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College Catalog 2022-2023 
College Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ARTT 1620 - Fine Art Appreciation

Credit Hours: 3.00

Prerequisites: None

(formerly ARTT 1610)

Open to all students to develop insight and gain experience in the visual arts. Non-historical introduction to the aesthetic elements of architecture, sculpture, crafts, painting, drawing, printmaking, design, etc.

Billable Contact Hours: 3

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Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to identify the various mediums and their particular qualities.

Objectives: The student will:

  1. Identify the components of two-dimensional art: drawing, painting, printmaking, photography & film.
  2. Express the components of three dimensional art: sculpture, craft media, and architecture.
  3. Identify the various periods and the language of architecture.
  4. Identify the movements in Western art.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to apply fundamental art vocabulary:

Objectives: The student will:

  1. Critically analyze visual art forms through writing.
  2. Articulate the context of particular works of art.
  3. Identify the various periods.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to identify the formal elements of design in art.

Objectives: The student will:

  1. Recognize the organizing principles of design.
  2. Analyze the elements of design in context.
  3. Exercise critical evaluation of the elements.
  4. Identify form and content.

• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES

  1. Learning to See
    1. Understanding Art
    2. Visual Elements
    3. Organizing Principles
  2. Two-Dimensional Media & Methods
    1. Drawing
    2. Painting
    3. Printmaking
    4. Photography & Film
  3. Three-Dimensional Media & Methods
    1. Sculpture
    2. Craft Media
    3. Architecture
  4. Art in Time
    1. Art Movements
    2. Western Art

Primary Faculty
Mitchell, Todd
Secondary Faculty
Lambert, Julie
Associate Dean
Ternullo, Annette
Pritchett, Marie

Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088

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