Two-Dimensional Design

Two-Dimensional Design

The Two-Dimensional area of emphasis focuses on the development of sustained artistic practice through exploration, experimentation, studio work and study. As students develop ideas and express them in a variety of two-dimensional forms, they are prompted to examine how their artwork reflects the time and culture within which they are creating it and how their work fits into the history of art and contemporary art practice.

Complete the Art Major Core Course Requirements:

Courses Required for the Major:


ARTF 107 Contemporary Art 3
ARTF 109 History of Modern Art or
ARTF 110 Art History: Prehistoric to Gothic or
ARTF 111 Art History: Renaissance to Modern 3
ARTF 150A Two-Dimensional Design 3
ARTF 151 Three-Dimensional Design 3
ARTF 155A Freehand Drawing I 3
ARTF 231 Introduction to Digital Art 3
Complete the Requirements for the Two-Dimensional emphasis:
ARTF 165A Composition in Painting I 3
ARTF 210A Life Drawing I 3
ARTF 280A Two-Dimensional Art Studio Lab or
ARTF 280F Photography Studio Lab 1
Select two courses from:
ARTF 1558 Freehand Drawing II 3
ARTF 165B Composition in Painting II 3
ARTF 165C Composition in Painting III 3
ARTF 191 Cultural Influences on Photography 3
ARTF 194 Critical Photography 3
ARTF 198A Introduction to Printmaking I 3
ARTF 232 Introduction to Digital Drawing and Painting 3
Select one course from:
ARTF 113 Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas 3
ARTF 115 African Art 3
ARTF 120 Native American Art 3
ARTF 125 Art History: Arts of the Asian Continent 3
BLAS 110 African American Art 3
CHIC 230 Chicano Art 3
Total Units = 34

For graduation requirements see Requirements for the Associate Degree .

Electives as needed to meet minimum of 60 units required for the degree.

Recommended electives: Art-Fine Art 152, 161A, 190A, 198B.

Note: Only one Fine Arts (ARTF) course from the above list may be used to satisfy SDCCD general education requirements.

(Mesa College Catalog 2013-14)