Art Courses

Register for classes using WebAdvisor. Review the searchable online Class Schedule for class dates and times. Course descriptions are available in the Catalog. All students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to review academic program requirements and discuss their long-range academic plan.

A sampling of courses for this discipline includes (not a complete list):

Skip list of courses.

  • ART/IS/MUS/TD-100 Survey of the Arts
  • ART-101 Art: An Introduction
  • Male student drawing.ART-103A Survey of World Art History - Prehistoric Through the Middle Ages
  • ART-103B Survey of World Art History - From Renaissance to Contemporary
  • ART-103C Survey of Non-European Art
  • ART-104A 2D Design
  • ART-104B 3D Design
  • ART-104C Color
  • ART-105A Glass Art and Design
  • ART-105B Advanced Glass Fabrication
  • ART-105C Three-Dimensional Glass
  • ART-106A Descriptive Drawing
  • ART-106B Intermediate Descriptive Drawing
  • ART-107A/B Life Drawing
  • ART-108 Perspective Drawing
  • ART/GA-109A Beginning Graphic Design I (Letter Forms and Typography)
  • ART/GA-109B Beginning Graphic Design II
  • ART/GA-110A/B Advanced Graphic Design
  • ART-111A Painting - Color and Composition
  • ART-111B Painting
  • ART-116A Basic Sculpture
  • ART-116B Advanced Sculpture
  • ART-116C Sculpture and Beyond
  • ART-117A Museum and Gallery Techniques (Exhibition Production)
  • ART-117B Museum and Gallery Techniques (Promotional Graphics)
  • ART-119A 3-Dimensional Studio Lab
  • ART-120A/B Ceramic Studio Development and Maintenance
  • ART-121A/B Introductory Ceramics
  • ART-122A/B Ceramic Throwing
  • ART-123 Ceramic Decorating
  • ART-124 Advanced Ceramic Decorating
  • ART-127A Site-Specific and Art Installation I
  • ART-131 History of Photography
  • ART-133A Black and White Photography
  • ART-133B Intermediate Black and White Photography
  • ART-133C Advanced Black and White Photography
  • ART-133L Photography Studio Lab
  • ART/GA-138A Beginning Photoshop
  • ART/GA-138B Intermediate Photoshop
  • ART-139A/GA-169A Beginning Digital Photography
  • ART-139B/GA-169B Intermediate Digital Photography
  • ART-140 Digital Video for the Web and DVD
  • ART/JOUR-146/147/148 Photography/Graphic Arts Newspaper Staff
  • ART/ID-150A Interior Design Concepts
  • ART/ID-150B Interior Design
  • ART/ID-151 Visualization and Presentation
  • ART/ID-153 History of Decorative Arts
  • ART/ID-154 Contemporary Home Design
  • ART/ID-155A Architectural Drafting for Interior Design
  • ART/ID-155B CAD for Interior Design
  • ART/ID-155C Intermediate CAD for Interior Design
  • ART/ID-156 Architectural Modelmaking for Interior Design
  • ART/ID-157 Professional Practice for Interior Design
  • ART/ID-158 Textiles
  • ART/ID-159A Applied Design: Residential Lighting
  • ART/ID-159B Applied Design: Color for the Home
  • ART/GA-160A/B Computer Graphics
  • ART/GA-161A/B Digital Graphics
  • ART-163 Digital Arts Lab - Macintosh

Textbooks, Online Access Codes, Other Supplies and Resources

Most Ohlone College classes require the purchase of a textbook, and some classes require the purchase of online access codes (also known as keys) or other supplies. Most of these purchases are available at the Ohlone College Bookstore.

Students may also be required to pay additional fees for access to online resources that are not available through the Ohlone College Bookstore. Please check with the instructor.

More at Textbooks: Information and Purchasing, including Online Orders, Newark Center Textbooks and Supplies, Book Buybacks, and Textbook Costs.

Student Learning Outcomes

General Art Courses

Female student working on a painting.Upon successful completion of the courses in this discipline, the student will have acquired the following knowledge and skills:

  • Demonstrate the skills to undertake a conceptual analysis of art.
  • Demonstrate observational skills.
  • Understand and apply concepts and methods of composition.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of significant examples of the visual arts.
  • Be prepared for ensuing courses of Art History and Studio Arts.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to the art of both the European and non-western cultures.
  • Reproduce and/or render what the student sees in a variety of media.
  • Design and plan finished works of art (i.e. paintings, models, drawings, computer graphics, advertisements, floor plans).
  • Explain and communicate basic objectives of design and/or plan of works of art.
  • Create or manufacture finished works of art based on initial designs.

Graphic Arts / Computer Graphics

Upon successful completion of the courses in this discipline, the student will have acquired the following knowledge and skills:

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of letter form design, type specification, copy fitting, and thumbnails and mechanicals.
  • Demonstrate mastery of computer graphics programs, scanners, tablets, digital cameras, and color printers.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of elements of design, design principles, gestalt theory.
  • Apply the methods of effective visual communication.
  • Demonstrate problem solving skills at an appropriate level.

Interior Design

See the Interior Design website.


See the Multimedia and Graphic Arts website.