Art Foundations

This program is INACTIVE

Program Info

Year Established
Program Code
Degree Type
Associate in Arts
Office Contact
School of Liberal Arts: 313-845-9624,, Liberal Arts Building, Room: K-201
Faculty Contact
Thomas Berryman: 313-317-1511,, Fine Arts Bldg, Room: F-139

Program Description


Offers a wide selection of courses for those interested in exploring introductory aspects of the fines arts, such as drawing, photography, painting, 3-D design, and ceramics. Course work requires students to participate in an on campus student exhibition.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  1. Communicate aesthetic concepts in a variety of media employing fundamental techniques, color theory, shading, and texture.
  2. Describe and demonstrate artistic visual communication skills conveying aesthetic concepts through perspective drawing and sketching employing various rendering techniques and media.
  3. Create 3-D sculptural forms using an assortment of materials employing quality craftsmanship skills and the elements and principles of design.
  4. Illustrate through visual compositions (including portraits) fundamental figurative drawing skills and visualization methods, synthesizing. gesture, line, value, proportion, and movement of the human anatomy through direct observation in an assortment of media.
  5. Identify basic style changes within specific time periods, and discuss their impact and relationship to civilization..
  6. Discuss how techniques were developed using art concepts and the impact of major historical, cultural, political, philosophical, social, and economic events had upon significant artistic movements from prehistoric art through the twenty-first century.
  7. Analyze, present, and critique student original work and existing works employing the appropriate art/design vocabulary of compositional theory and the principles and elements of design.
  8. Demonstrate standard art methodologies and processes in the creation of art objects through mixing clay, pinching porcelain, low and high fire pottery glazing, and pottery wheel basics.
  9. Demonstrate standard art methodologies and processes in the creation of art objects through mixing paint, appropriate use of drawing bench, canvas prep and stretching, and palette materials and organization.

General Education

See General Education Requirements for details.

Category 1: English Composition
Complete any one.
Category 2: English Composition or Communications
Complete any one.
Category 3: Mathematics
Complete any one
Category 4: Social Sciences
Complete any two, from different disciplines.
Category 5: Humanities and Fine Arts
Complete any one, from a different discipline (not ART).
Category 6: Natural Sciences
Complete any one, from a different discipline (not PSCI).
Credit Hours

Degree-Specific Requirements

Computer Technology: Complete any one
Credit Hours

Program Requirements

Minimum Total Credit Hours
Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Fall 2018 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.