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Modesto Junior College

Art

Program Description

Our comprehensive Art Program offers several areas of concentration: art history, ceramics, computer graphics, drawing, design, sculpture, water color painting, oil painting, and photography.  The program is designed to include pre-professional and professional courses, personal enrichment in specific art areas, and classes for students who plan an art-related career.

Art courses help students develop a capacity for visual analysis and the ability to solve problems in new and creative ways.

Eric Greenberg 2012
Painting by Eric Greenberg,
MJC 2012
Gayle Knize 2013
Painting by Gayle Knize
MJC 2013
 
Pamela Phillips 2009
Painting by Pamela Phillips,
MJC 2009
Noemi Guzman 2012
Painting by Noemi Guzman
MJC 2012
 
Jasmine Rosario 2013
Painting by Jasmine Rosario,
MJC 2013
Christopher Silveria 2013
Drawing by Christopher Silveria
MJC 2013
 

See more examples of student work here

Degrees and Awards

Associate in Arts for Transfer:  Art History
The Associate in Arts in Art History for Transfer Degree is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in Art History or other related subjects (Humanities, History, Philosophy, Interdisciplinary Studies etc.) at a CSU campus. Coursework will provide students with the study and critical analysis of great works of human expression and imagination will allow students to identify the role of the visual arts in traditional and contemporary culture, and further prepare them for the meaningful interpretation of artworks. The Associate in Arts in Arts History for Transfer Degree is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in Studio Arts at a CSU campus. Students completing this degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students transferring to a CSU campus that does accept this degree will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree. This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a university or college that is not part of the CSU system. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for more information on university admission and transfer requirements.

Associate in Arts for Transfer:  Studio Arts
The Associate in Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer Degree focuses on the theory and practice of visual arts skills based on a foundation of both traditional and
contemporary practices, with curriculum geared toward transfer to a CSU. This program will provide students with an alignment of courses required for transfer and a cohesive group of courses in the area of Studio Arts. Coursework will provide students with a variety of two- and three-dimensional media in which to develop their capacity to solve problems in new and creative ways. The study and critical analysis of great works of human expression and imagination will allow students to identify the role of the visual arts in traditional and contemporary culture, and further prepare them for meaningful participation in society as visual artists. The Associate in Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer Degree is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in Studio Arts at a CSU campus. Students completing this degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students transferring to a CSU campus that does accept this degree will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree. This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a university or college that is not part of the CSU system. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for more information on university admission and transfer requirements.

Associate in Arts:  Art
The comprehensive MJC Art Program offers several areas of concentration: art history, ceramics, computer graphics, drawing, design, sculpture, water color painting, oil painting, museum studies, and photography. The program is designed to include pre-professional and professional courses, personal enrichment in specific art areas, and classes for students who plan an art-related career. Art courses help students develop a capacity for visual analysis and the ability to solve problems in new and creative ways.

Associate in Arts:  Photography
Photography is both an artistic and a technical vocation. This program is designed to develop the student’s aesthetic and technical abilities by working with design, composition, lighting, various types of image content, photographic processes, image critique, and presentation techniques. To earn an Associate in Arts degree in this major, the student must complete the requirements detailed in the Career Technical Education Pathway or the University Preparation Pathway which include completion of the requirements below. Courses should be selected with the assistance of a Photography faculty advisor. Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university should consult with a Photography faculty advisor to ensure that all required transfer courses are completed.

 

Meet the Faulty


Art & Photography (Full-Time Faculty)

Deborah Barr                                                 Paul Berger   

Prof. Deborah Barr                                                                            Prof. Paul Berger                                                          
ART 124                                                                                              ART 122                                               
209.575.6075                                                                                      209.575.6732      
barrd@mjc.edu                                                                                   bergerp@mjc.edu
Deborah's Website                                                                              Ceramics and Art Appreciation
Painting, Murals, Art Appreciation, 
Color and 2-D Foundation Design    


Stephanie Jacobs                                      Chelsea Gilmore

Shaila Christofferson                                                                      Chelsea Gilmore
ART 123                                                                                            ART 121 
209.575.6074                                                                                    209.575.6097
christoffersons@mjc.edu                                                                  gilmorec@mjc.edu
Sculpture                                                                                          Art History, Drawing, Art Appreciation, MJC Gallery Director                                                                 

 

   Haleh Niazmand                                           Rob Stevenson                                          
Prof. Haleh Niazmand
                                                                     Prof. 
Rob Stevenson                                                        
ART 125                                                                                            ART 120                                     
209.575.6126                                                                                    209.575.6801
niazmandh@mjc.edu                                                                        stevensonr@mjc.edu
Drawing, Computer Graphics and Art Appreciation                          Drawing, Art History, Humanities

 

Noah Wilson

Prof. Noah Wilson
Ansel Adams 205F
209.575.6342
wilsonn@mjc.edu
Basic, Color and Digital Photography

 

Art (Adjunct Instructor)

Tricia Cooper, Appreciation of Art and Art History 

Brad Craw, Drawing

Chau Marie Griffiths, Appreciation of Art, History of Photography, Black & White Photography, Digital Photography

Carson Grubaugh, Drawing

Terry Hartman, Appreciation of Art

Sean Healy, Basic and Digital Photography

Randy Kirksey, Drawing

Todd McClintock, Drawing

Linda Salmon, Drawing, Color & 2-D Design

Tinna Savini, Drawing

Jay Scantling, Drawing

Mary Scheinuck, Appreciation of Art

Arts, Humanities & Communications Division

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