress to comfortably speaking in an appropriate art presentation language, this course will help students to survive in art colleges and industries. Strong ground will be built based on constant critique sessions with constructive criticism, and straight feedbacks from faculty members.

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 Portfolio Interview

ART 522
3 Units

MACS trains and prepare all types of students to perform sophisticated skills and attitude of presentation and interview. From sharing thoughts and conveying idea progress to comfortably speaking in an appropriate presentation language, this course will learn professional level of presentation through constant critique sessions with constructive criticism, and straight feedbacks from faculty members.

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 Home Test

ART 523
3 Units

Home Test is a unique feature in art college administration process. Students who are applying art colleges in U.S. will be required to complete different home tests from each school. We will help students to prepare all-type of home tests to ensure the admission and scholarship qualification.

 

 

 Humanities Course Description:

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 World Art I, II

H 610
3 Units

This course will focus on the introduction to the art of Western and non-Western cultures, this course will examine art from the Paleolithic period to 1450. Key monuments and styles will be explored in architecture, sculpture and painting through methods of visual analysis. Discussions will link the ways in which concepts in art develop and change within different cultural contexts.

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 Literature and Writing I, II

H 611
3 Units

This course will focus on writing and critical thinking. The course will involve writing short essays, improving grammar, coherence and essay development to help prepare students to work at a higher level.

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 Visual Arts Overview I, II, III:

H 701
3 Units

Art Visual Arts Overview will introduce students an overview of art jargons and language related to all types of visual arts including expression, property, style, and art history. Also it will develop students’ skills of expressing and communicating theme and idea with visual vocabulary. Highly recommended for international students.

Sessions Include:

Vocabulary
Learning
Writing
Discussion
Presentation
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Art Analysis I, II, III:

H 702
3Units

This course is highly recommended to graduate school applicants or students who desire ivy-league education in art. This course aims to gain higher understanding of Art History and application to current, historical structure of building artwork, and in-depth exploration of paintings/sculptures in the past eras. Students will learn the language, history, and concepts of art and develop how to formally and conceptually analyze artwork within stylistic, historical, political, and cultural context. While improving verbal, writing, speaking and presenting skills, the course will foster analytical and creative thoughts.

Sessions Include:

 Vocabulary
Learning Concept
Analysis
Discussion
Presentation

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Art of Language I, II, III:

H 703
3 Units
Deeper thoughts and feelings cannot be fully explained or expressed by literal form of language. This course will bring students to next level of language skill through learning metaphors, poems, literature, art critiques, and etc.

Sessions Include:
Vocabulary
Learning Concept
Writing
Speaking
Discussion

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Script Writing I, II, III:

H 704
3 Units

Building and creating a story is crucial in every aspect of art and language. This course will teach students how to construct and write creative stories and script. Language skills and visual aids will be intertwined to maximize students’ ability as a storyteller.

Sessions Include:
Ideation
Learning Concept
Writing
Speaking
Discussion 

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Music &Lyrics I, II, III:

H 705
3 Units

Music & Lyrics will teach students English through an overview of art jargons and language related to all types of performing arts and pop culture including music, musical, and play. Also it will develop students’ skills of expressing and communicating theme and idea with visual vocabulary. Highly recommended for international students.