2017-2018 Catalog

Fine Arts, Associate of Arts

(97-98 credits)

The SKC Art Department, embedded in an ­indigenous worldview, provides a solid foundation for students desiring to pursue a career in Fine Arts. The diversity of this unique program, with its rich cultural foundation and nationally and internationally recognized faculty, provides one of the most dynamic Native American and Studio Arts facilities in Montana. The Fine Arts Degree at Salish Kootenai College will provide a quality professional post-secondary art experience in fundamental skill development, appreciation, and creation of art in various art medias. Students will have the ability to develop their creative ideas into quality art forms, as they increase their technical and conceptual expertise. The traditional Native American Art classes will also provide students with the knowledge and techniques for building skills that will allow them to produce original art items, while promoting and encouraging the preservation of our rich Salish and Kootenai Traditional Arts.

Program Objectives

The Fine Arts Degree is designed to:

  • Prepare students to enter into higher degree programs in their area of interest, including transfer into a Bachelor of Fine Arts Program.
  • Perpetuate the arts of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and other Native American tribes.
  • Introduce students to a range of art media and creative techniques.
  • Introduce Salish Kootenai and other indigenous arts through studio and lecture courses.
  • Increase knowledge and awareness of art and its importance in world history.
  • Prepare student to market their work or apply to other art programs through completion of an art portfolio.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Associate Degree, students will be prepared to:

  • Investigate and apply a variety of art techniques in their creative work.
  • Develop technical, conceptual, and design art skills.
  • Communicate thoughtfully and knowledgeably about personal art and the art of others.
  • Support, promote, and participate in community art.
  • Understand expressive and conceptual uses of community and tribal art.
  • Develop initial plans for marketing their work as artists.
  • Achieve visual interpretation, development, and presentation of Native American art.

Curriculum

Fall (First Year)

MEDA 101Introduction to Media Design

5

ENGL 101English Composition I

3

ARTD 114Beginning Drawing

3

ARTD 150Introduction to Art History

3

IDST 101SKC Seminar

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Winter (First Year)

ARTD 116Sculpture

3

ARTD 117Beginning Drawing II

3

ENGL 202English Composition II

3

ARTD 175Introduction to Artist Portfolio

1

MATH 103Contemporary Math

5

Total Credit Hours:15

MATH 100: List DM

Spring (First Year)

ARTD 145Beginning Printmaking

3

ARTD 111Fundamentals of Art and Design

3

OR

FTVP 102Introduction to Photography

2

GEOG 100Introduction to Geography

5

OR

GEOL 101Physical Geology

4

AND

GEOL 102Physical Geology Lab

1

NASL Any Native American Language Course

3

ARTD 115Painting

3

Total Credit Hours:16-17

GEOL 101, GEOL 102: List DS

Fall (Second Year)

ARTD 213Intermediate Painting

3

ARTD 160Introduction to Ceramics Art

3

NASD 101History of Indians in the United States

3

SPCH 100Basic Communications

3

ELECTIVE Social Science General Education from List

5

Total Credit Hours:17

Winter (Second Year)

ARTD 130Beginning Silversmithing

3

ARTD 255Contemporary Native American Art History

3

NASD 107Coyote Stories

3

ELECTIVE Humanities Intro General Education from List

3

ELECTIVE NASD Art Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Spring (Second Year)

BUMG 152Creative Marketing for Small Business

3

NASD 176Introduction to Traditional Tool Making

3

OR

NASD 292Encampment

4

ARTD 275Artist Portfolio II

1

ARTD Elective (2-D Art)

3

ARTD Elective (3-D Art)

3

ELECTIVE NASD Art Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:16-17

Total Credit Hours: 97-98

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