Student painting a self portrait

Many SMC classes require the use of a computer with Internet access to reach class resources and/or to complete assignments and/or take exams. To locate a computer lab on campus go to and click on the “Labs” link.


For all Photo classes see Photography. For classes in Interior Architectural Design, see Interior Architectural Design.

ART 10A, Design I 3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU Prerequisite: None.

This is an introductory course in the theory and application of the elements of 2-D design. Assignments will focus on the following design principles: line, value, form, scale, light, logic, space, depth, texture, pattern, composition and color theory. This course is required for all art majors.

1053 8:00a-11:30a MTWTh A 118 Burchman J H

1054 8:30a-12:00p MTWTh A 220 Miyano E

1055 12:30p-4:00p MTWTh A 118 Vicich G M

4006 6:00p-9:35p TWTh A 220 Burchman J H
Above section 4006 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 20 to Aug 10.

ART 10C, Computer Design 3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU Advisory: Art 10A.

This course is a continuation of the theory and application of the principles and elements of fine art and design on the computer. Introducing the basics of computer operation for digital imaging applications, scanner technologies, and learning how to apply visual design concepts with digital media. This course serves as preparation for further study in the computer arts by providing an overview of theoretical issues related to the use of computers in fine art disciplines. Studio projects focus on integrating visual design principles with digital imaging technology and personal expression.

1683 12:30p-4:00p MTWTh A 119 Obiamiwe O D

ART 13, 3D Design 3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU

C-ID: ARTS 101. Advisory: Art 10A.

This course explores the basic problems in 3D design using plastic, metal, wood and other materials. (Recommended for design, gallery installation, ceramic and sculpture majors.)

4007 6:00p-9:30p TWTh A 124 Bromberg T L
Above section 4007 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 20 to Aug 10.

ART 20A, Drawing I 3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU

C-ID: ARTS 110. Prerequisite: None.

This fundamental course is focused on representational drawing and composition using various black and white media. Introduction to principles, elements, and practices of drawing, employing a wide range of subject matter and drawing media. Focus on perceptually based drawing, observational skills, technical abilities, and creative responses to materials and subject matter. See counselor regarding transfer credit limitations.

1057 8:30a-12:00p MTWTh A 102 Komaneyets M

1058 12:30p-4:00p MTWTh A 120 Zarcone J

4008 6:00p-9:30p TWTh A 102 Synicky C M
Above section 4008 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 20 to Aug 10.

ART 20B, Drawing II 3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU Advisory: Art 20A.

This course is a continuation of Art 20A with emphasis on color, the compositional aspects of drawing, advanced integration of basic drawing principles, and the development of individual expression. Exploration of artistic concepts, styles, and creative expression related to intermediate-level drawing, focusing on complex subject matter and concepts using a variety of drawing mediums, techniques, and methodologies. Students in this course will build on fundamental drawing skills to develop personalized approaches to content and materials in exercises covering multiple historical and contemporary approaches to drawing.

4009 6:00p-9:30p TWTh A 100 Mammarella C J
Above section 4009 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 20 to Aug 10.

ART 40A, Sculpture I 3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU Advisory: Art 10A or 20A.

Formal and spatial problems in sculpture are covered in this course which emphasizes modeling with clay and stone carving.

1059 8:30a-12:00p MTWTh A 124 Hartman D G

ART 90A, Internship 1 unit

Transfer: CSU Prerequisite: None.

The internship is designed to provide the student with on-site, practical experience in the field of Art. Students will gain work experience at an approved, supervised site.

1060 Arrange-12 Hours Staff

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