Foothill College – Certificate of Achievement – Art History

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The certificate of achievement is awarded upon completion of the core and support courses. General education courses are not required.

Core Courses (17.5 units)

ART 2A History of Art: History of Western Art from Prehistory through Early Christianity (4.5 Units)*

ART 2B History of Western Art from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance (4.5 Units)*

ART 2C History of Western Art from the Baroque to Modernism (4.5 Units)*

ART 4A Fundamentals in Drawing (4 Units)*

Support Courses (12.5-13.5 units)
Select ONE course each from List 1, List 2 and List 3:

List 1:

ART 2F Introduction to Asian Art (4.5 Units)*

List 2:

ART 4B Intermediate Drawing (4 Units)

ART 4C Representational Drawing (4 Units)

ART 4D Figure Drawing I (4 Units)

ART 4E Heads & Hands Drawing (4 Units)

ART 5A 2-D Foundations (4 Units)*

ART 5B 3-D Foundations (4 Units)*

ART 19A Oil Painting I (4 Units)

ART 19B Acrylic Painting I (4 Units)

ART 20A Color I (4 Units)*

ART 20B Color II (4 Units)*

ART 44 Ceramic Sculpture (4 Units)

ART 45A Beginning Ceramics Handbuilding (4 Units)

ART 45B Beginning Ceramics Potter’s Wheel (4 Units)

ART 47A Watercolor I (4 Units)*

ART 47B Watercolor II (4 Units)*

GID 41 Digital Art & Graphics (4 Units)*

PHOT 4A Photoshop for Photographers I (4 Units)*

PHOT 5 Introduction to Photography (4 Units)*

List 3:

Any course not used in List 1 or List 2, or any of the following:

ANTH 2A Cultural Anthropology (4 Units)*

or ANTH 2AH Honors Cultural Anthropology (4 Units)*

ART 1 Introduction to Art (4.5 Units)*

ART 2E A History of Women in Art (4.5 Units)*

ART 2J American Art (4.5 Units)

ART 3 History of Modern Art from Post-Impressionism to the Present (4.5 Units)

HIST 4A History of Western Civilization to 800 CE (4 Units)*

HIST 4B History of Western Civilization: 700-1800 (4 Units)*

HIST 4C History of Western Civilization 1789-Present (4 Units)*

or HIST 4CH Honors History of Western Civilization 1789-Present (4 Units)

HUMN 1 Cultures, Civilizations & Ideas: The Ancient World (4 Units)*

or HUMN 1H Honors Cultures, Civilizations & Ideas: The Ancient World (4 Units)

HUMN 2 Cultures, Civilizations & Ideas: Of Empires & Conflict (4 Units)*

JAPN 4 Intermediate Japanese I (4 Units)*

PHIL 11 Introduction to the Philosophy of Art & Aesthetics (4 Units)

PHIL 24 Comparative World Religions: East (4 Units)*

PHIL 25 Comparative World Religions: West (4 Units)*

PHOT 8 Photography of Multicultural America (4 Units)*

or PHOT 8H Honors Photography of Multicultural America (4 Units)*

PHOT 10 History of Photography (4 Units)*

or PHOT 10H Honors History of Photography (4 Units)*

SPAN 4 Intermediate Spanish I (5 Units)*

THTR 26 Introduction to Fashion History & Costume Design (4 Units)

*The courses noted with an asterisk were offered online at least once at this college during Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Winter 2021, or Spring 2021 academic terms.

The courses listed above may or may not be offered online every term at this college. Visit the college’s website (below) for online options in its class schedule.  If you don’t find what you need, search our online course finder to locate an equivalent online course currently available from another college.

Important Note: Some of the courses listed above may require the completion of prerequisites. We encourage all students to meet with a counselor, onsite or online, to create an education plan that will provide the most efficient pathway to program completion.

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