Fine Arts

Fine Arts Classroom

The Fine Arts program at CCCC provides a core curriculum for students planning to transfer to a four-year institution or to pursue art as a profession and livelihood.
Through individualized attention in all studio courses, students learn to access their creative awareness, interests and talents. Study also allows students to enjoy art, to gain an understanding of the historical aspect of art, to make an artistic contribution to the community, and to develop skills through participation in local, state, and national art activities and exhibitions.
Non-majors may also benefit from visual art courses as self-enrichment. Several courses are structured so students can have continual enrollment as their skills develop.
The Fine Arts program reserves the right to retain, exhibit, and reproduce any art work submitted for course credit.

Program Outcomes:

• Students will demonstrate use of principles of design.
• Students will demonstrate techniques in artistic design.
• Students will prepare artwork for exhibition.
• Students will demonstrate a personal artistic style enabling them to create work from idea to physical form.
• Students will compile a comprehensive portfolio of work.

Program Characteristics:

Artists generally fall into one of four categories: art directors, graphic designers, studio artists or animators and illustrators. Art directors formulate and oversee the production of designs for visual communications media, often overseeing the production of many other artists.
Graphic designers create visual compositions for a variety of client needs in advertising, media communications and other publications. Studio artists make original art that expresses their own unique view of the world for sale and exhibition in the form of paintings, drawings and sculpture. Animators and illustrators create special effects, animation and film images in print, video and electronic media.
Students should possess a desire to create and express themselves visually, and to see how this expression ties in with their own area of interest. Technical skill development in a given medium, is critical to expressing the visual language appropriate to needs of their clients and customers. For example, an animator should not only understand basic design concepts, but be versed in computer applications.
Development of a portfolio is integral to the student’s success as they will be evaluated by the body of work that they produce. Art directors, clients and other potential employers will use this tool to decide whether to hire an individual or to otherwise seek their services in creating visual images for their needs.

Faculty

The Fine Arts faculty are professionals in the field of fine art who have been employed and are still active in the field and continue to upgrade their skills outside the classroom. The student/teacher ratio is 20:1 and allows ample one-on-one instruction as well as the competitive advantage of a group environment.

Carol Greywater

Carol Greywater
701-766-1141 ext. 2
carol.greywater@littlehoop.edu

 

Courses of Essential Studies

Course # Course Name Offered
Credits
ENGL 100 Student Success FA,SP
1
ENGL 110 College Composition I FA,SP,SU
3
ENGL 161 Dakota Language I FA,SP,SU
3
COMM 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking FA,SP
3
DS 110 Dakota Thought, Philosophy, & Culture*** FA,SP,SU
3
  ND: FA/HUM  
3
  ND:SS or ND:HIST  
3
CSCI 101 Introduction to Computers FA,SP
3
ASC 093 Intermediate Algebra FA,SP,SU
3
  ND:LABSC  
4
HPER101-104 Physical Education Activity  
1
HPER 217 Personal & Community Health FA,SP
2
  TOTAL  
32
     
  ***Alternate Summer Rotation  

 

Core Classes

Course # Course Name Offered
Credits
ART 103/L Introduction to Electronic Imaging FA,SP
4
ART 124 Three Dimensional Design FA,SP
3
ART 130 Drawing I FA,SP
3
ART 140 Crafts I FA
3
ART 220 Painting I FA,SP
3
Art 224 Studio Arts SP
3
ART 230 Drawing II SP
3
ART 221 Painting II FA
3
IS 255 Survey of Native American Art FA
3
  TOTAL  
28

 

Degree Program Total Credits.....60

Fine Arts Course Descriptions